Oh California, you and your hypnotic coastline…can I just stay a little longer?

Needless to say I enjoyed my visit to Northern California. Even more than my surroundings, I enjoyed being a part of a photography workshop that forever changed the way I run my business, but even more importantly the way I see through my lens. This is the third and final family I was able to photograph and wow…just wow.

When I prepare for a session with a family I will have them fill out a brief questionnaire so that I can get to know them a little bit better. I want to know what makes them unique, what bonds them together so that I can capture their truth. Given that this was a workshop we didn’t have the opportunity to get to know the families but one thing I learned is that there are some things that are just universal…

The way a father adores a daughter.

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How important it is to connect even amongst the chaos.

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Mother/daughter…it’s inexplicable. It’s pure love. It’s discipline. It’s all consuming.

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Laughter is a must.

Every. Single. Day.

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Don’t forget to be carefree.

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The way we mothers love our boys. There are never enough cuddles.

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Just stop and breathe it all in. This is what it’s all about right here.

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Thank you to this beautiful family.

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