Santa Cruz Documentary Family Photography | The George Family

When Marina wrote me about documenting a day in their life in Santa Cruz CA, I was both excited and complemented, as Marina and Matt are the talented Photographers behind Two Foxes Photography whose work I’ve followed over the years. It was a great honor to document these four plus their adored pups in the two places they cherish most. Marina and Matt are wonderful parents and beautiful together, their love and commitment to both one another and their family shines bright and was a gift to witness.

We started in the early morning out on their land where they’re building their dream home, just a few miles from where I grew up in the Santa Cruz mountains, and ending in their Capitola casita. This family is wild and adventurous and way too much fun. Seeing Wilder and Lila out on the land, rolling in dirt, exploring their future home, climbing anything climb-able … all while playing imaginary games reminded me a great deal of the beauty of growing up wild and free, in the mountains with seemingly endless land and thick forest on all sides. Their dogs are also a huge part of their lives, even the inspiration behind the name of their photography business, and seeing what an integral part of their family they are just melted my heart.  Thank you the George family for entrusting me to document a glimpse of your life, here are a few of my favorite frames from that day.