Sonora Family Photographer | Celebration Session | Christine Dibble Photography
When you are a Sonora family photographer, you get to photograph families you have never met and families you know. I have known this family for a few years for a couple of reasons. Mrs. Dunlap has been my son’s science teacher at school (and he adores her and her class!) and Ryan has been running for the running club I run with too. When their daughter, Rachel, graduated college and came home for a visit, they decided to have a family photo session instead of a big party. It is nice to have family portrait sessions every so often to document the different stages of family life, but this one was really special because Rachel is headed off to Europe in a few weeks to play some volleyball and hopefully be picked up for a professional stint on a team over there. We took some traditional family photos, and then at the end we took a few of the kids in their sports uniforms. Rachel’s college in Connecticut actually acknowledges student athletes at graduation by giving them special stoles to wear during the ceremony, so she wore that with her volleyball uniform. Ryan wore his Foothill Gold uniform. A couple of weeks later, he qualified for nationals in the 3000m, and then promptly broke his ankle! I am so glad they took the opportunity to record their visit and accomplishments with a photo session before things got complicated!