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,