Meet Your Photographer
HEY THERE, I’M SHEFALI!
Owner & Photographer of Shefali Parekh Photography
I’m a lifestyle photographer based in San Francisco, California. I was raised out here in the Golden State! My passion for photography and love for kids stemmed at a young age as I began taking photos for my mom’s daycare. I got my very first DSLR camera at the age of 16 and started taking photos for all the rallies in high school, joined yearbook and very quickly became a hobbyist family photographer.
I struggled to “fit in” during high school. While my peers excelled in studying, I was interested in the creative side of things. Despite having graduated with a degree in Kinesiology, I had my mind set on following my passion for photography. At the age of 22, I launched my photography business and went full-time. Fast forward to 5 years later and I am so lucky and honored to be a San Francisco newborn, maternity and family photographer!
I take joy in capturing the natural moments for my clients; those are my absolute favorite! Nothing makes my heart beat faster than capturing love: that kiss mommy steals from her lil one, the tickles from dad, or the snuggles that a newly engaged couple shares … I am all about it! One thing that you will learn within moments of meeting me is that I am fond of kids. If you have children, I promise you I am going to become their best friend! Don’t tell me I didn’t warn ya!
When I am not behind the camera, I am either spending time with my dog Flash, catching sunsets, singing along to my favorite list of songs, eating good food, or hanging out with my friends and family. I am a golden light chaser and a lover of love!
I want to capture your memories, not your forced smiles because let’s be real, those aren’t the moments that make your heart skip a beat. Come cuddle your kids and let me capture those fleeting moments. I want to photograph you as you are. Raw. Kiss your spouse. Play with your kids. This moment is short lived, but your memories are forever. Let’s hang out and create something beautiful!