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I think I could safely wager that the California State Capitol is one of top five most popular spots for a family photography session in Sacramento. It has such a large variety of backdrops from its big granite steps to perfectly manicured lawns and gardens.

This fun family was so wonderful to work with — I just loved how willing they were to let their fun-loving individual personalities shine through in their pictures. These steps are the perfect place to start, with the boy’s sliding down the railings.

Family picture sliding down the railing with mom and dad in the middle

They begged to have their picture taken high up on this ENORMOUS tree branch. In the end, it was one of my favorite shots.

boys in blue shirts love to climb trees for their pictures at the capitol The family all together for their big group portrait on the stairs

The results of playing a game of “see who can lean on each other harder”. Ha!

brothers wrestling on a black and white checkered floor in front of a big wood door

Can you see the dome of the Capitol building in the background?

husband and wife picture and another with son on dad's shoulders

It was all cuddles on the grassy lawn that afternoon.

family cuddles and tickles in the grass with natural smiles

At the end of the day, it was clear to me that this family just really, truly enjoys one another. They are each other’s best friend. Who could ask for more than that?