I’m so pleased to be able to finally share photos from this family session. Doug, Jeffery and Greg wanted to surprise their mother, Diana, for family portraits. With one brother living in New York, it is rare that the whole family are together at the same time. I was contacted by the family, maybe a few days before the shoot but I jumped at the chance to photograph this special moment. The family told Diana to dress nice for a family brunch. She didn’t even know the shoot was happening until they arrived at Serrano Creek Park in Lake Forest. Diana was so surprised and the whole family was a fun bunch. I could have taken their photos all day. With 2016 coming to a close, I hope you are able to look back on the past year with some sweet memories with loved ones like the Aiken Family. Their love and joy shine through. I wish you many blessings and encouragement in 2017. Soak in every moment, be present, be inspired and just simply love people. Hug someone today, it’s Friday!