I always love it when clients ask if I offer candid family portraits. Those are my absolute favorite. As a former photojournalist at the San Francisco Chronicle, my expertise is in capturing authentic moments. This is a great passion of mine and working with families to achieve this style of photography is so rewarding. The Zaccaro Family and I chose a beautiful location in Walnut Creek California for their portrait session. I love the two sisters together giggling on the blanket and how playful the parents are with their children. I always choose beautiful morning light to begin photography, and it is often the case that kids are happiest in the morning. So, it is a win-win! Thank you for allowing me to make these portraits for your family and for your family archives.
Hi, I'm Christina Hernandez, owner of Nightingale Photography. Welcome to my new blog, celebrating candid family portraiture.
A family portrait session is an incredible gift you can give your family. The session itself is a memorable event, whether it be at your home, a favorite park or the beach. My family sessions are relaxed and fun, with the emphasis on genuine and authentic. Capturing the candid exuberance of childhood and family is my passion. The heirloom portraits that will hang in your home will bring you and your family joy each day and remind you of what's truly important in life. In addition, these photographs will be cherished by your children and family members for decades to come. We can't stop the hands of time, but beautiful photography gets pretty close.
I am a Bay Area native and live in the Oakland hills with my husband of 20 years, Richard, our spunky teenager, Sophia, and of course, our dogs, Roomba and Vincent. Having worked for 15 years as a staff photojournalist at the San Francisco Examiner and Chronicle, I am lucky to be able to anticipate unique moments and capture them for my clients. I believe photography is best experienced on the walls of your home and in heirloom albums, always accessible to view. Looking for my wedding and engagement photography? You can still find it here: nightingalephotosblog.com and nightingalephotos.com. I so look forward to telling your family's story! ~Christina