JOSHUA TREE FAMILY PORTRAITS | SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA FILM PHOTOGRAPHER | STOFFEL FAMILY

As sweet and as effortless family sessions appear to be in a curated feed on Instagram or even a blog post, we all know that is far from the truth.  Family sessions are a lot of work for both the family and photographer!  Having followed Savan of Savan Photography for quite some time, I reached out to her about a mentorship in photographing family portraits on film and boy, she did NOT disappoint.  

Savan is the queen of emotion filled photography in all aspects of her work.  The way she can tell a families story is enough to bring tears to your eyes!  She is driven and passionate about her clients.  I was so honored to have had the opportunity to learn from such a role model in this industry.  

We both had the pleasure of photographing Moriah's sweeter than sweet family here in the Joshua Tree desert!  I walked away from our time together with so much knowledge and a newfound love for creating art with my portraits.  More than that, I walked away with a friend and lifelong mentor.  For that, I am forever greatful!  

CALIFORNIA DESERT FAMILY SESSION | JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK | STREHL FAMILY

I'm thrilled to share this recent family session with you!  I absolutely ADORE family sessions, especially when pinks, neutrals, and muted tones are involved in the wardrobe color palette, and well, Ashley knows my heart!  The Strehl Family is one of the sweetest you will come across.  I've been fortunate enough to have worked with Ashley on a few projects and have really enjoyed being involved in photographing her small military spouse owned business, Jane & Cope (you can find her Etsy shop HERE).  We chose to photograph in the beautiful desert because its scenery never disappoints and you could probably say they love it here as this is their second tour at 29 Palms Marine Corps Base. 

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