This was the second time I got the chance to photograph the Takemoto family for their yearly holiday portraits and it was so much fun! Their two boys were so sweet even though they were a little shy. We decided to head over to Lake Chabot in Castro Valley for their family portrait session and it was the perfect location. If you remember last November, Northern California was devastated with a huge wildfire in Butte county, and the Bay Area was also feeling the effects of the smoke. Thankfully, this was towards the end of it and casted a unique light I’ve never seen before.


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