Fall Photo Sessions

mother and teenage daughter holding each other lovingly on a tree

girl closing her eyes wistfully during sunset with flower in hand

double exposure of mother and daughter holding hands in a wooded forest

beautiful pregnant woman playing piano with warm sunlight glow

sisters holding baby newborn with mom and dad at home in bed

father and daughter snuggling near window smiling

beautiful tender portrait of mother breastfeeding baby with father caressing son's head newborn photo sf bay area home session

father and son at home connecting and reaching for mother's hand

mother rocking baby girl in swaddle at sunset

portrait of mother and teenage son connecting and hugging each other at crab cove beach alameda at sunset

father holding baby son bonding at home newborn session sf bay area menlo park

baby boy being held by other and father newborn session sf bay area

mom and daughter laughing and snuggling in the bed

siblings baby boy connecting in nursery newborn session bay area

mother connecting with baby at home newborn session bay area

father and newborn daughter looking at each other in nursery while dad is holding baby

cute infant girl being goofy at home in nursery

portrait of a boy during an in-home session in san francisco

girl on a swing at sunset in alameda

girl jumping and smiling on a trampoline with wild hair

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Yay! I'm excited, too.

But before we get the party started, here are few notes

to consider before scheduling:

1) Session Fees do not include digitals or products. They are in addition to the Photo Collections below.

2) Your session fee is non-refundable but is transferable to another session

if you're unable to keep the original scheduled date.

3) After you schedule a date and time, you will receive a proposal form with a contract.

Your session is NOT confirmed until both contract and Session Fee have been submitted.

4) All sessions are intended for one immediate family.

5) For locations farther than 20 miles from Alameda, an additional travel fee will be applied.

Travel fees are based on round-trip mileage from Alameda, calculated at $1/mile +tolls.

6) Fall is my busiest season. Turnaround time for photos is 2-3 weeks, so please put

that into consideration if you plan to print holiday cards.

7) Illnesses are also high during the fall, and while I try my best to accommodate rescheduling, my books will close on Nov. 20th. Any rescheduling after that date will be for 2023.

Please don't hesitate to reach out if you've got any questions.

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Photo Collections

mother holding her son tenderly
BIPOC LGBTQ family session connecting at home
portrait of father tenderly holding toddler son




• Pre-session consult

• 1 Session prep guide

• 60-90 minute coverage

of immediate family

• Complete collection of 60+ high-res digital images with print release

• $500 gift card in the gallery store

• Pre-session consult

• 1 Session prep guide

• 60-90 minute coverage

of immediate family

• Choice of 30 high-res digital image

with print release

• $250 gift card in the gallery store

• Pre-session consult

• 1 Session prep guide

• 60-90 minute coverage

of immediate family

• Choice of 15 high-res digital images

with print release

• $85 gift card in the gallery store

$1050 + session fee

$570 + session fee

$800 + session fee

Travel fees apply to locations outside

SF and 20 miles from Alameda.


Easy as 1, 2, 3


Your family's story matters to me. Our phone consultation gets us connected. I'll answer all of your questions and go over the details. Once you're ready to move forward, a non-refundable session fee of $350 and some paperwork secures your session. Please note: Session fee does not include digital images, films, or prints and is additional to the collection of images you choose. There is no charge for our phone consultation.

Let's Chat


While preparations help me make sure we're on the same page, the time spent in your session is relaxed. No posing, no props, no scripts. Be yourselves, in your element, and let me take care of the rest. As we're hanging out together, I'll be doing what I do best. No stress, just photos that feel exactly like you.

Session Day


I'll share with you a slideshow of your images from our session, so you can choose your favorites and order high-res files with print releases, as well as printed products. Order options include the three collections above. You can decide which one suits you best once you've looked through your slideshow.

The Big Reveal

the best of both worlds


How about photos

AND video?

mother and son hugging tenderly from a family session san francisco

Got questions? No sweat.

Here are a few to get us started.


Being comfortable with and liking your photographer are crucial to capturing and memorializing the moments you don't want to risk forgetting. When you ask someone to spend time with your family so she can see—and document—the intimate details of how you look at your partner, the genuine personality behind your shy kid's eyes, your best tricks to calm down a crying baby, she can't do that if you aren't comfortable with her. Carmen is first a sweet human being and only a very close second phenomenal artist, and that combination is what makes her

a wonderful photographer.

mother daughter son happy during a family session in castro valley


If you're looking for a family photographer who genuinely wants to get to know your family and capture the best you, Carmen is the one. She has been our family photographer since our 10 year old daughter was born. My children open up to her in a way that is soulful and genuine, and she has an amazing ability to capture their best selves. Carmen also has an ability to show meaning to the quiet moments that are just dazzling. She also did a Day in the Life video for us which I must have watched 1,000 times. It's truly mesmerizing, and so nice to go back and watch a year later. Hands down one of the best things we ever did for our family and every bit worth the investment. I cannot recommend Carmen more.

I'm all in!