With our family photography, we capture groups, siblings, family reunions, and more. We help you to arrange a family portrait in a favorite location, or in our studio. Perfect for holiday cards, family gatherings, special occasions, or just to document the family together.
About Our Family Photography
When your family is together and having a great time, it is the perfect occasion for a family photo session. Far beyond smartphone snapshots, what our studio produces are creative, unique and stylized family photos. These images should last and be shared for generations. Beyond the amazing images, a family photo shoot is an experience in itself. It turns an ordinary day or family gathering into an event, and one that your family will remember for a long time to come.
How We Prepare
Your photographer will arrive prepared and familiar with your chosen location. This is because we have photographed at nearly every major geographic area in and around San Diego. If by chance the location is new to us, we will take the time to familiarize ourselves with the area. This is so we can make the best use of the place where we are shooting. For example, if there are lush plants or rich textures, we will make a note of this. They may be useful from a visual perspective!
As long as you are adventurous, anything and everything on the property is fair game to incorporate into family photo shoots. Ultimately, we want the end result to be creative and interesting. If you are all willing to jump into the pool, we'll capture fun action shots of the family. We'll photograph you all in motion, splashing around. Or, if you love playing flag football together, then why not get suited up? Go put on your toughest game faces! If we're on a hillside, we may do some intriguing perspective shots to make the kiddos look bigger than the parents.
As long as you're open to suggestion, we'll bring our creativity. The goal is not to look silly (unless your family is naturally silly). Instead, our objective is to create images that are stylized, beyond the ordinary. We want to play off your personalities and interactions together. This is what will lead to cherished family photos.
Types of Family Photography Shoots
As mentioned, we do family photography for any number of occasions. It does not need to be a milestone day to justify a family photo shoot. It can be a picnic in the park, a day at the beach, or a backyard barbecue. We also photograph celebrations. If Nana is turning 90, and you bring out her favorite cupcakes, this is a moment worth preserving. If your entire family is in from Chicago, and you are having a family dinner or bonfire, why not have a photographer there? There are no shortage of reasons why a family photographer should be on hand to document the day.
Our Photography Experts
Our hand-picked photographers go far beyond what a family friend with a decent camera can accomplish. These are highly trained and specialized photographers who understand the nuances of family photography. It takes someone with an imaginative perspective and a technical precision to pull off indelible family photos. Not just getting everyone into the frame and smiling. But really tapping into the essence of what it was like to be there. This is what our team will do.
Beyond that, our photographers are highly personable and great to be around. They are good at crowd control. They get youngsters and large groups to participate in photos without being pushy our invasive. Having photographed families and events for years, our photographers understand how to get the coverage they need. All the while, you will be enjoying yourself. Many times, our clients have remarked that their photographer seemed like an extension of the family by the end of the shoot. We love hearing this, because it proves that we did our job right.
A Variety Of Photos
Whether you have us photograph your immediate or extended family, we will provide a variety of photos from the shoot. We actually display the entire photo shoot once it is finished. This way, you can see the full coverage of the shoot. Throughout the shoot, we will have you do different configurations, against multiple backdrops or settings. This is so you have many options once the shoot is complete. For example, we may photograph the entire family together. Then we will have the siblings hop out and capture just the parents. Then, we'll do a sibling-only photo or a special photo with each parent.
When looking at your shoot results, you will see how much we were able to accomplish in a short amount of time. Ultimately, we don't know which image will be your absolute favorite, and the one you will hang as the centerpiece of your living room. So we cover all the bases!
Family Photography Budget
The budget for our family photography typically depends on the length of the photo shoot, and other considerations. For a typical family portrait session, an hour to 2 hours should be sufficient. For an extended family reunion, you may want to have us present for the length of the party or dinner. When booking our studio, we will explain the choices available, and work together to maximize your budget without cutting corners. If photography is as important to you as it is to us, we want you to have top talent within your price range. We also have creative ways of working with budgets of different sizes. Essentially, if you love what you see in our family photography portfolio, it will be worthwhile to contact our studio.
Beyond the amazing photographer, there are a few other factors to consider when choosing a family photography studio. For example, how long has the company been around? What is their reputation? What are reviews like, and what have past clients said about their experience? Is it one sole photographer or an entire company with a process? These considerations should influence the decision of which studio to hire, beyond the bottom line dollar cost.
Booking Our Studio
When you book with True Photography, what you are getting is the #1 Yelp Rated San Diego photography studio. We are long established, and have worked tirelessly for our clients to build our stellar reputation. When you read reviews across the web, you will see that we are consistently 5-star rated. Prior to booking, we have photography experts ready to talk on the phone. We are here to answer questions and to discuss ideas. We will dedicate the time into going over specific details of your shoot. As important as the photos are, we want your entire experience with us to be unparalleled. So please don't hesitate to reach out to our team!