by guest blogger Katherine
Note: This article was written about the official Livermore fountain. But when we showed up to shoot it the water was turned off! So we headed across the street and shot this other fountain, which happened to be turned on, and also very pretty.
This fountain lies in the heart of downtown Livermore. It is designed so that children can frolic about in the water on hot days and parents can watch over them on the surrounding benches. This fun could last for hours!
Taking a family photo after spending some time here (even if the children are sopping wet) and instagramming it is a fabulous way to remember your experience. And… it gets better!!! This location has many of the great aspects that make the Pleasanton arch desirable.
First, it lights up at night; this means a shot here will turn out no matter when it is taken. Second, it has history: it is named after William Mendenhall’s (the founder of Livermore) daughter Elizabeth, and after a well known resident of Livermore named Lizzie who passed in 1903. The Livermore fountain can also be considered one of the most instagrammable locations in the tri-valley because as I mentioned before, it sits in the center of downtown Livermore… and downtown livermore is poppin’!
Most nights you might find you and your family there anyways, eating at one of many delectable restaurants, cozying up for a movie at the Vine, or just enjoying the busy atmosphere... so while you’re there, why not snap a photo at the fountain?!
I am a high school senior portrait photographer in the SF east bay area.