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Apple Picking in Watsonville - Salsamendi Family - Bay Area Family Photographer

If you've dug through my galleries, or social media, you are sure to stumble across this family over and over. The Salsamendi Family has been been on my photography journey since the beginning. I'll never forget our first session together. Chrissie told me how stressful it can be to have family photos done, and her kids never really wanted to stand still and smile. She told me that she wanted photos that felt like "them," and this was music to my ears. Prior to this, I had been doing a lot of posed work, which is fine, but it never really felt like me either. When I told her that I really wanted to start incorporating lifestyle portraits into my work, we were both so excited! So at that first session together, we just played! It was so fun to watch their family personality unfold in front of my camera. That session truly lit a spark for my vision moving forward with other families. As the years go on, I feel like their sessions only get better. We've used quit a few different locations, and when we were brainstorming where we should have our next session, she came up with the idea of apple picking.

We used Clearview Orchard in Watsonville and you guys, this location did not disappoint. It's the most beautiful orchard that is family owned by an incredibly kind family who graciously let us use their property. Unfortunately, there was a mix up with timing, and we didn't get to use the property for as long as we had hoped due to closing time, but we sure did have a TON of fun in the time that we did have. (shout out to the kind owners who stayed late to let us wrap up our session. Thank you so much!)

Family of four on trail in San Jose
Family apple picking photos
mom pointing out an apple in orchard in watsonville
fall family session in an apple orchard in Bay Area
mom and dad portraits during family photo session, bay area
mom duties fixing sons pants
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kids eating apple at apple farm in bay area
little girl running with basket full of apples
family portraits at an apple orchard in san jose

kids picking apple during golden hour
little boy eating apple while sitting in moms lap, bay area photographer
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little girl with glasses looking at camera
child's hands putting apples in his basket in San Jose apple orchard

family walking on bay area trail during evening session
family smiling at camera
sibling portraits during golden hour in san jose, ca
family picking apples at clearview orchard in watsonville, ca

close up of family on trail in san jose, ca
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children apple picking in northern california
mom helping kids find apples in orchard
family apple picking fall family pictures
siblings whispering secrets to each other during family photos
little girl giving her mom a big hug
little girl kissing her moms cheek
dad and son at apple orchard in san jose, ca
little girl missing two front teeth while eating apple

dad and kids on a trail on apple orchard in bay area
san jose family photographer fall apple orchard
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If you're dying over Chrissie's dress, you can find it here for a steal!

If you would like to have your family photos done by Laura Pope Photography in San Jose or around the Bay Area, you can email me at laura@laurapopephotography. Or you can contact me here!