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, www.GoodEyePhotography.com.