Meet Jackie, Jae, and Kalea -- bad ass educator, free diving + spear fishing ocean photographer, and botanical lover, respectively ... a family after my own heart! I loved all the ideas they had for their session but, having never been to Ardenwood (how is that?!), I jumped on this opportunity. Ardenwood Historic Farm is a working farm (and part of the East Bay Regional Park system) with an array of animals (including peacocks!), elaborate gardens and crops, Victorian-period tour guides for their famous Patterson House, and activities that rotate with the seasons (like their fall pumpkin patch!). Hanging out and exploring with these three was such fun!
Things to know before you go: free parking lot, small entry fee, picnic tables, large grassy areas, basic restrooms, train is currently out of service, less than a mile from a variety of restaurants + cafes