This gorgeous mama has been such a special part of my life since before I discovered my love of photography. We went to UCSB together and had lots of fun in our youth. My junior year I studied abroad and took a photography class. After graduation I decided to attend photography school at Brooks Institute of photography. This special friend let me use her as a model for my assignments in photography school. Fast forward to motherhood, I have had the privilege to capture the special times in their life as a family unit. This beach session was a lot of fun on this gorgeous Southern California day and it warms my heart to see the love and joy among them!
I really love when families book beach sessions. While there can be challenges at the beach such as wind-blown hair and sand in everything, there is really something magical about taking pictures with such a beautiful and simple environment. The photos are light and bright, the colors are subtle and it serves as a blank canvas for whatever you want to do! This family chose to wear denim and white and I always love how this looks. Clean and modern, simply beautiful. We started at their home and ended on the beach and it was a really great day.