Best Family Photographers in San Francisco

Why These Family Photographers?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored San Francisco Family Photographers on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Read more about our selection process

Albena Ilieva Photography

Albena Ilieva Photography is a practice based in Lafayette, California, specializing in newborn and family portraits and serving clients from all over the San Francisco and Bay Area. Sessions take place in a client's home or anywhere in the locality. All packages include phone consultation, during which clients share their vision, ask questions, and are enlightened about the session process in detail. Clients receive personalized galleries and edited high-resolution photographs for download, available to create gifts, print, or share online.

Lafayette, CA 94549


Dubnoff Photography

Dubnoff Photography is a photography studio serving the San Francisco Bay Area that specializes in portraits. They shoot commercial, senior, or family portraits in breath-taking outdoor locations with an emphasis on natural light and fun posing. They also handle sessions for business headshots and Facebook display photos in their studio. This studio only makes use of the latest equipment available, such as cameras, lenses, and batteries, to ensure high quality outputs.

Concord, CA 94520


Emily Jenks Photography

Emily Jenks Photography, based in San Francisco, California, provides personalized photography for individuals and families. Available services include maternity, newborn, engagement, wedding, and anniversary photo shoots. Customers can choose to have posed or candid photographs taken in one of the many beauty spots in the local area. Clients praise Emily's flexibility and prompt project delivery. They also remark on her warmth, patience, and positivity when working with young children and their families.

San Francisco, CA 94122


Happy Me Photography

San Carlo-based studio Happy Me Photography handles both studio and on-location photography sessions within the San Francisco Bay Area. Their areas of expertise include family, children, newborn, and cake smash photography with an emphasis on candid moments and natural lighting environments. Their most popular package, The Impression Package, lasts up to 75 minutes and comes with a complimentary disc of edited, high-resolution images.

San Carlos, CA 94070


Jim Vetter Photography

Jim Vetter Photography is a high-end studio serving the Bay Area, Carmel, and Sacramento areas. Their team of experienced photographers is known for taking premium-quality family portraits, maternity pictures, and wedding photos. They also offer image retouching and album design services, among others. Clients highly regard this studio for their work that features an elegant combination of expert storytelling and fun.

Fairfax, CA 94930


Martha Bruce Photography

Award-winning photographer Martha Bruce offers high quality photography services in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has acted as the 2005 president of the Professional Photographers of The Greater Bay Area and specializes in family portrait, maternity, executive, and golf photography sessions. She is fascinated by the broad spectrum of emotions that people show in different circumstances and is passionate about capturing such honest reactions through photos. Martha Bruce has been certified as a professional photographer by the Professional Photographers of America.

Montara, CA 94037


Nicole Paulson Photography

Nicole Paulson is a lifestyle family photographer based in San Francisco. She has been shooting professionally for over ten years. She provides family photo sessions as well as newborn and maternity photography. She prides herself on providing a wonderful experience for all her clients, with top-notch customer service, gorgeous photos of your family and beautiful products such as mounted prints, fine art albums, canvases, custom framing and more.

San Francisco, CA 94123


Samantha Look

Samantha Look is a San Francisco-based photographer specializing in family portraits. Prior to becoming a professional photographer, she took up a degree in art history and worked at an art gallery. This experience influences her style in capturing photos, which often evoke a romantic and classic feel. She produces a set of photos for families combining natural and posed shots to show their different sides. Look utilizes medium format film and takes pleasure in directing clients.

18 10th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

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Shefali Parekh Photography

Shefali Parekh Photography is a lifestyle maternity, newborn, and family photographer based in Union City, California, serving the larger San Francisco metro area. Shefali has been in business for two years, but she has been a photographer since her early childhood years. She describes her style as focused on capturing the natural moments of a family's interaction, and she doesn't forget to mention that she's too fond of kids. Clients can call for a free consultation and quote.

Union City, CA 94587



StudioPortray is a boutique studio in the San Francisco Bay Area that offers high quality on-location photography services. Their team of experienced photographers specializes in taking portraits of babies, children, moms-to-be, and the whole family in a fun and casual environment. They handle all their photography sessions on-location, whether indoors or outdoors, from nursery rooms to beaches. This studio also offers special maternity and birth documentary sessions.

San Francisco, CA 94123


Swaddle Newborn & Family Photography

Established in 2009, Swaddle Photography is a studio that takes photos of families, newborns, and parents-to-be in the San Francisco Bay Area. The studio dedicates itself to making it possible for busy parents to book photo sessions quickly and simply, helping them save valuable time. Swaddle conducts photo sessions that are relaxed and fun, helping clients get comfortable, so the results feel authentic. After the photoshoot, Swaddle offers print products such as albums and wall art, and digital images.

Hough Avenue
Lafayette, CA 94549

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Xilo Photography

Xilo Photography serves families and individuals throughout San Francisco's Bay Area. Its Oakland-native founder promotes authenticity, diversity, and clarity through her lens. Kati is an experienced photographer whose images are often infused with woodland colors, blacks, whites, and obscure blends of blues and reds. Her subjects rarely pose, whether it's a mom-to-be with her other children or generations of the family relaxing together. Kati's sessions aren't timed as she prefers to get the best shot in the time it takes.

Oakland, CA 94611


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