​​I am a lifestyle family, maternity, and newborn photographer based in San Jose and serving the San Francisco Bay Area! I specialize in capturing the stunning hidden gems scattered across the Bay Area, and have a dedicated studio in San Jose for indoor photography sessions.

My mission is to craft a seamlessly joyful experience for you, preserving the precious moments you share with your loved ones. Laughter will be our soundtrack, as we freeze-frame your cherished memories and hit pause on the outside world - all while immersing ourselves in the bond you share.

I'll make sure to help document your story in a way you'll be ecstatic to look back on for years to come. While our time together is short, the moments captured will last for years to come. I promise with every snap that I take as your Bay Area family photographer, I'll show how precious your story is... because after all, it is the most beautiful story.


hello, my name is lynna!

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yuki + phillip

Lynna is incredible! From our first contact, she was friendly and super organized. All the prep materials she sent to me were beautifully branded and exquisite - a reflection of the care & attention she invests into her artistry & work from the start of the journey to the final photos. I felt so taken care of & every interaction just made me even more excited for our maternity shoot.

Our gallery was ready in less time than we expected (such a delightful surprise) & the photos took our breath away. They were also a lovely blend of candid shots plus other poses that Lynna had guided us with in the day of. I love that when she had guided us, she kept it fun and encouraged us to just be ourselves while making suggestions for what would make a good photo composition.
I wholeheartedly recommend Lynna and cannot wait to take more family pictures with her in the future!

mj + jeff

Lynna was a dream to work with from the initial inquiry to the day of the photoshoot. We cannot praise her enough! We brought our puppy with us and even he felt comfortable throughout the photoshoot! She genuinely loves to listen to your story and captures precious moments to reflect who you are. She felt like a childhood friend and we had a lot of fun with her - it has been so long since we laughed that much!
She is also very mindful of Covid and wore a mask the entire time, which we really appreciated. We admire not only her breathtaking photography style, but also her warm personality. She is truly a wonderful soul and it is hard to come across such people nowadays, so we are grateful that we met her. We look forward to many more photoshoots with her!

the andrakin family

Lynna went above and beyond, to say the least! From the moment I contacted her to the day she returned the photos, she remained extremely responsive, personable, and knowledgeable! 
Lynna makes a great effort to ensure the day of the shoot is as perfect as possible, including offering wardrobe, props, and suggesting breathtaking locations!

On the day of our shoot, we arrived about 30 minutes early and to our surprise Lynna was already waiting for us. We were extremely thankful because, on this particular day, Karl the Fog decided to join us earlier than expected which did not deter her at all! She knew exactly how to position us to capture the dreamiest of shots. Her warm demeanor helped us get comfortable in front of the camera, and the pictures really show it! We are simply in awe of the beautiful photos she produced! I am so very glad we booked with Lynna and I would suggest her to any of my family and friends, hands down!

Katrina + aj

This was me and my fiancé's first time taking photographs with a photographer and Lynna was just the absolute best person to work with. We fell in love with her overall aesthetic when we discovered her website. Her kindness and professionalism when organizing the the photoshoot as well as answering our questions was amazing and she made things so clear and gets tasks done in a timely manner. She helped pick out our location and we are so glad we went with her recommendation.

 She is so remarkably talented when it comes to photographing really special moments and choosing scenery and lighting that really emphasizes the feelings she captures in her pictures. The final pictures came out more amazing than I could have imagined and I'm happy with the quality of our engagement pictures. I'll definitely reach back out for any future photoshoots.

the ozawa family

Lynna recently spent an hour photographing my extended family. We had a BIG group and 3 rambunctious toddlers on the verge of melting down. She has patient, kind, and extremely accommodating. We really appreciate photographers who make us feel relaxed and comfortable. It really showed because the photos turned out incredible. We're so excited to share them out for our Christmas cards this year.

Few highlights of her service:
Client closet: this was the most valuable thing for busy moms. It saved me hours of shopping because all of her options were so gorgeous and fitting for the color palette we wanted to go for.  Client handbook: this handbook is what helped my family achieve the perfect color palette. That was the most stressful part for everyone but once they saw the color swatches we were able to pull the outfits together. Very quick turn around for photographs. She was very prompt and timely and the delivery method allowed for all of us to view together. Thanks for a wonderful session, will definitely be scheduling future shoots with Lynna.

Samantha + Jay

If you are considering doing a photoshoot with Lynna Curtis Photography, this is your
sign to DO IT! I did a couples shoot with my boyfriend and we had the best experience ever. Lynna is detail oriented, patient, sweet and so professional! She made us feel so comfortable and at ease. I love how Lynna had so many pose ideas for us and captured our emotions perfectly! She also knows all the best locations for photo shoots & has a detailed guide to prepare you for your photoshoot. 10/10 experience, we are so in love with our photos, all thanks to Lynna!

The Balcazar Family

Our family had such a great time working with lynna. beforehand, she was super helpful with helping me pick out the different outfits and offering ideas for each of us. I love the fact that she has a client closet, such an awesome idea. She has SO many dresses to choose from, it was so hard for me to choose one. She brought ALL of my top picks, so I was able to try them on before the photoshoot.

I also adore how she provides a littles client closet too, so cute! During the photoshoot she was super friendly and made us all feel comfortable. she worked so well with our baby girl and our dog Axel - even when they both wouldn't keep still. SO IN LOVE with all the photos we’ve received from Lynna. As our first family photoshoot, I'm glad we have all these precious memories to always look back on.

love notes


Watching your children grow is an incredibly heartfelt and soul-stirring journey – time seems to slip through your fingers with each passing moment and it is truly a thief. Embracing the role of a parent fills your heart with unparalleled love and joy. As a mother of two daughters, I've experienced firsthand the profound joy of witnessing your little ones grow and evolve each day. It's a beautiful tapestry of pure happiness interwoven with a gentle sense of longing for the moments that pass all too quickly.

Childhood is fleeting, and as a Bay Area family photographer, my deepest aspiration is to capture these precious moments, preserving them for you to hold close and treasure forever. When you choose me to document your family's story, you're not just investing in photographs – you're receiving heartfelt treasures brimming with the genuine love and emotion of your family's journey.


Allow me to capture the heart and soul of your family – its essence, its warmth, its unique narrative. I understand that the thought of a photoshoot can be daunting, especially if you have a lively bunch or feel uneasy in front of the camera. Trust me, I've been there during our own family's annual photo sessions! It's natural to feel a bit apprehensive and wonder if your kids will cooperate when the time comes.

Rest assured, the key to capturing genuine Bay Area family photos is to simply let you be yourselves. I believe in allowing children to dictate the flow, ensuring they feel happy and comfortable throughout the session. Guided by your questionnaire responses, I'll tailor each session to authentically capture the love and story within your family.



You’ll receive your photos in a private online gallery within 2-3 weeks after your session! All photos are immediately ready to download and print (you can easily print them from a professional lab in my print shop)! Cherish your photos. Print your photos. Display your love. It deserves to be shown! 



Fill out that contact form! After receiving your inquiry, I’ll get to learn more about you and your loved one(s)!. We’ll discuss date and locations for your Bay Area family photos and I’ll give you the best recommendations based on your preference. 



After discussing details, I’ll send over a contract for you to sign + require a 50% non refundable retainer fee. This puts you in my calendar and locks in that date! 



Outfit planning is my favorite planning part! The options are endless and I always squeal out of excitement during this time!! All clients receive a prep guide that is filled to the brim with details about how to style for your session. I’m always here if you need assistance or recommendations! 



It’s your session day! Yay, finally get to meet you!! I’ll have the best time capturing your sweet moments. Just remember: this is the moment, and these are the memories I’ll be able to turn into visual pieces of your love.

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