I imagine this would come as a surprise to most of my clients but for most of my life most people--including me--have thought of me as being kind of quiet and introverted. In fact, going into this business, my biggest fear was that my natural shyness would get in the way of establishing the necessary rapport with my subjects. I'm still not sure how it happened but somehow photography has managed to bring me out of my shell, and one of my favorite parts of working with these wonderful families is getting a chance to talk to them and find out what we have in common.
As it turned out, this particular family and I had more in common than I originally thought. Not only do our kids go to the same daycare (where I met them, of course) but the husband and I both lived in the same Orange County town around the same time, even though neither of us is from there. Plus, even though we're from opposite sides of California, they knew a bunch of people who I went to high school with! It never ceases to amaze me how small the world can be.
For this session we met up in Presidio Park, which overlooks Old Town and the Mission Valley area. Presidio Park is a great venue for photograph, with both beautiful architecture and green, open spaces. I had a great time working with them, and together we created some wonderful family portraits.