These portraits in Palo Alto feature a beautiful family with the most beautiful girls in the world. I was Carrie and Jeff’s wedding photographer, so it’s incredibly touching to now photograph them with their precious daughters. Sometimes I find it hard for kids to loosen-up, but Lila and Eva used their inner divas to teach me a thing or two! I couldn’t keep up with their leaps and skips. Their beautiful hair flew in the air, and their smiles were radiant. We chose to photograph the session at the Stanford University campus. The architecture is world-class and it’s a special place because Jeff attended medical school there. With all my family photography sessions, I photograph the kids together, with each parent, each alone and together as a family. Because children change so quickly, I’m just tickled that they made the time to make these portraits happen.
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