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Party of 16|Northern California’s Premier Family Photographers

Monica contacted us from The Highland Ranch inquiring if we were available to photograph a family of 16. Her mom turned 70 recently and they wanted to have photos of the whole family taken as a gift.

Anytime you put three families together and try to take one photo, personalities are bound to show through. Our experience this past Monday was no exception.


I can say without a doubt that this was one of the coolest families I have met in a long time.  It’s not very often that you hear kids get excited about searching for frogs or going horse back riding. What about climbing a redwood tree?!? My kids get excited about all those things, but it’s not too often I hear those activities being offered up as incentive for behaving nicely. Coolest. Family. Ever.

Three Families, one set of twins, two great grandparents, and a great uncle. I can’t say it came without challenge, but it was definitely fun.  Upon our arrival one of the little boys came to me and told me that his shoes made him run faster like rockets. “I Looooovvvvveee my shoes!”

Don’t you love the yellow rocking chairs? I think they were perfect for this session. The colors that they chose were perfect and the riding vests! Don’t even get me started about the riding vests!

Seriously?!? Could it get any cuter?  I really don’t think so.  Thank you Dernburg Family for the wonderful morning! We had a great time with you all. Enjoy the rest of your vacation on the ranch!

For more photos of this beautiful family click here.  As always, if you have questions or would like to schedule your session with us please email us at mcfaddenstudios@gmail.com.