Why I Love San Francisco's Crissy Field + Baby Bradley Turns 1!

I have a couple of special things happening here. First -- mini sessions are nearly sold out, and I'm so happy I'll be reunited with families from last year, as well as meeting new faces! Some slots are available for the incredible, colorful, family friendly Hayes Valley, but Crissy Field is sold out. If you're still interested, let me know and I will open up a new date. stephanie@marilee.co

This brings me to the other special thing -- one of my newborns turned 1 year old! Proud parents Grace Ann and Brad brought baby Bradley to play in the late afternoon sunshine, and I was bewildered to see him walking (even chasing me!) in the blink of an eye. There is such joy from behind the camera over this past year. Thanks G&B for inviting me to cover his first year! 

If you've never visited Crissy Field before, you'll see amazing views of the San Francisco Bay, but the most prominent part of your view will be the Golden Gate Bridge. Crissy Field used to be a former U.S. Army airfield until 1974. Residents now enjoy a huge stretch of grassy field right along the water. 

We met & hung out by the Warming Hut for a few reasons: 1) great parking, 2) there's a pier! 3) beautiful proximity to Golden Gate Bridge and the downtown skyline, 4) lots of grassy fields, 5) tree line to create some shade when needed, 6) there's a little beach! All this is within stumbling distance, so it was great for baby Bradley to roam around. So if you've booked a mini session with me, you'll get to see some of these scenes. 

Here are a few of my faves! Enjoy.

Announcing 2017 Holiday Mini Session Dates - San Francisco bay area!

Tis the season for holiday photos once again! I'm offering a VERY limited number of 30 minute mini sessions in San Francisco. You'll receive your images 1-2 weeks after the shoot, perfect timing for those greeting cards and gifts you'll send to family & friends.

Enjoy the session with your partner, yourself, your BFFs, or with your family of up to 4 (additional family & pets are welcome at $25 per person). 

Sign up by emailing your preferred date/city to stephanie@marilee.co. We'll agree on a shoot time and your slot will be saved first-come first-served upon payment of invoice (Square) and signing of photography contract. Open invoices will have those time slots released in 48-hours for others on the waiting list.

The Details

  • Shoot dates: October 28 [Sold Out], November 4, November 11 [Sold Out], November 18 [Sold Out]
  • Quick 30 minute shoot is perfect for families with kids, couples, BFFs, or your very own portrait
  • Session includes 10 full-resolution retouched photos digitally delivered to you by November 20. Choose your own 10 favorites via proofing
  • Cost: $200 + tax ($217.50)
  • Additional print & digital options available should you fall in love with more than the session-included images
  • Accommodates up to 4, additional people/pets are $25 each
  • Reserve your spot: stephanie@marilee.co

ABOUT THE LOCATIONS

Don't see a date or city that works for you below? Feel free to request another day and I may open up another block.

  1. Saturday, October 28 - Tentative: Crissy Field, San Francisco
    [SOLD OUT]
    Golden Gate Bridge. Huge grassy field. See the bay!
     
  2. Saturday, November 4 - Tentative: Hayes Valley, San Francisco
    Iconic urban SF neighborhood. Vibrant, bright colored backgrounds. Playground and coffee shops. Great for kids and parents.
     
  3. Saturday, November 11 - Tentative: Legion of Honor, San Francisco
    [SOLD OUT]

    White and bright to showcase your bright and beautiful wardrobe. Clean lines and architecture. Great lawn.
     
  4. [SOLD OUT] Saturday, November 18 - Tentative: Crissy Field, San Francisco
    Added this date for the wait list!

FINE PRINT

  • Spaces are limited. Reserved sessions with open invoices will be released in 48 hrs to the waiting list.
  • Can't make it? Let me know 48 hours in advance of your session date.
  • Act of God, sickness, or crazy bad weather? There will be a scheduled make-up date that may or may not be at the same SF location.
  • Funds are non-refundable, but can be applied to a make-up session or future booking.
  • Mini sessions are stacked. Kindly arrive a few minutes early, as the session must wrap on time.

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Monica's Family at The Palace of Fine Arts - San Francisco Family Photography

This family is just the right balance of cute & silly! We spontaneously met at the Palace of Fine Arts just before the holiday season for their Christmas card, and it was one of the most fun mini sessions I've had! Great to meet you, Monica & family! Here are some of my favorites from our whirlwind family portrait session: