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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

Headshots Portrait Event

No one should ever underestimate the importance of modern headshots. Portraits are one of the absolute best ways for you to present your image to the public! You don’t get a second chance to make a first impression.

Join me on Friday, March 31, 2017, for a fast 20-minute session that will result in professional, modern portraits for your social media, business, and personal needs.

When: Friday, March 31, 2017

Where: Emeryville, Ca

What: $50 Sitting Fee includes 20 min. portrait session with Christina Hernandez. Digital files, prints, wall art sold separately.

I can’t wait to catch-up with everyone! Feel free to contact me with any questions. Christina Hernandez

Christina Hernandez, 510-338-2997
christina@nightingalephotos.com, nightingaleheadshots.com

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Rockridge Portrait Session | Shelley

I have been so excited to post these images from this Rockridge portrait session. My wonderful friend Shelley, recently moved into an adorable Rockridge cottage and wanted to celebrate this transition with beautiful, professional portraits. This marks a turning point in her life, as she recently downsized and now lives in a neighborhood with wonderful walkability and access to great shopping and restaurants. These ideas helped us form the concept for this casual and whimsical portrait session in her new neighborhood. We did a few wardrobe changes and found some fun accessories that told the story of her new life. I am so excited that we got to work together and I really feel that these portraits celebrate Shelly’s zest for life. Thank you to the talented make-up artist, nhttp://marialeemakeup.com/Maria Lee, and the exquisite styling by the one and only Shelley Hansen

 

Oakland Portraits

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Oakland Portraits

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Oakland Portraits

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Oakland Portraits

Nightingale Photography
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Oakland Portraits

Nightingale Photography
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Oakland Portraits

Nightingale Photography
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Oakland Portraits

Nightingale Photography
www.nightingaleheadshots.com

Oakland Portraits

Nightingale Photography
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Oakland Portraits

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Oakland Portraits

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Oakland Portraits

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Point Richmond Newborn Session | Isaaca

Baby Isaaca’s newborn session took place at her home in Pt. Richmond. Mom, June and Dad, Howard, wanted an organic gallery of photos that were natural and candid. We worked in a few rooms of their darling California bungalow, which offered beautiful light and character. This precious baby girl is the first born to her parents and the first grandchild in the family! So, of course, Grandma was there, and I was thrilled to photograph her with her granddaughter. Isaaca was wrapped in a fragile, lime green handmade blanket made by Grandma, even the lace was created from scratch. Mom and Dad couldn’t get enough of this baby girl. Her very presence brought such joy to the family. Congratulations to the entire family on their adorable daughter! The world is a better place because of her.

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Marin Family Portrait Session| The Hamilton Family

This Marin family portrait session stars the vibrant and spirited Hamilton Family: Parents Stephanie and Kevin and daughters, Stella and Lucy. As you can see, these two girls are smart, energetic, adventurous and absolute soul mates. I loved photographing them interacting with eachother, their environment and their adoring parents. The Hamilton Family is so relaxed and playful, thus allowing for everyone’s personality to shine through. The beautiful landscape of the Marin Headlands is breathtaking and I’m glad they will have these memories in photographs of the day they spent their as a family. I’m thrilled we got to explore the tall grasses and even the beach. Mom, Stephanie, is expecting baby number 3, so it was a great opportunity to run and play before the new sibling arrives. Congratulations to the Hamilton Family!

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Best Portraits 2016 | Bay Area Family Portraits

It was moving to look through my photo galleries to choose some of my best portraits of 2016. Each family I worked with last year was so unique. We worked together in Emeryville, Walnut Creek, Lafayette, Orinda, Oakland and San Francisco. Some sessions took place at clients’ homes or special places the family likes to visit. From babies to teens, we customized the sessions so that everyone enjoyed the experience. What a privilege for me to be a family photographer, I hope to photograph your family in 2017!

Walnut Creek Portrait Photographer

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Walnut Creek Portrait Photographer

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Walnut Creek Portrait Photographer

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Walnut Creek Portrait Photographer

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Walnut Creek Portrait Photographer

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Walnut Creek Portrait Photographer

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Walnut Creek Portrait Photographer

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Walnut Creek Portrait Photographer

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Family portraits in San Francisco

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Walnut Creek Portrait Photographer

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Walnut Creek Portrait Photographer

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Walnut Creek Portrait Photographer

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Walnut Creek Portrait Photographer

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Holiday Portrait Session in Oakland

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East Bay Family Portraits

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Palo Alto Family Portraits

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East Bay Family Portraits

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Emeryville Portrait Session

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Family Portraits East Bay Regional Parks

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Family portraits in San Francisco

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