Typically the mood of a two year old is pretty unpredictable and they are always  busy moving, exploring and just generally on the go! Therefore, when Leah and I showed up for this lovely family’s photo session at Temescal Canyon park, in Pacific Palisades, even though this little guy was a rock star at his newborn session and a ball of smiles at his 6 month photos – we came armed to this session with hats, squeaky toys and were prepared to spend the next hour running after this little toddler. What we found, however, was an incredibly well behaved, sweet and playful little dude! He hammed it up and was so interested in all of our different setups – my favorite shot is the very last image where he and his parents were walking away and he peaked back at Leah and I like “are you guys coming?!”

How cute was this family for their candid, fun photos in Pacific Palisades, Ca. We loved all the sweet moments and playfulness this family shared at their photo session in Temescal Canyon Park. See more of our on location family photography on our website and give us a call at 310-391-4500.

Want to learn more about Temescal Canyon? Here’s what the LA Mountains website says about it:

Located in Pacific Palisades, Temescal Gateway Park is one of the most popular parks in the Santa Monica Mountains. The park encompasses 141 acres of oak and sycamore canyons, ridgetop views, and access to miles of trails in Topanga State Park, Will Rogers State Historic Park, and the 20,000-acre “Big Wild.”Park amenities include easy to moderate trails, picnic tables and grassy areas, restrooms, a camp store, meeting rooms, an auditorium, and classrooms. Many educational and outreach programs are held at Temescal for children throughout the City, including the Temescal Outdoor Education Program (see below). The Temescal Canyon Conference and Retreat Center provides overnight accommodations for up to 100 people, and the architecturally distinctive Temescal Dining Hall serves as a beautiful location for events of all kinds. For information about hosting a special event at Temescal Gateway Park click here.The Reverend Dr. Charles Holmes Scott developed what is now Temescal Gateway Park for the Methodist Church in 1922 as a West Coast center for the Chautauqua movement. Originated in 1874 on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in Southwestern New York State, Chautauqua assemblies were aimed at challenging the minds and spirits of its participants by offering families seasonal programs of lectures, music, elocution, and open discussion of public issues, literature, and science. Some of the canyon’s earliest structures are still in use. Built in 1922, the building known as the Temescal Camp Store was two buildings– a grocery store complete with a butcher shop, and the local post office. The Presbyterian Synod purchased the property in 1943 and used it as a private retreat center until the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy purchased the property in 1994.”