I had the pleasure of shooting this family just before the Christmas holiday began. They were a new family for me and we had a blast together. Due to the remarkably dry and hot winter season, that California continues to have, we were able to have our shoot at the beach- complete with bare feet and summer dresses! (It’s a rough life). As you may know, I prefer to bring my families outdoors and watch them play, interact, and love on one another in big open spaces so a warm winter is always a huge positive since it never restricts us to one space. For this shoot, we started out at The Palos Verdes Beach and Athletic Club’s parks and recreation. We then worked our way down the Malaga Cove trail to it’s Cove. We caught the coast just at sunset so our backdrop was a vivid palette of colors and the sand, due to low tide, stretched out before us like glass.
I instantly fell in love with this family and their adorable dog “Dot.” Dot could only make it for part of the shoot, since she’s seventeen years old and can’t take too much action these days but that being said she doesn’t seem a day over five and is still very protective and caring towards the kids.
And this was one of the main images they used for this year’s Christmas card. I know the holiday’s are over but I love this image so I thought I’d throw it in.