The Marcaida Family [Fullerton Family Portraits]



Part two of my annual Gavin and Liam photo session.  After having photographed their birthday blast at Funtopia weeks earlier, I reunited with the Marcaida family to document them in a more private setting.  With no more rock climbing to be found, no cake or other sugary treats to devour, the boys improvised and put on a good show of their best leaping, piggy backing and karate chops.  Hey, I'd be disappointed if these guys sat still the whole time - hah!

Even still, mom and dad were able to corral the boys when needed, and we captured some nice family moments we're usually not able take pause for during the bustle of the parties.   So I'm really glad we made the time to schedule this separate session.

As always, Marcaida family, thanks again for keeping me in mind.  You never disappoint, and it truly is a privilege to be recording your family's story year after year. 

Gavin + Liam [Funtopia Sender One Birthday Party]



Six years.  It's hard to believe it's been that long since I first began photographing Gavin and Liam's birthday.  Each year seems to sneak up a little faster now, and it sure is flattering when that email from their parents still finds its way into my mailbox, asking to schedule this year's session and document the celebration.

It's always great to see the two boys -- they entertain the familiar presence of my camera more than most kids their age -- but what we all really look forward to every year is the theme for the party.  And Funtopia Sender One in Santa Ana did not disappoint!  Check it out -- indoor rock climbing!  Who's not going to have a blast with that?  For an hour you can schedule a private party in the interactive climbing room.  Kids climb, leap, swing, free fall to their heart's content.   Then, pizza, cake, and popsicles in the adjacent party room. And that cake -- always a work of art really. 

I'm typically at these parties for three hours, but Funtopia reservations allow for two.  So this year, we split the shoot into two days, scheduling portraits for another weekend.  For that reason, I'm going to blog the shoots separately as well.  Sorta like the last movie in the Hunger Games series.  Except no need to wait a year to see the rest.  Stay tuned!