A fun day at Codornices Park with the A. Family | Oakland Lifestyle Photographer

Feb 13, 2021

As a Bay Area family photographer, I’ve explored endless locations for photo sessions. From the East Bay Hills to Piedmont Park, the Bay Area has it all! But when the A. family told me they wanted to explore a local park, I knew exactly where to take them for the session of their dreams: Codornices Park!

Family photography in the park

Codornices Park offers a wide array of play areas, from grassy fields, hiking trails, picnic areas, a giant concrete slide, and a view of Codornices creek. Not to mention that it’s just across the street from the Berkely Rose Garden. I first discovered Codornices Park earlier this year when I was scouting locations. I knew that it was the perfect spot for a family session with plenty of room for little ones to run, play, and explore, and I knew the A. family would love it. The bridges and trails gave the whole session an adventurous feel, and the sun peaking through the trees added a sprinkle of magic. The little ones loved running, exploring, and finding treasures – okay, they were sticks and rocks-but those were treasures to the little ones!

Family photography in the park

I also loved the way they dressed to perfectly complement the location. With their fall color palette, they looked professionally styled! I always advise families to look up images of their session location beforehand to ensure perfect color choices, and this crew definitely chose wisely! Choosing a color palette isn’t an easy task, especially for a family of four, but I never get tired of helping families build the perfect wardrobe for their session. Mom even texted photos during her shopping trip! So, if you’re considering a family session of your own, but are nervous about what to wear, don’t let that stop you from booking! I promise, with my help, it will be easy and effortless!

Family photography in the park

Finding the perfect spot to take family photos, on the other hand, isn’t always easy, but you better believe I’ll be returning to Codornices Park over and over again! Thank you so much, A. family for inviting me along on this adventure with your family! I hope to spend time with all of you again so soon!

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