Play Date with Candace Smith Photography

 This photojournalistic style of family photography honors the family uniqueness that you treasure.  There's no JCPenney "sit, smile and pose" here!  This is all about you having some quality time together as a family to truly enjoy each other while I follow and capture the joyful moments.


Portrait Party

Portrait Parties are hosted by one person who provides the location, coordinates the guest list, schedules the sessions in 20 minute intervals. Hostess gets a FREE photo session and 8×10 Print for hosting a Candace Smith Photography Portrait Party. This is a chance for you to gather your friends and their families and play in your favorite park or play space.  Parties are a minimum of 5 families  and max of 8 families. 

Each family will receive:

  • 20- 25 minute photo session full of playtime and self-expression
  • Shareable gallery of images with shopping cart to purchase prints
  • 5 high res edited images of your choosing/ 5 matching web-ready images to post to social media
  • $50 coupon for  future Custom Portrait Session
  • Additional images may be purchased for $45 each

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Family Story

The Family Story includes all the fun, frolicking, fights, and fits.  It’s all a part of your family and shall be savored with love.  A family storytelling session documents the story of your family as you are right now in a collection of  images taken in and around your home or other location significant to you. The goal is to capture beautiful images of your family in your usual surroundings, doing things together that you enjoy and that are meaningful to you.  This is your chance to play!  Do you take your Saturdays to head to Dolores Park, do your kids have a favorite sport?  What do you love to do together in those precious hours free of work and school?  If you like, we can get a few shots of everyone looking at the camera and smiling, but most of our time will be spent focused on documenting your everyday life, the actual emotion, reaction and . Storytelling sessions last around 1.5-2 hours.



A Day in the Life

half day or full day sessions available

A  Day in the Life session is an expanded version of the basic storytelling family session, but it lasts longer and captures more of your day and more authentic moments in the story of your family. Generally these sessions either go from breakfast until after lunch, or capture an entire afternoon and evening through dinner and bedtime. Each session includes a minimum of 100 storytelling images. This is a great thing to do yearly to remember a typical day with your child(ren) as they grow up.

These sessions are truly documentary — I will go with you wherever you go and capture some of the priceless and beautiful moments that occur every single day in your life but that you rarely get to remember and revisit. Because of the time commitment involved, I can only take a very limited number of Day in the Life sessions, so contact me as soon as possible to reserve your date!