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

East Bay Family Photographers: Reader’s Favorites

Thank you to Roots and ShootsNathan Phillips Photography and Icarian Photography for sponsoring this guide to family photographers.

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.

Favorite East Bay Family Photographers

These photographers specialize in babies, families, and kids. Each of these photographers was endorsed by a 510Families reader, and we noted when we’ve worked with them directly with the 📷 icon:

Two girls on a big wheel
Photo by Icarian Photography

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 {Bay Area}

📷 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. A real favorite with our readers! She creates a “warm and loving space” and brings out “incredible” and “authentic” portraits of families and children}

Eva Baker photography {Walnut Creek}

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

Jackie Rutan Photography {Oakland-based outdoor family and home newborn portrait sessions}

JenDzen Photography{Lamorinda, Walnut Creek, and San Ramon Valley areas}

J. Swenson {Bay Area newborn photographer}

Jessica McCoy Photography {Martinez-based family photographer}

Jill Slagter {East Bay based lifestyle, family, birth and maternity photographer, serving San Francisco Bay Area}

Kandace Photography {Castro Valley photographer}

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

Photos by Kerstin {Bay Area}

Katherine Briccetti Photography {East Bay based, offering documentary, lifestyle, and fine art photography specializing in portrait photography}

📷 Kristen Murakoshi {Documentary and editorial photographer based in Oakland} A reader described her portrait work as “poetry” and that “as a mama herself, she is wonderful with kiddos and documenting connection”. Read her 510 Families post about taking the train in Petaluma.

Laura Turbow {based in Albany}

Lemonshoots {Alameda-based maternity and newborn}

📷 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}

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

📷 Nathan Phillips Photography {Berkeley} 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.}

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

Ngoc Nguyen {Modern lifestyle photography}

Raquel Marie Photography {Portrait & lifestyle}

📷 Rasheed Photography {Oakland documentary-style portrait photographer who photographed Carol’s family celebration. See our feature about Rasheed Photography.}

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

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

Shoey Sindel Photography {On Solano in Berkeley. Specializing in portraits, weddings and mitzvahs}

📷 Shoott {NYC-based photo company somewhat new in the Bay Area, photo session is free & prints are $15 each} Special Offer: Use the code 510FAMILIES to save 10% off orders of 5+ photos.

Stinkie Pantz {Mill Valley photographer Shauna Heidenreich}

Soul Signature Studios {Oakland}

Urban Shutterbug {Bay Area portrait and wedding photographer}

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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4 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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