Family Summer Photoshoot | Pasadena

Now that the school year has ended and the long hot summer nights have begun, there is no better time for an outdoor family summer photoshoot.

I met this beautiful family three years ago when I captured their youngest daughter’s 3-month and 1-year portraits. When I heard they wanted to book their family portrait session, I was so excited. The girls had grown since then and it was now time to update their family wall portraits.

After speaking with the family on locations, they decided to go with one of my favorite locations in Pasadena. So we met up at a nature preserve nestled at the base of the San Gabriel mountains. This nature preserve is filled with lots of wild flowers and natural botanicals to explore.

Despite the humid hot weather, bugs and wildlife lingering behind the scenes, this family trusted me and allowed me to capture their gorgeous family portraits.

Family summer portraits captured in the Pasadena, California mountains.

Location Scouting For Family Summer Photoshoot

I always arrive at the location earlier then my clients so that I can scout and find the perfect light. I want to make sure I have more than one area to shoot at. By placing the family in multiple areas within the same location, I can fill their gallery with a variety of images. It’s important to keep in mind what colors they’re wearing. I want to make sure the location compliments their attire. There is so much that goes into planning for a session and I want to give the best experience for my clients.

Hey there! Click here for a behind the scenes reel (video) from this session. You can also check out more IG reels at Vanessa Kuns Photography Instagram account.

Family summer portraits captured in the Pasadena, California mountains.

Are you looking to book your next family portrait session?

There are so many great locations in Southern California; from the desert, mountains, and coastal hills to the sandy beaches. I’ll help you pick the perfect spot for your family photoshoot. If you’re interested in booking a family photoshoot, please visit my pricing page and contact me when you’re ready. You can contact me by filling out the contact form or email me at or call me at 626-506-2785. I look forward to… preserving your story.

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