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It was a chilly Saturday morning, and Soc, Peanut and Taz were all snuggled in the bed. I hugged the covers and nuzzled in to Soc’s fuzzy face, treasuring the 9 minutes granted by my snooze button. It was still dark when I finally got out of bed, and though my sleepy eyes protested my mind was so excited for what the morning had in store. Shivering in the car and waiting for the heat to kick in, we stopped at Starbucks for our first peppermint mochas of the season. Cruising up the 15 we made our way toward downtown Riverside, and when Bone Thugs-N-Harmony came on the radio I added one more thing to the “Why We Love California” list.

Also on that list are the two families we met up with in Riveride. We shot Maricel & EJ’s wedding at St. Paul the Apostle Church in Chino Hills back in 2010, and since then their family has grown with the arrival of their first child. That was also when we met Mars’ sister Lenny and her family, which has also grown +1 since then! How amazing that these sisters have little ones that will grow up together!

Even though it was chilly and kinda early, the kids were such troopers about giving us their cutest smiles (parents, too!). We had so much fun, and it was so great to see everyone again for the first time since we moved here! We’re excited to be seeing more of you all now that we live on the west coast! : )

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5 Responses to “Downtown Riverside, CA Family Photos”

  1. Mars says:

    Another successful shoot with you both! Only works with great photographers! Shots came out so great! I’m glad we were able to spend sometime with you and Matt and you got to meet my family as well! Love you both! Thanks again!

  2. We love you guys, too! Looking forward to doing this every year!

  3. Lenny says:

    Gwen and Matt, I LOVE them! The photos are beautiful =) So awesome you guys are here! To more adventures! Cheers!

  4. Yay! And thanks for the suggestion about Simple Simon’s! One of the best sandwiches we’ve ever had!

  5. Mom says:

    Omg, they are so cute!

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