I had never been to Jekyll Island before, so I was stoked when this family invited me to crash their vacation. This family has been coming to Jekyll since they were kids and it holds so many wonderful memories for them. I was so excited to capture memories for them in this very special place. Stepping onto Jekyll Island is like stepping onto a dreamland, you immediately know there is something special about it. Huge Spanish moss trees line the streets among palm trees, beautiful bike trails line the edge of the island, and golf carts rule the streets. This place was so peaceful, I can see why it is a favorite destination in Georgia. I definitely plan on coming back here with my family soon.
I met this gorgeous family at a historic home: Horton House. Walking into this home you immediately notice the amazing materials that it was built from. The main walls of the house are made from a material you see a lot in the south called, Tabby. This is a mixture of water, lime, sand, and oyster shells. Unfortunately the mosquitoes were terrible here at this time of day, but look at the smiles on their faces...you would never know, right?! I hated to leave this gorgeous place, but our next destination I was dying to see.
From the Horton House we took a short little 3 minute drive to the end of the island to the very iconic: Driftwood Beach. This beach is called "Driftwood" because huge pieces of driftwood can be found here. The unique and fun thing about this beach is that it is also ever changing, some months will have more driftwood than others. When we arrived there were only a few pieces to be found, but it was beautiful nonetheless. After taking a walk on the beach we had a picnic right by the pier, where friendly lil squirrels came right up to us to get some table scraps. Then we closed out the evening with a sunset walk on the pier. Watching the HUGE orange sun go down over the water and marsh was a beautiful sight and a beautiful ending to this family session.