Family & Kids Portrait Session

At TerrificShot Studio Photography™, we want you to have the best portrait experience ever! We know how important it is to you to have a family portrait. Not only will you all look great, but you’ll feel great and have fun, too.

So often, we are told “That was so much fun!”, even from those who tell us that they are not comfortable in front of a camera.

Call or text us at +1 (408) 475-1940 or email us if you have any questions.



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Are you ready for a fun Family session?

WE LOVE the uniqueness of each and every family: each family member has a unique personality and perspective, and WE love the family dynamics when everyone gets together to have a good time.

OUR favorite family photos always end up being the ones from really great days we spent together.  And that's what we want to create with you. 

Your portrait session should be a reflection of your family.

We encourage you to contact us and discuss your needs in advance of your session before you complete our Online Booking.

This is such an exciting time for you and we invite you to review our Family & Portraits gallery and discuss your wishes for a successful portrait session.




Family sessions can take place at our studio , outdoors at public park or at the privacy of your residence. We will travel to the outdoor and residence locations, but you need to come to to our location for indoor studio session.

In your family session, we look to capture a variety of combinations, including individual portraits and groups.

Outdoor: We usually do our family photo session at Cuesta Park, Mountain View. This is such a unique place that offers great diversity in lights and settings. 

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We always welcome your location ideas. We’d love to know if there is a place that is sentimental to your family so we can discuss our options and plan the best location to suit your family.

Locations up to 20 miles or 30 minutes from our studio, are no additional charge. Locations beyond that will incur a travel surcharge which is evaluated on a case by case basis. 

Studio: Large group is oK up to 6 persons. Dogs are allowed (we do not have a weight restriction). 

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How much would our session cost? 

Our basic package starts at $300 for one hour photography session either at the studio or on location.

We accept any type of payment (Credit Card, Check, or Cash );

Full Payment is due at the end of session.

Learn more about our package pricing and booking 


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COLOR IS IN! This photo shoot is meant to capture your family, including individuality and style. Helpful tips to keep in mind when choosing outfits:

  • Think coordinating, not matching. Incorporate colors and patterns that fit well together.
  • Don’t be afraid of color! Choose a few neutral colors, and then add a few bright accents to your outfits. Accessories such as scarves, necklaces, and clothing layers are great for this.
  • Wear well fitting clothing. Not too tight, and nothing baggy. If you can’t walk in those pants, don’t wear them!
  • No logos please. To keep the look timeless, try to avoid trendy clothing with words or logos.
  • Always feel free to text or email me your clothing options laid out before our session! 2 Young children smiling and laughing. Brother and sisterHappy Kids Portrait photo

Outdoor Family PhotographyFamily of six in Outdoor Family PhotographyHappy Family at Cuesta Park, Mountain View CA


  • Get your kids excited for the session and let them know how much fun it will be, but no need to over prepare them or add too much pressure for "best behavior"
  • Kids pick up on your stress, so stay cool, even when they throw a tantrum
  • Our goal is to capture their true expressions, and keeping it light and fun is essential to that.
  • Our best behaved children (and adults for that matter) are usually those that are well fed before our session. Feel free to bring treats to reward good behavior during our session!

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What happens if I need to cancel/reschedule my session? 

We understand that personal emergencies, illness or inclement weather sometimes require sessions to be rescheduled.

We kindly ask that you provide as much notice as possible in order to make that time slot available to other clients.

Cancellations or postponements less than 48 hours prior to your session may result in a cancellation fee.

We encourage you to book the session yourself by using our Easy & Fast Booking Online!, by doing so, you will have full control to cancel and/or reschedule the session as you wish! 

Outdoor Family Portrait Session Photography - Kids smily and laughing

When I will be able see my images from the session? 

Approximately 2-3 days following your session, we will share private online gallery with your images for preview all of your images and can assist you in making your selections and to placing your prints order.

If you decide to purchase the digital images from the session and print your own prints, we offer this option as well.

Family of four at Stanford university, Palo AltoFamily portrait with 2 teenagers, terrific

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How many images I will be able to preview after my session? 

In studio, based on one hour session, we usually photograph 200-300 images. This gives you lot of choice to carefully select the “keepers”. Lots of images allows us to present you with a variety of looks and poses to choose from. Outdoor, based on hour session, we usually photograph 400-600 images.


Can you retouch our portraits to remove blemishes or scars? 

Yes, absolutely. We digitally enhance every portrait for lovely skin tones and brilliant look. We can smoothen the facial skin, soften any blemishes and remove any scars.

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