This is one of the first commissions I did for a family of young adult children. It was a challenge. For years I had been posing young children engaged in typical beach activities - digging in the sand, making sandcastles or catching blue claw crabs. When I met up with this family at the beach, I instinctively went right to my comfort zone. I had them sit down in the sand, but no one started building a sandcastle, no one was digging. It was awkward. Hmmmm.
Then, in a flash of genius I yelled to them, "Just stand there!" I love when I remember to keep in simple!