When the sun is shining I can do anything; no mountain is too high, no trouble too difficult to overcome. -Wilma Rudolph

The same can be said about the support of a great family.  This family session in the mountains was a personal session for Christy Golder Photography and the sun was definitely shining on this gorgeous group in this lovely mountain setting.

What We Love:

Christy: This family session was such a joy to capture! That beautiful mama happens to be my sister in law and one of my very best friends, my two nieces are not only beautiful but also have the sweetest personalities and their papa truly treasures all of his girls. It brings me so much joy to capture this special season in my clients, friends and families lives, Little ones grow up so fast and having photos to remember these times is such a wonderful gift to cherish. This family session was shot in the Laguna Mountains in Southern California on a cold, windy 30 degree day. The entire session only took about 20 minutes time because I didn’t want them to suffer! They were all such troopers in the cold and made it a fun time. Some of my favorite moments of family sessions are when we take a few minutes to get photos of just mom and dad.

Lisa and Rachel:  We love that this is a personal session for Christy, those types of sessions are so special. What really grabbed us about this session were the prints and textures of the wardrobe selected by this family and just how fitting the wardrobe was for the location that was selected.  We enjoyed the relaxed posing that comes with knowing your clients as well as Christy knows this group, it really allows her to capture the love of this family, especially the love of the parents for their children.

Gear: I used my Nikon D7000 with 35mm 1.8 lens.

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