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This family is from Germany and it is their first year of living in California. One of their favorite spots since moving here is Effie Yeaw Nature Center.

They love the big trees and walking down to the river. We just wanted to capture this easy, casual phase in their family’s life — living here in sunny California.

Family Skipping Rocks at Effie Yeaw Nature CenterBig family hug at Sacramento Effie Yeaw Nature Center

Husband and Wife Hugging Near the River at Effie Yeaw Nature Center

Yellow Wildflowers Against Lake Rocks at Effie Yeaw Nature Center

During the summer and fall, Effie Yeaw is a great location for oak trees, golden grass, fallen logs and river pictures.

Daughter Smiling with Green Eyes on Fallen Log at Effie Yeaw Nature Center

Family Photo on Fallen Tree Log at Effie Yeaw Nature Center

Family of Three Smiling and Hugging at Effie Yeaw Nature Center

Mother and Daughter Walking in Nature Against Trees for family portraits at Effie Yeaw Nature Center

Daughter Balancing on Tree Trunk Log for her family pictures at Effie Yeaw Nature Center in Sacramento

The sea of smooth stones and the tree roots make for an amazing backdrop.

I love how these turned out. Let’s book a family shoot today!