If you’re itching to get your kids off their iPhones and outside exploring with you, you’ve definitely landed in the right place – – this checklist for fun, family outdoor activities in Savannah was made for you!

The Checklist for Outdoor Family Fun in Savannah by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Featured Family Sessions


Photo of couple kissing during maternity photos at Entrance Park in Coral Gables, Florida. Photographed by Savannah Maternity Photographer, Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.


Mom and young son sword fighting during family photos on Bluff Drive in Isle of Hope, GA. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.


Baby Amelia's first time at the beach in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.


Young boy and his father playing on the dock in Palmetto Bluff, South Carolina. Photographed by Savannah Family Photographer, Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.


Today is the day,

Because it seems like yesterday you were holding them in your arms, or letting go of their hand as they took their first steps, and reading them a book good night.

If only you could freeze time and stop them from growing up oh-so-fast.

If only you had something to help you savor all of those precious moments.

If only someone else could capture these magic moments so you could be in the photo too.

Like that spantaneous swordfight with your son, your baby girl’s first time at the beach, your son’s coy smile, or the new life gowing within – – your beautiful baby bump.

Maternity photography in Savannah, Georgia. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.
Mom and young son sword fighting during family photos on Bluff Drive in Isle of Hope, GA. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

You’re in the right place.

You can have those moments captured – – those moments that make you and your loved ones unique & one-of-a-kind – – so you can remember them forever.

You can have such beautiful images that I promise you’ll want to make family photos a family ritual, especially because you really enjoyed the experience so much.

And you can have photographs that live somewhere else besides on your iPhone – – images that are so authentically you’re family that you’re so excited to print and create a gallery wall at home.

Yes, today is the day,

Kristen is fabulous to work with and her results are stunning. She captured our recent family reunion/50th Wedding Anniversary celebration in Tamarindo with elegance and a touch of humor. Prior to our arrival, Kristen was responsive via email and once we were on Costa Rica soil, extremely helpful and knowledge about the area and where we might be able to capture the flavor of the country and our vacation experience. I highly recommend Kristen for any photographic needs and as a wonderful ambassador to Costa Rica. – Verrue Family

Kristen went above and beyond for our maternity session. We had them done in the height of rainy season and day one she was willing to work with us to get the pictures we hoped for. Thankfully we had favor with mother nature that day. Kristen allowed my husband and I to feel relaxed and have fun while doing photos. My husband stated many times how much he enjoyed the experience compared to photo sessions with others. She really is a joy to work with and made the total experience a blast! We could not be more pleased with the pictures. They were above our expectations. We will most definitely be using her again for family pictures. I highly recommend her!Kara & Justin

What a wonderful photo session! Kristen is so comfortable with children, making everyone feel at ease. The pictures are just beautiful and so natural. Thank you for capturing our family. Love, The Cohens
From start to finish, we had a great experience with Kristen. First, it was super easy to set up a family photo shoot with her. She was very quick to respond to emails and flexible about a possible backup date, if one became necessary. On the actual day of the shoot, everything went so smoothly. She showed up early and immediately put our two young boys at ease. Our one son had been having a rough day, so I feared the worst in terms of his behavior. But she was very sweet and let them show off their stuffed animals. She got some great shots of them with “Lambie” and “Bubba”! Before I knew it, we were taking very natural photos as a happy family and the tantrums from earlier in the day were a distant memory. Everyone was smiling and having a great time. After taking some photos at our rental house, Kristen took us to a great “secret” beach with thousands of beautiful seashells and a gorgeous sunset. Kristen continued to take great shots with all sorts of combinations – Dad and kids, Mom and kids, individual shots, etc. Once the shoot was over, Kristen was quick to get us a wonderful preview and the final album came pretty fast too. The final album was so much more than I expected. We got tons of images; more than I’m used to with other professional photographers. Several friends and family have commented on what a good idea it was to do a photo shoot on vacation. I completely agree – the hour spent with Kristen was well worth it and I’m so thankful for all of the great photos that document our time in Costa Rica. – Karen, Sherman Family

We had an amazing photo session with Kristen from Samba to the Sea! My partner Elias and I did a pregnancy photo session at sunset on the beach with Kristen. We are beyond pleased with all of our beautiful photos. Kristen is not only a great photographer, but she is also a great director. We were a little nervous and uncomfortable at the start and she quickly put us at ease. Kristen also found all of the most beautiful spots and the best lighting for our pictures. She is incredibly professional as well, despite the fact that her computer hard drive was broken, Kristen managed to send us all of the amazing, edited photos within a few days! We cannot recommend Samba to the Sea highly enough! Thank you Kristen for such a fun experience and for the beautiful memories that we will cherish for a lifetime! Anne & Elias

Kristen was amazing! She captured our big family of 15 as well as our little individual families so perfectly!! It was quick and easy… and the pictures are perfection! She was absolutely wonderful to work with. I would absolutely recommend her!! 🙂 – Cameron, Pass Family

I just finished viewing my photos, with tears in my eyes. They definitely captured the joy and love we share as a family. These are treasures we will hold on to forever. We really couldn’t wait to see these photos, and appreciate the quick delivery (5 days). Kristen was wonderful and accommodated us with really short notice. You do beautiful work. I will surely be recommending you to anyone I know visiting Tamarindo and area in Costa Rica ! ❤ – Ayla, Tyler, and Harper

Samba to the Sea was the perfect find for our family photo session. Kristen was always very responsive to our requests, professional & extremely easy to work with. Even with the rain in the forecast, she waited until the last minute watching the report to make sure the shoot was going to be just perfect! I wish I could go back to November and had chosen her to do our wedding photos but these are beautiful & we have gorgeous treasured memories of our growing family now. Thanks Kristen & Samba to the Sea! – Shawna 

let's chat!

I would love to hear what photographic ideas you have cooking, whether it be an epic sword fight with your children, wandering the Oak lined squares in Savannah, or a lovely afternoon at the park. I know there are countless other awesome photographers to choose from, so how about we grab a cup of delicious Costa Rican coffee and get to know each other? If the fit is right, I can’t wait to welcome you and your loved ones to the Samba to the Sea familia!

P.S. My clients love working with me as much as I love working with them; be sure to read their beautiful words of praise!

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