Many of you know, I took a break from photography to go back this school year and teach Kindergarten. It has been a wonderful year, fulfilling in so many ways…but the military is ready to take us on another journey. So as I prepare for the move back to Northern California I decided that photography will once again be part of my journey. We have lived in Northern California before and I can’t wait to get back there and start shooting in familiar places.
In preparation for starting my photography business again, I wanted to get back behind the camera sooner rather than later. There was no better family to start back with, than Bryan and Shannon’s family. Our families have known each other for the past 12 years. We have lived by each other two times in our military careers. I know that doesn’t sound like much, but Shannon is one of those “diamond in the rough” friends. Even though you haven’t been together, or lost touch for 3-4 years…the minute you finally see each other again, it is like you spoke yesterday. And her and Bryan, well…they are like “Peanut Butter and Jelly” or “Red Beans and Rice!” They are completely perfect for each other in so many ways. It has been such a joy to watch their two daughters grow up in front of my eyes…and camera, the past two years together.
This family session reminded me a lot of shooting in California. I had already done a beach session with them, and they wanted something totally different. So, we headed down to Chinatown here in Honolulu and this is what we captured: