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Find your San Francisco lifestyle photographer to capture your family in artistic portraits that are timeless and carefree. When you hire one of our lifestyle photographers to do a portrait session for your family, or a solo session for a teen or expecting mother, you will receive photographs that capture you and your family in the environments you are most comfortable in, so your photographs are truly you and not staged and stiff.

N. California is known for having beautiful beaches...something that provides a spectacular backdrop for family portrait photographers to shoot images capturing your family having fun.

Meet the talented and creative members of the Lifestyle Photographers Association of N. California:

Map of Lifestyle Photographers Serving San Francisco

7 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
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
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
Outdoor Lifestyle Photography by Joyce Perlman

Joyce studied fine art and photography at Syracuse University in New York, London, England and Florence, Italy. An artist. A photojournalist. An educator. A mentor. A dancer. A thought partner. A soulful person. Joyce is focusing on real lifestyle family sessions, She is capturing natural moments that tell the story of your family in a playful and artistic slice of life photo session. The focus is on everyday moments and interactions including connections while engaging with one another. Sessions take place at home or at an outdoor location in the San Francisco Bay Area or Mendocino. We are so lucky to have 2 locations, Mendocino and San Francisco. The best of both worlds.

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
Member of the Family Photojournalist Association - FPJA
Los Angeles lifestyle and family portrait photography by Brenda Bravo of California

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 Southern California and constantly traveling around the globe to capture story-telling photographs, portraits, and events.

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
San Jose lifestyle photography by Shirley Hu of Northern California

Shirley Hu is a passionate artist specializing in photography and graphic design. With her landscape architecture background, she always presents in dynamic and focuses on details, unfolding the true image of one's own. She holds a MA degree in New Media. She was also an assistant photographer for school affairs in graduate school which led her down to the path. Making delightful and touching artwork for clients is her goal. Besides, she is an active hunt seat rider and plant lover. She has two beautiful kids and one fuzzy dog. They all make her life bright.

Seattle Family and Newborn Photography by Alec Mills

The story of my life with a camera started when I was 11, and without knowing it, I have had a camera at my side since that day 24 years ago. But my journey of photographing human connection started 9 years ago after I gave birth to my daughter. Feeling like time was moving too fast, my lens turned to the tiny human in my lap. Her newborn toes and baby rolls were quickly transforming into a fast and toothy toddler... I wanted to remember it all. Each tiny finger. Every curl on the back of her neck. How we touched noses for comfort. Or the first garden we planted together. As a child, I loved flipping through old picture boxes and hoarding my favorites. I asked about what I saw in the pictures and my parents recalled vacations, holidays, stories of drawing on the walls with permanent markers, birthdays, or trips to the park to feed the ducks. The pictures became a way for us to remember. To tell stories. Photography is my way of storytelling, and when I look at a photograph, I FEEL the moment, and my head and heart rejoice in the memory. With my lens, I capture the everyday details that make up my life, those moments that become my cherished memories.

Member of the Family Photojournalist Association - FPJA

San Francisco 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. San Francisco 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 glittering 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 creative photographer can pose your family to perfection.

San Francisco 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 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 mountains, there are unlimited opportunities for maternity photo sessions in San Francisco.

San Francisco Solo Portraits

There are many times in life where you simply need a dignified and poignant portrait of yourself. By investing in San Francisco lifestyle picture sessions with a creative 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.

San Francisco 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 a unique 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.

San Francisco 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.