Alethea, Mike and Fam (Family Portrait Photography) @ Capitola Beach

Large families can be challenging to shoot – there’s that many more eyeballs and expressions that have to be open and happy at the exact same moment. Add to that the unpredictable wind, surf and lighting for an on-location outdoors shoot, and you have a lot to manage as a photographer! I’m always up for pretty much any challenge, though, so I was happy to meet Alethea, Mike and their families while they were visiting from Hawaii. They decided Capitola Beach would be a great place to get some extended family photos as they were raised there and have so many memories at the beach. Under the wharf is always a great place to start, it’s amazing how the water appears green there – I suppose it’s due to the sky being blocked in the reflection. Everyone was so nice, and we stuckl to the general beach area around the wharf so we didn’t have to do too much walking with the large group. Here’s a few of my favorites below.

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San Francisco / Bay Area Family Portrait Photographer Chris Schmauch makes sure your family looks great!
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