Radka, Pedro, Little Lucas and Hana

Radka contacted me a while back to see if I could fit in a half hour family photo shoot for her, close to home. Of course I can always fit in a family photo shoot! And I liked the challenge of finding a nice location near Bennett Valley.

I did some scouting and decided on Matanzas Creek Winery just outside of the city. It has nice grounds with beautiful lavender fields. 

On the day, I got there early to look for specific areas that had a nice view but also had the flattering shade needed for portraiture in such strong light.

Little Lucas was a real pro, smiling at the camera and smooching his grandma and mom and dad. And Radka knew her son, thirty minutes was the exact right amount of time. Towards the end, when his interest in the camera waned, I got to capture some great candid moments as he explored the property. It was so lovely to get to document a moment in Hana's yearly visit to her family here (she's a grandma, can you believe it? Gorgeous).

As you can see for yourself, this is a beautiful family. It was a pleasure to take their photos and it was the end of the session far to quickly! I hope they invite me to photograph them again soon!


PS. I did a wine tasting at the winery, and their Sauvignon Blanc is fantastic. I'm a Red girl, so that is saying a lot.