A Griffith Park Old Zoo Session: The Leidig Family

December 17, 2016 Hourly Family Session 0 Comments

Occasionally there are people who walk into your life and you instantly know they will leave a huge impact on you. Ambyr, Sam and Levi happened into my life through my work with Preemie Prints, an organization dedicated to providing complementary newborn photography to families with little ones in the NICU. Their hospital session is one of my favorites to date. You can see it here. Trust me when I say you will be amazed at how far this little man has come. So when Sam reached out to me for their first holiday family photos I was thrilled.

Thank you, Ambyr and Sam for trusting me to tell your story and make images of your family. I am truly honored to be chosen for your first family holiday pictures and so grateful to be an ongoing part of Levi’s story.

-xo, Erin

Griffith Park Old Zoo Family Holiday Pictures

We selected the amazing Griffith Park Old Zoo, which is a great combination of beautiful nature and rustic old zoo remnants. This historic location housed the original zoo from the early 1900s until around 1960. It made such a cool background for images of this fashionable family.

Levi wasn’t so sure about getting all dressed up for his big photo shoot. Personally, I love the crying images as toddlers so often have such big emotions. This is who he is right now and yet it is a stage that will pass all too quickly.

Griffith Park Old Zoo Family Holiday Pictures
Griffith Park Old Zoo Family Holiday Pictures

He got over his tears pretty quickly and was soon showing off his handsome smile and new found standing skills.

Griffith Park Old Zoo Family Holiday Pictures
Griffith Park Old Zoo Family Holiday Pictures
Griffith Park Old Zoo Family Holiday Pictures
Griffith Park Old Zoo Family Holiday Pictures
Griffith Park Old Zoo Family Holiday Pictures
Griffith Park Old Zoo Family Holiday Pictures

We explored the old cages and animal homes. Let’s just say the LA Zoo has come a long way. Who would have thought these rustic elements would make such a great backdrop for the way this family enjoys each other. I am so inspired by how the shine when looking at one another.

Griffith Park Old Zoo Family Holiday Pictures
Griffith Park Old Zoo Family Holiday Pictures
Griffith Park Old Zoo Family Holiday Pictures
Griffith Park Old Zoo Family Holiday Pictures

While I love a beautiful background, it is just that, a background meant to show off the beauty of the family. This family radiates that beauty!

Griffith Park Old Zoo Family Holiday Pictures
Griffith Park Old Zoo Family Holiday Pictures
Griffith Park Old Zoo Family Holiday Pictures
Griffith Park Old Zoo Family Holiday Pictures
Griffith Park Old Zoo Family Holiday Pictures
Griffith Park Old Zoo Family Holiday Pictures
Griffith Park Old Zoo Family Holiday Pictures

Ending a session with baby kisses for the photographer is never bad either! This little guy stole my heart. I am so amazed by how far he has come and cannot wait to see all the adventures yet to come.

Griffith Park Old Zoo Family Holiday Pictures