I met Katrina, David, and their oldest daughter Alana when she was about 4 or 5 years old. We met at a church we were all attending at the time and Alana enjoyed when I spun her around after service. We parted ways a few years ago and haven't been in contact too much since, so when I arrived at their ranch (aka Ranchez), it was a warm welcome as if I had been there dozens of times. All the kids warmed up to me pretty quickly and it was a joy to photograph them going about their Saturday morning.
Alana is now 10, Deluca is 5.5, Levi is 4, Xander is 2.5, and August was born in December. They are the sweetest family. Their house is full of love and community. Mama bear Katrina says, "Our goal for our tribe is to love God and love others, and to give our children rich childhood experiences through simple living on the Ranchez and quality home education."