On a recent trip to the Bay area for a photography workshop with Ben and Erin Chrisman, I got the chance to photograph the Jamali family at the beach. They recently moved from the Sacramento area to Berkeley and it was a great time to reconnect with them and continue capturing their growing family. My first session was when Shirin, their daughter was an infant. Since then I’ve captured their family at least once a year including getting to be present at Kian’s birth. Being around them feels like family at this point. They know me well and how I like to work to bring that out. It is not easy making it all happen and I commend Negar for putting a priority on it year after year. They are a busy, working family and time will pass in a heartbeat if you let it.
Since we have always photographed in mountain, lake and vineyard locations(my neck of the woods), we were excited to switch it up and give context to their Bay area move and headed across the new San Francisco Bay bridge to the beach. It was great to set the kids free to run around like happy dogs breathing in the air and space of the ocean. It was great to set myself free, too, to enjoy the same. I’m grateful to have their repeat business. Thanks Negar, Amir, Shirin and Kian!