Not that I was trying to time it that way, but we did this photo session (among several other minis) on the most blisteringly hot day of August last year. It was one of the days it peaked over 100. We all survived, but it was so, so hot. J & J are one of my favorite couples to photograph. They’re easy going and super fun to be around. That easy goig-ness served us as well as we ran from skunks for a good bit at the start of our session. Skunks and dogs don’t mix, so keeping Chloe good was of utmost importance.
I love love. I love that I was also able to capture the love between these two. Ms. M is the other half of the amazing preschool duo that turned our lives around. Photographing them was my way of saying “Thanx!” Ms. M opted for some pre-wedding, engagement portraits of the love of her life and their four legged Bobo lovebug.
I only began photographing J and J 3 years ago. We started off with J saying they feel like “Chandlers” when it came to being photographed. To this I say “no way!”, because their smiles are perfect and the time we spend together is always full of jokes and laughter. In the past their doggie, Chloe, had joined us for family portraits. Alas the newness of a beach and the long drive for them meant Chloe got to sit this year out. Chloe is more scared of squirrels than they are of her, so her anxiety was not something we wanted for anyone involved. She got to nap at home while Mom and Dad cuddled on the beach with me.[…]See more from “Half Moon Bay Family Portraits: A fall day… in summer”