Oh summer, how I miss you! Especially after going through these pictures from a session on a beautiful warm sunny beach in California this summer. It seems like a really really long time ago that we were there, and I am thinking this family is thinking the same thing as they very patiently waited for me to edit these images! My family members always end up near the bottom of my editing list (I mean, they do make it before MY pictures, if that’s any consolation!) so I am very thankful for their patience and the occasional nudge .
This year was a special (coughFORTIETHcough) birthday for my brother-in-law Bart (or as the singer at Disneyland who serenaded him for his birthday called him: Big Bad Buffalo Bart) and they celebrated with a family trip to the Grand Canyon and California! My sister-in-law Colleen asked us if we wanted to surprise Bart for a portion of the trip. So we decided to head south for an adventure of our own (if I ever get around to editing my images from this trip I will share here!) and we managed to see the Oregon coast and dunes, San Francisco, Yosemite, San Diego and Disneyland into an amazing 3.5 week trip. Definitely one that we will remember for a lifetime. The highlight of the trip was meeting up with this family in Anaheim and spending a few days visiting Disneyland/California Adventure, hitting the pool at the RV park, and a trip to Crystal Cove Beach. As far as the surprise aspect, we almost pulled it off. That is, until the staff member at the RV park spilled the beans when Bart & Colleen checked in 15 minutes before we did! Fortunately it didn’t ruin the surprise, and we were glad that Bart was pretty thrilled to have us there to celebrate his special day!
During our trip to the beach we did a very quick family session….so glad I was able to capture some totally different images from our typical cold/fall/Calgary pictures that we do every year. Thanks for being in front of my family again, it’s a treat every year to capture your beautiful family. I hope these pictures bring back memories from a wonderful trip, and help warm you up in your current winter wonderland.
Such a gorgeous beach, and beautiful light. Add in a gorgeous family and it is truly a photographer’s dream!
Oh what I would give to live here…a girl can dream, right?
Love this family! I have loved seeing these kids grow up, so thrilled that even though we live far apart we have such a great connection!
I love that Bart is comfortable enough to pull out a bit of the crazies for my camera. He knows I will post them too!
Love that his kids aren’t shy in front of my camera either!
Thanks for your patience guys! Hope you enjoy the sneak peek