Trying new recipes. bonding over lighthearted jokes. Weekend getaways. Laughing together. Game nights. Making memories that will last a lifetime.

Photographing families & Couples that enjoy indulging in


“Natalie was wonderful to work with. She is very friendly, great with kids and made everyone feel comfortable in front of the camera. We all had a great time and I am extremely happy with the entire experience. She is great at what she does and pays close attention to detail during the shoot and with her editing. There wasn’t a single photo I did not like in my gallery. I am so happy I came in contact with Natalie and pleased she was able to take our holiday photos because she went above and beyond our expectations. I look forward to working with her again in the future.”

"I have nothing but great things to say about her"


“We did family photos and Natalie was amazing. Friendly, easy to work with, great with kids! She grabbed my son's attention and kept him smiling. We loved her efficiency and that is everything with kids. Natalie captured us perfectly and we can’t wait to get some of these photos up in the house. We would highly recommend Natalie and we will definitely be working with her in the future!”

"Natalie captured us perfectly"

Cecilia & Sean

“We had Natalie take our pregnancy announcement / annual pictures & I have never been so speechless about pictures. I showed Natalie my Pinterest vision board for the session & she made it all come to life & went above & beyond. The quality of the pictures, she captured our true excitement, love & was so quick with editing! She is a gifted photographer & has so much passion for creating magic. Trust her with all my photo needs! You won’t regret it!”

"I have never been so speechless about pictures"

Kind Words from the sweetest families

Fun for everyone (even the dog!)

Gentle Direction

True to your life

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Tailored to your story

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More than an hour-long photography session, this time is a designated moment for you and your loved ones to celebrate the life you’ve built together. So, we’ll treat it as such. Each timeless capture will be infused with intention, using gentle direction and lighthearted prompts to capture the genuine joy you share.

Bay Area Portrait Photographer

Engagement & Family Photographer

Now that you’ve scrolled through my galleries and felt a connection to this work, feel free to connect with me and you’ll find a reply in your inbox within three business days!

01. Let's not waste another moment, here's what comes next

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When we chat, you’ll get to share all of the little things that make this family of yours so special. What’s your toddler’s silliest quirk or your partner’s go-to joke? Each loving insight into your bond will help me capture the story of your family.

02. Sharing is caring!

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After we’ve gushed over our children and you’ve shared the full picture of your vision, you can expect a proposal and contract to secure your session. In the meantime, I’ll share my favorite wardrobe tips for a beautifully cohesive, yet perfectly you portrait session.

03. In the meantime...

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During your session, our time will be dedicated to capturing your family’s warmhearted dynamic. With engaging prompts to keep everyone entertained — yes, even the littlest ones — each photo will be a joyful snapshot of this time in your family’s story that you’ll lovingly remember for many years.

04. The session date arrives

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Bay area family photographer faqs

I don't have all of the answers, but these ones might be helpful

With families I keep in mind that efficiency is key, especially when it comes to keeping little ones engaged. So, my photographic style accommodates all attention spans with plenty of interactive prompts and light direction. 

Yes! As someone with their own adorably fluffy friends, I know how important pets are to families. Please, bring your dog — or cat if your feline is the outgoing type — and we’ll capture the whole family.

I’m based on the east edge of the Bay Area, California. Whether you’re just in the area visiting, or if you’ve lived here for years, I’ll help you find the perfect location for these lifelong memories.

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