Photographer Shares Scenes from Her Family’s Gulf Shores Vacation

On their recent family vacation to Gulf Shores, Alabama, professional photographer and blogger Erin Rachel of Sixth Bloom took the time to capture each special moment. From baking cookies and coloring with her toddler, to digging in the sand, swimming and exploring local spots, Erin’s vacation hit the perfect balance of downtime and “go” time. In her blog post, she gives tips for slowing down, eliminating vacation stress and really taking the time to enjoy your vacation.

Inspiring readers with her gorgeous photos, she also shares these ten photos you can’t skip taking on your next beach vacation:

Feet in the sand

feet in the sand

Blue skies

blue skies in gulf shores

Your Family, that includes YOU in the photo too.

family photo in gulf shores

Your yummy eats

food in gulf shores


Palm Trees

Gulf Shores vacation


rentals in gulf shores

Your condo/place you stayed

alabama rental

Sunset or Sunrise…or both!

sunest in gulf shores alabama

Water & Waves

Alabama ocean

See more of Erin’s vacation photos here, and get inspired to plan your own getaway.