there are times when as an on location san jose photographer, that you have to think quick on your feet for a back up location. originally our session was planned for one of my favorite spots tucked away in almaden. i even took my daughter there earlier in the week to check out the lighting and to get some fun photos in of my daughter (personal blog link). luckily i always leave early for a scheduled shoot because this time as i started getting closer to the hills (where there is no cell service), i discovered that the roads were blocked due to a fire in the almaden quicksilver park. there aren’t too many spots to make a u-turn but i was able to get out before being blocked in and find cell service so i could let the family know to turn around too. and during that call, we had to think what next? oooh no pressure. rather than rescheduling for another week when we could shoot at almaden quicksilver park, we decided that we should give lake almaden a try (i’ve only shot a fundraiser walk at the lake before so wasn’t too familiar with the entire park). the side of the lake that i’m most familiar with (the almaden side) is always super busy with very little shade and made me nervous. but the bocce ball side of the park has a jogging strip that is much quieter with some small pockets of isolation. and it ended up being perfect with a nice mix of backlit images framed with peppercorn trees and a lake in the background. so happy that we ended up here, what a a beautiful spot to discover. phew!
anyway, here is the wonderful sneak peek of this fun family! thanks for strolling along with me trying to find some sweet spots and for letting me worry just a little bit. you guys were wonderful and i love the energy and fun that we were able to capture 🙂