Santa Cruz Documentary Family Session | The Joseph Family

Year two documenting the Joseph Family. While I live in Oaxaca, I still have a strong connection with my friends in Santa Cruz, where I’m from and grew up. Suzanne and I met in middle school, grew up around the block from one another, and in our best moments, jammed from beach to beach, from party to party, on our old school cruiser bikes, in true coastal style. During one brilliant moment, we even took our precious modes of transportation apart to repaint them with glitter and of course, adding ribbons to the handlebars … the bikes where never the same.

But in all seriousness, I absolutely adore this family. Today happens to be this beautiful Mama’s birthday, a fellow virgo sister of mine, and so this post comes in the most fitting moment. I loved making these pictures, chaos and calm were in abundance, never-ending perfection. One thing I became acutely aware of during our session, was the way Suzanne and Spencer are with their girls and as parents, incredibly present with their kiddos and with one another. Hayden, the eldest, is wildfire, she’s on her way to big things, and sweet Sky baby is just the most darling little lady, constantly in admiration of her big sister, overall the happiest little one. I am excited to share these pictures from our real session, and while I spent only two hours documenting them, the moments – tantrums, laughs, outfit changes and more, were in abundance. Love these four beauties, and I’m so grateful to be able to document them year after year, happy birthday to darling Suzanne!