Pet Portraits:

Baker Beach

Stern Grove - San Francisco


Stern Grove, tucked away in a residential neighborhood in the Sunset District, is beautiful location for pet portraits.

Candid Portraiture for Life’s Many Messy, Imperfect, Joyous & Beautiful Moments with our Dogs.

Stern Grove is located along Sloat Blvd between 19th and 34th Avenues and south of Golden Gate Park. The space was donated to the City in 1931 and the facilities were built by the WPA.  Today it consists of the Concert Meadow, the West Meadow and Pine Lake Park, one of the three natural lakes in San Francisco.

Stern Grove is dog-friendly and has a special area for dogs to play with each other near the lake.  My favorite area to take a dog for a portrait session is the Concert Meadow.  The Eucalyptus and Pines make for a beautiful background and the granite boulders, bleachers and steps, along with the wooden stage give us ample areas to ‘stage’ our portraits.

“Thank you Cyndi.  We really had fun at the session and Cooper is now your biggest fan!”
~ Bobbi L, San Francisco


When you ready to book your four legged family Playdate session you can either click the ‘contact’ link at the bottom of the page, give me a call at 510.213.8038 or jump straight to our online booking calendar at the ‘book now’ link below.

From there we will discuss the location for your session, talk about how awesome your dog is and help me get to know a little about them to prepare for our time together.


I like to play and have fun. So my sessions are pretty casual and relaxed, running about an hour. I will get a range of photos of you with your dog(s), and the dog(s) by themselves. Nothing is ever forced, I very much go with the flow because having dogs myself I know it’s the only way to get the most genuine (and fun) photos.


We may part ways after your session, but the fun is just beginning. I usually get pretty excited to see what images I captured, so your proofs are generally delivered in less than 2 weeks and displayed in a beautiful online gallery for you to be able to pick your favorites for purchase.

I’m 100% available to help in the image selection and ordering process.


The Pet Playdate session lasts for an hour(ish), includes all members of the same household at no additional charge. The session fee of $175 is payable upon booking, reserves your date on my calendar, covers my time, travel and all post-processing of your images.

Digital packages are purchased after viewing your images and you can get detailed pricing here or if you are ready to get the fun started, just click the book now button below.