The Arevalo Family picked a beautiful spring evening for their photography session at Burroughs Family Farm. The session started with warm, late afternoon sunshine bathing everyone in a happy glow and ended with a soft blush sunset over the Sierra Nevada mountains. It was so nice to step out into the fresh green grass and clean March air that the weeks of rainfall had brought to the valley. From start to finish, the evening was filled with happy laughter, big smiles, and lots and lots of love. In other words – perfect!
I really enjoyed chasing John around through the blossoms. Once he hopped out of the car, he was ready to run – so naturally, we all followed suit! It was so sweet to see how much he loves his mom and dad, and how much fun they all have together. Working with beautiful families like the Arevalos is definitely the highlight of my job.
Thank you Jamie, Drew, and John for the wonderful spring evening in the almond blossoms! And thank you Burroughs Family Farm for offering such a lovely ranch for their family session. We can’t wait to be back!
The Mitchell Family braved bright sun, bees, and a few barking sheepdogs to enjoy the almond blossoms at beautiful Burroughs Family Farms. I had so much fun following Owen and Amelia around on orchard roads and through grassy pastures at this organic almond ranch, dairy, olive oil farm, and pasture-fed egg provider.
After days of rainy California skies, we were treated to an unusually clear afternoon – and got to see Half Dome from the ranch property, too. What an amazing sight! From what mom Diana tells me, the kids had such a good time on the ranch that they are already asking when they can have another photo session. I say, bring it!
While it is tempting to tread through any ol’ roadside orchard to photograph the almond blossoms, establishing a relationship with a rancher ensures that you are entering the land when it is safe to do so (i.e. no pesticide residue or protective guard dogs on patrol) and that you aren’t disturbing the peace and tranquility of someone else’s property. I feel so grateful to Benina Montes and Mary Burroughs of the Burroughs Family for giving myself and the Mitchells the opportunity to enjoy this piece of paradise.
Thank you Diana, Kevin, Owen, and Amelia for sharing the afternoon with me! I am excited to share a few of my favorite images from your session. I’m already looking forward to the next session with these little adventurers!
Your Buddy in the Blossoms,