I feel like to fully understand the inspiration for this session you need to know two things.
Stephanie knows exactly what she wants. And she will stop at nothing to get it.
She is one of the most driven people I have ever met and I am so blessed to call her my cousin (by marriage). She loves to the fullest extent, she goes out of her way for so many people and she never takes no for an answer. Her firecracker personality and Rick's genuine sweetness has trickled down to make some of the most amazing kids you will ever meet. This family has accomplished so much and it was only fitting to go all out for this photo session.
After weeks of planning and excitement the day finally came. We made our way over to Montaña de Oro State Park and began the formal half of our session in the woods. And can I just take a moment to give major props to these women for hiking through dirt and twigs in stunning dresses? It was all worth it. We listened to music, joked freely and made some seriously gorgeous photos in the process.
After a quick change at the cars in a makeshift dressing room we hiked a good 5-10 minutes down sandy steps and up a small hill only to be met by a gorgeous secluded beach. This wonderful bunch embraced chilly ocean waves around their ankles as we shot the casual portion of this session until the sun kissed the horizon goodnight.
I absolutely LOVE when my clients come to me with a specific vision in mind. I love even more so that they trust me to make sure that their vision comes to life. This was seriously a session for the books and one that I will always look back on and smile.