san jose photographer – stylized camping adventure

i can’t even begin to describe how amazing this family is! at the beginning of our consultation, mom mentioned that her family loved camping, adventure, dinosaurs and vintage flair. so based of that, we decided to create a perfect session for them. a san jose stylized camping adventure that was filled with (get ready for all the awesomeness): camping snuggles, no fire s’mores, chocolate milk, bird watching, dinosaur fighting, rock climbing, sunset twirls and to top it off, a climb up the hill to fly a kite and watch the sun dip away. seriously, they seemed to have brought magic with them from alameda (they were so awesome to make the trek down to this magical south san jose location as i’ve been wearing down as i enter the third trimester).



even the kite flying ended up being magical. the few days prior to the session, there was zero wind. so i was nervous that it would be moot to try and fly a kite. but on this lovely saturday, there was a slight breeze (which was perfect for the kite, not so much for the tent as that had a nice billow to it from the wind, haha oh well). and of course once we packed up and left, the sky turned a brilliant purple and pink with touches of cotton candy clouds! then the next few days? bad weather and cloudy days with no wind. our shoot day was perfect! sanjosephotographer_familysanjosephotographer_familysanjosephotographer_family

thank you so much for having me capture the magic and love of your family! i hope that you enjoy your sneak peek! though i will say that i had a hard time narrowing down this sneak peek, it could have easily turned in to your full gallery, there were that many photos that i absolutely loved and wanted to share right away with you 🙂

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  • Tenley ClarkAugust 6, 2014 - 2:52 pm

    OMG these are AMAZING!! (the caps still don’t do it justice!) Could those silhouettes be any more perfect?! And the sun flare!? And their outfits… and the styling… and the perfect moments and expressions…Gah! Gorgeous work!! =)ReplyCancel

    • kim ebbetsAugust 6, 2014 - 7:55 pm

      Awww you’re so sweet, this definitely goes down as dream session for sure 🙂ReplyCancel

  • ShhivikaAugust 6, 2014 - 6:00 pm

    love this session Kim! I like the use of colors and it was all so put together. hope more clients do such session. and ofcourse, you nailed the silhouettes! 🙂ReplyCancel

    • kim ebbetsAugust 6, 2014 - 7:55 pm

      Thanks so much, I would love if more families would love to do this, it was so much fun to put together and capture 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Susannah GillAugust 6, 2014 - 6:10 pm

    Here I was reading along with a big smile on my face trying to decide which one was my favorite when I saw the last one. Wow- having the word FAMILY like that brought the silhouettes to a whole new level! I can imagine that HUGE in their home! And to think you did all that with a baby in your belly!ReplyCancel

    • kim ebbetsAugust 6, 2014 - 7:57 pm

      Awww thanks so much Susannah! That “family” one would be an amazing print in their home for sure. And the belly was definitely getting in the way, you should have seen me climb up the hill with all my gear, I was so out of breathe and pooped, haha. The next day, I was so sore and probably pulled a butt muscle 🙂ReplyCancel

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