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Family memories captured in picture can be one of the most treasured of family heirlooms. Many families choose to immortalize their children at specific stages by having professional family portraits done. The Bay Area has a multitude of talented photographers all skilled at preserving cherished memories. Here is a list of five of the Bay Area’s best places for family photos.
Creative Shot Photography
1048 Petie Way
Mountain View, CA 94040
Creative Shot Photography is based in Mountain View and has over 10 years of experience photographing families and children. Sessions are available either in-studio, at Cuesta Park or at a location of the client’s choosing. Several packages are available and may include images on CD, prints or a canvas print. A la carte pricing is available on additional items or specialized metallic prints. Creative Shot can also do sessions for maternity or head shots.
Sugar Baby Photography
721 Woodside Way
San Mateo, CA 94401
San Mateo-based Sugar Baby Photography specializes in maternity, newborn and family portraiture. The in-house studio includes several different sets to provide a wide variety of environments. Various photo packages are available including some with digital files, prints or an album. Sugar Baby is also available to capture birthday parties and baby showers.
Stephanie Grace Lim Photography
Greater San Jose area
Pulitzer Prize-nominated photographer Stephanie Grace Lim has been a professional photographer for more than 15 years. Serving the greater San Jose area, Lim conducts sessions in-home with clients, or in local outdoor locations, and is known for her artistic eye and finesse at engaging small children. Family portrait sessions can include up to five family members. Custom prints are available.
Portraits To The People
San Francisco area
San Francisco-based Portraits To The People is run by photographer Sarah Deragon and business manager Natalie Josef. The majority of shoots are done at outdoor locations within San Francisco, but for those preferring a more formalized portrait seating, the business also has a studio in the Outer Richmond. Several family portrait session packages are available, all of which include an online gallery and zip file of photos taken. Packages are also available for corporate headshots, individuals and businesses.
Angela Lang Photography
San Francisco Bay Area
Bay Area photographer Angela Lang specializes in photography of families and children. Since opening her own professional studio in 2000, she has worked with over 800 area families to create lasting memories. Portrait sessions can be conducted either in-studio or at a mutually agreed-upon location. Specially-themed mini sessions are also offered several times throughout the year.
Joanna Metheny is a freelance writer covering all things South Bay. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.