in Family

Although I have collected a ton of fun locations to use for shoots in Sacramento over the years, there’s something really special and intimate about doing family portraits at home.

I first met this family when they were pregnant with their youngest in 2009 and, back then, I remember talking with them about finding their “forever home”. They finally found it a few years ago and, since then, have poured themselves into every little detail. We wanted to celebrate by holding their next family photography session in their beautiful Arden Arcade home.

family portraits in front of their Arden Sacramento home

One of the great joys of photographing families over the years is getting to see the images we’ve created together on their walls! Some of them even made it into this picture!

taking pictures in front of the family portrait wall

Playing with Legos is a major part of these boys’ lives (as it is for so many including my completely obsessed nephews). And I’m kind of in love with the dog’s nose peering out from behind big brother’s shoulder…

boys playing with their star wars legos perfect for lifestyle family pictures

And it’s pretty much impossible not to laugh when attempting a family dog-pile. All we were missing was the dog!

all smiles and dog piles on the family bed while mom laughs

When they told me they were setting up a zip line in the back yard, and I was like, “YESSSSSS!”

zip lining the back yard in sacramento for family pictures

The boys themselves made a special request for this shot. They were super proud to be sitting up high in their plum tree.

brothers climbed their favorite tree in the back yard for their sacramento photography

I sort of jokingly asked Dad if he could throw his boys in the air, thinking he’d say “No way!” because they had grown up so much. To my surprise, he jumped at the opportunity and sent the boys flying! I think they were even a little shocked at how high they went. Ha!

dad throwing son in the air for lifestyle family portraits

Can’t forget the fur-kid! That tongue cracks me up…

sacramento brothers lying on the lawn for pictures with their spaniel dog

And if you’ve made it this far down the page, you get a fun little animated somersault surprise!

sacramento family portrait somersault in the back yard

This girl would die happy if every session I photographed was like this one!

If you’re interested in booking your own family photography session, give us a call at 916-933-8352 or shoot us an email at info@jillcarmel.com.