{jericho beach family photographer} - flower crowns & blackberry stains

Katrina is a lovely photographer friend, and this is her sweet family.  It seems a little ridiculous that one family could be THIS ADORABLE, right?!  That's what I think too.  

As probably happens to many photographers, we both realized we hadn't done family photos in a while.  So we had the crazy idea to do our two family sessions...at once.  We arrived at Jericho Beach at sunset, with families and cameras in tow, and took turns snapping photos.  Thanks to our cooperative husbands (and less cooperative children), it was actually a lot of fun.  (For us.  Maybe not for our husbands.  Sorry, darling.)  

This is what happens when I get to photograph stylish, happy, carefree clients in beautiful light.  Katrina had on the same dress she wore for her engagement photos (I know - after two kids!) and Katrina's mom made the flower crowns for herself and Aletheia. They weren't overdressed or stressed, they didn't mind that the kids smeared blackberry over their faces, and they didn't feel that they had to smile at the camera for every photo.  They tickled and laughed and loved on each other, they interacted with their environment, and I was able to capture their real moments - which is always a gift for the photographer, as well as for the family.  

 So much loveliness.