Carmel Family Picnic | The Melendrez'

If you haven't noticed, I don't do family photos very often. When kiddos start crying + running away from me, I start panicking + want to cry with them because their parents probably think I'm terrible with children (when in reality they probably are mad at their kids + not even noticing me panicking)... but when Matt asked if I would photograph a family picnic, it was a no brainer! Matt, who you might recognize from this shoot, has felt like family to me since the day I met him so it was a real treasure to meet the people that he loves so dearly + cry laughing for hours because they are literally the funniest group of humans around. His older sister, Venessa, coordinated this adorable Christmas styled picnic with warm blankets, wine (for the adults) + donuts for all. It was an afternoon filled with joy, laughter, delicious snacks, + all. the. snuggles. Love this family + cannot wait to see them all again at Matt + Lindsey's wedding!