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.