A Day In The Life with Elicia Graves

Our day gets started bright and early and I set the girls up with some paper, crayons and markers while I get them breakfast.  They show me their artwork with proud little faces and then they eat their breakfast while I step outside to water my succulents.

a day in the life with California lifestyle photographer Elicia Graves

a day in the life with California lifestyle photographer Elicia Graves

a day in the life with California lifestyle photographer Elicia Graves

a day in the life with California lifestyle photographer Elicia Graves

a day in the life with California lifestyle photographer Elicia Graves

Lazy bones lounges in the living room while the girls are otherwise occupied.

a day in the life with California lifestyle photographer Elicia Graves

a day in the life with California lifestyle photographer Elicia Graves

We live about ten minutes from the beach and as it is a beautiful day, we decide that it will be our destination.  I make sandwiches while my husband and Lily wax the surfboard.

a day in the life with California lifestyle photographer Elicia Graves

a day in the life with California lifestyle photographer Elicia Graves

The girls play outside while we pack the car for the beach.  We plan to stay at the beach all day so we pick up burritos on the way to the beach and eat them for lunch once we arrive.

a day in the life with California lifestyle photographer Elicia Graves

a day in the life with California lifestyle photographer Elicia Graves

My husband hits the water and I follow the girls around the beach and dunes and capture their play.

a day in the life with California lifestyle photographer Elicia Graves

a day in the life with California lifestyle photographer Elicia Graves

a day in the life with California lifestyle photographer Elicia Graves

a day in the life with California lifestyle photographer Elicia Graves

a day in the life with California lifestyle photographer Elicia Graves

a day in the life with California lifestyle photographer Elicia Graves

a day in the life with California lifestyle photographer Elicia Graves

a day in the life with California lifestyle photographer Elicia Graves

a day in the life with California lifestyle photographer Elicia Graves

a day in the life with California lifestyle photographer Elicia Graves

a day in the life with California lifestyle photographer Elicia Graves

a day in the life with California lifestyle photographer Elicia Graves

a day in the life with California lifestyle photographer Elicia Graves

a day in the life with California lifestyle photographer Elicia Graves

a day in the life with California lifestyle photographer Elicia Graves

a day in the life with California lifestyle photographer Elicia Graves

a day in the life with California lifestyle photographer Elicia Graves

a day in the life with California lifestyle photographer Elicia Graves

a day in the life with California lifestyle photographer Elicia Graves

The air temperature starts cooling down and little Ruby wants to snuggle in my lap.

a day in the life with California lifestyle photographer Elicia Graves

Daddy comes in from the water and it’s Ruby’s turn for some surfing.  Lily watches her little sister and eagerly awaits her turn.

a day in the life with California lifestyle photographer Elicia Graves

a day in the life with California lifestyle photographer Elicia Graves

a day in the life with California lifestyle photographer Elicia Graves

a day in the life with California lifestyle photographer Elicia Graves

a day in the life with California lifestyle photographer Elicia Graves

a day in the life with California lifestyle photographer Elicia Graves

a day in the life with California lifestyle photographer Elicia Graves

a day in the life with California lifestyle photographer Elicia Graves

a day in the life with California lifestyle photographer Elicia Graves

Lily hits the water and catches a few waves with the help of daddy.  I sit with Ruby as the air temperature falls and our warm beach day turns rather cold.  They come in from the water as a light rain shower hits the beach.  We set up the surfboards and the girls hide underneath.  We wait a little while and then decide to call it a day and head home.

a day in the life with California lifestyle photographer Elicia Graves

Back at home, the girls head straight to the shower to avoid spreading sand all over the house.  Once they are clean and dressed, we put on a movie and we all enjoy a little down time.

a day in the life with California lifestyle photographer Elicia Graves

a day in the life with California lifestyle photographer Elicia Graves

The girls decide it is time to eat, and we have an easy dinner of the sandwiches I made that were to be eaten at the beach.  They are worn out from a day full of play, and we sit outside as a family and read books before putting them to bed.

a day in the life with California lifestyle photographer Elicia Graves

a day in the life with California lifestyle photographer Elicia Graves

a day in the life with California lifestyle photographer Elicia Graves

Someone is glad that the girls are in bed.

a day in the life with California lifestyle photographer Elicia Graves

I pick up a bit around the house, and enjoy the last glow of light fading behind the palms.  It has been a good day, but I’m ready for bed myself.

a day in the life with California lifestyle photographer Elicia Graves

a day in the life with California lifestyle photographer Elicia Graves