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Best Photography Spots in San Francisco | Crissy Field

One of the best photography spots in the San Francisco Bay Area is definitely Crissy Field. It is a versatile location that is perfect for any type of photoshoots and is a favorite of many local photographers. I love it primarily because of the stunning views of Golden Gate Bridge and the Bay but there are also many other reasons why this is on my top 10 list of go-to places.

HISTORY

For those who are not familiar, Crissy Field was once a military airfield for the Presidio military base. It used to be a paved over area which was transformed to be one of the most beautiful urban national parks in the USA. It’s 4.3 miles ocean-front long promenade offers breathtaking views of the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco Bay and Alcatraz. Crissy Field features an open green field area, beautiful beach, a promenade, trails, tidal wetlands and much more.

THINGS TO CONSIDER

From a photographer’s perspective, there are a few things to consider before deciding Crissy Field is the best for you and your family.

  • First thing to consider is unpredictable weather. Crissy Field has it’s own micro-climate within San Francisco. It can often be covered in fog and the winds can be quite powerful. Dressing properly is the key.

  • Second thing is the timing. Crissy Field is a wide open area, there is not that much shade so sessions have to be timed perfectly in order to achieve the best possible images. An ideal time to do a session at Crissy Field is the Golden Hour. Starting the session about an hour prior to sunset would be perfect.

  • Third thing to consider are crowds. Crissy Field is not only one of the most popular tourist location, it is also a most popular recreational area for the locals. Avoiding people is easier as it gets closer to sunset. It could be overwhelming for a newbie photographer so make sure that you find a right person with experience.

MATERNITY SESSION

While Crissy Field is a perfect Bay Area location for all types of photoshoots, my absolute favorite to photograph there are maternity sessions. For this blog post, I wanted to include highlights from one of my most recent Crissy Field sessions with beautiful Jody-Ann and her husband Troy. I thought that this particular session is a perfect representation of everything that this gorgeous location has to offer. Cypress trees, beautiful filtering natural sunlight, green fields, promenade, iconic views of Golden Gate Bridge and sandy beach are all featured and hopefully it makes it easier to envision your next photoshoot there. Enjoy!

 
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BOJANA KORACH IS A PUBLISHED LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHER SPECIALIZING IN NEWBORN, FAMILY & CHILD PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR PHOTOGRAPHY SERVICES.

Maternity Photography East Bay - Lafayette Reservoir

East Bay is beautiful. There are so many gorgeous locations to photograph at and one of my all time favorites is Lafayette Reservoir. The lake is located near Lafayette downtown and it’s super convenient to access. In the late afternoon the sun falls behind the hills which surround it creating a magnificent backdrop for photos. Many locals go there to enjoy the lake’s beauty and I love taking my clients there for their photoshoots.

About the Session

For this particular maternity session, the location decision was easy because my clients, Mayara and Dmitriy, live nearby. We started the photoshoot in the surrounding wooded area and then walked over to the lake as the sun went down. Gorgeous colors of the nature around us were amplified by the beautiful dresses that Mayara wore. These gorgeous dresses were both purchased from Pink Blush.

Here are some highlights from this perfect East Bay maternity photoshoot.

 
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Dresses by: Pink Blush

BOJANA KORACH IS A PUBLISHED LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHER SPECIALIZING IN NEWBORN, FAMILY & CHILD PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR PHOTOGRAPHY SERVICES.

Looking for Unique Maternity Photos | Here is an Idea

Are you looking for unique maternity photo ideas? If so, take a look at this blog post. It could spark just the right amount of inspiration to get you to plan the maternity photoshoot of your dreams. This session was photographed at a private horse ranch where we were able to make use of my client’s classic car as our primary prop.

Sometimes when you think of props for maternity photoshoots you may think of traditional items like baby shoes or sonogram photos but it can definitely be more elaborate and unique. If selected with care and purpose, props can add another dimension to the images.

Props can either have a special meaning or provide background in the portrayal of your personal visual story, For example, my clients brought a book of crossword puzzles with them because they do the puzzles together every Sunday. The time they spend together on this hobby holds a lot of meaning for them and it was a perfect addition to our session. When they began working on a puzzle at the shoot, they shared a special moment with smiles and laughter, it was almost as if I was not present. I actually had to remind them that we needed to move onto something else because the sun was setting. Another item that they wanted to include was a baby book. As they read the old classic “Guess How Much I Love You” their gestures became more animated and you could see the excitement and anticipation about what was to come.

When planning your maternity session, I would suggest starting first with a concept. Once you have the main idea, you and your photographer can proceed with further planning. Props are not necessary, but they can help you tell a story. Choose them wisely.

These pregnancy pictures were the first part of the Baby to Bump package that I offer. I can't wait for the second part where I get to meet the little baby boy who is hiding in these photos.

 
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BOJANA KORACH IS A PUBLISHED LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHER SPECIALIZING IN NEWBORN, FAMILY & CHILD PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR PHOTOGRAPHY SERVICES.