Paramount Ranch Family Photos | Ximena + Matt

September 20, 2018

Paramount Ranch Family Photos | Ximena + Matt

As a Southern California Family photographer, it’s awesome when you get to shoot the growth of a family. It makes you feel like you are a part of their family too! These family photos: Paramount Ranch, comes full circle as I first shot this family when it was their first maternity shoot ever, and now, 2 boys later, we return to where it all began!

FAMILY photos: Paramount Ranch

Life gets hectic, as I am sure all you parents can agree, but we managed to get another family shoot done before the baby got any bigger! It was incredible to see the before and after! The two boys are so cute and the parents couldn’t be any happier with their sons!

The setting at Paramount Ranch is beautiful!! Lots of people use it for the old Hollywood Western Movie backdrop, which we did in the first shoot but this time mama bear wanted the fields drenched in light. Unfortunately she got a little traffic when heading over, per usual in LA, but we were able to scramble and get some of the last bit of light. Keep in mind when you are shooting here that the hills cause the sunset time to actually be earlier, because once the sun gets past the hills, it’s over!

Toddler’s attention span is quick, and the afternoons aren’t their favorite time, so be ready to set up your shots and go at it fast. Also they will be on the run, as you can see in the photo below, so wear comfy shoes and keep up 🙂

I like to try different locations, but it is fun to come to the same spot with a particular family because then you can see the aging process in effect with the same background. It creates a nostalgia, which I am a sucker for. The kiddos and parents had tons of fun!

FAMILY photos: Paramount Ranch

Father / son moments are so precious! The grounds on this property allow for kids to play which creates the best candid photos 😉


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