This family was my last family to photograph in 2018. Coincidentally, they were one of my favorites of the year. It’s funny, as our shoot neared its end, I realized I was dragging it out a little, not quite ready to say goodbye. I love that. I’m looking forward to a break and some rest with my family and am ready for 2019 with wide open arms. Happy holidays, y’all!!
Each year I photograph this family and I always look forward to it. It's a special treat to photograph families I know well, and this family is a near and dear one. Mama Hope is one of my closest friends and a model for creating a balanced life of family and creative career. We share a love of good design, raunchy humor, and stiff cocktails. Our eldest kids share the same birth date and our youngest kids share the role of family comedian. Our husbands are both chill, handsome nerds. I'm honored to be your family documentarian, Menghermanns. Love all of yous!!
We had dreamy light and a cold Pacific wind. Mamas were loved up and held tight. Here are some favorites from the set.
This adorable family of four just set sail back to their native Ireland, after living in San Francisco enough years to really fall in love with it. What an exciting journey lies ahead for them! Thank you, friends, for a fun morning on what may have been your last visit to Baker Beach as SF-dwellers. Thankfully on our morning there, Baker delivered with a fog-free bridge view, healthy blasts of arctic wind, a visit from a dungeness crab, and perfect light.
Picture this: a slow Saturday morning, waffles, berries, fresh whipped cream and squeezed juice. Songs, make-believe play, shofar performances, and a little bit of playful wrestling. A leisurely walk to the train and then kite-flying at the beach. Sounds pretty sweet, right? It was.