It all started when Lara told me about a family trip that she and her family were planning to take. It would go from their home in Washington and ultimately end up in California—but what made it special was they they’d do it while towing their newly-remodeled vintage fiberglass trailer! The trailer was a serious labor of love in getting restored, and its uniqueness played a special part in their travel story. When we made plans to do a session and I had heard about the particulars of their trip, and it immediately resonated and tugged on my heartstrings. I normally don't use props in photo shoots, but their trailer presented itself as such an honest and essential part of their adventure that I couldn’t help but fall in love with it! Along their journey they visited family, friends and set up in some idyllic and breathtaking spots that included our shoot location in Santa Barbara’s El Capitan State Park. Talk about my ideal type of vacation: hanging out around campfires, waking up by the ocean, and, best of all, spending quality time with great people! You might ask, what brought a Brooklyn-based photographer across the country to spend time with a Pacific Northwest family vacationing in California? Well, Lara is a photographer and we were both drawn to this magnificent area to attend a unique and untraditional photo workshop called Photo Field Trip. Photo Field Trip brought us together and I am so stoked that it did! We decided to do a family session in the morning before we both headed off to El Capitan Canyon for the weekend.
Family Vacation Portrait Session in El Capitan Canyon California