I love when families contact me because they are coming to Santa Monica for their summer vacation and want me to photograph them at the iconic Santa Monica Pier.
That happened twice this year. These kids, Kate and Michael, live in Phoenix, Arizona but their parents used to live here and this city has a special place in their heart.
We had fun playing games together and hanging out together on the ferris wheel. They even brought their dog Louise to the shoot since she's considered part of the family.