East Bay Family Photographer – Hilltop Sunset Session
As an established East Bay family photographer, I’m known for my studio work. This year, I’m adding a new offering with sessions in the Livermore Hills. I wanted to share this gorgeous East Bay hilltop sunset session so you could see why I’m so excited to make this available. If you watch the video, you’ll see what an entire session looks like and I’ll highlight a few of my favorites below. This session is a perfect example of what I aim for in a successful family photography session.
I love the way this family dressed for their session. The tones matched the landscape without blending in too much and everyone coordinated without being too matchy-matchy. Their clothes are current but classic and comfortable, not stiff. This is not a look that is quickly going to look dated which is key to having a timeless look to your family photographs.
If you watched the video, you’ll see that we got the ‘must have’ photos of everyone in a well-composed group shot, looking at the camera. But the photos that really make you feel something are the ones where you are just being you– having fun and showing affection as a family.
See the images below for some real moments between these family members. Dad protectively holding son back. Mom holding her arms open as son runs towards her for a loving embrace.
When it comes to photographing real moments with kids, things are always better when they have an activity to engage in. In this case, feeding a blue-eyed baby goat!
Showing connection and emotion between family members is key. These are the moments that matter. The feelings you want to remember when your littles are no longer small enough to fit on your lap or be held in your arms. I provide direction and guidance, but more than anything I am aiming for you to be comfortable being yourself. I’ll place you in the right situation and tell you what to do and then I’ll be ready with my camera to capture the moments that matter.
Let’s not forget about that magic ingredient…the light. The light at this time of year is so beautiful. I especially love the combination of the beautiful light and the gorgeous landscape. These are the ingredients that create showstopping images which are perfect printing largely and decorating your home.
If you are looking for an East Bay family photographer, I am currently collaborating with Page Mill Winery in Livermore. If you sign up to be a wine club member this summer, you get a complimentary sunset session and an 11×14 print. Enter your email below to get more info on pricing and the other services I offer.
This month I am participating in a blog circle with a great group of photographers who are capturing family moments in other beautiful places around the country. Please follow along to read a post on The Magic of Folly Beach by Charleston Beach Photographer, Melissa Hunt and then circle back to me. I’m sharing because I draw inspiration from other photographers and think you will too!