R. Family Portrait Photography Session, Del Mar, California

There are so many elements that go into making beautiful family photos. While the settings may be different, from scenic to everyday, for me the key to any successful portrait session is capturing the connection between the family members—a tender gesture, a belly laugh, a kiss on the cheek. These are the things that breathe life and joy into a photograph and, importantly, reflect how we feel about our families, even when we’re in that “the days are long” phase of parenthood.

This beautiful family invited me into their home last month to document this sweet time in their lives. Oh, these little ones make me smile! With an abundance of charm and mischief between them, they definitely keep their adoring parents on their toes. I’m so glad I got to capture it all…