For me at least, the older I get, the more I yearn for a better relationship with my family. During my youth, I’d choose to spend time with my friends over my family. Now that I am much older and had a slight taste of life, I realize the value of family while balancing my friendships.

One spring weekend in April, I got to hang out with the Snyder family at Chino Hills State Park in Chino Hills, California while the blooms were at their peak. Keep in mind, their family consists of young adults along with gifted children, so coordinating a designated weekend time to gather everyone together was definitely a mission. There is no such thing as being busy. Because if it were important, you’d prioritize it. For the Snyder family, they not only saw it as a priority, but also a priceless gift- a moment to spend together that would be documented in photos.

So this amazing Caucasian, Japanese, and Cambodian mix of 7 made the time to hang out with me and create some freaking magic. Here are some images from our time together!

Photos With Kortney is a California and destination digital family photographer creating timeless and artful imagery to love for years to come.