Candid Family Photography

January 26, 2018

Candid Family Photography in Los Angeles

These lovely people are actually good friends of mine (lucky me!). With a new baby and a newly-minted big brother in the house, they were looking to refresh their family portraits. They are as relaxed and fun as a family of four can get and I knew that they wouldn’t be looking for portraits that were too traditional, formal or posed. During our design appointment we discussed a session that would capture the excitement (and the chaos) of a new baby, and give them some candid family photography worthy of a place on their walls.

When my assistant and I arrived at their home Mom, Dad and the baby were nowhere to be found. However, these two greeted us at the door and invited us to join in some squirrel-watching. I definitely¬†couldn’t let this moment go! I made this image before we’d even set our bags down.

Candid family photo with boy and dog.

Baby brother still needed some attention from Mom and Dad, so we headed out to the yard. Property-tours led by 4 year-old cowboys are always enlightening. We found a great “wilderness” spot to capture this solo portrait.

Candid portrait of boy in hat.

By the time we got back from our tour of the yard, baby was ready for his close-up. We used a variety of spots inside the house to get some images of baby with Mom, Dad and brother.

Relaxed image of father and newborn son.

Candid portrait mom and newborn son.

Candid portrait of big brother and newborn.

This little guy was so sweet and stayed asleep for almost the entire session. We headed back out to the family’s gorgeous garden, where we were able to get some more traditional portraits of baby.

Relaxed image of newborn.

This is a beautiful baby and I have no doubt this image will be treasured, but so will the more candid images we captured… those that tell the real story of what it’s like bringing baby home the second time around.

Candid photo of boy with dad and baby. Candid Portrait Boy with Dad and Baby

big sister and newborn

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