What a gift it was to me to wake up early on the 18th and drive up to Pacifica, CA to meet this family. the views up 280 were so breathtaking I could barely keep my eyes on the road. The sun was slowly rising, making all the mountains golden and the fog was banked in between them. I felt like I could see the foliage on the hills more clearly than I ever had before. It was awesome, in the truest sense of the word.
When I got there, Marybeth met me at Rockaway Beach in Pacifica. It was amazing to breathe in the crisp salty sea air. I was so happy to be there and the whole family came in good spirits :)
This shoot was intended to capture the whole family, all the little branches of it and all of it together.
We did it!
This is Marybeth and her husband, Steve, who raised their three kids (who are grown now) there in Pacifica.
These are their three children, Amy, Aaron & Julie
Julie is very close to her boyfriend of many years, Bryce. We got them practicing for an engagement shoot ;)
So sweet. (And they thought taking photos was "cheesy"). They were good at it!
This is Aaron & Gaby's family.
They made 2 beautiful kids, Damian & Ariel
These are the Meier's.
What a great family!
Both Amy & Jay are in the Air Force.
Jay returned home from a year in Honduras that day!
It was special to see them re-connect.
They made Hailey
Here's a shot of all the cousins :)
And the whole gang!!