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Hanging out with Atlas and Wyndham in Old Town

Saint Augustine in Northern Florida is seriously one of my favorite places on earth. The warm stretch of beach, laid back attitude and the adorable historic downtown have always called me back over the years. Maybe I’m partial since I used to live there in my twenties but I have to say anyone I have brought to visit can attest to that.

I miss surfing the warm ocean waves,  margarita beach days and the endless nights at Panama Hattie’s. But most of all, I miss my many friends that became more like family.  Since my family lived back in California and I was just a young wanderlust beach girl with no resources to make it back home, this community of friends became my family. And I love them all so much still.

While I was visiting my home away from home I got to hang out with my friend Wyndham and her baby boy. I met Wyndham when she was just a grom, who would come into the surf shop that I managed and whomp on all the boys. She could skate and surf with the best of them, I was always a sucker for another chick keeping up with the dudes so she grew on me really quick. But, just like so many of the kids I used to yell at for snagging the last piece of surfboard wax, is now all grown up :(.  She has turned out to be a beautiful and amazing woman, friend and mother to one of the most adorable little groms, Atlas.

I wanted to do a photo session with her and Atlas for mothers day so thats what we did! Just a little hang out session in Old Town. We walked on the cobblestones in the oldest city, hit up the marina and made our way by the The Castillo’s de San Marcos Fort. Just Mom and son and auntie with a camera, It was a great day.

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