I photographed the family portrait photography experience of Sara & Jason during my Northern California trip this past Fall.
I was fortunate to meet these two years ago when they hired me to photograph their wedding celebration in Chico, California. As the years have gone by, we’ve become friends.
Now six years later, their world revolves around raising their little family in Northern California.
They now call Auburn, California home where Jason works as a firefighter and Sara as a veterinarian. While schedules can be busy and they work hard to find the balance, it’s clear that there is a lot of love in this home.
I think it shows through the mirror of their happy kids.
In their eyes, life doesn’t get much better than when they are exploring the outdoors and camping outside with their two kiddos during their days off.
For their family portrait photographic experience, they wanted to celebrate all of the little things they cherished about kids during this fast-moving time in their young family’s life.
They wanted to capture the joy on the face of their exuberant 3-year-old son as he plays and dreams in their family home. They wanted to hold on to the feeling of seeing that mom heart-melting tenderness that he shows towards his 1-year-old little sister and his willingness to always include her.
After rounding out a full year with the new addition of their daughter, they wanted to capture her fiery spirit and hilarious exploration of her little world.
They wanted to remember the magic that they see every day when they are with their family.
Knowing this, I felt we were able to create some really genuine, meaningful memories for them by exploring the north fork of the American River and playing with their kids around the house.
Here are some favorite photographs from our time together. Thanks for looking! -M