This session was indeed very warm: the sun was out in true California style wrapping up everyone in its sunshine and the backlighting was gorgeous. But it also this family who was so warm, loving, and friendly that it just felt right to include it in their title.

I had the pleasure of meeting this lovely extended family via Sonia, daughter of Maria and Francisco. While Sonia initially reached out because of her exciting engagement to the love of her life, getting these family portraits taken were really important to her. I of course jumped at the opportunity to serve her and her beautiful family!

extended family portrait session, Fort Ord park, Augusta Georgia portrait phogotographer

Maria and Francisco are an absolutely darling couple and it was so evident how much their children and grandson admired and loved them.

Maria and Francisco’s son and daughters: Araceli, JR, Sonia, Leo

The whole family had me grinning ear to ear with their jokes and kind hearts! It was a breeze moving from break out family sessions and doting on Nico- Leo and Julio’s son who loved getting his photo taken. Honestly, this family made my job oh so easy!

All the gorgeous ladies snuggled in for a photo together, and the gentlemen got a shot together as well!


extended family portrait session, Augusta Georgia portrait photographer

Can’t forget a photo of Nico with his Godparents!

Loved getting to photograph these sweet and beautiful sisters!

Julio and Leo with their adorable son Nico. Nico hammed it up for the camera and we were all laughing! He even stepped behind the camera to help me get some photos of his parents.

JR and Gabby are such a beautiful couple. And of course Nico had fun with his Uncle JR!

Francisco, Maria
Sonia, Araceli, Jr, Gabby, Leo, Julio, & Nico

I can’t tell you how much I cherished the time I got to spend you and your wonderful family. I hope you love your memories captured in these photos!

All my love,


Warm Cali Family Session with the Gutierrez Family


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