This sweet mom and daughter had a beautiful connection. It was fun watching them play on the beach!
These grandparents are just at the beginning of the wonderful adventure of grandparenthood! These two toddlers are keeping everyone on their toes and providing so much joy and fun!
LOVED this session with this sweet family from Northern California. Their girls were so much fun to photograph, and the light at sunset was, too. They had in mind a vertical frame at home, so I had the challenge of being sure to provide some good vertical options of the whole family. Done!
I can’t tell you how much I love the opportunity to celebrate the inner AND outer beauty of young ladies on the verge of those oft-maligned teen years. These three thirteen-year-olds were a blast to photograph! They love each other so much, and their friendship offered many giggles and lots of expression, which made my job easy! As a photographer, sometimes the trickiest part is not lighting or posing — but just getting the subject’s guard down in order to get the natural expressions that we all love to see and NEED to preserve. These girls showed me their true personalities — their real inner beauty — right away, and the rest was just fun.
I just love this family! The children are so fun-loving and expressive, and they had a great time on the beach and were so sad when the sun was gone and our session was over. Big sister asked me for another playdate another time. I’m calling that a win!
When it comes to portrait photography, sometimes the dads are a little . . . hesitant. Sometimes they think they’ll be done before the kids are. Sometimes they don’t like getting their good pants wet, and sometimes they are just doing it because their wife promised them a nice dinner after.
But mostly not. There’s something about the beach, in particular, that brings out the best in a dad – sometimes even against their will. Looking back at this last year’s sessions, it is so much fun to see the many ways dads connect with their kids. Happy Father’s Day to the new dads and experienced dads, young dads and older dads, dads to newly-adopted kiddos and newborns and special needs kids and toddlers and teens . . . and to the wonderful grandfathers out there, too. May your day be filled with happy memories like these.
And to these dads who are especially special to me. 🙂
It had been several weeks since I visited Crystal Pier, and I was delighted to see it in prime condition for photography! Beautiful light, clean sand, low tide, and gorgeous clients . . . what more could I ask for?