My childhood friend Jessica contacted me for family photos again and I was so happy when she suggested the California Railroad Museum as their location. It's perfect for my hour long sessions that are half posed portraits and half photojournalism. We started out outside the museum in Old Sacramento. The texture of all the buildings and different location all in one place is a photographers dream. It is literally the perfect place for photos.
However, my favorite part of these sessions will always be the photojournalism half. Catching those candid moments of pure joy or the quiet moments of concentration can never be replaced with poses. Jessica said her kids favorite thing to do in the museum was the mail car. They love to collect the mail and sort them into slots. It made for some pretty awesome pictures too!
After the museum they headed across the street to Danny's Mini Donuts for a snack. Below is a photo of the kids swinging dad like when parents swing their little ones. I just love how into it all of them are and dad is being such a good sport about it!
But I think my favorite photo of the session is of their son Henry below. I just love the feeling and atmosphere of the photo, which goes so well with his expression. It's a photo that would definitely hang in a large format on my wall if it was my family.
Even though that was my favorite photo of the session I really feel that this was my favorite family session of 2018. I am bummed that I didn't get to share it until now. They are just a wonderful bunch who are funny, goofy but very loving! They are willing to work through my silly suggestions and let me have the freedom to make amazing photos for them. Take a look through the rest and let me know which on is your favorite in the comments below.
Families are like fudge, mostly sweet, with a whole lot of nuts!