Little do they know, while taking these photos, we are secretly planning our first family surf trip to California, and this photo shoot is the first step in documenting our trip! Troy and I have been planning, saving and dreaming about this trip for years. Surfing together is one of our favorite activities to do as a couple, and knowing we get to include our children this time, is a dream come true for me!
What I love about travelling with Troy is that he would rather rent a condo and have us cook for ourselves, than do the hotel/restaurant thing. When we travel together, we are always keeping active, so it’s important for both of us to keep our bodies properly fuelled and healthy as we explore.
As I have been prepping our travel shopping lists with important items to bring, I’ve started to think not only about keeping our kids skin protected, but also their eyes. Protecting our kid’s eyes has honestly not been something that I have thought a whole lot about in the past, but the team at IRIS walked us through the potential dangers for kids who do not use proper eye protection, and helped us understand how to keep our eyes healthy in each stage of life. The last time we went surfing I remember getting an intense headache that lasted 48 hours from squinting (no sunglasses) as my eyes adjusted to the California sun (which I love so much), which is NOT gonna happen this year!
Whether you’re heading out on a family vacation, or basking in some local sunshine, make sunglasses a priority for your whole family!
Before heading to California, we took the kids to IRIS and had them pick out their favourite style for the trip. If you have kids like mine, ownership and options are very important factors in having them keep things like sunglasses and hats on. Letting them choose their color and style is a game-changer! No longer are we convincing them to put sunglasses on, instead they are asking for them as soon as we leave the house and keeping them on while we are out and about!
McCarthy’s top pick was the Ray-Ban 2132. Bennett and Adelaide both choose IRIS’ kids polarized sunglasses which you can purchase in store! The Ray-Ban RB4259 is my current favorite, and
Troy’s pick is the Maui Jim Red Sands 432.
Head over to IRIS and check out their newest Spring/Summer collection and start planning for another beautiful Summer!
Photography By: Jamala Mya