( ventura family session )

i set out before the sun to find the perfect spot for this session. my sister & i watched surfers sitting on their boards & the subtle change of color in the morning clouds. we found the perfect location, went home to grab gear, andrew, & kai and headed back to the sand.

this is my fourth year photographing the gilsons holiday photos. i photographed their session last year at the beach too - but this year we wanted to add in a little surf session. kevin has been teaching sabryna to surf this year and it was fun to watch her continue to learn! the weather was perfect - the cloud coverage created a perfect soft background and yet the water was warm. it was our favorite kind of beach day.


the gilsons. we have known them for as long as we have been on the coast. mila was the first little bean i ever babysat, and i only made her cry once! sabryna is a creative - making wooden projects & watercolor pieces from home. kevin saves lives & enjoys the outdoors. jackson is the happiest babe & likes when he can eat sand. this family has encouraged us and supported us during many moments in our lives. we are so grateful to call them friends.