Autumn at the beach in Southern California is wonderful. It’s actually my favorite time to do a session at the beach. It’s generally warm, and clear, and temperate, and lovely. I was so glad that on the day I had my session with The Rice family the weather was lovely. I first photographed this sweet family when they were pregnant with Vivienne. Fast forward 18 months and here they are, running around and having fun on the beach together. I just love getting to document a family as they grow. Vivienne was quite enamored with the ocean and the waves, and loved playing in them. In fact that was when she was happiest. We were hanging out around some of the tide-pools at Laguna Beach and we were fortunate to see a Sea Lion at the end of our session.