One of my favorite photo sessions are those that include extended families, such as grandparents. It brings me joy to get to know a family where multiple generations are involved. The candid laughs, inside jokes, and being able to photograph a variety of groups makes photographing this type of session so gratifying.
Bailey Canyon is a very secluded pocket in Sierra Madre that is perfect for larger groups. It gets beautiful lighting during golden hour (~30mins before sundown) and it has a nice ‘nature’ feel that’s still very accessible for those in the Pasadena area. There’s also very minimal walking from the parking lot, so very accessible for younger children and older generations.
The [L] Family was such a fun bunch! Grandpa got a little cheeky and wanted to give his loving wife so many kisses. I absolutely love those authentic moments that defines the family – you can’t make this stuff up!
Grandpa has so much love!
The beauty of childhood is authenticity. They show us how it is 🙂 The sisterhood bond between these two lovely little ladies was so sweet – there was no posing involved in capturing these special moments.
Just a short walk up the trail, we come to the beginning of the hiking path, which fortunately is very secluded. Grandma and Grandpa were such troopers – they were excited about the light exercise!
It was such a pleasure photographing the [L] family. If you’d like to have your next family session at Bailey Canyon, please let me know!