Saturday, October 15, 2016

Cal- One Year!

Warm afternoons on the Sausalito Bay are even warmer when you're visiting from Alaska! (or when you're hanging out with such lovely people, like I was). The last time this precious family was in town Cal was just 3 months old, but he turned one during this visit and he's now walking and jumping  and drinking from a straw (when he's not napping). And the next time they are in town it will be because they are moving back here! So lots more warmth for everybody coming up soon.

It's a beautiful thing to witness kids being loved on so much, and these guys do more than their fair share to contribute to that beauty!

Morgan and George, at home with their parents

There's not a lot better than waking up on a Sunday morning and having nowhere you need to go and being free to just snuggle in bed with your people (well, except for maybe not waking up on a Sunday morning while your little people hang out in their own bedroom . . . but you know, if that's not an option, this is definitely a close second! :)). And this is a thing these guys love to do on the weekends. Everyone piles on mom and dad's bed to slowly lazily wake up. These small rituals add up to the greater whole of our lives and they are hands-down one of my favorite things to capture.

*Side note* This is the 3rd or 4th time I have photographed this adorable family and I still manage to mess up. It's just that they have a dog (Paris) that looks like one of my dogs, and a kid (Morgan) with the same name as my other dog, so I invariably at least once during each session call their dog the kid's name. Eeeek. Luckily, they are very forgiving :)

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Harris-Boundy Family, at Sutro Baths

And just like that, he's off to college.

These dear friends of mine moved to SF when Sol was much (much) shorter than his parents, but as always seems to happen, in the blink of an eye (aka 'a decade'), he got tall. And this summer he graduated from high school, went back-packing in Europe with his friends for a month, and headed off to college, like a legal adult.

I can only imagine how it must feel to say goodbye to your baby, the one that made you a parent and changed your life so significantly. Of all the big things you feel, and the profound things you want to say, and the huge gestures you want to make, I think scheduling a photo shoot makes perfect sense.