California Wedding Photographers

Lifestyle Photography in California

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Locate your California lifestyle photographer to freeze emotions and moments for your family in natural environmental portrait sessions. When you hire one of our lifestyle photographers to do your next couple, family, teen, or maternity portrait session, you will receive beautiful images that tell a story that is true to you.   The Lifestyle Photographers Association of California:

Map of Lifestyle Photographers Serving California

13 Available Lifestyle Photographers...

Chris Shum is a San Francisco, CA based lifestyle photographer.

Ever since I was a teenager, I have always enjoyed taking pictures with the camera my dad passed onto me, capturing the things, people and places around me. In 2007, I decided to turn this passion of mine into my career. Since then I have been shooting weddings, engagements, special events, family, kids and babies. I love telling stories with my camera, and my pictures demonstrated my characteristic style and unique perspective, simple yet elegant. I take great pride to apply my skills and talent to document the important and precious moments of life of my clients into lasting fine art pictures. It gives me great satisfaction to be able to capture these memories for my clients so they can cherish a lifetime.

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
Member of the Family Photojournalist Association - FPJA
Portrait of Ventura lifestyle and family photographer Loren Haar of California

I am a Southern California storyteller photographer, capturing your everyday life and times in images. For me, it is all about authentic imagery that represents who you are. I’ve always been one to document, but my love of photography really blossomed with the birth of our first child. I inherited my first DSLR camera, which I enjoyed, but it wasn’t until a friend taught me how to use the manual mode that I realized pointing and shooting play a very small role in creating a compelling image. So my quest began: to make images — creatively and expertly — that move the viewer. Soon after, I had life-changing moments to document: our 2nd daughter’s cleft palate surgery and bringing our son home from the hospital for the first time. But I have realized what I enjoy most is capturing the little things: how she cocks her head when she pushes her palms into the play dough, or how he clambers up onto a bike that is way too big for him. For me, the joy of capturing a moment beautifully and memorably is the most exciting part of photography. I would love to share this gift with you, to come together for a time and create a collection of images that bring you just such joy.

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
Member of the Family Photojournalist Association - FPJA
Lake Tahoe Lifestyle Family Photographer Kevin Sawyer

Hey! I am Kevin Sawyer. I am an international award-winning destination wedding and lifestyle photographer and am based in the Lake Tahoe area. I live with my very beautiful wife and our two amazing pups!

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA

Hello, friends! I'm Dennis Mock a San Diego Lifestyle Family Photographer. I love documenting all the connection, personality, and most of all laughter that makes your family uniquely beautiful through fun-filled sessions. Through my photography style, I'm able to mix fun candids and relaxed portraits, to tell the genuine story of your family. Whether it's at the beach, the park, your home, or your favorite place to go, let's capture this special time together.

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
San Francisco, CA lifestyle photographer Douglas Despres

I love photographing family energy... been doing it in the documentary feel for 17 years. Family sessions are one of the most cherished things for my camera. As proof, despite nearly two decades as a pro, and being published from music albums to museums, my most cherished honor in the medium is an image of my late Uncle Ron, on the front cover of his funeral program. It captures a wily smirk and was made at a large family gathering one sunny Summer day in New Hampshire. It meant the world to be surprised with that. The natural moments of connection of your family, through big open hearts, is what I'm after. It's a mix of documentary, lifestyle and fine art. It's real. It's slow and soft or loud and crazy... it's everything. The goal is to become one of your family photographers through life, one session at a time. Often we'll put something physical that you already share together as a family. Could be cooking. Could be basketball or surfing or soccer or skiing. You enjoy, and I'll document the magic. For more of my history and accolades, please head on over to my website.

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
Member of the Family Photojournalist Association - FPJA
Lifestyle Photographer Sarah Kang - San Francisco

Sarah Kang is a professional photographer whose love of photography began decades ago with her first course in darkroom development. She has a unique eye and sense of anticipation that translate into her beautifully honest and emotional photographs. Sarah graduated from Brown University and studied photography at the New York Institute of Photography. Aside from photographing families, she loves to travel and salsa dance. Sarah currently lives in San Francisco with her husband and son.

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
Member of the Family Photojournalist Association - FPJA
San Francisco, California Lifestyle Photography by Tanarak Visessonchoke

I'm Tanarak, a San Francisco, California lifestyle photographer. Originally from Thailand, Tanarak has lived and worked in Singapore, Paris, and Hong Kong and is inspired by different cultures and traditions. Awards WPJA - The Wedding Photojournalist Association 8th Place: 2014 Q4 - "Kids (being kids)" 3rd Place: 2012 Q4 "Toasting/Speeches" 8th Place: 2012 Q4 "Ring Details" 18th Place: 2012 Q2 - "Toasting/Speeches" 7th Place: 2012 Q1 – "Ceremony" 2nd Place: 2011 Q2 – "Portrait of the Bridal Party" 12th Place: 2009 Q4 – "Emotion" 19th Place: 2009 Q4 – "Reflection" AG|WPJA - The Artistic Guild of the Wedding Photojournalist Association 18th Place: 2016 Q2 - "Wildcard Portrait" 4th Place: 2014 Q4 - "Getting Ready" 9th Place: 2013 Q4 - "Details (Found)" 5th Place: 2012 Q4 - "Ring Details" 11th Place: 2012 Q4 - "Ring Details" 12th Place: 2012 Q4 - "Reception" 10th Place: 2012 Q2 - "Flower Details"

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
Ron Storer, lifestyle photographer for Seattle, WA.

Ron is based out of the Northwest area and is available for lifestyle portrait sessions. Ron Storer has been married to his wonderful friend, Neesie, for nearly the past 29 years and they have two amazing boys; Grant and Torey. 15 years ago, Ron Storer worked on a freelance basis with non-profit Organizations doing relief work around the globe. Now on occasion Ron still assists NPO's when possible and as his schedule allows. Prior to his photography career, Ron Storer raced on the US Cycling Team earning a Gold Medal in the Pan-Am Games and a Silver Medal in the Olympic Trials.

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
Member of the Family Photojournalist Association - FPJA
Idaho and Coeur d'Alene lifestyle and family portrait photographer - Jerome Pollos

The power of photography and that tangible element is real and is meaningful. It’s the visual documentation that provides proof we were here. We experience life, love, receive love, accomplish great feats, endure, and are a part of history within our family and communities. After that experience, I immersed myself in photojournalism. I studied, job shadowed, worked my butt off telling the stories of people who I was lucky enough to get an inside look of their lives. I’ve focused the photojournalism experience from all the assignments I’ve covered into telling stories of the people who won’t have their images highlighted inside a newspaper or magazine. This is why I do what I do. It’s also why my home has images hanging from every wall to highlight who my daughters were growing up, and who they are now. I want to always remember the 20th anniversary trip with my wife, and see myself and my girls acting goofy together. These moments are fleeting and the memories quickly fade without the images to remind us. Through portraits and weddings, I’ve devoted a big part of my life to telling stories with my images. And I take that responsibility very seriously. Because I want you to have that tangible element that will tell your story to your children, and grandchildren, and their children. I want a family member to walk down a hallway decades from now and point to a picture and ask about that moment captured in time.

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
Pembroke Pines, Florida lifestyle and family portrait photography by Brenda Bravo

With over 13 years as a pro photographer and former modeling experience, I have a knack for finding the best shots and angles quickly and creating a fun experience to produce fabulous results for my clients. I love making portraits that make my subjects feel seen. heard. beautiful. and empowered. I enjoy creating content for entrepreneurs, especially those in the service or wellness industry, so they can convey their brand message in a unique and pleasing way to stir up more engagement and trust from their ideal clients. I'm an International Award-Winning Member of the WPJA (Wedding Photojournalist Association) and have been featured in the Los Angeles Times, OC Register, and various magazines in South Florida, Southern California, and in Lima, Peru including El Comercio, Publimetro, and Somos Fiestas. I've had solo photo exhibits in California and Peru. Currently located in Miami FL and constantly traveling around the globe to capture story-telling photographs, portraits, and events.

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
Dallas-Fort Worth lifestyle photography by Yao Li of Texas, United States

Wife. Mama. Photographer. Dreamer. Storyteller. Light Chaser. I specialize in photographing newborns, infants, kids, and families. Nothing lasts forever except the memories you make and the photos that capture them. I am so blessed to have you here and I am so looking forward to using my camera to capture the moments and stories of your life through my lens.

Jared Lindsay, Lifestyle Photographer of DFW, Texas

As a father of 3, I know how crazy parenthood is. I also know how fast time goes by and how important it is to record those fleeting moments that make up this wild thing we call 'life'. That is why I feel, more strongly then ever, that it is very crucial to be as unobtrusive as I can be when making photographs of families so that I do not interrupt those moments that make this whole thing worthwhile and precious. To document those little moments that you will look back on and make you smile is not just for you, the parent, but more so for your children. For them to have an honest record of how your life and family were in truth. Life is too short not to.

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
Member of the Family Photojournalist Association - FPJA

California Family Portraits

There is nothing quite like the love shared between a family. From the tender devotion of parents who are rearing young kids to the endless pride of multi-generational families, there is beauty to be found in every family, no matter how small or large it is. California lifestyle picture sessions are the best way to showcase your life’s greatest masterpiece — your family. An experienced Lifestyle Photographer can photograph your family safely in an outdoor location. The possibilities are endless when it comes to selecting a location for your portrait session. Whether you want the sunset skyline of Seattle behind you to create an urban vibe or you would rather have artistic portraits taken with the mountains and lakes in the distance, a skilled photographer can pose your family to perfection.

California Maternity Portraits

The power of pregnancy is incomparable. Whether you are having your first child or your fifth child, you deserve to feel beautiful and showcase your confidence as a woman who is growing life within her. To preserve this moment in time, you should hire a pro United States lifestyle portrait photographer for a maternity portrait session. When taken in an outdoor setting, your photographer can use the natural location to complement the intrinsic beauty of pregnancy. From whimsical solo portraits in the woods to relaxed and playful portraits of you and your partner in the city, there are unlimited opportunities for maternity photo sessions in California.

California Solo Portraits

There are many times in life where you simply need a dignified and poignant portrait of yourself. By investing in California lifestyle picture sessions with a skilled photographer, you can get the images that you need to build your brand, promote your organization or take your career to the next level. Whether you opt to have the session on the beach or in your own backyard, you will find that these outdoor locations result in crisp, clean images that show the real version of yourself. You are more likely to feel relaxed and confident in an outdoor setting, and those emotions will shine through in the final images. Solo portraits are ideal for many purposes, including modeling headshots, social media portraits, or professional photographs for your business.

California Couple Portraits

The genuine love that two people share with one another is timeless, and that relationship should be preserved in stunning portraits. Many people mistakenly believe that couple portraits are limited to pre-wedding portrait sessions or anniversary sessions, but a United States lifestyle portrait photographer can capture every facet of any relationship at any stage of life. A couple portrait session is an ideal gift to give your parents or grandparents. Not only will they enjoy the fact that these portraits highlight the journey they have endured as a couple, but you also will be able to hold onto these images in the years to come.

California Teen Portraits

The teenage years can be a tumultuous phase, but it’s also a stage of life that is filled with milestone moments and coming-of-age experiences. Teen portraits taken by a professional United States lifestyle photographer can commemorate this fleeting phase of life, in which it seems like each day moves faster than the last. If your teen leads an active lifestyle, a lifestyle photographer can take action portraits of them enjoying their favorite sport. In addition, a teen who is about to graduate from high school or who is coming of age in their own way may appreciate portraits that showcase the authentic version of themselves. These powerful portraits can build confidence and instill conviction in your teen as they move forward into adulthood.