As much as I do love Christmas time and all the season has to offer, I also love our family adventures and all of the beautiful places our travels take us. This past summer we road tripped all over with our six children along for the adventures. It landed us in the gorgeous Lake Tahoe for a short time thanks to Pinterest and our oldest daughter having a case of wanderlust herself, where I got to photograph this Mama and her sweet boy. When we arranged travel, I hadn’t even thought of it being the fourth of July weekend so with a bit of finesse and finding a new location when we arrived because it was insanely busy where we had initially planned, we came away with some really stunning moments. You would think we were the only ones there this day.
And this Mama. She was so down to earth and so lovely, I felt like I had known her always. We had chatted some before our time together and she shared some of the beautiful images she had taken in Tahoe herself, so by the time our session approached I was pretty excited to get to work with her. Not only is she stunning but she is a wonderful photographer herself. I also marveled at how happy her little guy was. He was so content and sweet in her arms. I could have spent so much longer with them.
Our time in Lake Tahoe was truly adventurous to say the least. We battled the holiday crowds, but my favorite lens also broke in the middle of my very first session there (and it really was a blessing in disguise because I rekindled my love for a few of the lenses I rarely used), we stumbled on a random nudie beach (long story for another day haha) and got lost a couple of times in the insane hiking. We ultimately also came away with some of my most favorite sessions ever. I have a Colorado location very reminiscent of this one I am pretty excited to use next year. <3