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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

Rural Bay Area Family Portraits

This rural Bay Area family portrait session features the Addiego Family at their ranch in the East Bay. What fun it was for me to capture these moments in the their lives as they play with goats and run wild. The property offers so much freedom and possibility. The 3 children take turns caring for the chickens, goats and dogs and get plenty of rough and tumble playtime each day. Although it’s only 20 minutes (without traffic!) to San Francisco, the Addiego Family enjoy a rustic lifestyle, perfect for their lively personalities. This East Bay portrait session was a joy for me!Rural Bay Area Family Portrait Session

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Berkeley Family Portraits | Shurter Family

These Berkeley family portraits took place in Tilden Park. I have had the great fortune of photographing the Schurter Family for several years. This allows me to see the kids grow, change and start developing their darling personalities. I just finished designing a beautiful heirloom album for the family, I am so excited that they will be able to enjoy it for years to come! Check out those baby blues!Berkeley Family Portrait SessionBerkeley Family Portrait SessionBerkeley Family Portrait SessionBerkeley Family Portrait SessionBerkeley Family Portrait SessionBerkeley Family Portrait SessionBerkeley Family Portrait Session

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Family Portrait Session in Walnut Creek

Ellen is a mom of two accomplished and wonderful teenagers. Her son, Jon, is already living away at college and her daughter, Asiana, will soon be following in his footsteps. So, Ellen wanted to seize the opportunity for an updated family portrait. What a time in all of their lives to celebrate and create beautiful images they will cherish. We created a beautiful wood grain wall portrait for Ellen’s home, it fits her style perfectly. Thanks to Ellen and the kids for a wonderful experience! ChristinaFamily Portrait Session Walnut Creek1Family Portrait Session Walnut Creek1Family Portrait Session Walnut Creek1Family Portrait Session Walnut Creek1Family Portrait Session Walnut Creek1

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Oakland Family Portrait Session | Joyner Family

It has been such a pleasure to be the Joyner Family’s photographer for many years. Deidre began as my wonderful realtor (check her out here) and turned into a special friend. She truly appreciates photography and invests in portraits each year. In addition, she is always up to trying new and cool locations. This time, she suggested Middle Harbor Shoreline Park. What a great find! I loved having the Port’s cranes in the composition and a wonderful view of San Francisco, as well. It’s been so great seeing the kids grow-up over the years and I can’t wait for next year!

Oakland Family Portrait Session

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East Bay Portraits | Julia & Kyree

I was so excited to learn that I was going to have a mother son portrait session! Julia is a wonderful realtor at Red Oak Realty in Oakland and wanted to update her professional portraits. We decided it would also be a great opportunity to have an updated session with her son, Kyree. I love working with my subjects together, separately, have them change wardrobes and photograph in a variety of locations and light. I’m so glad Julia has these memories, I know Kyree is growing-up fast and will soon be off on many exciting adventures.Professional Portrait Session East BayProfessional Portrait Session East BayProfessional Portrait Session East BayProfessional Portrait Session East BayProfessional Portrait Session East Bay

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