Sessions often become memorable for different reasons, but for this family session at The Mission San Juan Capistrano – two things stick out. First, this is a repeat family. I’ve actually worked with them for many, many years. That’s always super special.
Secondly, this session was a total suprise. Yes, you heard me right – the session was a suprise for the matriarch of this family! Not only did her family book and arrange this photography session – they even picked their mom out an outfit.
Anddddd…..if you didn’t think it could get any sweeter, they had tickets to The Nutcracker and the show was right after the session! Talk about a thoughtful Christmas gift, eh?
We all better step our game up next year. Our mom’s are counting on us!
The Mission San Juan Capistrano Photos
The Mission San Juan Capistrano never disappoints when it comes to a location for a family session. The architecture, vast space and lush greens provide the perfect backdrop every time. I find it particularly great for littles ones because The Mission has lots of benches and areas to sit for pictures, while being balanced out by ample green space to run around.
It’s always a joy to work with this family – and it brings my heart so much joy to see how they have evolved over the years. I can’t believe they are a family of ten now! The three youngest girls stole the show with their sweetness (and their outfits!). But seriously, do those maroon suede flats come in my size?!
I really enojyed being “in” on this suprise and watching the pure joy on this mom and grandma’s face as her kids spoiled her. As a mom myself, I can see how touched she must have felt by the thoughtful gesture.
Well done, kids. Well done.