When lovely Lynnette Coalson reached out to me about shooting her family, I was delighted, not only because she’s a photographer as well, but because she has a supercute family and they all have wild, adventurous attitudes! We headed to Balboa Park to explore the gardens and nooks and crannies and discover all sorts of wild things. Jayden is a high-energy adventurer, seeking the most exciting little critters he can find. Of course, the minute his imagination gets away from him, it’s time for snuggles with his Mom! He had me laughing nonstop. Malakai, a bit more reserved, a bit of a wise old man in a teeny baby body—wide-eyed and totally tuned into everything around him, clearly analyzing the world. Every time he snuck a smile, I just about melted. And of course, we set aside a little time so Larry and Lynnette could show me how swoony they are over each other. Which, naturally, made me swoony over them.
You’re in for a wild, playful, sweet, delightful post. While shooting, Lynnette told me it was easy to tell how much I love photographing families. And I couldn’t deny it. Who could resist the genuine energy and delight from these guys?