Somehow (and I’m still not sure how this has happened) in 6 years of living here and 5 years having a business in LA, I’ve NEVER done a family session at the Venice Canals! It is now safe to say that this is one of my favorite locations to shoot. There are so many gorgeous houses, beautiful waterways and bridges, and flowers everywhere you turn. The light there is so soft and dreamy from the reflections off the water.
We started out on a walkway with a bridge in the background. We got a couple of pictures of Mom and Dad to start. This let A get a bit more comfortable around the camera.
It only took about a minute and he jumped right in, ready to show me his smile!
Megan saw this tree across the Canal and asked to stroll over that way – I’m so glad she did!
We got some great pictures of A and Marc goofing around under the tree.
Right behind us (literally, right. behind. Us) was this lovely little walkway. The whole family took a stroll up and down the walkway for me. I love images where people are moving and interacting!
I always ask at my family sessions when the last time Mom and Dad had some photos of just the two of them. It usually turns out that the last time was either their wedding or maternity photos, so I make sure to get a few of just the two of them! One of my favorite moments was when Megan looked at the back of my camera, up at Marc and said “Babe! We’re cute!”
Megan had told me that she wanted to make sure to get pictures that showed just how much fun they had as a family, and how much they love A. I think we not only accomplished that, but we also got some great photos that showcase how much A loves them right back!
We finished off the session at a location that Megan had found a picture of on google. I love when my clients have a clear vision of what they’d like from their session. One of the biggest highlights for me is delivering a gallery and having my clients say “Yes! That is exactly what we envisioned!”
This bridge was the grand finale, and I couldn’t be happier with how these images turned out!