Family portraits are SO fun to capture!  I REALLY love it when I get to capture adult children, with their families and their parents!  We don’t always think to do it, but what a great way to document and cherish generations!  So when Sandy asked me to capture her family, when they would all be in the states and in California, I of course said YES!  I met Sandy through my Modern School Portrait work, and instantly fell in love with her personality and heart. It was an honor to be asked to document this time.  We had one day available, when everyone would be in town at the same time.  Sandy’s daughters live in Texas AND Chile, with their families, so you can see why getting all together for pictures might be difficult!

Thankfully I was able to make my schedule work with that one date…(I would have TOTALLY made it work anyway I could, because…I LOVE Sandy:-))  We decided on Old Sacramento, for the location, it has so much variety, and is really great with kids, because of the trains, and basic run around space:-)  I LOVE to have my families INTERACT, so that I can capture some of who they are not just a nice portrait.  It’s really important to me that when you see the images, you see YOU, or THEM.  That’s something that I know Sandy LOVES about the Modern School Portraits I do, so I REALLY wanted her to see that in these!

Based on the email she sent me after she saw her gallery, I am pretty sure I got it right with these! I LOVE client feedback, especially when the clients tell me they CHERISH the images:-)

We started with the whole family, and went from there.  There was a TON of laughing during this session, as well as a little crying, but thankfully that was just the little ones!

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Mom + Dad and their girls:-)

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These two, were the cutest, AND so excited for this session, well at least Anne was!

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LOVE!

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This guy wasn’t feeling so hot, but everything is always better in mama’s arms!  While I know it’s very important to capture that one family portrait, I love to capture the in between, and the moments that are REAL, and timely for this season of life!  So I typically include lots of these as well:-)  They tell the whole story of the day, the season, and the family.

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Mom and her girls!

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Dad and his girls!

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Sisters:-)

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The baby:-)  Love that dad and brother are in the frame as well!

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I ALWAYS try and capture mom + dad off together, I mean how often do you have pictures taken?  I know I cherish the images I have of my husband and I as we celebrate year after year of being together, and LOVE.  Couples are often hesitant, but I always hear how much they LOVE them and cherish this reminder and documentation of their love in the midst of the chaos of young family life!

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Because TRAINS and Grandpas are the BEST!

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And because EVERY family needs an album cover, right?:-)

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THANK YOU, Sandy + Family for the HONOR of capturing your family portraits, I fell in love with you all!  I hope you cherish these images for generations to come!  I know living so far away from each other is hard, but I hope you had fun and made some great memories as you were together this summer.  And hopefully these images bring you back to this time, when you are so far apart.

What’s YOUR story? Do you need new family images to tell that story on your walls, or in a book on your coffee table?  Are you looking at your kids and wondering, where the time goes, and how they got so big?  Do you want to celebrate who THEY are RIGHT now?  I would love to tell YOUR FAMILY’S story, and CAPTURE YOUR LIFE!   Send me an EMAIL, and we will grab a coffee and get to know each other!

-Anna

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  • Wendy Burgan - Your talents are beyond words at times… These are absolutely amazing. A bit biased because I know and LOVE this family but your ability to capture them as I know them speaks volumes.. You made the physical miles they are all apart feel a little closer! BRAVO!ReplyCancel

Every year I donate a session or two to some local schools for their annual fundraisers.  Jacqui, contacted me after having the winning bid at my niece’s school auction!  She was very excited for Family Portraits and we got to planning it right away!  She knew she wanted somewhere “rustic with a barn”.  After a little looking around, I found the Bayley Barn in Pilot Hill…I knew it would be perfect, but I was afraid it would be too far of a drive, luckily they were up for it, and we met for some beautiful Family Portraits, and hopefully at least a little fun:-)

The kids were ready to go, so I got started with their individuals, they are all so full of personality and gorgeous! SUPER easy to capture!

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LunsfordFamily_05_BlogLOVE this! The outfits were perfect for this spot and the family!

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The grounds around the barn are great too!  This family LOVES each other and that is evident throughout their images!  They are just easy and comfortable and interact so naturally with each other, they were a JOY to capture!LunsfordFamily_19_Blog

I am pretty sure, RIGHT before this shot he was tackling both of them!  OR maybe right after!

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Jacqui, THANK YOU for helping me give back to CCS Lincoln, AND more importantly for the honor of capturing your beautiful family, and helping you get some images on your walls!  Your family is precious, and in such a sweet season!

What’s YOUR story? Do you need new family images to tell that story on your walls, or in a book on your coffee table?  Are you looking at your kids and wondering, where the time goes, and how they got so big?  Do you want to celebrate who THEY are RIGHT now?  I would love to tell YOUR FAMILY’S story, and CAPTURE YOUR LIFE!   Send me an EMAIL, and we will grab a coffee and get to know each other!

-Anna

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Welcome to our LATEST edition of LightBox Stories Blog Circle!  I am SO glad you are here!  My name is Anna Robertson, and I am a Family and Lifestyle Portrait Photographer in Northern California.  This year along with all the photographers in the LIGHTBOX STORIES blog circle, I am capturing our family’s life in one image a day.  I am so EXCITED to be partnering with this group of talented photographers from around the world!  Being a part of this group means we have people who encourage, challenge and help us along the way of our 365 journey. Thanks for looking at the images of my life and reading my story!  Please be sure to read through to the bottom and follow the blog circle around the globe, you don’t want to miss ANY of the TALENTED photographers:-)

This month, November,  was SO insane!  I was SO busy in fact, I again forgot to grab my camera A LOT of days!  We had actual weather, photo events, travel for holidays, and photo sessions AND a very early Christmas present, which probably means December is going to send me over the edge;-)  Just kidding, I hope!  This month still contains some phone shots, but I am definitely bringing out the big camera, sometimes even capturing a moment with both:-)   I am LOVING capturing our life’s story, the good, the messy, and the boring, it is all part of who we are and where we are in life right now! That is why I am SO honored when I get to capture a snippet of your life, and stop time in the images I capture.  So that years from  now, or maybe just weeks you will look back and smile at who you were then, and remember to enjoy the beauty that is your life right now, even if it feels messy today!   The following are my favorite images of the month:-)  I hope you enjoy!

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My neighbor and friend brought me flowers and goodies from her garden:-)365_307_Blog

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We traveled to Alameda to capture a VERY special family’s portraits.  We stayed for dinner, and had SO much fun!  What an honor!365_318_Blog

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We celebrated great grades and reports with donuts and chocolate milk!365_320_Blog

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Daniel and his Doggy, NEVER far apart.  I have actually been surprised he never asked to take it to school!

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Tom + I took a few days to backpack in Joshua Tree while we were visiting my parents in the desert:-)  My brother and his family took the kids to Lego land while we were gone!365_326_Blog365_328_Blog
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What do you do when your family is over for brunch?  Why take care of their family portraits of course;-)365_333_Blog

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Christmas came early in our house this year!  We surprised the boys with a highly desired puppy!  They were completely surprised, AND SO in love immediately!365_334_Blog

I love how these images let you see our life, our personalities and the beauty that I am learning to see and appreciate with my eyes.  I am thankful for the assignment to observe, capture and mostly be thankful for our days right now, and be challenged to see the beauty in the everyday.  I am SO excited for what the rest of the year will bring!

I hope you enjoyed this glimpse into our life!  AND don’t forget to check back next month as we post our images from December, the END of the year!…CRAZY!

Please enjoy a look through the rest of the month:-)  You can also see previous weeks HERE

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Welcome to our LATEST edition of LightBox Stories Blog Circle!  I am SO glad you are here!  My name is Anna Robertson, and I am a Family and Lifestyle Portrait Photographer in Northern California.  This year along with all the photographers in the LIGHTBOX STORIES blog circle, I am capturing our family’s life in one image a day.  I am so EXCITED to be partnering with this group of talented photographers from around the world!  Being a part of this group means we have people who encourage, challenge and help us along the way of our 365 journey. Thanks for looking at the images of my life and reading my story!  Please be sure to read through to the bottom and follow the blog circle around the globe, you don’t want to miss ANY of the TALENTED photographers:-)

This month, OCTOBER,  was SO busy!  SO busy in fact, I forgot to grab my camera A LOT of days!  We had actual weather, photo events, friends for dinner, friends having babies, field trips, new phones, and of course Halloween!  SO after October 16, most of my images were captured on my new iPhone…I don’t love that fact but it was new, and easier to carry than my big camera.  But since, all my low light Halloween pictures…I have gone back to having my big camera, I just love it so much, but I am challenged to figure out the potential of the awesome iPhone camera:-)   I am LOVING capturing our life’s story, the good, the messy, and the boring, it is all part of who we are and where we are in life right now! That is why I am SO honored when I get to capture a snippet of your life, and stop time in the images I capture.  So that years from  now, or maybe just weeks you will look back and smile at who you were then, and remember to enjoy the beauty that is your life right now, even if it feels messy today!   The following are my favorite images of the month:-)  I hope you enjoy!

 

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We have had some stormy skies, and some epic sunsets and sunrises!365_275_Blog276|365

With the stormy skies we have had lightening storms!  I am LOVING them in our new house!  BUT I definitely need practice capturing them!365_276_Blog282|365

Friday night dinners have become a slow process to savor the weeks end!365_282_Blog283|365

Wine on the patio with a view and my love, LOVE weekends!365_283_Blog285|365

Always willing to help me check lighting:-) Those eyes are like pools of heaven!365_285_Blog287|365

Home Depot field trip with his best bud!365_287_Blog290|365

 

Another light checker:-)  I have a LOVE/NOT LOVE relationship with this image.  It’s beautiful, but he is TOO old:(365_290_Blog

 

I love how these images let you see our life, our personalities and the beauty that I am learning to see and appreciate with my eyes.  I am thankful for the assignment to observe, capture and mostly be thankful for our days right now, and be challenged to see the beauty in the everyday.  I am SO excited for what the rest of the year will bring!

I hope you enjoyed this glimpse into our life!  AND don’t forget to check back next month as we post our images from November.  Only TWO more months left in the year…CRAZY!

Please enjoy a look through the rest of the month:-)  You can also see previous weeks HERE

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Even though the weather is STILL not cooperating!  Where is our FALL?  The days are going by, and there is beauty to be captured! The beauty of your family, and this beautiful area we live in!  I would LOVE to capture your family and tell a bit of your story.  Maybe this year you want to capture a family outing, or a favorite fall tradition, I would LOVE to help you turn your Family Portraits into your story, so let’s chat!

Fall Family Portrait Sessions are in FULL SWING!  So while we are still waiting for Hot Cider, boot, and scarf weather, schedule your session!  Christmas will be here before you know it:-)  I have limited sessions available so give me a call, or contact me so you don’t miss out!

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What’s YOUR story? Do you need new family images to tell that story on your walls, or in a book on your coffee table?  Are you looking at your kids and wondering, where the time goes, and how they got so big?  Do you want to celebrate who THEY are RIGHT now?  I would love to tell YOUR FAMILY’S story, and CAPTURE YOUR LIFE!   Send me an EMAIL, and we will grab a coffee and get to know each other!

-Anna

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