Does it look cold in these photos? Spoiler alert, it was freezing. haha. However, that didn't stop the San Juan family from having one ounce of fun :) The two boys had a great time snuggling their parents and running along the frigid beach of Half Moon Bay. I hadn't been back to Half Moon Bay since I was a little kid so getting to photograph a family there was a great experience. I just love the beautiful cliff sides and the green trails as you walk down to the beach. Normally I photograph beach family sessions in San Francisco so this was a nice change and I hope to do more in Half Moon Bay this summer when it's a bit warmer!
I love photographing other photographers and my session with Alison and her family was no different. They wanted a session in San Francisco to commemorate their years in the city before moving back to their home country of Australia. We found a small, beautiful beach that gave us views of the Golden Gate Bridge and also space for her two boys to run and play. By the end of the session we were all wet but thankful for the opportunity to call this beautiful place home...if even only for a few years :)
Gwen is a fellow photographer from Ohio and was in Souther California on vacation visiting family. I know Gwen through a photography forum and when she asked me to do her family photos, I was both excited and nervous because Gwen is crazy good. Proof is here. However, once we were doing their session at the Manhattan Beach Pier, I forgot that I was shooting another photographer and just did my thing. Her kids are beautiful and so much fun. I'm glad we captured some fun in these photos because their 2 week trip to Southern California ended up being quite the roller coaster, complete with terrible finger-slammed-in-the-door-so-hard-it-required-an-ER-visit instances and her 5 year old son being taken into surgery for a hernia :( They are now home safe and likely recovering from their er, adventure!