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.
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!
Ariel + Sam