Trying oysters was on her bucket list. So we made a little afternoon of it for this San Francisco Bay Area Family session! A leisurely family picnic on a gorgeously sunny, brisk afternoon in Marshall with fresh Pacific oysters right from the farm! We brought some crisp linens and sat table-side on wooden benches with cozy blankets strewn about … her husband graciously shucking and passing each opened, oyster-filled shell to his wife, his young son and his daughter. I couldn’t believe how willing and eager these little ones were to try everything. They casually climbed up onto the table and their mothers lap … sitting with their little faces warmed by the sun …. squeezing fresh lemon juice for each other into the shells ….. and asking for more mignonette. Their eyes lit up as they decided to have a go and try them, while we all looked on laughing and encouraging them. Their happiness was infectious … and their love for one another palpable.
The sounds of family laughter and sparkling views of Tomales Bay against that golden hilly backdrop made for such a magical afternoon. I am grateful everyday for opportunities like these where I am able to cross paths with such wonderful families. I learn more from each experience than I ever thought possible … about family dynamic, struggle, patience, resilience, kindness, empathy, happiness and pure JOY. I am still recovering from this memorable afternoon.
“Live in the sunshine. Swim in the sea. Drink the wild air.” ~ Emerson
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