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Smith Family at Mission Inn

Every summer, the Smith family does photos with me, and it’s one of my favourite things. I’m not sure if they have as much fun location hunting as I do, but this year, we decided it was time for downtown Riverside family photos. Since we’d done photos at the Claremont Colleges a few Christmases ago, I wasn’t sure if Riverside would look different enough. However, the Mission Inn is iconic. Every family should do photos down there at some point!

Downtown Riverside family photos

Because of that, we decided to start our session around Mission Inn. If you’re familiar with the area, you know how beautiful downtown Riverside family photos have the potential to be. As soon as the Smith family showed up in summer colours, I knew this was going to be an amazing June session. (Plus, the girls just keep getting cuter every time I see them!)

The last time we’d done photos, Penny wasn’t really jazzed about it. Only six months later, she was at such a fun age!

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I know that when they’re older, they’ll fight over clothes and boys and shoes and homework, but these sisters just melt my heart. I have a ton of fun chasing them around!

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Mission Inn is just the coolest spot ever to shoot. I honestly wish I had the opportunity to photograph down here more often.

Downtown Riverside family photos in front of Mission Inn

Long overdue, some photos of just Raider and Erin together. Aren’t they adorable?

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Evelyn found this great little fountain and decided we needed a break. She and Penny took their shoes off for optimal toe dipping, and I couldn’t help but love this moment for a girls photo.

Downtown Riverside family photos in fountain

One of the things I most love about this family is how fun they are. They truly have such a great time together, and Raider and Erin encourage laughter and silliness in abundance.

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It’s always so fun to catch up with the Smiths, and I can’t wait for this coming summer’s session. We’ve talked about a few fun places, and I know the girls will be even cuter next time!

comments

  1. Bud

    April 2nd, 2018 at 21:01

    oh man, I love family sessions, and this one is AMAZING! Of course my kids would have definitely ended up entirely in the fountain 🙂

  2. Jerry

    April 6th, 2018 at 07:58

    You really captured the best aspects of Mission Inn and Riverside!

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