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  • WELCOME!

    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

Father’s Day Portraits and Family Reunions

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 Father’s Day Memories

Do your children have an adorable portrait of their Dad playing with them? These special memories will be priceless one day and I want to help you capture them. I love making candid images of Dads having a tea party, playing a superhero or cuddling on a sofa with the family. Treat your whole family to a special session this June or July.
 

Family Reunions in No. California

Summer family reunions in Northern California are the perfect opportunity for extended family portraits. I visit your location for an hour to make casual, editorial portraits of the whole group together and special images of sibling groupings, grandparents with grandchildren, etc. Please inquire about your date. I offer coverage in the greater Bay Area, Tahoe, Napa, Carmel and beyond…

I look forward to connecting with everyone and happy summer!

 

Christina Hernandez | Nightingale Photography | nightingaleportraits.com christina@nightingalephotos.com | 510-338-2997

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Walnut Creek Family Portraits | Julia & Eric

I was lucky enough to photograph Julia and Eric’ss beautiful wedding almost seven years ago in San Francisco and now I get to make their Walnut Creek family portraits! That’s one of the best parts of my jobs: continuing to work with beautiful couples after the wedding when they start a family. Julia and Eric wanted to continue with my candid, relaxed style so we decided to go run around the beautiful hills of Mt. Diablo in Walnut Creek. I suggested Borgess Ranch because the kids could visit the historic ranch and see animals after the session. I love the boys’ bow ties and white shirts. It’s such a timeless look and a wonderful contrast to the rustic environment. I so look forward to many more years of family portraits with this darling couple! Curious to see Julia and Eric’s wedding? Check it out HERE.

Walnut Creek Photographer

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Walnut Creek Photographer

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Walnut Creek Photographer

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Professional Business Portraits | Amy

Amy knew it was time to update her professional business portraits and wanted and editorial style. We wanted to do something different than a standard headshot so we chose two Oakland locations that gave us variety. I adore the outfits Amy chose. The red blazer with dark jeans and heels created a flirty look and her beautiful mid-length coat brought the images such style and power. The green trees behind the trees pop with the red and gave us a natural feel. Great job, Amy! You were a joy to work with.

Professional Business Portraits

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Professional Business Portraits

Nightingale Photography
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Professional Business Portraits

Nightingale Photography
nightingaleheadshots.com

Professional Business Portraits

Nightingale Photography
nightingaleportraits.com

Professional Business Portraits

Nightingale Photography
nightingaleportraits.com

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Celebrate Spring with Whimsy Boutique and Nightingale Photography

Walnut Creek Family Portraits

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WHIMSY &  NIGHTINGALE PHOTOGRAPHY

Happy Spring Everyone!To celebrate this beautiful season, Whimsy children’s boutique and I have joined forces to bring you a wonderful opportunity for custom family portraits. Now, when you spend $100.00 or more at Whimsy, in Lafayette, receive a complimentary 45 min. custom family portrait session and an archival 8×10 print. That’s a $250 value!

Step 1: Visit Whimsy boutique to see the beautiful collection of clothing and gifts for newborns, babies, girls, and boys. Perfect for the cute outfit you will buy for the portrait session or as a baby shower gift for an expectant mom. Find Whimsy at 3643 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette, CA 94549, next to Trader Joes.

Step 2: Spend $100 and receive a beautiful gift certificate for a custom 45 min. family portrait session with me, Christina Hernandez, of Nightingale Photography. After viewing the proofs, choose your favorite image for a complimentary archival 8×10 print. You will also have an opportunity to purchase more prints, art products or digital files.

Shop local with Whimsy and Nightingale Photography!

Some restrictions apply, please contact me for more info. I look forward to making your family’s portrait in 2017! Christina

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Whimsy at 3643 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette, CA 94549, next to Trader Joes.

Christina Hernandez | Nightingale Photography | christina@nightingalephotos.com |
510-338-2997

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Piedmont Graduation Portraits | Kayla

I recently photographed Kayla’s graduation portraits in Piedmont. She is set to graduate from Sonoma State and her parents wanted to mark this milestone with a beautiful gallery of professional portraits. I have no doubt she is ready to rule the world, and I loved her confidence and grace. She is not only brilliant but a natural beauty to boot. Before applying to graduate school, she’s planning to work a while to gain some experience in her professional field. But first, she’s off to Italy, a memorable gift from her parents. Congratulations on all your achievements, Kayla, you deserve the best!piedmont graduation portraitspiedmont graduation portraits

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piedmont graduation portraits

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ReyMay 5, 2017 - 9:06 pm

Wow! This girl is gorgeous…whoever she is 🙂