family sessions

the unexpected, intimate moments that tell the story of a beautiful family

Pismo beach family photographer

Are you ready to capture your story?

Regardless of the season that you're in, and whether your babies are big, small or furry, this time in your life deserves to be captured by something other than your iPhone. Family sessions were born from a passion to document my own family and now we just can't get enough!

I love creating photos to remind families that in spite of the fact that the car of their floor is covered in cereal, their laundry room looks like an episode of hoarders and mom and dad are in a permanent state of exhaustion, their love and their story are beautiful. 

So let's plan a day, pick a location that is meaningful to you and create a slew of images that will fill up the frames your walls for years to come. 

A lifetime of memories.

Sarah & Ed 

San Luis Obispo, California

High quality photography was at the top of my list and my expectations were exceeded. 


These seasonal mini sessions are the perfect way to collect memories with your family throughout the year! They're short, sweet, and so much fun for the whole family! Collections include high-resolution edited digital images with print release. You also have the option to purchase additional digital images as well as framed prints. I only offer these sessions several times a year. 
Make sure to get on my email list to get information about upcoming Mini Sessions!


Short, fun + beautiful




Jen. S

San Luis Obispo, CA

Rosa is professional, patient and warm. She asked for our input and had lots of great ideas for locations. 

Rob + Rose

San Luis Obispo, California

Rosa photographed our family for our holiday portraits. The lighting was perfect and resulted in amazing photos. 

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frequently asked

No one wants to look like a wet dog in their photos so if it looks like it's going to rain, snow, hail or some other weather catastrophe, we'll be in touch via email or phone to reschedule. Often, when we're scheduling our initial portrait session date, if it works for our calendars, we'll actually set up both a main date and a rain date just to make sure we don't have to postpone your session for very long if the weather is bad on the original date. 

The sooner the better! Our weekends tend to fill up pretty quickly - especially during the spring and fall, so the sooner you reach out to us, the more likely you are to get your desired date!  

To reserve your date, we'll need a contract as well as a deposit. And if something comes up and you need to change your date, just let us know! 

If picking out outfits for photos takes you back to your high school days when you literally tried on everything in your closet and piled it on your bed but still felt like you had nothing to wear, you're in luck. 

We put together an extensive outfit suggestion guide with tips for every member of the family (even Fido!)

Unless you've modeled professionally, you're probably going to feel awkward in front of the camera. Heck, we take photos for a living and we even feel like a deer in the headlights when we're in front of the camera. 

You're going to feel awkward at first, but as the session goes on and we coach you through images, we think you'll find that being photographed can actually be fun. And don't worry about your kids. We're well versed in capturing even the busiest of little ones. 

Within a few weeks of your session, you'll receive a link to a digital gallery that will allow you to download high resolution images. 

The gallery is also set up to make ordering prints, canvases and other keepsakes as easy as turning on a Roomba to clean your floors. No worrying about tricky things like color correction, DPI and image format.

Family collections begin at $300. These sessions are perfect for the whole family or just the kids. 

All collections include digitals with the option to add prints and products.  For more details click the link below. If you don't see what you need, please contact me and I would happy to send you a customized quote.