Family Portraits



Often my Personal Branding clients ask me if I photograph family portraits. Of course I do. I started as a wedding photographer for 20 years and photographed hundreds of families on location at each wedding. It is such a luxury to have the opportunity to focus on one family during a session. I treat every family session the same as I do a branding session. The pre production planning is so important to make a portrait session go smoothly. Here is a quick checklist to give you an idea of what to think about for your family portrait.


1. Where would I like to display my images in my home? This is where I often ask for a home tour to see the interior design. Do I want to display photos in the kids room, create a collage in the family room, frame prints for the office?

2. Where would I like to have the portraits taken? Is there a favorite park the family enjoys together? A garden or landscape behind the home? An activity the family enjoys together? Horseback riding perhaps? A lake home?

3. What should we wear? Is there a theme? A color palette to match the location or activity?


Using my experience as an art director, I am happy to guide you every step of the way.













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Elisa Cicinelli is a Northern California photographer specializing in portraits of all genres – personal branding, content creation, social media content, headshots, actor headshots, corporate headshots, family portraits, mother daughter portraits, fitness photography, beauty, boudoir, lifestyle photography located in San Francisco but is continually serving happy clients all over California and the United States. Elisa's studio is located in the heart of San Francisco but she often travels to Los Angeles, Napa Valley, Carmel Valley, Monterey, Santa Barbara, Palo Alto, East Bay, Silicon Valley, Peninsula and the Greater Bay Area for varying creative photography projects. Elisa Cicinelli Photography aims to capture the subject's inner beauty through refreshing their image and making them as comfortable as possible. If you are located in San Francisco or other areas of California, don't hesitate to reach out to book your complimentary consultation with Elisa Cicinelli.