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.

Tiffany & Al at Flora Grubb Gardens, San Francisco

The vibe at Flora Grubb in San Francisco is amazing. Such beautiful, green life all around with a little Ritual Coffee shop nestled right in the middle. I visited during a quick break in the rain, and it was just so... relaxing.

Tiffany and Al frequent this neighborhood and met for some quick snaps. Check out some of my favorite scenes from around Flora Grubb Gardens below.

Holiday Mini Sessions 2016: San Francisco

Update from Monday, Nov 7: I'm excited to report that all time slots have sold out for the original Holiday Mini Session dates, but thanks to those still interested, I've opened up a NEW SHOOT DATE ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2016. Presidio Woodline is the location again due to it's popularity. I have 4 spots available. First come, first served. These photos will be delivered before Thanksgiving. The remainder of the details below remain the same.

  • Newly added shoot date: November 19 (Woodline)
  • Shoot dates: November 5 (SOLD OUT), 6 (SOLD OUT), and 12 (SOLD OUT)
  • 15+ photos digitally delivered to you by November 19 in your own shareable online gallery
  • Cost: $200 + tax ($217.50)
  • Accommodates up to 4, additional people are $25 each
  • Reserve your spot: stephanie@marilee.co

This the season for holiday photos! I'm offering a limited number of 30 minute mini sessions in San Francisco this Fall. You'll get a minimum of 15 retouched photos digitally delivered before November 19, perfect for those greeting cards you'll send to family & friends.

You can enjoy the session with just yourself, with your partner, your friends, 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 completing payment through my booking system (I use Square). 

Holiday Mini Session Dates & 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.

  • [SOLD OUT] Saturday, November 5, 2016: San Francisco Golden Gate Park Music Concourse
  • [SOLD OUT] Sunday, November 6, 2016: San Francisco, Presidio Woodline
  • [SOLD OUT] Saturday, November 12, 2016: San Francisco Palace of Fine Arts
  • Saturday, November 19, 2016: San Francisco, Presidio Woodline

Weather permitting. In the event of heavy rain or act of nature, we will reschedule at no additional cost.