For those of you who know me, taking a trip to the river for family photos is my idea of heaven. I’m a big lover of the outdoors and getting to combine that with photography, well, it’s just plain fun. The vast majority of my own most-loved childhood memories are filled with rivers, trails, critters and general wilderness, so there was a lot to draw from, creatively, when making these images with my clients. To top it all off, I just really like and admire this family, their personalities, their life-goals, and the way they choose to live.
We walked out a ways on a beautiful little trail that they visit regularly with the kids and found a secluded spot by the American River.
And, well, you know me — we had to get “silly” right off the bat.
I could get lost in those blue eyes – she is such a beauty!
Here’s Jake in his native habit, clambering over boulders in a t-shirt and rolled up jeans. And that hair… I was literally staring at it when they got out of the car. I just love it!
At these young ages, it’s not always a guarantee we are going to get two little faces smiling and looking at the camera but Jake and Gaby nailed it!
The act of swinging like this needs a name. Right now, I call it “1-2-3-swing!”, but there’s got to be an actual official name for it… Any suggestions?
And this is the truth of how babies really kiss — with everything they’ve got! One of my favorite little memories from the day.
And a little parting shot to close out the post… I love images like these because they are what makes up being a kid.
Call 916-933-8352 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book a session for your family! I know several great spots in the outdoors, perfect for family pictures in the Sacramento region.