Fall Colors and Family Portraits in Malibu Canyon

The Hines Family was one of the first family sessions we booked on our calendar this past fall, and now we are so excited to share their beautiful portraits here on the blog! Holly contacted us over the summer to set something up months in advance for when she knew her daughter, Taylor, would be home from college. The family hadn’t done family portraits together in years and she wanted to surprise her husband, Greg, with a portrait session for his birthday. Isn’t that the most thoughtful gift? 🙂

When their session date arrived, the family decided that King Gillette Ranch would be the perfect location to capture their updated portraits. Of course we were thrilled because we LOVE shooting there! We arrived with a couple spots already in mind, and when we grabbed our gear and began our walk to the first spot, something caught my eye…

We have shot at King Gillette Ranch many times, but we had never noticed a path through the trees on the other side of the property. Out of curiosity, we decided to check it out  and we were shocked to discover a secret fall paradise! The trees looked like they were transported straight from New England in the height of fall. We didn’t think colors like this existed in Southern California!

But what took this session to the next level was how well this family unintentionally coordinated with these stunning autumn surroundings! How perfect do they look under all those orange and yellow leaves? *heart eyes*

It was a joy to capture the Hines Family’s first photos together in a long time. Taylor just returned to school to finish up her junior year where she is studying speech pathology and hopes to use her degree to help newborn babies in the NICU (sweetest job EVER, right!?!). And Holly and Greg just celebrated 28 years of marriage. We had so much fun coaching them through some fun couple’s poses and capturing their love!

Holly, Greg, and Taylor, thanks for picking us to capture these precious memories together! We had a blast with you guys and we hope you love your photos as much as we do—which is A LOT!