I’ve been joyfully shooting  Bay Area family photography sessions for several years. Generally speaking, having professional family photos done once every year allows you to document changes in your family, especially if your family unit has grown by the addition of a new little bundle of joy. Family photoshoots give you an opportunity to bring everyone together and can serve as an eternal reminder of your love for one another.

When should I schedule my family photography session?

Where does my session take place?

How does my family prepare for our photoshoot?

This is dependent on several factors. If you desire to document new changes in your family dynamic, it is best to book your Bay Area family photography session within a month of your special occasion. Otherwise, scheduling is generally pretty flexible when it comes to family photography sessions.

If your kids are old enough to walk, I generally recommend booking a session outdoors. The Bay Area offers a variety of beautiful backdrops. I have a list of beautiful locations and am always scouting to find new gems everywhere from San Francisco to San Jose and Gilroy. If you have young children under 1 year old, I recommend you check out our baby milestone sessions as family photos are a part of all studio session milestone packages.

Once you book your session with us, we will send you an email with a list of suggestions on how to best prepare for your family session. I typically suggest that families dress with a similar theme (using a cohesive color scheme and style of clothing). I do offer wardrobe options for pregnant moms, babies, and young children. We can discuss your wardrobe options and preferences during your family photoshoot consultation. Other than that, make sure that everyone coming to the shoot is well groomed and ready to share their smile with my camera!

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