The Day-Schell Family

After an extremely wet Santa Cruz weekend, I was dubious about this morning’s 9am session with the Day family. But when I spoke with Patti (resident Grandma), she sounded peppy and ready to go, so I figured if they could do it, I certainly could! Patti and her husband Paul moved to Santa Cruz a couple years ago from Washington, and their son and family were in town visiting from said state. Since the young couple had never had professional photos done of their family (Cooper, 10mos and Kyle, 8), Patti hired me to do my thing while they were in town. We met at Natural Bridges this morning, and although the ground, trees and sand were still wet, the sun was shining and it was absolutely beautiful out. We began by walking down the (dangerously slippery) wooden walkway to where the Monarch butterflies should be – but as 8yo Kyle pointed out, they were probably hiding from the rain in their “nests” …mmmmkayyyy 🙂 Anywho, here’s my favorites from our 1 hour session below, you can check out all 70 final photos over on my proofing site,

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  • October 28, 2010 - 6:36 am

    Jenni - Does my comment count towards a free print? 😉 AWESOME photos! We are so happy with them all! It’s going to be hard to choose!

  • October 28, 2010 - 12:46 pm

    Sissy Madden - What a wonderful family. Love that little boy blue!!

  • October 29, 2010 - 8:12 am

    Karleen Steinle - These photos really capture the happiness and love within your family. Hold on to this forever. These are so much better than in a studio. Great location!

  • October 30, 2010 - 10:00 am

    JR - A photo collection of which to be proud. Photography firm is very appropriately named. Great lighting and wonderful sense of perspective, content and composition. But, of course, that’s a lot easier when the subjects are so photographic to begin with.

  • October 30, 2010 - 10:39 am

    Sara Schell - I am so glad the weather worked out for this!! What great pictures! And a beautiful spot to take them at.

  • October 30, 2010 - 1:35 pm

    Shell - Great pics – you really captured the spirit of my nephew and his beautiful family. ThankS!!!

  • October 30, 2010 - 6:54 pm

    Nicki - What a beautiful day and a gorgeous family! Thanks for sharing the pictures!!! How will you ever choose which ones to order???

  • October 31, 2010 - 7:31 am

    Steve Dunn - The photos of my friends (the Day-Schell Family) are beautiful! He does a wonderful job of creating a soft, dream-like, and elegant finished product that’s sensational and evocative. Nice work!