The twins have each been in my daughter’s grade school classes, so Adina, Matt and I have become friends these past two years. Adina is a “Redkin Rockstar” and travels worldwide speaking and teaching for Redkin. I have had the pleasure of sitting in her salon chair and boy does she do a mean cut and color. So when we decided a long time ago to do a family photo shoot, I knew it would be nothing less than flippin’ F-U-N.
We decided to shoot at Venice Beach because the boys in the family love to skate. When I asked Adina what the girls would do while they skated, she quipped, “Be beautiful.” and of course they were:
And here are the menfolk doin’ their sk8 thang…
But that was at the end. Let’s go back to the beginning, shall we?
I ventured around Venice Beach looking for locations to shoot, but also just to take in the view…tons of people, all with interesting visual tales to tell. But that is for another post. Here are a few of the environmental shots I took:
The rules for the skate park at Venice Beach are pretty extensive and so I had to get a shot of them, plus the cars that day at Venice Beach were, shall we say, unusual? And of course what kid doesn’t love a warm slice of pizza for early dinner?
This family has blue eyes and shoes for days:
While getting ready for the family photo shoot I captured Adina doing what she does best: styling her daughter’s hair. You can take the girl out of the salon but not the salon out of the girl!
The Family that plays together, stays together! Thanks Adina and Matt for letting me spend the afternoon with your Bada$$ family! What a great choice of location – to skate and have fun in the sun at Venice Beach while showcasing your colorful, fun and beautiful family. Until next time…