• Lisette Gatliff

Family Session at The Summit House/Fullerton Panorama Trail | The Bitner Family

For this shoot, I had the wonderful pleasure of photographing my long-time friend, Karina, and her beautiful family. I love when I have opportunities to capture images for my friends and family. Since I’ve known Karina for so long, it made me so happy to see the joy on her face as she fell into a fit of giggles with her sweet daughter or shared a loving embrace with her husband. I get to see a glimpse of who she has become during our years of friendship, and it brings my heart such gladness to know that she is surrounded by the love and happiness of her family.

About this family

These three have exceptional bonds with each other. I loved capturing their little girl’s moments with each parent: she made faces with Dad, and gave sweet butterfly kisses to Mom as they walked through the pink blossoms together. I couldn’t get over the way she held her dad’s face so gently between her little hands as she looked at him with her big brown eyes. And he looked right back at her with fatherly adoration—that special look daddies have for their little girls. These photos will mean more to them than they know about ten years from now.

And, of course, we took several pictures of the still-blissfully-in-love couple. It’s easy to see that these two are still each other’s best friends as they sat chatting on a park bench beneath a large shade tree. The Fullerton Panorama Trail never fails to provide a stunning natural backdrop no matter the time of year. It’s a great place for families to get out, relax, and explore for the photo sessions, making it feel a little more natural and fun.

As usual, it was great catching up with my good friends. Thanks for letting me capture these special images of your sweet family!