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Katie & Bob’s Family Portraits on Tybee Island

I met with Katie, Bob, Claire and Sophie on the South end of  Tybee Beach for sunset family  portraits. Bob is a firefighter/Paramedic and Katie is a nurse. Their daughters are absolutely adorable and just eleven months apart in age! Both girls have completely different personalities and it made the session really fun because preschoolers are full of energy and life and you just never know what they’re going to do!  It was so sweet when they were hugging and kissing!  Once again, the weather was a bit overcast, but it allowed us to enjoy the cooler temperatures and the nice ocean breeze. It was fantastic to meet and photo journal this young family from Illinois!


What made you decide on Tybee Island for your family vacation? I have always wanted to visit Savannah and we wanted to take the girls to the beach this year so what better place than Tybee for the beach and Savannah is right next door. We also have several friends that have vacationed in Tybee and loved it, so they recommended it.

What do you like most about Savannah & Tybee?  We love the Southern charm, history and beauty of Savannah. We took a carriage ride around Savannah and learned about the history. The food is amazing, Bob is originally from Memphis, TN so any chance he gets to eat good southern food he does.  Tybee has that small quaint beach feel that I really like, with all the small shops and local restaurants. We loved all of the outdoor seating at the restaurants.

How does vacationing in the Savannah area differ from somewhere else you have been? Would you vacation here again? We would definitely return back to Tybee and Savannah. We really liked the laid back feel of going to the beach and not having anything planned or reservations to be somewhere. It was a “wake up, take your time and decide what to do for the day trip.”

Lodging Accommodations: We rented a condo through VRBO, it was perfectly located right on the beach with three pools in the complex and a great restaurant at the pool area.

What activities would you recommend to others? We did a sunset/dolphin tour through Captain Mike’s dolphin tour. The whole family enjoyed this and were pleasantly surprised at how many dolphins we saw. It was so fun to watch for them and see them jump out of the water. We saw several shrimp boats coming in while on the tour. We spent everyday going to beach or swimming in the pool. Claire and Sophie both enjoyed playing in the sand, building sand castles and searching for sea shells. One evening we flew kites on the beach the wind was perfect for that.