San Francisco Family Photography Session: Crissy Field

       The weather report said there was a 50% chance of rain, but the coin must have landed in our favor, for when we arrived at Crissy Field in the afternoon the sun was out and shining on the Golden Gate Bridge, which otherwise has a tendency to hide itself in a blanket of fog.  Olivia and her beautiful family were just finishing up their picnic with friends, and after a few moments of packing up, tucking in shirts and changing the baby's outfit, we made our way down to the beach for a wonderful family photo session.  

       What child doesn't love the beach?  Those tiny shoes came off in a jiffy, and the cousins took off running or crawling on the sand down to the edge of the water, dipping their feet into the Bay. (It's funny how the ocean never feels cold to children.)  We took some beautiful posed photos of the whole family in front of the Golden Gate bridge, and also caught candid moments as they played together. It was so much fun! Julia, her adorable daughter, and Grandpa had flown out from Swaziland, Africa to visit their family in the Bay Area, and it was a great opportunity to commemorate their trip. With all the smiling, laughing, and goofing around going on - it was a simple matter to document this family's playful, warmhearted spirit.

Cute cousins! © Bowerbird Photography 2012; Family Photography at Crissy Field, San Francisco.

Cute cousins! © Bowerbird Photography 2012; Family Photography at Crissy Field, San Francisco.

Baby feet! © Bowerbird Photography 2012; Family Photography at Crissy Field, San Francisco.

Baby feet! © Bowerbird Photography 2012; Family Photography at Crissy Field, San Francisco.

Giving hugs in the sand. © Bowerbird Photography 2012; Family Photography at Crissy Field, San Francisco.

Giving hugs in the sand. © Bowerbird Photography 2012; Family Photography at Crissy Field, San Francisco.

This family shared so many great laughs. © Bowerbird Photography 2012; Family Photography at Crissy Field, San Francisco.

This family shared so many great laughs. © Bowerbird Photography 2012; Family Photography at Crissy Field, San Francisco.

Aunties are the best when you want to play airplane! © Bowerbird Photography 2012; Family Photography at Crissy Field, San Francisco.

Aunties are the best when you want to play airplane! © Bowerbird Photography 2012; Family Photography at Crissy Field, San Francisco.

True love. © Bowerbird Photography 2012; Family Photography at Crissy Field, San Francisco.

True love. © Bowerbird Photography 2012; Family Photography at Crissy Field, San Francisco.

What a gorgeous family! © Bowerbird Photography 2012; Family Photography at Crissy Field, San Francisco.

What a gorgeous family! © Bowerbird Photography 2012; Family Photography at Crissy Field, San Francisco.

Relaxing in the grass. © Bowerbird Photography 2012; Family Photography at Crissy Field, San Francisco.

Relaxing in the grass. © Bowerbird Photography 2012; Family Photography at Crissy Field, San Francisco.

A pro in action at rolling down the hill :) © Bowerbird Photography 2012; Family Photography at Crissy Field, San Francisco.

A pro in action at rolling down the hill :) © Bowerbird Photography 2012; Family Photography at Crissy Field, San Francisco.

Such beautiful eyes! © Bowerbird Photography 2012; Family Photography at Crissy Field, San Francisco.

Such beautiful eyes! © Bowerbird Photography 2012; Family Photography at Crissy Field, San Francisco.

Big grandpa hug! © Bowerbird Photography 2012; Family Photography at Crissy Field, San Francisco.

Big grandpa hug! © Bowerbird Photography 2012; Family Photography at Crissy Field, San Francisco.

So happy and so classic with the Golden Gate Bridge. © Bowerbird Photography 2012; Family Photography at Crissy Field, San Francisco.

So happy and so classic with the Golden Gate Bridge. © Bowerbird Photography 2012; Family Photography at Crissy Field, San Francisco.

And after a long day at the beach, it was time for a nap. © Bowerbird Photography 2012; Family Photography at Crissy Field, San Francisco.
And after a long day at the beach, it was time for a nap. © Bowerbird Photography 2012; Family Photography at Crissy Field, San Francisco.

       Family reunions are so important and we are honored to be able to photograph this wonderful family, living on two different continents, but reconnecting on this perfect day for a family photo session on the beach in San Francisco!

xoxo,

Ariel + Sam