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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

Emeryville Portrait Session

Can you even believe how cute this family is? I knew we wanted an urban feel and found a great black warehouse backdrop in Emeryville.  Laura set her family with the perfect red and black wardrobe for this family portrait session. I brought some fun balloons. Both kids and parents were so loving and affectionate with eachother it was a visual jackpot! I love their jubilant gestures and ease with which they played with eachother. Thank you, Laura and family for this opportunity to make memories for you.Emeryville Photographer

Emeryville Portrait Session

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Emeryville Portrait Session

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Emeryville Portrait Session

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www.nightingaleportraits.com

Emeryville Portrait Session

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www.nightingaleportraits.com

Emeryville Portrait Session

Nightingale Photography
www.nightingaleportraits.com

Emeryville Portrait Session

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www.nightingaleportraits.com

Emeryville Portrait Session

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Winter Portrait Events with Nightingale Photography

Celebrate the holidays with memories you will cherish for a lifetime. These easy, fun portrait events are a client favorite.

Email me for other options/dates/locations that work best for your family. christina@nightingalephotos.com


Redwoods, Oakland

Sat., Dec 17, 2016

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/portraits-in-the-redwoods-sat-dec-10-tickets-30000823270

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 Borgess Ranch, Walnut Creek

Sunday Dec 18, 2016

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/family-portraits-in-walnut-creek-sunday-dec-18-tickets-29660734054

East Bay Family Portraits

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PriyaDecember 14, 2016 - 6:35 am

I am interested in your services and would like to have you take couple of pics of my kids

Holiday Portrait Session in Oakland

These twin girls are real! They are not a dream! Pinch yourself! Ok, yes, I’m totally obsessed with this family. Mom called me over the Thanksgiving holiday to make portraits of her immediate family and visiting grandparents. It’s so satisfying to make images of generations that will only become more valuable over time. We made these portraits at the beautiful Dunsmuir Mansion in Oakland. The light was sparkling and the grounds are lush. A perfect combination for a special holiday portrait session. I love that we were able to combine traditional portraits with a modern editorial style. Thank you again, it was such a pleasure!

Holiday Portrait Session in Oakland

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www.nightingaleportraits.com

Holiday Portrait Session in Oakland

Nightingale Photography
www.nightingaleportraits.com

Holiday Portrait Session in Oakland

Nightingale Photography
www.nightingaleportraits.com

Holiday Portrait Session in Oakland

Nightingale Photography
www.nightingaleportraits.com

Holiday Portrait Session in Oakland

Nightingale Photography
www.nightingaleportraits.com

Holiday Portrait Session in Oakland

Nightingale Photography
www.nightingaleportraits.com

Holiday Portrait Session in Oakland

Nightingale Photography
www.nightingaleportraits.com

Holiday Portrait Session in Oakland

Nightingale Photography
www.nightingaleportraits.com

Holiday Portrait Session in Oakland

Nightingale Photography
www.nightingaleportraits.com

Holiday Portrait Session in Oakland

Nightingale Photography
www.nightingaleportraits.com

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Palo Alto Family Photographer

I was so pleased to photograph this darling family at the beautiful Palo Alto Open Space preserve. My goal is to always create a relaxed, playful mood for families, and this location truly allowed for this. The beautiful lake, reeds and oak trees offered stunning natural backdrops that the children were excited about. I love that each parent got to play with the boys separately and yet we were able to get great family portraits as well. What a great family!

Palo Alto Family Photographer

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Palo Alto Family Photographer

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Palo Alto Family Photographer

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Palo Alto Family Photographer

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Palo Alto Family Photographer

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Palo Alto Family Photographer

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Palo Alto Family Photographer

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Palo Alto Family Photographer

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Alameda Beach Family Portrait Session

This Alameda beach family portrait session features my dear friends, Elizabeth, Steven and their darling son, Enzo. Elizabeth is expecting baby number two, a little girl. Enzo is very curious about Mom’s belly and is excited by the idea of having a little sister. In addition to the family portraits, it was lovely to photograph Elizabeth’s maternity images. She is truly radiant! I love Enzo’s big brother t-shirt he wore. So happy that this family will always have these memories.

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