A Family Surprise in San Francisco

This surprise turned out perfect!

After weeks of debating what to get my mom for Christmas, I finally came up with the idea to FINALLY give my mom family photos. But my biggest dilemma was who would take the pictures and how would I get us all together in such a short amount of time. 

Allen immediately agreed to take the pictures, so next I just had to get my family together without giving the surprise away to my mom. My little brother actually had time to take the pictures, so that task was done. The last task was to get my mom up to San Francisco with her hair and makeup all done. Thank God for good people like Toodie who did my mom's hair and makeup, flawlessly. Without her this task would've been a lot harder to do before a certain time.

After that was done, it was time to meet Allen and my little brother in Union Square. I walked my mom across the street with her eyes closed and walked her up the stairs. Once she opened them she saw my little brother and Allen, immediately she bursted into tears. (Had to get her to stop so she wouldn't ruin her makeup.) 

For our family portraits I wanted the big Christmas tree behind us through the majority of the shots with a combination of all three of us, to two of us, and then single shots. Allen pulled this off amazingly! We were also able to go around other spots of San Francisco where Allen came up with ideas for us that I would have never thought of. I'm so happy he was able to do this for me on such short notice. Check out some of the photos below!

Written by Tori Green