JULIE OPTENDE

PHOTOGRAPHY

JULIE OPTENDE

PHOTOGRAPHY

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family

san francisco family photographer

precious • moments • captured

The Family Experience

If you're looking for a San Francisco family photographer who will carefully craft your experience to ensure you have gorgeous images that you can't help but smile at every time you see them, look no further. I'm here to create art with your most precious moments - holding your new baby, cuddling with your little ones, and laughing together as a family. You will want these memories on the walls of your home or in heirloom albums forever. I will work closely with you to bring to life your vision for your perfect family photos. From styling advice to posing guidance, tips to make the experience more relaxed for the kids, to assisting you in selecting the final images and artwork you'll treasure, I'll be there every step of the way. Together, we'll create beautiful memories that will last a lifetime.













your most precious memories, captured beautifully & naturally

I would be delighted to hear from you! Please take a moment to submit an inquiry using our contact form, and tell me a little bit about yourself and your preferred date. I will make sure to respond to you within the next 48 hours. I can't wait to hear from you and learn more about how I can help make your experience special. 

1. Say Hello

2. Reserve your date

Once we have the basics down, I ask for a $195 non-refundable retainer to hold your date. My calendar typically fills up very quickly, so I wouldn't want you to miss your chance! The retainer goes toward the cost of your session.


3. Let me help you prep

Now we get to the fun part! You will receive a style guide from me where I show you what typically looks best in my style of photography. Think light, natural, and neutral colors. You will also receive my favorite tips on how to make your session go as smoothly as possible with little ones. During this planning stage, you'll be able to reach me easily with any questions you might have as we work together to beautifully style your session!

4. Session day!

On the day of your session, I will be delighted to guide you through every step and make sure you have a wonderful time creating beautiful memories with your loved ones. You don't need any prior experience, just come ready to have fun and let me take care of the rest. I can't wait for you to see the stunning images that will soon adorn your home and bring joy to your heart.

5. your photographs

I can't wait for you to see the beautiful portraits we captured. You'll be able to view and select your favorite images online, and start planning where to display them in your home. The process is easy and seamless, with your artwork delivered straight to your door. Just sit back and enjoy your memories.




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The Process

Timeless photographs

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pricing details

You may snap a ton of iPhone photos of your kids, but how many of those include you? You deserve to have beautiful portraits that will make your heart skip a beat every time you look at them. Think soft, dreamy, and light-filled images that you'll want to display all over your home, reminding you of this special time in your life, forever. These portraits will be a legacy for your family and future generations to cherish. Let's capture the love and connection of your family in a way that will make your heart sing every time you see them.

collections start at $750

A non-refundable retainer secures my time and expertise during your session, as well as all preparation such as a style guide, a guide to help your little ones enjoy the session, etc. This retainer also ensures your session date and time slot is reserved exclusively for you! No one else will be allowed to book it.

After your session, you will receive an online gallery featuring your photo proofs. Once you have had a chance to admire the stunning photographs, you can choose a collection of digitals and/or artwork. The retainer will be applied to your selected collection, so you only pay for the images you adore the most.

Julie is absolutely amazing with kids and captured the best moments for our little family. Her patience, creativity, and ability to connect with my daughter made the entire photoshoot enjoyable and stress-free. The final photographs were stunning, beautifully composed, and perfectly captured our family's love and happiness.

Working with Julie was an absolutely wonderful experience. Her communication, demeanor, organization, kindness and flexibility were fantastic, and the breathtaking photos we received in less than 5 days from the time of our session speak for themselves. I highly recommend for family’s with young children, as she was patient and understanding, and gave us great direction for posing and capturing great shots. I will absolutely be working with her again in the future.

We had a wonderful fall family shoot with Julie. She suggested a lovely location that was matched only by the tranquil glow of the setting sun and Julie’s peaceful and serene demeanor.  She was great with me, my husband, and my two kids. She was able to capture many great shots of us, both candid and planned, working expertly with the light and landscape. And all in less than 45 minutes — no easy feat with the 3.5 and 1.5 year old! She was responsive and runs a very seamless process from planning the shoot to delivering the digitals. Thank you for a lovely experience!

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Fill out this form to get in touch, bearing in mind that collections start at $750. I'll get back to you within 48 hours. Make sure to check your spam filter. Can't wait to hear from you!

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