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Senior Portrait Photography At Redwood Regional Park – Oakland CA


One of our favorite type of sessions to do are Senior Portraits. It is endlessly fascinating to work with young adults as they navigate through this transitional period in their lives.


Our Senior Portrait sessions focus in to capture the individual personality and interests of the client. Earlier this spring, we had the pleasure of working with Cody – a Senior at Clayton Valley High School who plays both Varsity Football and Lacrosse. For his photo session he wanted to get off the field and into nature, so we scheduled the session for one of our very favorite East Bay Parks to shoot in – Redwood Regional Park in Oakland.







One of the reasons why Redwood Regional Park is one of our preferred local parks to shoot in is because there is a variety of natural backdrops and settings all within a reasonably small area. As we did not have any major outfit or “look” changes during this shoot, we were able to get a large selection of photos to choose from all within a one hour portrait session.


Fun fact: Cody designed his own Letterman jacket design to highlight both Football and Lacrosse!






Our main goals for this session were to keep the portraits casual and fun, while highlighting his time and efforts as a member of both the Varsity Football and Varsity Lacrosse teams. We create a relaxed shooting environment to make our clients feel comfortable – even when shooting out in public.






We are pleased to offer portrait photography sessions at Redwood Regional Park in Oakland, CA year round. One hour, two hour, and half day sessions are available with no additional permit fees. Sessions must be scheduled at least one week in advance so we can secure permissions with the park. This location is highly desirable for Senior Portraits, Head Shots, Personal Branding, and Family Portrait sessions.




Senior Portrait Photo Shoot – Alameda, Oakland, San Francisco Bay Area


We had a great time with this Class of 2016 Oakland Tech graduating senior, one week before she left for her freshman year at Cal Poly. She booked a deluxe 2 hour session to make sure there would be enough time for the studio shots she wanted, as well as a few outdoor locations.

To make the most of our time, we began the session in the studio where we shot indoors and took advantage of a few of the cool, urban backdrops in the neighborhood.

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We did the second half of the session at one of our favorite parts of the Alameda coastline over on Bay Farm Island. This is a great location because there is easy access to the grassy banks along the lagoon, as well as dramatic sunset views.

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This was such an amazing shoot to close out the 2016 senior portrait season, and it definitely got us excited to work with our 2017 graduates!

Sausalito, CA Family Portrait Session

One of the perks of being a photographer is you never have the same day twice. One of the perks of being a photographer in the SF Bay Area is that we have an amazing and endless supply of locations to shoot at. We recently did a shoot with this gorgeous family in Sausalito and took advantage of the beautiful light and scenery to get these fun and dynamic shots.

Cavallo Point Family Photo

Family Photo with Mom and Teens Sausalito California

Mother daughter photography Sausalito California

Golden Gate Bridge Family Portrait

Portfolio Shoot with Duke – Alameda, CA

We recently had a great session with Duke, who is putting together a look book for his modeling portfolio and for acting. He wanted to get a variety of looks to choose from, so we spent part of our time in the studio and part out and about in the neighborhood.

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Male Model with Vest

The Alameda estuary is a great spot for a “nautical” look.

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Duke brought a ton of clothing and accessories (we always recommend this!) and we captured a great range of looks. He also brought his mom, who had a great time collaborating with us and playing around with different styling options! Male Model Nautical LookMale ModelNot only is Duke pursuing modeling and acting, he is hard at work as a freshman at Cal, where he also plays football.  Super photogenic, friendly, and genuine, we see great things coming from this talented fellow. Keep your eyes out!

Mini Session with Bailey – Alameda, CA Portrait Photography

Our son Avery is a budding actor and musician, so we are big believers in the performing arts. Working with performers, even when they’re young and still in training is always great. We recently had a fun little mini-session with Bailey, a young singer. We set the tone with an “Usher radio” soundtrack on Pandora. Bailey brought a lot of energy to the shoot, and we got some great photos!

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