Whether at home or on location, my primary goal as a lifestyle photographer is to keep families relaxed, having fun, and enjoying meaningful moments together, so that I can capture these memories authentically. And sometimes a session is just magical - full of love, connection, and joyful interactions. I was thrilled when asked to do a family session for this sweet baby girl and her parents at Crown Memorial State Beach in Alameda, a special location for them as a family, and as a way of documenting their tenure in the East Bay before their journey back east to be closer to family. Icing on the cake -- these are good friends and we had a blast! We played games on the beach, checked out the water, and explored and this little cutie kept us busy and laughing! Of course, we also had to capture time with her four dogs since these are prized family members. We all had a lot of fun and time flew by with this loving and connected family. I hope they will cherish these moments as much as I've cherished our friendship and time together in the Bay Area. I wish them the best as they settle into their new home on the East Coast and will miss them and this sweet little explorer!