After our Cape Town stop, we flew to Durban (the land of the Zulus), and after a 3 hour drive we reached our destination at the Thanda Reserve. This place was truly a piece of heaven on Earth. I have travelled to many places in the world, but after I have seen a place, I very rarely have a desire to go back. I usually have a “been there, done that, where to next” attitude. This place changed my mind in a wonderful way. I would love to return to this reserve with my kids some day.
Ever since I met my husband, he has had the tendency to outdo himself with the most amazing Christmas presents, from new ski gear, to my first diamond earrings, to my first laptop, new camera lenses, etc. Yes, I know, I am very spoiled, and so incredibly fortunate to have him as my husband.
A few weeks ago, I was scouting for locations for a couple of shoots I had over the weekend. I was told about an amazing park, “very close” to my house; and I wanted to make sure the location was ideal for the family shoots. Unless I know the place really well, 90% of the time, I like to preview the location to make sure it’s right for my client. My kids, my companions at all times, were by my side. That day, we ended up climbing over the Evergreen Hills. The hills had the sharpest turns I have ever driven on. They had “car sickness” written all over them. But once over the hill, we found the park. So I ventured with my kids in a little hiking adventure to explore the place. Check out some of the pictures of our little adventure!
I met Brandon Walker at one of his music gigs in Saratoga. The moment I heard him play the piano, and sing I fell in love with his music. Not only is he a great musician, but also a great guy. He has this cool vibe about him.
Today, I had the pleasure to photograph The Boyles: a lovely and busy family of six. They moved to the Bay Area from Ireland not long ago, and even though they are here, their hearts are still back in Ireland.
Throughout the session, I could tell how busy this bunch should always be; I could also tell how loving and down to Earth they are. I’m so fortunate to capture moments like these.
We had such a wonderful session at 70 F (21 C) at the end of January. This only happens in sunny California. Take a look at their pictures, and don’t forget to leave them some love comments!