( 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.

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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.