Lara and her family made a road trip from their home in Washington to Southern California—but what made it special was their newly-remodeled vintage fiberglass trailer. The trailer was a restoration labor of love. I usually don’t use props in photo shoots, but their trailer presented itself as an intrinsic and essential part of their adventure. Along their journey, they visited family and friends and set up in some idyllic and breathtaking spots that included our shooting 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 spending quality time with great people! 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 headed off to El Capitan Canyon for the weekend.
Family Vacation Portrait Session in El Capitan Canyon California
Lara and her family love nature, so our surroundings made the session flow with ease as we explored the different plants and trees located in the area. The boys played about as we relaxed and soaked in the perfect weather.