Originally this family photo shoot was scheduled for Balboa Park in Van Nuys but after driving once through the area I realized that it was WAY too crowded. Luckily their backyard was recently landscaped and therefore a great alternative. I actually find that many times photo shoots at home are the best. Everyone seems to be more comfortable.
Kristina, the mother, kept on telling me that it would be a challenge photographing her family, partly because one of her children is special needs and one is a 7 month old. I accepted her challenge and am very happy with how the photos turned out.