San Francisco Bay Area Maternity, Newborn, and Family Portrait Photographer


I’m Christina Hernandez, owner of Nightingale Photography.

I’m a San Francisco Bay Area portrait photographer and I’m ready to meet you and your family! My natural photographic approach helps capture authentic moments for all your maternity, newborn, baby, and family portraits. I work with families in Walnut Creek, Lafayette, Oakland, San Francisco, San Jose, Palo Alto, Piedmont, and beyond.


I can’t wait to get to know your family! Contact me today to discuss your portrait session ideas and let’s start planning for fun. | 510-338-2997

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I take Bay Area portrait photography out of the studio and into the home.

Nothing cheesy, just natural, authentic moments with you and your family. My hope is to capture the beautiful, the imperfections, and the candid snapshots that shape who your family is. I want you to look back at your photos and see your true family. No studio, no fake smiles, Just you.


“Christina, you managed to capture my babies beauty and innocence in a way I’ve never seen before in a picture… it’s like magic. I’m just so incredibly grateful that we are lucky enough to have found you.”


-Candice B.



In the spirit of simplicity, all baby, child, and family photo sessions are up to 60 minutes in length and result in a gallery of 30–40 beautifully edited images, fully retouched for review in an online gallery.

I offer several options to create the perfect photographic art that is specially designed for your space. This can include a wall portrait, an heirloom album, and digital images that you can preserve for generations..


Family portraits are wonderful keepsakes, but planning them can be stressful.

I help with wardrobe choices, location ideas, and securing a time for the best lighting. And if you’re worried about your kids sitting still for their photo, don’t be. With more than 20 years of experience, nothing shocks me!

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Let me take care of the details. All you need to do is show up.

We’re going to laugh, be silly, and have the best time during your photo session. We aren’t looking for perfection. What we want is your authentic family, who you are at this moment in time. Let’s celebrate your family, as you are, right now.

"Christina is wonderful! She's truly a talented, amazing photographer and all around lovely person. We have had the opportunity to have her take our family photos for the last 3 years, and they have all turned out beautifully. She has an effortless way of capturing everyone in a way that comes across as natural, fun and joyful."


-Glennie K


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