We were absolutely THRILLED when Rene Potter first reached out to us to capture her Rancho Santa Fe family portrait session. We last got to see her and her family during a beautiful senior portrait session for her daughter, Aubree, at the end of 2022 as she began her college process, and we were excited to get a chance to catch up once again as the school year wrapped up!
Yet when Rene let us know that it would be not only her immediate family, but her whole extended family at their Rancho Santa Fe family portrait session? We knew we had to capture this moment for her— and we were so excited when we heard that we would get to meet even more of her wonderful family. The Potters are a Clove & Kin family that we hold NEAR and DEAR to our hearts; with their kind & compassionate hearts, we knew that we would love the rest of their family just like we absolutely adore them.
The experience of savoring the moments that you share with those you love is something we hold dear to our hearts. It’s something we emphasize with every wedding, portrait, and more, yet this beautiful Rancho Santa Fe family portrait session perfectly exemplifies that.
When your family is spread out across the state and country, it’s hard to find the time to gather together and celebrate the moments both big & small together— yet the Potters went out of their way to bring their family together. As we captured photos of their perfectly color coordinated family together and in individual portraits, we got to see them laugh, chat, and catch up about all that had happened in the year past.
With new great-grandchildren for Jack & Marie, Aubree’s graduation, and more, they got to share joyous moments big & small— all while we snapped away. One of our favorite images we captured during all of this? Stephanie’s ADORABLE Pomeranian sprinting around the yard as we took family portraits, which you can see below! Darting around the chairs, in between legs, and around groups of people, it was a consistent source of joy– and laughter– when the Pomeranian would pop up.
Rene; we’re so thrilled that you chose to reach out and have us capture such a beautiful, joyous moment in your family’s life as you all gathered together during this Rancho Santa Fe family portrait session. Getting to capture beautiful moments like this and Aubree’s senior portraits, moments that you’ll remember forever, is such an incredible treat; we’re forever grateful that we get to be there for them. We can’t wait for the next time you call, and when we get to catch up with you and your family again.
Did you love the Potter family’s Rancho Santa Fe family portrait session, and want to see another beautiful portrait session with families coming together? We think you’ll love the Tobar family’s beautiful Crystal Pier portrait session, where we got to capture family portraits in front of a stunning San Diego landmark! Did you love the idea of doing a portrait session at home? We think you might get some inspiration from the Van Hook family’s adorable family portrait session!