This family clearly knows their way around the beach. The forecast was for rain early in the day but we got lucky -- it managed to clear up and turn into one of the most beautiful evenings I've had the pleasure of photographing a family in. The Bluffs are great for variety any time of year, but after the recent rains, the lush grass and warm tones really made for some beautiful images. They were clearly so at ease with each other, so kind and warm to each other, that we got some pictures the family just love. All the sweeter because they hadn't had family photos done since before the younger two were born. A great start to what I hope becomes a yearly tradition!
I have a special place in my heart for Lavender Inn in Ojai, so I was so pleased when the owner agreed to let me do a few portrait sessions in the beautiful gardens. This family has so much fun together and so much energy -- love being around them! The youngest fell asleep in the car on the drive up to Ojai from Ventura, so we didn't get much of him, but everyone else enjoyed the day... especially the bolting away from the group part -- so funny! ;-)