Over the summer, Ben was able to make a trip out to the Bay Area for family portrait sessions. One of them was for a family that has meant so much to us over the years – Kay and Thomas, and their boys Milo and Niko.
Kay was one of the first friends we had when we moved to the Bay Area over a decade ago. In the time we’ve known her, we have photographed her and Thomas’ Costa Rica wedding, as well as her brother Robert’s Bora Bora wedding, and we’ve also also done family sessions for her and Robert’s families after they had children.
Kay and Thomas’ Fitzgerald Marine Reserve family session, during the pandemic, was a spot of peace and magic in an otherwise strange and unsettling time. Their best friends Don and Elaine joined in with their daughter, and everyone ran around, climbed on the great fallen trees and basked in the majesty of the cypress forest. It was also a celebration of friendship, and a reminder to savor joy whenever and wherever you find it.