Kim and I went to high school together and I was really thrilled to get to see her again this past fall to photograph her beautiful family! It was over the Thanksgiving holiday, when I was in the Bay Area visiting my family. Kim lives on the coast and I had a great idea in mind. Last spring I had attended a Wallflower Friends workshop in Moss Beach, and the inn where we stayed was right next to this incredible grove of trees.
Kim’s kids were the easiest kids to photograph I have ever met. I pointed the camera at them and they just started laughing. They were also so happy to cuddle together, to be affectionate and show their love to one another. Just the best :)
Also, as a special treat at the end the kids had brought their Halloween costumes. They had all been Star Wars characters and wanted to get an awesome picture of all of them dressed up. I LOVE this shot, and so does Kim. She wrote me after she viewed her gallery: “I adore the Star Wars picture. It commemorates such a happy time in their sibling-hood. I know Avery is heading into the “tween” stage so the time with them playing together as three musketeers is running out – you have no idea how happy I am. I can’t thank you enough.”
And that is what it is all about for me. Capturing moments and memories for a family to treasure forever.