Sternberg Family – Full Gallery
Block Island family reunions have a special place in my heart. The island was where I summered as a kiddo with my own family and hosted many Block Island family reunions. The only regret I have is that we never took enough Block Island family photos, and I wish that we had prioritized that now. The Block Island family photos I do have I treasure so much and hold onto.
The Sternbergs are continuing an annual Block Island family trip with their three generations. I’m so excited to see their littles grow up over the years and blossom into adults. It’s a fun role to be able to photograph families each year — seeing the growth, change each year.
Photographing Family Photo Sessions
When working with a family with young kiddos and adults, being silly is always my number one go-to. Thinking about locations, I try to offer at least two environments highlighting the beach and the greenery on the island. Baby Beach below the Block Island Beach House is perfect for families with kiddos and grandparents. There’s easy parking, it’s a well known location, and the path to the beach offers something a little different from the beach.
One of my favorite easy locations for greenery is the path at Fresh Pond in the central portion of the island. Again, with easy parking, and a short path, it’s a great spot with views either over the pond or with the rock walls and lots of greenery.
Block Island Family Reunions: Places to Stay and More
When you’re thinking about a Block Island family reunion, there are tons of houses to stay that can work for you. I’d definitely start by reaching out to some of the real estate companies for a rental. Airbnb, and VRBO definitely have a few options as well — in particular for larger houses.
If you’re looking for larger houses for a Block Island family reunion there’s definitely a few to keep in mind:
- The Bellevue — Sleeps 10 in the main house and has other properties on the lot. Down the hill you’ll find the Sheffield House, across the street is the Rose Farm Inn, and the Atlantic Inn.
- The Dratherbe House — Sleeps 14, on Corn Neck Road and has more privacy.
- Red Gate Farm — Sleeps 16; walkable to the Oar, Champlin’s, the Narragansett, Dead Eye Dick’s, Payne’s Dock, and the Farmer’s Market.