When a fellow photographer asks you to photograph her and her family, that is a great honor. There’s a lot of trust in photographing a family, and honestly a bit intimidating photographing another photographer. However when I met Emily and her family, it was beyond natural and organic. They were on a spring break trip as a family from Colorado to California. We met half way in Laguna Beach one weekday morning. It was a beautiful overcast morning, they weren’t matching, just in casual attire. The kids had sand buckets and toys and were so excited to look for shells. We spent about an hour on the beach laughing, chatting, and I watched as this family made memories together. I was lucky to document those memories.
After playing on the beach, we went downtown and got gelato. Needless to say the kids were STOKED to be getting ice cream for breakfast. I watched them pick out their flavors and then go and sit on the steps outside. Laughing and joking about random things while the kids were just basking in this vacation glory.
All in all, this session was incredible. Truly. It was organic, natural, free-spirited, and a true lifestyle family session. And when you pair that with the gorgeous weather and beaches of Southern California, it was bound to be magic.