San Francisco Family Photography Session: Melissa + Hai

       The holidays are a wonderful time, and for us, it means being able to spend time with our families. Not only that, as photographers, we get to see our client's families again who we haven't seen for a whole year. Last Sunday, we got to hang out with Melissa + Hai, for a "Hai is growing up so fast" photo session :) Hai's spunky side has definitely bloomed since our previous meeting. Melissa says it probably has something to do with being in kindergarten.

       The last session we did with this adorable duo got featured on Off Beat Mama - check it out for one of our fav photos of Hai practicing his lion's roar. What a coincidence it was that we were able to find a lion statute for him to sit on in Golden Gate Park and reprise his role, from The Lion King, as Simba. Hai loves the story and, by the way, gives Julie Taymor's Broadway production rave reviews.

 Big smooch! © Bowerbird Photography 2012; Family Photography in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco.   

Big smooch! © Bowerbird Photography 2012; Family Photography in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco.
 

 Purrrr....purrr  © Bowerbird Photography 2012; Family Photography in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco.

Purrrr....purrr  © Bowerbird Photography 2012; Family Photography in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco.

 By the big palm trees. © Bowerbird Photography 2012; Family Photography in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco.

By the big palm trees. © Bowerbird Photography 2012; Family Photography in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco.

 Soooo adorable. © Bowerbird Photography 2012; Family Photography in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco.

Soooo adorable. © Bowerbird Photography 2012; Family Photography in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco.

 Hai and the magnolia flower. Magnolias are one of the oldest flowering trees in existence. © Bowerbird Photography 2012; Family Photography in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco.

Hai and the magnolia flower. Magnolias are one of the oldest flowering trees in existence. © Bowerbird Photography 2012; Family Photography in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco.

 Pure happiness!! © Bowerbird Photography 2012; Family Photography in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco.

Pure happiness!! © Bowerbird Photography 2012; Family Photography in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco.

       It's photo sessions like these that make us appreciate being photographers, and thankful for the chance to meet all the beautiful families - like this one - that enrich our lives.

       We hope you all have a happy Thanksgiving, and are able to spend some good time with the ones you love.

xoxo,

Ariel + Sam