San Francisco Bay Area Portrait Photography: 4th of July In-Home Lifestyle Session

July 6, 2021

Filed in: Portraiture

Something I’ve been wanting to lean into more is my photojournalistic side. In college, I majored in journalism but found the documentary side not exactly to my taste. Then, as I continued to lean into photography and art, got stuck in the fine-art perfection mentality. That was also not to my taste, I’ve discovered. For this San Francisco Bay Area portrait photography lifestyle session, I decided to do a little experimenting.

What I have discovered is my love for moments, a little blur, imperfection, and grainy film. I’ve been taking myself to task and challenging myself to just experiment and have fun. No pretensions, no expectation, just getting out, shooting, and trying different edits.

At our 4th of July celebration, I brought along my favorite lens and documented my brothers and cousins in the pool, full sun. And I realized, this was the type of lifestyle session I could get behind. Nothing felt fake…it was very much real, the scorching, prickly pavement beneath my bare and blistered feet; the turquoise, chlorinated pool water; and the maniac waves that sloshed well beyond the pool boundaries.

As I continue to delve into different aspects of portrait photography, I am not mad about these…and for fun, I slapped on the Ektar profile from The Archetype process. If you’d like to schedule your own San Francisco Bay Area portrait photography lifestyle session, get in touch here.

Bay Area portrait photography family lifestyle session in a backyard pool.

Bay Area portrait photography family lifestyle session in a backyard pool.

Bay Area portrait photography family lifestyle session in a backyard pool.

Bay Area portrait photography family lifestyle session in a backyard pool.

Bay Area portrait photography family lifestyle session in a backyard pool.

Bay Area portrait photography family lifestyle session in a backyard pool.

Bay Area portrait photography family lifestyle session in a backyard pool.

Bay Area portrait photography family lifestyle session in a backyard pool.

Bay Area portrait photography family lifestyle session in a backyard pool.

Bay Area portrait photography family lifestyle session in a backyard pool.

Bay Area portrait photography family lifestyle session in a backyard pool.

Bay Area portrait photography family lifestyle session in a backyard pool.

Bay Area portrait photography family lifestyle session in a backyard pool.

Bay Area portrait photography family lifestyle session in a backyard pool.

Bay Area portrait photography family lifestyle session in a backyard pool.

Bright pink flowers reach towards the sky over then neighbor's fence.

Spring lights are anchored to a European-style lamp in a backyard.

Sausages are removed from the grill as the veggies cook away.

Chicken, sausages, and vegetables sit on the grill.

I am a San Francisco Bay Area (and soon Birmingham, AL) film photographer specializing in the floral portrait, children, love stories, and (personal) brands. I’m also always ready to photograph destination portraits in Paris & Provence! Want to work together? Get in touch! I’d love to know your story. If you need fine art prints & posters to decorate your home, check out my print shop.

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Paris & California strolls; plenty of flowers; stories; and looking for the beauty in the everyday. I hope you'll come along as I take the year to document the entirety of my home state!

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