• The 5 Best Portrait Photographers in the San Francisco Bay Area, CA

    to capture memories for a lifetime

    Engagement photos at the Arizona Cactus Garden in Palo Alto, CA.

    A professional photographer is equipped with the tools and experience to create images that you'll cherish for a lifetime. Professional photographers can do anything from creating a perfect maternity portrait to capturing a "day in the life" of you and your family.


    Not only will they create beautiful images, but they'll also help you find ways to cherish them after they're taken through albums, prints, and wall art that will last past your next smartphone. Read on to learn about our favorites in the area and what they offer.

    Portrait of Liza Head of Juniper Spring Photography.

    Liza from Juniper Spring Photography

    San Jose, CA

    Hello! I’m Liza Head, aka Juniper Spring Photography, and I’m a fine art wedding and portrait photographer based in San Jose, California. My first love of documenting weddings led to my second, though no less sincere, love of photographing women. Photographing women gives me a chance to utilize my creativity and fine art background to really celebrate my clients individually – who they are on the outside as well as the inside. Getting to both document something meaningful and create something beautiful is deeply satisfying to my soul.


    "Juniper Spring Photography has done several photo shoots for me and my family, and I wouldn't trust the unique, special and intimate moments to anyone else. Liza Head of JSP does an excellent job of capturing the moments in a whimsical, natural and energetic light. If you're looking for a genuinely talented photographer to portray you and your loved ones in the best light, look no further."

    Portrait of Christine of Two Leaf Photography, wearing a yellow dress in front of plants.

    Christine from Two Leaf Photography

    Campbell, CA

    I am a maternity, newborn, child, and family photographer based in Campbell and serving the surrounding SF Bay Area. I specialize in both studio and natural light photography and combine traditional portraiture with photojournalism to create a beautiful variety of images for your family!


    "We went with the maternity and newborn shoot with Christine and had a fantastic experience! She made sure to carefully and patiently explain all our options in terms of digital files/print packages and the overall process. She made sure to understand what look, feel, theme and props we wanted for each of the shoots beforehand so she could prepare and nail the look. Christine is also fun to work with, both extremely professional and down to earth with no pomp, making us super comfortable and delivered photos for both sessions sooner than promised. All in all an awesome experience and I really plan on going back for my baby's 1 year old shoot and family portraits in the future!"

    Portrait of Beata Becla in a field.

    Beata Becla

    San Francisco Bay Area, CA

    San Francisco Bay Area photographer specializing in customized artistic portraiture. Offering "Imagination" sessions: artistic, hand crafted, one-off photoshoots designed to blend my favorite aspects of photography: creative props, dramatic locations, artistic editing and a lot of fantasy. Designed for young adults and older kids those creative sessions result in one of a kind photographs of modern fairytales. Also offering creative portraiture sessions: fine art or contemporary fashion, glamour or magazine style, studio or on location, designed to give you unique images that represent your personality and style.


    "Beata has been our family photographer for over 8 years. She took our Holiday pictures thru those years, my maternity pictures, I even had a glamour session with her. Each time we were wowed with the results, and loved her out of the box session ideas. Booking session with her you can be sure you are going to get one of the kind pictures, and her professionalism and quick response makes the whole experience even more enjoyable. I cannot recommend a better photographer."

    Portrait of Tina Maciej Photography with her family.

    Tina Maciej Photography

    San Jose, CA

    Photography for me is freezing time in a beautiful way. Images are so important because we tend to forget so quickly how your kids or you looked a few years back, how you looked like when you were carrying your child in your belly. These are all amazing and wonderful memories I want to capture for you.


    I specialize in maternity and family photography and want to make you experience with me as delightful as possible. My sessions are full of fun and I take lots of different images so you get a big variety of different looking images. For maternity sessions I offer a huge collection of designer maternity dresses that were especially created for photo sessions. In a private changing tent you can change into a different outfit, which is also great for family sessions because you might want to change up your looks.

    I have received the Award for Best Family Photographer 2019, 2018 and 2017 from Expertise and The Gold Medal from The Bay Area Parent Magazine for being the Best Family Photographer in Silicon Valley 2019 and 2018 and got featured as one of the best portrait photographers in Peerspace in 2018 and 2019.


    And I also want to make your photography experience one of the best ones!


    I found Tina on Yelp and instantly fell in love with her style. Natural, outdoor and lovely dresses! She is very prepared. If you are looking for maternity photographer then look no further.

    Portrait of Maryam of Hi + Hello Photography in front of a colorful mural.

    Maryam from Hi + Hello Photography

    San Jose, CA

    Maryam of Hi + Hello Photography photographs humans being humans. She pairs longer session times with a relaxed approach so her families have time to relax and feel completely comfortable being themselves. Maryam believes all humans deserve to be photographed in a way that feels true to themselves, and she approaches each session with love.


    "Maryam came in to our home on a typical Saturday morning and captured our family perfectly. What was so cool was that she stealthily worked around us, let us be us and yet laughed with us. When she shared the photo gallery with us less than 2 weeks after our session, we opened it and immediately laughed and teared up. If you want to capture real, honest moments and memories of every day life with your family - hire her. Now."