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Baker Beach

Candid Family Portraiture for Life’s Many Messy, Imperfect, Joyous & Beautiful Moments.

Modern, Playful Family Sessions

At Chickpea Photography we believe that family is our core and the foundation we rely and grow upon. We specialize in funny, authentic, everyday moments. We want your photos to reflect real smiles, real laughs, real love, and your real lives. We don’t do a ton of posing, and you’ll never hear us say “SAY CHEESE”!

We travel all over the greater San Francisco Bay Area creating playful and fun photography sessions for every type of family; whether your family is Mom, Dad and 2.3 Children or, Grandma raising her grandkids, or two Mom’s and two Dad’s or the entire brood including the cat! However you roll, we find the joy.

Family in the Bay Area is diverse, beautiful, enduring, and uniquely yours. You define your family, and we capture the love in authentic, playful images that you will be thrilled to display as works of art in your home to cherish for a lifetime.

★★★★★ “Cyndi did an amazing job with our family portraits.  The pictures came out looking good enough for a magazine!”

~ Sara A, El Cerrito


When you ready to book your 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 family is and help me get to know a little about them to better capture who you really are.  Afterall, there is really no point investing your time and money if you aren’t getting photos that you feel connected to.


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 kids, the kids by themselves, and you and your partner and any pets that join us. Nothing is forced, I’m very much go with flow because having kids myself I know it’s the only way they will let you go… and really, that’s when you get the best, 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 final pics 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 also 100% available to help in the image selection and ordering process.


The Family Playdate session lasts for an hour(ish), includes all members of the same household at no additional charge and even your pets are welcome. 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.



“As with all things, ‘the proof is in the pudding.’  Cyndi’s products are high-quality and beautiful, an heirloom that we will treasure for generations.  She really has a knack for capturing those fleeting moments of joy that make the heart skip a beat.”

— Kate S, Oakland