Taking these family photos at Seal Beach in California for the Patels was a great time!

The Patel family had just moved to California and were looking for a new Orange County photographer for their family photos. I'm so glad they ended up finding me through Instagram on their search!

For their family photos, they wanted a warm sunset night, so we went to Heron Point at Seal Beach for a mini-session, one of my favorite spots for great sunset lighting and pretty greenery. But we didn't quite get the warmth part - it ended up being real dang cold. You'd never be able to tell by looking at the photos! These boys were such troopers and had the most adorable, natural smiles in front of my camera - like they'd been doing this forever.

At the end of the session, we threw a blanket on the floor that I'd bought from Target. That just goes to show that you don't have to be fancy with your family session or with any props/accessories you bring. Bring whatever fits your family and feels the most like something you'd do on a normal evening together.

Mom was worried that they weren't going to get "the shot" with the kids because of how cold it was. But I just kept telling her to trust me - and the boys were perfect. We got "the shot"easily for this fam ;) The brothers loved to explore and walk around. These photos totally show the importance of capturing our kids at each stage of their life so we can have these memories forever. They grow up so fast and that's why I do this job - so I can capture these moments for families to have for the rest of their lives. These little boys won't be so little in a few years.

Check out a few more recent family sessions below:

Playful In-Home Family Session

Long Beach Golden Hour Family Photos