San Francisco Family Photographer: Lifestyle Beach Session

As a San Francisco family photographer, there are so many options to choose from when it comes to picking a location for a session. One of my favorite spots is a beach! Sunset beach sessions allow for an hour of fun with your loved ones.

I had a wonderful time photographing Ana and Mark’s family of six! Their four children each had their own unique personality – however, the one thing they all had in common was the immense amount of love for each other! The evening was nothing short of smiles, giggles and laughs. Their love for one another shines through their photos!


“Fatherhood to me means responsibility of my family, joy, and love to my kids and wife.” ~Mark


“I love being a mother to my four beautiful children. They keep me busy and take years off my life with all the worries they give me, but they have also made me mature and see life in a different, more fun way.” ~Ana


“As a family we like taking it easy and waking up late during the weekends and having tasty brunches at home. We like cooking and spend time at the table eating and talking. On the weekends, when there aren’t sports activities, we go to the beach, the zoo or for a drive to Sonoma.” ~Ana


“I love kids and seeing them grow and develop their personalities. What started as a ‘let’s have one and see’ ended up as a 4 kids family! I come from a large family and I guess I ended up with what I’m used to! My husband comes from a small family and always dreamt of having a few kids.” ~Ana


Ana + Mark

“I’m Spanish and my husband is Australian. We met in London at the hospital we were both working at.” ~Ana


“We were impressed with how easy the session was and even how good the communication went before the session. The result was beyond our expectations – we loved every photo. They look so natural and professional and really capture the love and unity we treasure in our family. The location and light was amazing and we enjoyed every minute of it. We couldn’t believe we heard from Shefali the day after!” ~Ana & Mark

Shefali Parekh is a lifestyle photographer specializing in newborn, maternity, family and engagement photography in San Francisco, CA.

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