The wooded pier in Oceanside, California was a huge hit with the kids on our last trip to California. They loved the long walk out over the water. So many sights to see. A large pelican sat on a trash can close enough to touch. A guy was making really large soapy bubbles and the kids loved seeing them float out over the beach, trying to pop them as they floated over the rail. People fishing. Lots of activity and people everywhere you looked.
Down below the pier things were a bit more serene. The kids ran in and out of the water, jumping through the waves, just laughing and running, running and laughing. They ended up getting soaked and not even caring that I didn’t even have a towel with me.
Keith captured this photo of Gabby as we were about to leave the beach.
It never fails to astound me how purely magical the ocean is. The energy. The renewal. The feeling that you can do anything. Time stands still at the beach.
Children at the beach personifies all the beauty of childhood.
Camera: Zeiss Ikon ZI Film: Kodak Tri-X
(note from Keith A fellow photographer mentioned that this photograph reminded them of the well known photo Child with Toy Hand Grenade by Diane Arbus. While not my intention when taking the photo, any comparisons to a photographer as great as Diane Arbus will always be appreciated whether or not deserved.)
This family was visiting NYC from London and wanted to document a bit of their special visit – a little slice of their time in the Big Apple. There is nothing Keith enjoys more than spending some quality time with a sweet family: exploring and documenting.
Manhattan is awesome for kids. There are so many treats for the senses: cars honking, throngs of pedestrians rushing along the sidewalks, smells of vendor carts, bright yellow cabs, parks, parking lots, garages, lots of loud noises and colors whirling by. A child has so much to take in. It’s just incredible.
I guess this family is probably used to a different type of hustle and bustle, but a big city none the less.
So honored that they allowed us to capture this special time together – a beautiful unscripted family session in NYC.
We just love it when we hear from our past brides and grooms. We love it even more when they tell us that they are about to have twins! What an exciting time in their lives. This couple has an adorable little girl that is about to be a big sister to twin baby girls.
The extended family was in town over the Holidays – the perfect time for a family portrait session. The grandparents have a beautiful home in Central Phoenix – right in the thick of things in one of my favorite parts of the valley. Love the old Cadillac. My mom had a 1972 monster Cadillac when we were kids, but it wasn’t a convertible like this baby. What a car! And of course, the whole family could actually fit inside. They don’t make cars like they used to – or at least not the size that they used to!
Such a fun session. Kids running around, playing in piles of leaves, dogs having a blast, grandparents just admiring their adorable grandkids and not minding jumping in and running around with these cuties. Just a really great time.
Love this time of year when families are together. And love that we get to capture it forever!
Well there’s nothing we love more than when a mom (or dad) calls us and asks if it’s ok if the family dogs are part of their children’s portrait session. Of course the dogs are welcome!! It is so much fun to incorporate these very important members of the family into the photos. After all, if it’s anything like our home the dog came before the kids and is therefore treated with a certain how shall I say… ridiculous importance. We love her so much and consider her our first-born – so without a doubt she would be part of our family portrait.
But back to the family session. Just love this family. The kids are so much fun and it is such an honor for us to see them grow year after year in front of the camera. And it was a such a pleasant addition having the pups along with us!