Gathering family together in and of itself is a day worth celebrating but when family travels from other states it makes it even more special! Loved photographing this extended family as we dodged the rain and cold and captured them both in their local spot at the Olivenhain Town Meeting Hall as well as at Carlsbad State Beach.
I had the privilege of meeting this fantastic family via my work with Santa Fe Christian Schools in Solana Beach, CA. The world quickly became a small one when we realized that the dad and I had sailing in common and may have even competed in many of the same races.
Our first session together was a great one Leo Carrillo Ranch, but I always knew that I wanted to photograph them at the barn at U.K. Equestrian Center because that’s were they spend so much time as a family.
I also wanted to include horses in a session, so I’d get some time to be around the sights and smells that I miss from growing up around the stables. It was a fun filled, adventurous session as we found the perfect spots to photograph!