i have had the immense blessing to photograph this family through the years and every session, we all walk away with the biggest smiles and a beautiful glimpse into all the love of this family. we always try to mix up their session whether it’s at an at home session or play time in a river so this year, we wanted to head into our old stomping grounds for a santa cruz lifestyle family adventure. mom, dad and myself are all u.c. santa cruz alums (go slugs!) so having our family session at natural bridges was the perfect location. i hoping one of these years, we can do a u.c. santa cruz session!
our morning was spent climbing trees, playing in water with an epic water fight and even taking time for a sugar break in the form of a piñata. i always love when our sessions is full of silliness, love and everyone being themselves (i may be working but really, i’m having a blast). since i’ve photographed them for awhile, their six year old is already a pro and knew exactly what we were getting into… a bit of trouble, fun and of course, sugary treats haha.
here is just a small snippet of some of my favorites. i think what i really love about this session is being able to catch their water fun. usually when my family heads to the beach, there are no cameras as we’re too busy getting wet and splashing yet in the back of my mind, i would love to have photos of my family doing one of our water fights. so coming up with this for their session was absolutely perfect and memorable. plus it makes me want to do for my family too 🙂
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