Monterey Wedding Photographers

Lifestyle Photography in Monterey

Carmel Valley

Find your Monterey lifestyle photographer to document your family in unique and tasteful family portraits. When you bring on one of our lifestyle photographers to do your next family, teen, maternity, or couple portrait session, you will be participating in a photo shoot that truly captures your story through the lens by photographing you in your natural environment doing the things you love to do. The Lifestyle Photographers Association of California:

Map of Lifestyle Photographers Serving Monterey

2 Available Lifestyle Photographers...

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

Monterey Family Portraits

There is nothing quite like the love shared between a family. From the tender devotion of parents who are rearing young children 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. Monterey 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 environment. 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 creative portraits taken with the mountains and lakes in the distance, a skilled photographer can pose your family to perfection.

Monterey 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 California lifestyle portrait photographer for a maternity portrait session. When taken in an outdoor setting, your photographer can use the natural environment 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 mountains, there are unlimited opportunities for maternity photo sessions in Monterey.

Monterey Solo Portraits

There are many times in life where you simply need a dignified and poignant portrait of yourself. By investing in Monterey 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.

Monterey 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 California 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.

Monterey 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 California lifestyle photographer can commemorate this fleeting stage 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.