The day before mini sessions, I got to see my friend Rachel for the first time in years and photograph her adorable little family! Rachel is a full-time graphic designer now, but when she was in college she worked at the MAC cosmetics counter at Nordstrom and she was the makeup artist I teamed up with on a few of those blogger shoots I mentioned in my Introductions and Storytelling post. I learned some super useful tips while watching her do makeup at these sessions. 💁🏻♀️💄💋
For their family session, we headed up to Sly Park in Pollock Pines. I had never been before, but I follow another photographer on Instagram who posted a sneak peek of a session she did up there and I was in love with the location based on the photos alone. Needless to say, I was stoked when Rachel and Mark agreed to shoot there. Rachel requested that we do more candid shots of them as a family instead of lots of posed ones with everyone looking at the camera. We were still able to get quite a few of everyone looking, but we nailed the candid shots! Here are some of my favorites from their session.