Malibu, California | August 20, 2017 | On the day before the Great Eclipse, I met this beautiful family in Malibu to document their love as a family of three, a few short weeks before they became a family of four. We had planned to run on the beach, only to find out the tide was the highest I had ever seen. There was simply no beach to run on. I’ve played on this particular beach what feels like a thousand times, and the only explanation I can think of for the extreme tide, was the Great Eclipse. On this beautifully warm evening, the universe taking a moment to reminding me I am not in charge here. I can’t control the tides, or the weather, and sometimes that’s the best kind of reminder we can receive. So, a change in tide predictions, meant a change in plans. And I got to see how this beautiful family, was simply that…beautiful. There love for one another was as genuine and infectious as the day is long. They were never stressed. They just loved and loved. All considering, this session ended up being one of my all time favorites.