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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

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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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

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Family Portraits East Bay Regional Parks

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Family Portraits East Bay Regional Parks

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Family Portraits East Bay Regional Parks

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Family Portraits East Bay Regional Parks

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Family Portraits East Bay Regional Parks

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Family Portraits East Bay Regional Parks

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Family Portraits East Bay Regional Parks

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Family Portraits East Bay Regional Parks

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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

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Family portraits in San Francisco

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Family portraits in San Francisco

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Family portraits in San Francisco

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Family portraits in San Francisco

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Family portraits in San Francisco

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Family portraits in San Francisco

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Family portraits in San Francisco

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Family portraits in San Francisco

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Family portraits in San Francisco

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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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