My cousin, Dena, and her family took my mom and I in on our celebratory trip out to California this July. We stayed with them while we were in San Francisco. Also, while we were in San Francisco we went out on a photo shoot adventure with her whole family. There was this reservoir not far from their house. So, with a little bit of nature and a Northern Californian perfect evening we shot a string of photos that are bound to make you smile.
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While I was in California I also got to photograph this family. Just father and son. They were so perfectly good at being in front of the camera that it was just a joy on my end to enjoy their natural beauty. Actually, the dad, Christian had been a model not too long ago so that also worked in my favor of course. And, as if it could get any better, he chose the most gorgeous location to meet up for the shoot. We were at this Catholic retreat center on the top of a large hill over looking the cute town of Danville nestled among the hills. And, of course, the weather was perfect. Just 75, not a drop of humidity, and not a cloud in the sky. And our shoot was at “money hour,” just when the sun crosses past the harsh afternoon arch. Obviously there was a lot working in my favor, and it was glorious.
Christian. Luke. You both were too fun to work with. I was even smiling and laughing out loud all the way through my hours of editing today. Might have sounded crazy to some neighbors since it’s finally nice enough here for my windows to be open ;).
I went to California for a couple weeks with my mom. For part of the trip we stayed with my cousin Dena. We decided to do a photo shoot with her family and she was sweet enough to excitedly pass the word along to her friends that I would be in the area. When all was said and done I had three photo shoots booked with three different families. The weather is so perfect there that I relished in the consistently natural beauty that was illuminated by the perfectly dry and warm weather. The Delaplanes and I ventured to three locations during our two hour photo shoot: their yard, a park, and the grandparent’s yard. With one young one, Lucy, the change of scenery helped give us more smiles :). It was a blessing to work with you guys! I hope you enjoy what we created together!
On Monday I had the privilage of taking pictures of the Totushek family. Pete, the father, was a youth leader at my church while I was in middle school and high school. Kelly joined the leadership team just before I graduated and the two of them were married not too long after she arrived. It’s now been four years and I’ve graduated college, gotten married, and gotten a dog and they have gotten a dog and had two kids, a little boy, Aaron, and a little girl, Kenzie. It was fun for me to be able to be a part of their beautiful family and to catch up with them. Anyway, I hope you have as much fun looking at these photos as we did taking them!
On Sunday it was 100 degrees and I was scheduled to meet up with the Cooper family. Olivia was due for a nap and Bella was unhappy that daddy wasn’t walking around with us. Kids will be kids, but they also can’t help but be beautiful :).
For memorial day the Calhoun family got together at Mom and Dad’s. Dad pulled out the kiddy pool for the kids to splash in. With such a beautiful day and active, smiley kids I think we came up with some keepers :).