My husband and I love spending every moment possible together, so when Carrie (a loyal client and my Chiropractic savior-Wheeler Chiropractic in Carmichael!) called to have us come to her parents house in Lodi to update their family portraits, I jumped on the opportunity to have Colin go with me. We work very well together. He can make almost any baby or child smile and we love each others company, it works perfectly. Maybe someday he'll learn to shoot for me! :o)
We arrived in Lodi expecting a "cow town" since neither of us have been there before but to our surprise the area Carrie's parents live is absolutely gorgeous! They live on a golf course and the area had lots of grape vines growing around it. We set the family up in their beautiful backyard which framed them perfectly. We got several nice shots of them, switching the baby between everyone's hands.
They also wanted to add the family dogs since they too are a part of the family. The little dog in the middle (Louie) belongs to Mom and Dad and the black one (Harley) at the bottom of the photo belongs to Carries brother Bobby on the right. I love putting animals into the session because it adds a fun element to the photo and makes it interesting to look at. The other two adorable "animals" are Carries super cute boys Eric and Ian that were blessed with getting Carries vibrate blue eyes!
This is where my talented husband comes in and makes the kids crack up with a little help from their Grandma too.
The sun was setting, making this photo awesome with the light coming through the trees from behind. Everyone decided it would be nice to have a current photo with their children!
One last photo to leave you with of Grandma and baby Ian. Don't they make the perfect pair?! There is nothing greater than the love of a grandmother. It works well for all of us ; ) Meanwhile our kids are home with their Nana!
This is the end of the sneak peek, I hope you enjoyed the photos and we will be in touch with you soon to schedule your viewing. Thank you so much Carrie for having us come to photograph your family. A huge thank you also to your parents and to your brother for the awesome time we were able to have, after your session, at Lodi's Peitro's Italian restaurant they set us up with. The owner was so nice, the food was the best, and the wine was awesome as well. We will be driving to Lodi just to go there again! If anyone is looking for a good local wine get the 2005 Lodi Old Vine Zin from the Oak Ridge Winery in Lodi. Thanks again so much for everything and I am looking forward to seeing you for your next session in November!