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Our creative lifestyle portraits will bring out your family’s authentic personality! 

We like to keep it light, and bring lots of fun energy to the shoot. Using skillful lighting, a vibrant palette, and an eye for composition, we'll deliver beautiful images that your family will treasure for generations!

Sessions can take place at our studio, your home, or an outdoor setting. Lucky for us, the Bay Area is teeming with amazing locations... whether you want to shoot at a park, at the beach, or maybe go “urban chic” – we can help you find the perfect spot to suit your family’s style. 

And if you'd like a more traditional look, our Alameda studio has a great range of props, backgrounds, and professional lighting to create gorgeous studio portraits.

Family Portrait in Studio

Smiling Kids

Newborn Photography

Crown Beach Family Portrait

What’s included with the package?

Family packages can either be booked for one hour or two hours, depending on how many "looks" you’d like. During the session, we’ll take both group family photos as well as pictures of just the kids.  Going beyond the standard shots, we love capturing those adorable spontaneous moments that occur over the course of a photo shoot!

All packages include a personal proofing gallery, and include travel fees within the Bay Area. You’ll receive the retouched digital files of a selected number of images, depending on which package you choose. Your package will also include a print credit – basically a digital coupon – which you can use to order prints and other specialty products from your web gallery.  See more details at our pricing page.

When can I schedule?

Photo appointments are available seven days a week. If we’re shooting outdoors, there are specific times of day that are best for lighting. And since weekends fill up fast, it’s best to book at least a month in advance.  But don’t hesitate to call for an appointment on short notice.  As photographers we love spontaneity!

Do you do Newborn Photography?

Yes! Nothing is sweeter than the first days of a new life, and we just love to preserve that innocence through our photography. We recommend scheduling your session within the first two weeks. Newborn photo sessions generally take place in the comfort and convenience of your home, but can also be at our Alameda studio. We have an assortment of props & backdrops to suit many styles, but we do suggest bringing your own hats, headbands, special blankets, or anything else that will personalize the images.  We take these sessions at the baby’s pace, and always schedule with enough time to allow for feedings and diaper changes!

How about Maternity Pictures?

We typically schedule maternity sessions in the third trimester, somewhere between 32 and 36 weeks. However this can vary greatly from person to person, so whenever feels most comfortable for you is probably best.  As with other family portraits, we can shoot in studio, on location, or both. Feel free to bring your partner, they play a role in this too! 

Ready to book? Have more questions? Call now!
(510) 812-8887 or email info@claytonjmitchell.com

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2516 Blanding Avenue Alameda, CA 94501