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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

Family Portraits in the East Bay Regional Parks

Could these women be more beautiful? Let’s not forget super handsome Dad, too! A pleasure to work with the Flores Family this year. We chose a beautiful spot in the East Bay redwoods, with beautifully diffused light and epic backgrounds. Inspiring to witness fun, loving family interactions, even in the teen years! It was truly a privilege. Thank you Flores Family!

Family Portraits East Bay Regional Parks

Nightingale Photography
www.nightingalephotos.com

Family Portraits East Bay Regional Parks

Nightingale Photography
www.nightingalephotos.com

Family Portraits East Bay Regional Parks

Nightingale Photography
www.nightingalephotos.com

Family Portraits East Bay Regional Parks

Nightingale Photography
www.nightingalephotos.com

Family Portraits East Bay Regional Parks

Nightingale Photography
www.nightingalephotos.com

Family Portraits East Bay Regional Parks

Nightingale Photography
www.nightingalephotos.com

Family Portraits East Bay Regional Parks

Nightingale Photography
www.nightingalephotos.com

Family Portraits East Bay Regional Parks

Nightingale Photography
www.nightingalephotos.com

Family Portraits East Bay Regional Parks

Nightingale Photography
www.nightingalephotos.com

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Family Portraits in San Francisco

These family portraits in San Francisco feature the wonderful Marshbrun Family. I have been lucky enough to work with them for years and see the beautiful kids grow. Each session we decide on a groovy new location. This year we chose North Beach in San Francisco. How fun! I love working in colorful urban settings for an unusual visual style. In addition, we love in one of the most beautiful cities on earth, so why not give it a starring role in the session? The textures and cityscapes make for intriguing elements in the portraits. In addition, this family is so loving and playful, it was a dream to work with them yet again. Yay!

Family portraits in San Francisco

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Family portraits in San Francisco

Nightingale Photography
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Family portraits in San Francisco

Nightingale Photography
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Family portraits in San Francisco

Nightingale Photography
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Family portraits in San Francisco

Nightingale Photography
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Family portraits in San Francisco

Nightingale Photography
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Family portraits in San Francisco

Nightingale Photography
nightingaleportraits.com

Family portraits in San Francisco

Nightingale Photography
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Family portraits in San Francisco

Nightingale Photography
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Family portraits in San Francisco

Nightingale Photography
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Family portraits in San Francisco

Nightingale Photography
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East Bay Family Portrait Session

This East Bay  family portrait session gave me the opportunity to photograph another set of twin girls in one month! No need to ask for any presents this year after those two sessions. Eloise and Emerson are 5 years-old and will make your heart melt. Parents Glennie and Ben are so at ease with the spunky duo, it’s hard to imagine this family combination any other way. I love how warm and affectionate everyone is with eachother. This experience warmed my heart and I’m thrilled this moment in time has been captured for this family to celebrate for decades to come.

East Bay Family Portraits

East Bay Family Portraits

East Bay Family Portraits

East Bay Family Portraits

East Bay Family Portraits

East Bay Family Portraits

East Bay Family Portraits

East Bay Family Portraits

East Bay Family Portraits

East Bay Family Portraits

 

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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

Nightingale Photography
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Emeryville Portrait Session

Nightingale Photography
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Emeryville Portrait Session

Nightingale Photography
www.nightingaleportraits.com

Emeryville Portrait Session

Nightingale Photography
www.nightingaleportraits.com

Emeryville Portrait Session

Nightingale Photography
www.nightingaleportraits.com

Emeryville Portrait Session

Nightingale Photography
www.nightingaleportraits.com

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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

East Bay Family Portraits

 

 


 

 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

Nightingale Photography
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1 comment

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