Milk + Lily Portrait Co.
An award-winning family and newborn photography studio specializing in fine art prints and wall art

Capturing Cherished Family Moments with Love and Artistry

The Milk + Lily Portrait Co. is located in the heart of downtown Walnut Creek, featuring an attentive, professional and courteous staff. As a member of the Professional Photographers of America, the Milk + Lily Portrait Co. is proud to be among the best family, newborn and maternity photographers in California. Our portrait studio offers:

  • Story-driven imagery with emotional awareness: Our photographers skillfully capture the essence of your family's unique story, weaving a visual narrative that brings your cherished memories to life.
  • Newborn photography for babies up to two weeks old: Preserve the precious moments of your newborn's first days with our expertly crafted, sensitive, and safe photography sessions.
  • Baby photography for children older then two weeks: As your little one grows, our photographers are here to document their milestones with tender, age-appropriate portraits.
  • Family photography in studio and on-location: Choose from our comfortable studio setting or a picturesque outdoor location for stunning family portraits that showcase your family's distinct personalities.
  • Handcrafted heirloom albums and wall art: Immortalize your family memories with our premium, customizable heirloom albums and elegant wall art options, designed to last for generations.

Experience the difference our attention to detail, professional expertise, and personalized service can make. We would be proud to capture YOUR cherished family moments with love and artistry.

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Are Professional Family Photos Worth It?

The timeless question: are professional family photos worth the investment? The answer is a resounding yes! At the Milk + Lily Portrait Co., we believe that family photos not only preserve cherished memories but also celebrate the unique bond between family members. By investing in professional photography, you're ensuring that your family's story is captured with the highest level of skill, creativity, and attention to detail. Our experienced photographers are trained to make every session FUN!, creating stunning images that will be treasured for generations to come.

The Perfect Age for Family Photos with Baby

One of the most common questions we receive is, "What age is best for family photos with a baby?" The truth is, there's no one-size-fits-all answer. Each stage of your baby's growth offers unique opportunities for capturing heartwarming family memories. However, we do have some recommendations to help guide your decision:

  1. Newborn Stage (up to 2 weeks old): Newborn photography captures the enchanting early moments of your baby's life, showcasing their delicate features and innocence. It's best to schedule a session within the first two weeks after birth when babies are still sleepy and easily poseable.
  2. Milestone Moments (3-4 months, 6-9 months, and 1 year): As your baby grows and develops, milestone moments provide perfect opportunities for family photos. Capture their first smiles, sitting up, crawling, and first birthday celebrations with professional portraits that highlight their emerging personality and the joy they bring to your family.
  3. Annual Family Portraits: Once your baby reaches their first birthday, it's a great idea to schedule annual family photo sessions. This allows you to document your family's growth, changes, and evolving relationships over the years.

The Ideal Week for Maternity Pictures

Expectant mothers often wonder, "At what week should you take maternity pictures?" Generally, the best time to schedule a maternity photo session is between 28 and 36 weeks into your pregnancy. During this window, your baby bump is beautifully pronounced, and you're still comfortable enough to pose and enjoy the experience. Of course, every pregnancy is unique, so we recommend discussing your preferences and comfort level with our photographers to find the perfect timing for your personalized maternity portrait session.

Fine Art Prints vs Album: Choosing the Best Final Product for Your Family Photos

At Milk + Lily Portrait Co., we believe in providing our clients with a variety of options to showcase their beautiful family memories. When it comes to choosing between fine art prints and albums, the best final product ultimately depends on your personal preferences and how you want to display your cherished images.

Fine Art Prints: If you prefer to showcase your family photos as individual pieces of art, fine art prints are an excellent choice. These high-quality, professionally printed images can be framed and displayed on your walls, serving as a constant reminder of your family's love and connection. Fine art prints also make for thoughtful gifts, allowing you to share your memories with loved ones.

Albums: On the other hand, if you enjoy reminiscing about your family's journey through a collection of images, a custom-designed album is the perfect choice. Our heirloom-quality albums provide a tangible, lasting keepsake that tells your family's story through a curated selection of your favorite photographs. Albums can be displayed on a coffee table or bookshelf, inviting family and friends to explore your memories together.

Ultimately, the best final product for you will depend on your personal style and how you wish to celebrate your family's unique story. At Milk + Lily Portrait Co., our team of professional photographers is here to help guide you in choosing the perfect way to display your treasured moments.

Choose Milk + Lily Portrait Co. for Unforgettable Family, Maternity and Newborn Photography

As the premiere Bay Area family photography studio, we are passionate about delivering exceptional family and maternity photography services tailored to your individual needs. Our professional photographers, state-of-the-art studio, and commitment to customer satisfaction make us the go-to choice for families in Walnut Creek and beyond. Don't let life's most precious moments pass you by - invest in professional family photos and maternity portraits that capture the love, joy, and connection that define your family's story. Contact us today to book your personalized photography session and experience the Milk + Lily Portrait Co. difference for yourself.