Tanner Family Portraits

The last week, I have reconnected to my UC Santa Barbara past. In addition to visiting with a few former University of California Santa Barbara Gauchos, I attended the Cal-UCSB basketball game on the Berkeley campus. Before the game, the UCSB Alumni Association sponsored a Pre-Game reception.  On Saturday, I also photographed the Tanner family. The adults graduated from UCSB and recently moved to Alameda with their two daughters.

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Nicole is a managing partner of Viva Strategy, a communications consulting firm for non-profits and philanthropic organizations. I have always appreciated Nicole. She is smart, kind and considerate. In the past, I would have spent more time talking to her…

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but now she has two wonderful kids.

I brought my camera and my two kids. Everyone played.

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Nicole also has a husband who bakes bread and watches football. After my wife arrived, everyone had something to do. My wife talked to Richard about baking. The two older girls braided hair for The Nutcracker performance. The younger kids played with flour, and I photographed the mess.

To see more photos from the day, go to the gallery. 




5 Responses to “Tanner Family Portraits”

  1. Bryan Farley says:

    Nicole Tanner, I was going to list all the reasons that I was not a “real photographer,” but I wanted to say more about your wonderful family. I could have said much more. My family enjoyed visiting your place. I am grateful that you live so close now.

  2. Nice.. great pixs.. Hi Nicole :)))))))))))))))))

  3. Alice J Pierson-Knapp says:

    looks & sounds like a perfect day to me!

    • bryan farley says:

      We had a great time. My daughter, Emily, helped Nicole’s older daughter prepare for the Nutcracker. After everyone left, Emily wanted to know how the performance went. At some point they talked on the phone. This conversation was not recorded, but it was part of the depth created. My kids give me depth.


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