East Bay Family Photographers: Reader's Favorites - 510 Families

East Bay Family Photographers: Reader’s Favorites

Thank you to Nightingale Photography, Nathan Phillips Photography, and Icarian Photography for sponsoring this guide.

We asked you guys what Bay Area family photographer you recommend for capturing your kids. Wow, was it fun to click through all the websites of these talented folks. Here are the photographers you all shared with us, along with a few we've worked with and loved.

Nightingale family photo
Nightingale Photography is based in Oakland SPECIAL OFFER: Complimentary 8×10 custom print included with sessions that take place Mon-Thurs when you mention 510families. 

Favorite Bay Area Family Photographers – 510 Families Partners

These photographers specialize in babies, families, and kids, AND you'll see their work throughout 510Families.com as they shoot our special events.

Nissa Brehmer {Nissa Brehmer in El Cerrito, shot moms and babies for us at many Baby's Day Out events}

Icarian Photography {Melissa Schmidt, based in Berkeley, photographed our weekend getaway article. See our feature}

Rasheed Photography {Oakland documentary-style portrait photographer who photographed Carol's family celebration. See our feature about Rasheed Photography.} SPECIAL OFFER: Rasheed Photography is offering 510Families readers 30 minute mini-sessions for $350 (based upon availability through November 15). To redeem the offer, email Rasheed Photography (info@rasheedphotography.com) and mention 510Families.

Megan Small {Alameda-based photographer of families, pregnancy, etc. She shot Heather's family twice and took our 2018 510 Families headshot. See our feature}

Sarah Sloboda {San Francisco family photographer, photographed our AquaTech Baby's Day Out and shared her favorite East Bay spots for photo shoots.}

More Favorite East Bay Family Photographers

Two girls on a big wheel
Photo by Icarian Photography

Each of these photographers was endorsed by a 510Families reader as well:

Amy Perl Photography {Mill Valley-based}

Arlene Easterwood {Based in Vallejo, photographed this article for us}

Angela Lang {Oakland-based}

Blueberry Photography {Berkeley}

Cathy Breslow

Celia Catalino {from Oakland, photographed this 510 Families event}

Dani G Photography {Serving all of the Bay Area with weddings, maternity, and newborns}

Dina Uretski {Children and families in Albany}

e & b photography {Oakland-based specializing in East Bay families}

EPLi Photography {Oakland documentary-style family photographer}

Eva Baker photography

Jackie Rutan Photography {Oakland-based outdoor family and home newborn portrait sessions} SPECIAL OFFER: Save $50 off outdoor family photo package session fees with code 510FAM. Must be scheduled before 1/1/21.

JenDzen Photography

J. Swenson {Bay Area newborn photographer}

Jessica McCoy Photography {Martinez-based family photographer}

Kandace Photography {Castro Valley photographer}

Karen De Jager, Spectrum {Babies, families, and more out of Pleasant Hill}

Photos by Kerstin

Laura Turbow {based in Albany}

Lemonshoots {Alameda-based maternity and newborn}

Boy and girl photo by Nathan Phillips
Photo provided by Nathan Phillips Photography

Nathan Phillips Photography – – Nathan has been photographing families and schools in the east bay for over ten years. He specializes in outdoor portrait sessions and lives by the motto “if a photo session isn’t fun, somebody’s doing it wrong.”

Nightingale Photography {Christina Hernandez, based in Oakland, offers candid, relaxed lifestyle portrait sessions throughout the Bay Area. Whether you are looking for a maternity, newborn, baby or family session, the photos will sure to be authentic and vibrant.}
SPECIAL OFFER: Complimentary 8×10 custom print included with sessions that take place Mon-Thurs when you mention 510families. 

Ngoc Nguyen {Modern lifestyle photography}

Pati Lois Photography {Oakland}

Raquel Marie Photography {Portrait & lifestyle}

R Thomas Photography {Alameda}

Roots and Shoots {Berkeley. Some of you may know them for the best school portraits you've ever seen}

Sara Goetz {Clayton-based family photographer}

Shoott {NYC-based photo company new in the Bay Area, photo session is free & prints are $15 each}

Stinkie Pantz {Mill Valley photographer Shauna Heidenreich}

SHE Photography {Suzette Hibbel, birth, babies, and family}

TeAirra Mitchell

Urban Shutterbug

Sarah Sloboda Photography
On-site photo shoot at Adventure Playground | Photo: Sarah Sloboda

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If you choose one of these photographers, let 'em know you saw them first on 510Families!

These photographers were selected based on our readers' preferences in an unscientific poll along with sponsors as indicated. Unless otherwise noted, we cannot vouch for their work or pricing.

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2 thoughts on “East Bay Family Photographers: Reader’s Favorites”

  1. Walnut Creek Photographers provides professional photography services in all neighboring cities including Oakland, Concord, plus many more. Our team consists of experienced photographers that can cover weddings, family portraits, or newborns, just to name a few. Check us out at http://www.wcphotographers.com!

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