Before Covid, seemingly in another lifetime, I photographed the Nabity Family at their home and exploring their beloved San Francisco neighborhood stopping for pork buns and iced coffee. Needless to say, it was a fun one.
But, like so many people since the pandemic, Clara and Ken chose to get back to their roots and moved back to their hometown of Davis, CA for a slower pace and to be closer to family. And through a bit of luck and the kind of coincidence that gives me chills, I happened to be heading up that way to visit my own family nearby just when they were going to reach out about doing another photo session.
Maybe it was the magic of things falling into place just perfectly like that or perhaps the change of scenery (photographing families outside their farmhouses is not something I get to do working in LA), but the collection of images we created together felt a bit special, exceptional even. And so, worth sharing here. There was no agenda except to connect, slow things down and just have fun–Just the way I love my family sessions to be. I hope that comes through in these images (which are my usual digital but also a bunch of film too).