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The Barnard Family

The Barnards are usually traveling the world with their 4 children, so it was such a treat to photograph this unique family while they visited family for the summer.  We met at a park early in the morning for a San Pedro Family Portrait Session.   Fortunately, it was overcast and  we had a lovely umbrella of soft light.  Nick, the father,  once worked in a film lab long ago.  Knowing that bit of history, the roll of film in my hand took on meaning.  I loaded the camera and began with the family portrait.

As much as I love the essential family portrait, my favorite part is capturing the kids playing in between shots.   These real moments of the family are unrehearsed and come naturally. Watching the 2 brothers play reminded me of my two boys when they were young.  When I look back, I wished I had those memories captured by a photographer.  While I photograph families, it’s my hope to capture those precious moments and relationships between brother, sisters, and parents.   No family is perfect, but every family is unique and that’s what I want to capture.

 

San Pedro Family Portrait Session fine art film hybrid family lifestyle session Los Angeles South Bay photographer Bernadette Madden Kodak Portra Richard Photo Lab

San Pedro Family Portrait Session fine art film hybrid family lifestyle session Los Angeles South Bay photographer Bernadette Madden Kodak Portra Richard Photo Lab

fine art film hybrid family lifestyle session Los Angeles South Bay photographer Bernadette Madden

San Pedro Family Portrait Session fine art film hybrid family lifestyle session Los Angeles South Bay photographer Bernadette Madden Kodak Portra Richard Photo Lab

fine art film hybrid family lifestyle session Los Angeles South Bay photographer Bernadette Madden

fine art film hybrid family lifestyle session Los Angeles South Bay photographer Bernadette Madden

fine art film hybrid family lifestyle session Los Angeles South Bay photographer Bernadette Madden

fine art film hybrid family lifestyle session Los Angeles South Bay photographer Bernadette Madden

fine art film hybrid family lifestyle session Los Angeles South Bay photographer Bernadette Madden

fine art film hybrid family lifestyle session Los Angeles South Bay photographer Bernadette Maddenfine art film hybrid family lifestyle session Los Angeles South Bay photographer Bernadette Madden

fine art film hybrid family lifestyle session Los Angeles South Bay photographer Bernadette Madden

fine art film hybrid family lifestyle session Los Angeles South Bay photographer Bernadette Maddenfine art film hybrid family lifestyle session Los Angeles South Bay photographer Bernadette Madden Kodak Portra Richard Photo Lab

fine art film hybrid family lifestyle session Los Angeles South Bay photographer Bernadette Madden Kodak Portra Richard Photo Lab

fine art film hybrid family lifestyle session Los Angeles South Bay photographer Bernadette Madden

fine art film hybrid family lifestyle session Los Angeles South Bay photographer Bernadette Madden

fine art film hybrid family lifestyle session Los Angeles South Bay photographer Bernadette Madden Father Son

fine art film hybrid family lifestyle session Los Angeles South Bay photographer Bernadette Madden

fine art film hybrid family lifestyle session Los Angeles South Bay photographer Bernadette Madden Kodak Portra Richard Photo Lab

fine art film hybrid family lifestyle session Los Angeles South Bay photographer Bernadette Madden

fine art film hybrid family lifestyle session Los Angeles South Bay photographer Bernadette Madden

fine art film hybrid family lifestyle session Los Angeles South Bay photographer Bernadette Madden

fine art film hybrid family lifestyle session Los Angeles South Bay photographer Bernadette Madden

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Loved photographing this home lifestyle baby session! Baby Jonah was just 2 months old when I photographed him and Ana. I love the interaction between mothers and their babies; those real moments of relationship is what every mother wants to remember.  When I shoot babies and mothers during this stage, I am filled with memories of what it was like being a new parent: having a complete lifestyle change, changing diapers 8 times a day/night, not being sure if you were adequate, nursing non stop with its hardships, learning the baby’s rhythms, having sleepless nights, and so on.   Eventually though, as time passes, you become a pro and all these new challenges become easier and part of the routine.

I shot this session just a few days before the Matsons moved into their new home. It’s so precious to have such memories documented at each stage of life, which is why I’m so passionate about recording these moments for families.  I moved several times with my kids and each place tells a story where I was in my life, my maturity, my relationships with my husband and friends, and how I had changed.  When I look back at old pictures, my memories are stirred and I am taken back into the pages of time of motherhood.

 

Home Lifestyle Baby Session Bernadette Madden Photography

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Lifestyle Baby SessionHome Lifestyle Baby Session Bernadette Madden Photography

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Lifestyle Baby SessionHome Lifestyle Baby Session Bernadette Madden Photography

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Ana and her husband are both musicians that serve together at RCC and have an album out called “Reclaimed“.

Check out the maternity pictures here.

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