On a slightly cloudy day in Folsom California right after a long heat wave, I had the pleasure of sharing an afternoon with a great family on Folsom Lake. They fired up their brand new Malibu wakeboard boat, and we set out for calm waters.
We arrived at a secluded section of the lake to find fading light on granite boulders sitting right next to the water. After scrambling to get everyone on land we realized our light was fading quicker than expected. The Silver’s were troopers; they endured mud pit crossings and all sorts of lake debris on the shores to get back to the boat.
We raced across the lake where we found a great beach set up. There were granite boulders, a small island, and great orange sand that felt sharper on your feet than almost anything I’ve encountered except coral.
The sun finally dipped down over the bluff and the light became very clean for family portraits. The hill blocked the direct sun light but there was enough hitting the surrounding hills to keep the scene saturated and crisp.
I want to thank the Silver family for trusting me with their very first family portrait. They were naturals! I loved the opportunity to show this family in their element.