The Flores family wanted to shoot at a beach near their house, so we decided upon Rio Del Mar / Seacliff. We parked at Rio since it’s free and explored the area. I’ve never had a family session there so it was fun to see what we could find. Nick and Stacey have two little ones – Nadia the lil’ babe and Noah the big, rowdy 4yo. They are both simply adorable, my camera loved them! It was foggy, a little chilly, and not what you’d think of as ideal shooting conditions – but we persisted through it, and since I use studio lighting on location anyways we got some really nice portraits done. It’s always a challenge to get candid, spontaneous shots when you’re lugging around a bunch of equipment (where is that assistant, anyways?), but I managed to get a few of those anyways. Noah was ready for a nap, which means he was acting like he’d just chugged a couple Red Bulls, so the photos you see below are the lovely moments between the yelling, screaming and cursing (exaggerating). Enjoy the photos, leave a comment. All 69 photos are here.