Over the years, Joey Chandler has camped in Marin, hiked the coast near the Golden Gate Bridge, and biked through local parks. It was during one of these excursions that Mr. Chandler was struck by an idea: it would be great if a photographer were here to document the adventure. Hence, the concept of family adventure photography was born.
Before these outings, Mr. Chandler talks with families about their routines and what outdoor locations they'd like to explore. The photographer then travels with families to the chosen locale and photographs the day's events, such as a child mischievously peeking around a tree, a mother and son candidly hugging after picking pumpkins, or a family making their way down a serene forest path without the aid of a minivan for the first time. When not out exploring, Mr. Chandler shoots during in-home sessions and at the occasional wedding.