Michelle wanted a foresty location for her family session which isn't always super easy to find here in the Bay Area without venturing out pretty far. However, we were able to find this hidden gem within the city limits of San Francisco! We got both beautiful lights as well as deep, rich tones underneath redwood trees. Perfect!
Whitney and Jeremy have been together since high school - he was the quarterback and she was the cheerleader. How do I know this? I was there too, just a couple of years older ;) I remember them both as 16 year olds and when we met again in person for their session it was like nothing had changed, but also so, so much. They are now married and the parents of a beautiful little girl. Of course I'm also married to my high school sweetheart and we have a family of our own.
We all grew up in Sacramento, a place I visit often from the Bay Area since my mom and many friends still live there. Being so close to Sacramento is one of the reasons we moved back to the San Francisco Bay Area, so that we could see everyone more often.
It was a warm spring evening when I photographed Whitney and Jeremy with their little girl. I love spring sessions because it's the only time in Northern California when the grass is green and soft! Their little one year old girl was a total doll and smiled nearly the whole time which is unheard of for that age! She was so happy to be outside running around (that's what you get when you walk at 9 months like she did!)
One of the really cool things about being a family and wedding photographer is that you get to reconnect with so many people that you might have not otherwise seen again.