Loving Family Photoshoot in Berkeley, CA

Family of 3 embracing at sunset during Cesar Chavez Park with Xilo Photography in Berkeley, CA.

Cesar Chavez Park Family Photography Session

Sunset Session with Xilo Photography

Family of 3 embracing at sunset during Cesar Chavez Park with Xilo Photography in Berkeley, CA.

 

Shelter-in-place orders complicated our ability to get together for a newborn session in April. Luckily shelter-in-place orders lifted and we were able to meet a few months later! We decided on a sunset session at Cesar Chavez Park and the Berkeley Marina in Berkeley, CA.

 

Toddler runs toward laughing parents in an open space at sunset during photography session with Xilo Photography at Berkeley Marina.

Toddler in her parents' lap in a park during a photography session with Xilo Photography at Cesar Chavez Park in Berkeley, CA.

 

The park and marina offered open spaces and diverse natural backgrounds. Sometimes sessions in public spaces can leave us all feeling a little exposed, but this location offered some cozy, isolated spaces. This kept everyone feeling comfortable and confident during our session. Overall, this location turned out to be the perfect place to document their sweet daughter’s entrance into the world.

 

Father holding child up in the air on a blanket in a park during a family photography session iwth Xilo Photography in Berkeley, CA.

Mother and daughter playing together on a blanket at Cesar Chavez Park in Berkeley, CA during a photography session with Xilo Photography.

Child holding their lovey during a family photography session with Xilo Photography session at Cesar Chavez Park in Berkeley, CA.

 

We began with the family of three resting on a blanket. I was able to capture the couple’s sweet cuddles and a few individual portraits while their daughter warmed up to the camera. The gorgeous sunset shining through the trees and across marina illuminated the love and exuberance that was already so obvious between these three.

 

Family of 3 flying a kite on top of a hill during a family photography session with Xilo Photography at Cesar Chavez Park in Berkeley, CA.

 

The Berkeley Marina is known as a space for kite lovers, and luckily this couple’s little one loves kites! They brought their own kite, and climbed up the hill to let theirs fly while admiring others in the sky.

 

Family of 3 embracing during Cesar Chavez Park with Xilo Photography in Berkeley, CA

Child holds mother's leg in the grass during photography session with Xilo Photography at Berkeley Marina.

 

After a while, we walked to an area I call “the rock”. The sun bursting through the trees and shrubs while these three played together was icing on the cake. Swinging together, jumping off the rock, playing pretend… These parents were the best at getting their little one to giggle! And the sunset session was the perfect choice for this family! 

 

Family of 3 plays together during sunset at Cesar Chavez Park in Berkeley, CA during a family photography session with Xilo Photography.

Family of 3 cuddling together during a family photo shoot with Xilo Photography in the grass at Cesar Chavez Park in Berkeley, CA.

Toddler peaks over bench with sunset in background during a family photography session with xilo photography at Berkeley Marina in Berkeley, CA.

 

We ended the session close to the water, capturing the sun as it set behind the Golden Gate Bridge and illuminated the sky. I was able to document their continued play of racing for hugs, tickles in the high grass, and of course… peekaboo! Their playfulness and authenticity throughout the session represented who these amazing people are as individuals, and as a family. It was an honor to capture the emotion, happiness, and pure love that sweet family shared.

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