Family Photographs: When the Magic Happens

I was so happy to meet Katie and her family. As soon as I read her pre-session questionnaire, I knew we would get along splendidly. And we did! It was such a treat to photograph their family at Pearson-Arastradero Preserve in Palo Alto (one of my favorite local spots, never mind the dusty path!).

My goal with every family session is to make sure that the vibe is relaxed, and easy-going. When everyone feels free to be themselves and comfortable enough to let their guard down in front of the camera... that’s when the magic happens.

The kids and I bonded immediately over PJ Masks. (As the parent of a 5 year old and an 8 year old, I consider myself an expert in all things PJ Masks, Paw Patrol, and Disney Jr. - which works quite well to make littles ones comfortable at a session.)

Katie’s parents also joined us! I love including grandparents in family sessions - it’s always such a special experience for them.

Here are some of my favorite images from this family session. I hope you enjoy them as much as I loved taking them!