Sonora Family Photographer | Portraits in the Snow | Christine Dibble Photography

We worked to schedule a family portrait session with this family. We had to fit it around school and work schedules but still early enough to have Christmas photos ready. So we set a date during Thanksgiving break. With the last few winters being dry, it still seemed like a safe time for outdoor photos. But of course, the morning of the session, the weather was bad. We had chosen a location out of Long Barn, so the session quickly changed from cloudy or rainy to family portraits in the snow. And this was not just snow. This was crazy, dumping, hard-to-see-in snow! In fact, most of the first images I shot were unuseable because there was so much snow covering faces! But the kids were all great sports (including the youngest who I first met for her newborn session), and they never fussed or complained. Afetr a few minutes, the snow paused long enough to get some clear shots, and then we were back in the warm, dry cars and navigating the slick roads to get some hot chocolate!Sonora Family Photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes family portraits in the snow out of Long Barn during a big snowstorm.

Sonora Family Photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes family portraits in the snow out of Long Barn during a big snowstorm.

Sonora Family Photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes family portraits in the snow out of Long Barn during a big snowstorm.

Sonora Family Photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes family portraits in the snow out of Long Barn during a big snowstorm.

Sonora Family Photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes family portraits in the snow out of Long Barn during a big snowstorm.

Sonora Family Photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes family portraits in the snow out of Long Barn during a big snowstorm.

Sonora Family Photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes family portraits in the snow out of Long Barn during a big snowstorm.

Sonora Family Photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes family portraits in the snow out of Long Barn during a big snowstorm.

Sonora Family Photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes family portraits in the snow out of Long Barn during a big snowstorm.

Sonora Family Photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes family portraits in the snow out of Long Barn during a big snowstorm.

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Jamie - What a great winter family portrait session. Everybody looks great and it looks like you all braved the snow!

Ashley S - I love that this family session unexpectedly became a snow portrait! I’ve always wanted to do a photo like that, but it’s so hard to plan for! This would be perfect for their Christmas card photo.

Dawn - I am so jealous of all the winter portrait sessions I have been seeing, especially this lovely family portrait session Christine. Even though it was probably cold, everyone looked like they were having a great time. The light is just amazing at Long Barn.

Melanie - This is such a beautiful winter Sonora family session! I love how you are able to photograph each family’s unique connection.

Corey - Beautiful family! I love that they braved the cold and had their portraits done in the snow! So fun and so pretty!

Shawna - What an adorable family!!!!!

Sonora Family Photographer | Fall Indigeny Family Session | Christine Dibble Photography

I have worked with all of these families at one time or another before individually (See some maternity here, newborn here and here…), so it was fun to get the entire group together. We had their fall Indigeny family session on a cool day, but the sun was shining, and it was dry so I was able to bring the requested cream velvet loveseat to put in the apple orchard rows. Everyone took turns on the loveseat and standing among the trees, and we have the kids plenty of break time to relax and warm up before we tackled the big group shot. I only had to make one small swap, and it was not even a child!Sonora Family Photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes extended Fall family photos at Indigeny Reserve on a cream velvet loveseat sitting in the apple orchard.

Sonora Family Photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes extended Fall family photos at Indigeny Reserve on a cream velvet loveseat sitting in the apple orchard.

Sonora Family Photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes extended Fall family photos at Indigeny Reserve on a cream velvet loveseat sitting in the apple orchard.

Sonora Family Photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes extended Fall family photos at Indigeny Reserve on a cream velvet loveseat sitting in the apple orchard.

Sonora Family Photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes extended Fall family photos at Indigeny Reserve on a cream velvet loveseat sitting in the apple orchard.

Sonora Family Photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes extended Fall family photos at Indigeny Reserve on a cream velvet loveseat sitting in the apple orchard.

Sonora Family Photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes extended Fall family photos at Indigeny Reserve on a cream velvet loveseat sitting in the apple orchard.

Sonora Family Photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes extended Fall family photos at Indigeny Reserve on a cream velvet loveseat sitting in the apple orchard.

Sonora Family Photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes extended Fall family photos at Indigeny Reserve on a cream velvet loveseat sitting in the apple orchard.

Sonora Family Photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes extended Fall family photos at Indigeny Reserve on a cream velvet loveseat sitting in the apple orchard.

Sonora Family Photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes extended Fall family photos at Indigeny Reserve on a cream velvet loveseat sitting in the apple orchard.

Sonora Family Photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes extended Fall family photos at Indigeny Reserve on a cream velvet loveseat sitting in the apple orchard.

Sonora Family Photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes extended Fall family photos at Indigeny Reserve on a cream velvet loveseat sitting in the apple orchard.

Sonora Family Photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes extended Fall family photos at Indigeny Reserve on a cream velvet loveseat sitting in the apple orchard.

Sonora Family Photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes extended Fall family photos at Indigeny Reserve on a cream velvet loveseat sitting in the apple orchard.

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Sonora Family Photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes extended Fall family photos at Indigeny Reserve on a cream velvet loveseat sitting in the apple orchard.

Sonora Family Photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes extended Fall family photos at Indigeny Reserve on a cream velvet loveseat sitting in the apple orchard.

Sonora Family Photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes extended Fall family photos at Indigeny Reserve on a cream velvet loveseat sitting in the apple orchard.

Sonora Family Photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes extended Fall family photos at Indigeny Reserve on a cream velvet loveseat sitting in the apple orchard.

Sonora Family Photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes extended Fall family photos at Indigeny Reserve on a cream velvet loveseat sitting in the apple orchard.

Sonora Family Photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes extended Fall family photos at Indigeny Reserve on a cream velvet loveseat sitting in the apple orchard.

Sonora Family Photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes extended Fall family photos at Indigeny Reserve on a cream velvet loveseat sitting in the apple orchard.

Sonora Family Photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes extended Fall family photos at Indigeny Reserve on a cream velvet loveseat sitting in the apple orchard.

Sonora Family Photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes extended Fall family photos at Indigeny Reserve on a cream velvet loveseat sitting in the apple orchard.

Sonora Family Photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes extended Fall family photos at Indigeny Reserve on a cream velvet loveseat sitting in the apple orchard.

Sonora Family Photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes extended Fall family photos at Indigeny Reserve on a cream velvet loveseat sitting in the apple orchard.

Sonora Family Photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes extended Fall family photos at Indigeny Reserve on a cream velvet loveseat sitting in the apple orchard.

Sonora Family Photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes extended Fall family photos at Indigeny Reserve on a cream velvet loveseat sitting in the apple orchard.

Sonora Family Photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes extended Fall family photos at Indigeny Reserve on a cream velvet loveseat sitting in the apple orchard.

Sonora Family Photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes extended Fall family photos at Indigeny Reserve on a cream velvet loveseat sitting in the apple orchard.

Sonora Family Photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes extended Fall family photos at Indigeny Reserve on a cream velvet loveseat sitting in the apple orchard.

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Corey - What a great extended family session! I love that they have so many combinations and so many memories from that day! Such a beautiful bunch!

laura - wow! what beautiful images of this extended family! recently my children were home for a visit and we had some outdoor photos taken. these are great memories of them all together. it is so special to take the furniture outside for sessions. haha. i just love all the connections in each photo. just amazing portrait photography.

Amy S - I love these family photos! They will certainly treasure them for a lifetime! You are a very creative photographer.

Maria - I love all the different family photos! And including a couch is such a neat idea! Such gorgeous kiddos and perfect extended shot!

Melanie - It looks like Sonora is such a beautiful place in the fall for family photography sessions. What a treasure for this extended family to have such beautiful portraits.

Brenden - This Sonora apple orchard made the perfect place for these family photos. I love that you got so many family members together. I know that can be hard with everyones schedule, but it is sourish it for these gorgeous family portriats.

Beth - So many great family photos! Everybody looks like they were having a lot of fun. You always do an amazing job of capturing people’s personalities, whether it be a big group, or one little cutie pie in suspenders!

Esther - Absolutely adorable! I especially like the photos of big and little brother hugging. So cute!

Megan - These fall Indigeny family portraits are absolutely stunning! Great work as always Christine with your beautiful family portrait photography!

abbie - Another fab Sonora photography session! the little boy has the most amazing eyes!

Lovely family. I bet they are going to struggle to pick the big on the wall choices

Kathy - Amazing extended family session! And what a cool idea, putting a love seat in the apple orchard. Gives their session a unique twist for sure! You can certainly see from your photographs that this family has a lot of love for each other! I love all of the sweet moments that you captured for this family! After doing so many sessions for them, I bet you practically feel like a family member, huh? Great job!

Jenny Storment - I love the couch for your fall family sessions. Such a great idea to make them a little bit different from the rest. If I lived in the Sonora area I would totally go to your Fall Indigeny Family Sessions.

Sonora Family Photographer | Pinecrest Portrait Session | Christine Dibble Photography

It was the first day of November when we met for this Pinecrest portrait session, but there was actually a dusting of patchy snow on the ground. While that made it pretty cold, it was pretty exciting to see some moisture after years of California drought! We had to wait until Dad was done with fire season before he had free time for family photos, but the light we had that day was worth the wait. Little Miss G was her usual active self (you can see her newborn session here and her one year family session here). After taking some portraits in nice clothes, everyone donned some ugly sweaters for some fun Christmas card photos. I think it is a little unfair that, even when they try to wear something ugly, this family still looks gorgeous!Sonora family photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes family portraits at Pinecrest Lake as the family plays in a field and then wears ugly sweaters for Christmas card photos.

Sonora family photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes family portraits at Pinecrest Lake as the family plays in a field and then wears ugly sweaters for Christmas card photos.

Sonora family photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes family portraits at Pinecrest Lake as the family plays in a field and then wears ugly sweaters for Christmas card photos.

Sonora family photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes family portraits at Pinecrest Lake as the family plays in a field and then wears ugly sweaters for Christmas card photos.

Sonora family photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes family portraits at Pinecrest Lake as the family plays in a field and then wears ugly sweaters for Christmas card photos.

Sonora family photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes family portraits at Pinecrest Lake as the family plays in a field and then wears ugly sweaters for Christmas card photos.

Sonora family photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes family portraits at Pinecrest Lake as the family plays in a field and then wears ugly sweaters for Christmas card photos.

Sonora family photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes family portraits at Pinecrest Lake as the family plays in a field and then wears ugly sweaters for Christmas card photos.

Sonora family photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes family portraits at Pinecrest Lake as the family plays in a field and then wears ugly sweaters for Christmas card photos.

Sonora family photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes family portraits at Pinecrest Lake as the family plays in a field and then wears ugly sweaters for Christmas card photos.

Sonora family photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes family portraits at Pinecrest Lake as the family plays in a field and then wears ugly sweaters for Christmas card photos.

Sonora family photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes family portraits at Pinecrest Lake as the family plays in a field and then wears ugly sweaters for Christmas card photos.

Sonora family photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes family portraits at Pinecrest Lake as the family plays in a field and then wears ugly sweaters for Christmas card photos.

Sonora family photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes family portraits at Pinecrest Lake as the family plays in a field and then wears ugly sweaters for Christmas card photos.

Sonora family photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes family portraits at Pinecrest Lake as the family plays in a field and then wears ugly sweaters for Christmas card photos.

Sonora family photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes family portraits at Pinecrest Lake as the family plays in a field and then wears ugly sweaters for Christmas card photos.

Sonora family photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes family portraits at Pinecrest Lake as the family plays in a field and then wears ugly sweaters for Christmas card photos.

Sonora family photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes family portraits at Pinecrest Lake as the family plays in a field and then wears ugly sweaters for Christmas card photos.

Sonora family photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes family portraits at Pinecrest Lake as the family plays in a field and then wears ugly sweaters for Christmas card photos.

Sonora family photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes family portraits at Pinecrest Lake as the family plays in a field and then wears ugly sweaters for Christmas card photos.

Sonora family photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes family portraits at Pinecrest Lake as the family plays in a field and then wears ugly sweaters for Christmas card photos.

Sonora family photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes family portraits at Pinecrest Lake as the family plays in a field and then wears ugly sweaters for Christmas card photos.

Sonora family photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes family portraits at Pinecrest Lake as the family plays in a field and then wears ugly sweaters for Christmas card photos.

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Jamie - What adorable family portraits! I just love all of the lifestyle shots. Nothing beats sweet family interaction!

Corey - What a beautiful family! You captured some really sweet moments during their family portrait session. I love the location and that they wore “ugly Christmas sweaters” for the second half of their session – so fun!

Dawn - Christine, these are gorgeous Sonora family portraits! Pinecrest is a lovely place to hold these, the two little ones looked like they had tons of fun playing among the grasses and sitting on the tree stumps. What a beautiful family!

Kathy - Awe I don’t think those Christmas Sweaters are ugly at all! They look great in them, and I bet they made for some killer Christmas Cards! Pinecrest is the perfect location for a family photo session, and you were right about the light, it is absolutely amazing!

Brenden - Such a great family session. I love the golden light with the tall dry grass. It always feels so magical! The ugly sweater made me laugh. Is the little girl wearing an ugly sweater with the Christmas Story leg lamp? I’m pretty sure I’d like this family! ;)

abbie - I love the variety! such a fun family you can just tell they are having fun

Jennifer Rittenberry - I enjoy scrolling through all of your family session galleries that were taken at Pinecrest. You have a slice of heaven on earth with all of that beautiful golden hour light and rustic backdrop at your fingertips. This Sonora family had some awesome ugly Christmas sweaters to show off in their gag images, but they actually looked really cute in my opinion!

SugaShoc Photography - Such gorgeous family photos! I love your location in Sonora. Makes me want to visit!

Jennifer - Christine, I am always excited to see your family photography images each week.You truly create such fabulous family portraits. This week is no short of that, I am obsessed with the colors, the lighting, wow just about everything! You are right, even with the “ugly” sweater photos, they are still rocking their family photography session!

Samantha - I just love this family session by Christine Dibble Photography! I love the fall woodsy look with the children posing in the tall grass in the fields. The sun adds a gorgeous touch.

Deanna - This Pinecrest portrait session has such a warmth to it. You captured this family in the Sonora sunlight perfectly. I do love the ugly sweaters at the end, their Christmas cards must have been adorable!

Alyssa - I always love your work…just so gorgeous! And this session is no exception! Such a gorgeous family in such a beautiful Sonora location. So many amazing photos, but that one of the little gal with the backlit hair is so perfect! And you are right, even in “ugly” sweaters they still look great!

Maria - Oh my gosh! How adorable is this family?! The little one is so stinking cute! I love that you were able to be their newborn photographer, one year photographer and now family photographer! So neat to watch families grow and you be the one to capture it all!

Rebecca - I adore this location! What beautiful keepsakes for an obviously very loving family… Lovely work!