Bay Area Family Photography
Serving Oakland, Berkeley, and surrounding East Bay
Having the opportunity to photograph families is what started e&b. Through family sessions we have watched newborns grow into toddlers and seen kids develop into inspiring young people. Throughout these years we have created many lasting friendships. We provide maternity, newborn, and family sessions throughout Oakland, Berkeley, and San Francisco. We create images that are candid, natural, and filled with vivid colors.
About our Family Sessions
Our sessions take place on location at nearby parks and open spaces in Oakland, Berkeley, and the surrounding East Bay and range from 30 to 45 minutes in length. We are open (and even encourage) shooting at a park or outdoor location of your choice but we are very familiar with the area and have plenty of location suggestions at our fingertips. Having a photo session outside not only gives us the benefit of natural light, but it also easily allows our younger clients to have some space to wiggle out their energy. Families are welcome to choose between mini and full sessions. These sessions are identical in length with the difference being that we are able to offer two different price points based on the amount of high resolution images that will be available for download following your session. These images are set in an online gallery with images that can be easily shared with friends and family via social media.
A full session is priced at $300 and includes all of the edited high-resolution images for download, typically a family photo session will yield 20+ images.
A mini session is priced at $250 and includes 10 edited high-resolution images for download. Additional downloads can be purchased for $10 each. Prints can also be purchased within this online portal via the gallery print lab.
Some of our recent work
Some helpful things to think about...
Living in Northern California we're pretty lucky and can shoot outside most of the year. The best time to book family sessions in the Bay Area is late Spring through early Fall in order to take advantage of the dry weather and mild days. We prefer to book our calendar in advance but understand that life happens. We do our best to accommodate last minute bookings to the best of our ability.
Most sessions take place at nearby parks and open spaces within Oakland and Berkeley. We have been taking photos in the Bay Area for more than a decade so we have lots of location ideas. However, we know that many families have their favorite outside spots and we are happy to shoot at the location you are most comfortable with. We also like to get out of our comfort zone and get some use out of our hiking shoes. We are excited to offer “adventure sessions” for your family, though there may be some impact on pricing depending on the remoteness of your chosen location.
Comfort tends to show through in photos! We know that it can be tough for younger members of the family to concentrate on the task at hand, so the more casual and relaxed, the better. Our clients have also let us know that talking to your kids about the session and letting them know how the day will go a few days in advance has helped their session run smoothly.
We love to bring freshness and variety into the photos so feel free to have accessories on hand such as scarves, hats, and jackets. Many families have also brought large, comfy blankets to their session, which has worked out beautifully.
Contact e&b photography
For more information or to book a Bay Area family session, please fill out our contact form below. We can't wait to work with you and your family! We try our very best to respond to all inquiries within 24 hours. Alternatively, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (510) 229-0664.