In the spirit of simplicity, all family, child and baby 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, from which to order. Please note that this fee does not include any digital images or printing rights, nor is it applied to the packages listed below. Digital images and prints are purchased separately.


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 would like to preserve for generations.

family sitting fee 175 | Newborn sitting fee 250


We had her come over to take photos of us with our newborn son and cocker spaniel. The session was so fun and the photos captured us perfectly and beautifully. We are so glad to have documented this joyous moment of our lives.




What areas do you serve?

A 20 mi. radius of Oakland is included in my standard sitting fee. Clients often love sessions in Oakland, Berkeley, Orinda, Lafayette and San Francisco. A small additional fee is added for the South Bay, Marin and beyond. Feel free to ask for a quote for Santa Cruz, Tahoe and your favorite California spot.

How would you describe your style?

I spent 15 years as a staff photographer at the San Francisco Chronicle, so capturing candid, authentic moments is my passion. The variety of my assignments gave me the ability to think on my feet, get creative and connect with subjects quickly.

Do you use a studio?

No, I am an on-location photographer and use our beautiful Bay Area as my inspiration. Also, a session at home makes for intimate and memorable images.

What are your sessions like?

Lots of fun! I am really casual, and have my families, walk, run, play and act silly. This allows me to capture great moments.

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What should we wear?

I ask folks not to wear white as it’s the first thing the eye goes to. Neutrals with pops of color always look great. Please no t-shirts or logos. This is a special occasion, so feel free to dress-up!

If my kids are young, how do I prepare?

Morning sessions always seem to work best for this age group. Feed them before the session and feel free to bring a yummy snack to keep them “motivated” during the shoot.

Do I choose the location?

During our phone conversation, we decide on your ideal setting that you would want to see in the final portraits. If the kids are really young, I often suggest the home. If they are a bit older, we can venture out.

How often should we have our portraits taken?

For newborns, I love the newborn, sitting and standing stage. After that once a year is a fabulous tradition to start.

Can I see your recent portrait sessions?

Yes! Visit my blog HERE:

do you photograph weddings?

Of course! Please see my work HERE:

Should the parents be in the pictures, too?

Absolutely. As your kids get older, they are most interested in the photos that include parents. They love seeing their family and how you change through the years.

Do we have to think up the poses?

No way! That would be awful. Just show up, and I make sure you look amazing.

Should I just invest in some digital photos vs prints?

No. Digital files are the least archival of all the products I sell. Prints last 200 yrs and will be heirlooms loved by generations. Digital archivists are already seeing digital rot and corruption. We don’t know their longevity and the ability to open them in the future. Please invest in stunning products that bring a smile to your face each time you look at them.

How do I get the digital files if I still want them?

High-resolution digital images with print release are available for purchase. Also, with every print you buy, a social media sized digital image with my logo accompanies the print. Perfect to share on Facebook, etc.

how do I get in touch?

Feel free to email me at: or call 510-338-2997. Can’t wait to hear from you! -Christina

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