I told you I was behind in blogging, right? haha. This was actually my second to last session of 2015 on a cold, grey day in Los Altos. However, that didn't stop us from capturing warm, sweet photos that were to be a Christmas gift to grandma! Tei and her sister both have children under the age of 1 so it was a great idea to get together for a family photo session as a gift to their mom. We laughed and had a great time, although the little 12 month old girl wasn't super fond of the camera. And by that I mean that she HATED it! The poor love cried almost any time she noticed me taking a photo. Thankfully we were all on the same page about capturing that part of her personality, something that she will likely grow out of and her parents will look back on fondly.
Again, you might recognize these folks! In December I photographed them family along with Tei's sister and her family as a Christmas gift for their mom. Baby Zane was 3 months old then, and here is a chubby, sitting, smiling 6 month old! I photographed the first part of his session in their home which was so fun for me. I love being in their environment and using spaces that are special to their family.
Little Zane was such a hoot! I loved his sweet chub (both of my kids lacked chub which was sad for me) and their family dog was quite interested in my camera for a few of the shots.
I will be photographing them again this summer for Zane's big 1 year session!
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!