There is nothing nicer and more exciting than being commissioned to be part of a home remodeling project, where it also entails the art of photography too! This was the case with Abegail and Harold Mendoza and their two boys. Abegail and Harold had planned the remodeling with such loving detail that they knew that the perfect finishing touches would include their updated family portraits.
Whenever I do an outdoor portrait session, I make sure to scout the location the day before. I do so to eye the best spots and test how the light hits those areas at a certain time of day to create what I believe will be interesting portraits. Another reason I like to scout it is so that I can have a mental outline of the best path to take and insure the smooth transitioning from spot to spot, especially when young children are part of the session.
We began our session at the Historical Adobe Park, in the community of Tesoro del Valle. It was the perfect setting because it was a fun place where the boys often like to visit while on family walks. After, we made our way over to the spacious outdoor community recreation clubhouse. The clubhouse overlooks the most peaceful outdoor man-made lake surrounded by trees. Of course we had all previously agreed that we wouldn’t bypass such a gorgeous place! The lake scene truly completed the session by providing a variation to their family portraits that are now lovingly in full display over the Mendoza’s fireplace; and will be for a couple of years before they update their wall art again. It was great getting to know them and can honestly say that I am truly honored to be their family photographer.