Authentic, Come-As-You-Are Bay Area Family Portraits
Nothing is more cringy than looking back at family photos filled with posing, harsh studio lights, and cheesy smiles. You’ll get none of that with me as your family photographer. My promise to you is to highlight the connection, joy, and love between you and your family. 100% real, 100% you.
Celebrate your family, exactly the way you are.
Try as we might, we can’t stop our kids from growing up. You’ll never get this time back again, and every stage in your life with them is a moment worth remembering. This is about your family’s journey, the good, the bad, and everything in between.
Embrace the imperfections.
Say goodbye to studio poses, awkward angles, and pinched smiles. My approach to family portraits is simple: showcase who your family is, right now, as authentic and genuine as possible. Bring on the belly laughs and silly dances! The more relaxed and carefree you are, the more fun we’ll have and the better the experience will be.
Christina is such a delight to work with! She is funny, easy going , laid back and just pure joy! Getting family pictures done has sort of become our yearly family tradition and I have worked with wonderful ones back in the East Coast. After moving to the Bay Area, I have been looking to find someone who could capture our fun personalities and our ‘ not- so camera- ready ‘ moments and Christina is just that! She knows far too well the how natural light will make your memories stand out. Christina is wonderful with candids & extremely patient with kids. I have a couple of high energy ones and she was calm yet quick to catch their moods. Our session at a beach ended up with kids getting soaked which was not a part of the original plan for the shoot . Christina, of course seemed to love the little detour. She cheered, she laughed along and took gorgeous shots! - Shilpa
HOW IT WORKS
1. Curious? We’ll Chat
There’s no better time to snapshot your family portraits than right now. We’ll set up a time to talk about packages and rates, location ideas, plus address any questions or concerns you might have. Worried your kids won’t sit still? No problem. Unsure about what to wear? I’ve got you covered. I’ll guide you through the process and handle all the details, so all you have to do is show up with your family and enjoy the experience.
2. Let’s Do This
If you’re ready, we’ll seal the deal with an electronic booking agreement to get the ball rolling. Congratulations, we’re on the way to beautiful family portraits! This contract, and a Booking Fee that is due when we schedule your session, will reserve your spot on my calendar so we don’t lose out on the best day for your photo session.
3. It’s Family Photo Day
Family picture day is here and I cannot be more excited! I’ll meet you at the location we agreed on (most likely a beautiful spot somewhere in the San Francisco Bay Area!) for a 60-minute photo session. I know this day can be stressful and you’re worried your kids won’t sit still or be in the mood for photos. But I’ve learned a thing or two in my 20 years of working with families. I’ve seen it all, and I’ll be right there with you to make this a fun and relaxed day for everyone.
4. Photos Are Forever
I’ll have your family portrait gallery live and ready to view no later than 2 weeks after our photo session. At this time you can order prints, photo albums, wall art, and other keepsakes to display your photos and revisit those moments again and again. I’d be happy to suggest keepsakes or wall art for you, but keep in mind they’re sold separately from the photo session booking fee.
Remember this moment in time!
Before these years pass you by, celebrate who your family is, just the way you are. There’s no time like the present.
I bring so much more than a camera to your session. I show up with a passion for seeing the things you might be too busy to see at the moment; the incredible love your family shares as it grows. Those little fingers and toes, the way your child feels when she falls asleep on your shoulder and the joy you take in sharing this experience with your partner.
When you work with me, Christina, for your family photos, you’re getting a lifelong, professional in my field (not just a photography enthusiast) dedicated to providing families with meaningful portraits of the most special time in their lives - becoming parents and being part of a family.
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