A few helpful tips to keep in mind when picking your wardrobe for a family portrait session…

• Neutrals, beiges, white, gray or black work best in natural settings

• If you can pick a color or color family for the whole family to wear that always looks great

• Avoid large prints or logos

• Men look great in dark colored pants or khakis, women; white, neutrals or pastels

• Flowy fabrics look great!

• Matte lipstick is a solid choice to avoid smearing so you can give your kiddos lots of kisses without leaving makeup behind

• No phones or keys in front pockets

• Note it’s helpful with small children to have one parent directly behind the photographer to try to get the kids to smile, laugh + be silly

• Also super useful to bring snacks and water for the little ones so their attention lasts longer!

Capturing memories is a beautiful way to cherish moments that you and your family can look back on for years to come. When it comes to family photography, hiring the right photographer can make all the difference. If you’re looking for a family photographer in San Francisco, you’ve come to the right place!

As a San Francisco photographer specializing in family photoshoots, I understand the importance of capturing the essence of your family in every photo. With over a decade of experience, I know how to create timeless, beautiful family portraits that will stand the test of time.

Why Choose a San Francisco Family Photographer?

As a native of the San Francisco Bay Area, I am intimately familiar with the city’s unique character and beauty. Whether you’re looking for a photoshoot in Golden Gate Park, the Presidio, or along the Embarcadero, I know how to take advantage of San Francisco’s stunning scenery to create breathtaking family photos.

Moreover, when you choose a San Francisco photographer, you can rest assured that you’re getting a photographer who knows the city’s ins and outs. I can help you select the perfect location for your photoshoot and offer tips on everything from the best time of day to take photos to how to coordinate your family’s outfits.

Family Photography Made Easy

Planning a family photoshoot can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be! From helping you choose the perfect location to providing guidance on what to wear, I’m here to help every step of the way.

During the photoshoot itself, my goal is to make sure you and your family feel comfortable and at ease. Whether you’re working with young children or shy teenagers, I know how to create a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere that brings out the best in everyone.

Family Photoshoot Packages

I offer a range of family photoshoot packages designed to fit every budget and need. Whether you’re looking for a quick and easy mini-session or a more in-depth family portrait experience, I have a package that’s right for you.

All of my packages include a pre-session consultation, access to an online gallery of your photos, and digital copies of your edited images. I also offer a variety of prints, canvases, and other products to help you display your family photos in your home.


If you’re looking for a San Francisco family photographer who can help you create beautiful, timeless family portraits, look no further. With years of experience and a deep love for the city, I’m here to help you capture memories that you and your family will cherish for years to come. Contact me today to schedule your family photoshoot!



Emily was super easy to work with and very accommodating. This was our first time in the area and Emily was extremely helpful with assisting us in choosing the perfect location for our shoot. We enjoyed getting to know her as well as telling our personal story. I think she caught the essence of who we are as a couple and definitely memorialized this special trip for us. – Jamie A.

Working with Emily was awesome! It felt so natural and I was at ease taking photos. She knew what she was doing and captured spectacular candid pictures throughout the night as well! She took fantastic pictures despite terrible weather and lighting conditions. 10/10 would recommend hiring her for your wedding! Thank you Emily!! – Kayla F.

Emily did a fantastic job! I somewhat planned my engagement on the Fly with about a week (or less) for her to prepare and she did a phenomenal job working with me and making me feel at ease In a part of the country I’ve never traveled to. She was able to stay in contact with me (secretly) up until about 1 min before I proposed which was a MASSIVE help. Super easy to work with, made it fun, was also very professional and I would recommend her NO DOUBT. Thanks again! You made an insanely stressful “operation” (haha) go incredibly smooth! Her photos were fabulous and turned out great! I honestly didn’t know what to expect! Well done!! – Spencer H.

Emily is an outstanding photographer! My husband and I hired her for our outdoor maternity shoot with our first born. Booking Emily was painless, and she was extremely easy to communicate with throughout the entire process.  She suggested multiple beautiful locations to shoot. We met at a gorgeous nearby beach she suggested. To top it off Emily sent us our photos ahead of scheduled time. Overall, Emily is exceptionally professional, pleasant and creative. She is one of the best I’ve ever worked with. Book her for your next photography needs, and you won’t be disappointed!! – Samantha K.

We hired Emily for our engagement photo shoot this past weekend and I honestly cannot recommend her enough! Not only is she super polite, kind, and professional, but she is also extremely talented. She has such an eye for detail and is fantastic at helping pose her clients. We did our photo shoot on my cousin’s property and Emily was so good at picking spots and playing with the light and surroundings. My fiancé and I were both completely out of our element, because we had never done a professional shoot before, but Emily made us feel comfortable, confident, and natural from the start and we completely love every picture we received! On top of all that the turnaround time for pictures was quick and she was very communicative from start to finish! 10/10, highly recommend!  – Emily A.

Emily was amazing. She made my day easy and more special than I could have imagined. She’s sweet and knows what you want. She made her way around the family effortlessly. My family will definitely use her again. – Charmaine Z.

Emily captured my wedding in a way I never thought was imaginable! We had a beautiful outdoor wedding, Emily was really able to use the natural light in our favor. (I love natural light) She came early to set up and was extremely professional! Emily was easy to work with and great with my family and guests. I love the way our photos turned out and would recommend her to anyone that I knew!! Thanks again Emily you’re part of the family now! – Jennifer S

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