This family is incredibly special. When Jasmine contacted me and asked if we could set up a photo session, I was thrilled and started following her on Instagram in an attempt to understand who she and her family were and what types of images they might like. I discovered that they are adorable! I just love how they interact and how much fun they have together. I assumed they would be a lot of fun to spend time with and I was absolutely right! Not only were they willing to drive to Temecula from Palm Springs, but they were also up for just about anything! My mom and I drove up to Temecula for the day to hang out in the old part of town and walk around. We had a blast just hanging out…but we had even more fun when the Pinsons showed up to meet us at Harvetston Lake for their photoshoot!
I knew going into this afternoon that Jasmine is an incredibly impressive individual. She is completely sweet and yet incredibly powerful. To be a mom of two boys takes a great amount of strength in and of itself, but she has taken it a step higher and is a yoga champion! Check out her Instagram account at @yogamama3000, she’s absolutely amazing! We even took some images for this shoot as well, so you can get a small taste of what she’s trained her body to do. Wow!
What I really enjoyed about spending time with this family was their interaction with each other and their love of fun. They went from a family in a beautiful mom in a sparkly dress and a dad in a coat and tie…to a snuggly, goofy family in hats! Then we ended their session with their request to jump in the air and be silly. I loved it! I was a little concerned that two young boys would hate having their pictures taken and might not have any fun at all but they were a blast! By the end of our time together they were even asking me to take specific images of them. Victor, their dad was such a warm man as well and kept encouraging me all through the session. I am usually the one doing the encouraging and it was so special to have it given back to me. The Pinsons reminded me once again why I love being a photographer and that it is such a blessing to have the opportunities that I have.