You Deserve Photos of Your Entire Family

A relaxed and playful portrait experience for dogs, kids, and the people that love them in the San Francisco Bay Area.


Pets are a part of your family tree!

Many believe that bringing their dog to a portrait studio is too much hassle.  And a family portrait session, especially including pets, would be chaos. I get it, I'm a mom, a business owner and I have three pets at home.  I also know how treasured these portraits become over time.

  • Worried about how your dogs or kids might behave?
  • Unsure if you want to be in the photos?
  • Concerned a custom photoshoot will be too demanding in terms of time and effort?

Client Love!

“If you’ve seen her photos, you already know Cyndi has an incredible eye. But until you experience her in action you have no idea how lucky you are to have found her. Count your blessings!”

~ Jenny

"Wow!!! They are fantastic! I am thrilled with the pictures. I also wanted to tell you that Lincoln said that you were the best photographer he's ever had take his picture.

~ Ebba

“Truly, the pictures are amazing. The large print metal is wonderful. Thank you so very much."

~ Melanie

"This is our 3rd session with Cyndi. She is fantastic and her photos & ordering options are great. She works wonders with humans and dogs alike to make everyone at ease.   We couldn't be happier with the results."

~ Lorelei

“The photos are wonderful. It is so hard to choose among them.”

~ Jenny

“I absolutely love them! The print-on metal portrait has arrived. Its breathtakingly beautiful. The expression in his eyes is really amazing. You do such great work!“

~ Kristie

"We couldn't be happier with the photos of our daughter. They were a Father's Day gift and my husband literally cried when he saw them."

~ Lisa

"Cyndi takes the time to ask all the right questions about your dog's personality and disposition. Thanks for capturing precious moments of my best friend."

~ Jeannie

"We had a wonderful experience with Cyndi. We went over to her studio to have pictures of our two-rescue canine babies taken. Cyndi was very patient with our youngest, who was very scared. The picture turned out so great and we were very happy with the results. I would highly recommend Cyndi for your puppy (and human) pictures!"

~ Lindsay

"This was the most amazing experience for my daughter and her puppy. The pictures turned out absolutely fabulous I couldn’t have asked for a better photographer!!! Every single picture is amazing."

~ Donna

Portraits are just as eternal as the love of our pets and children.

Don't miss out on creating memories of your relationships. After 13 years in business and hundreds of sessions each year, I've personally experienced the joy and magic that creating images in a studio can bring.

My team and I work with you from start to finish to make sure everyone, pets, and kids included, is comfortable during the session.

Trust me when I say that you can actually enjoy the process, and capture that special bond in portraits to enjoy on the walls of your home.

Our Simple Process is Pawesome and Fun

Let's Chat

Our priority is to make you look and feel great. To start we hop on a call and answer any questions you have, and learn about your babies both human and furry.  This way we can make sure that we are a good fit for your needs.

Your Session

Time to have fun. Prior to the big day, we've already done all the planning so it's now about meeting everyone and making them feel comfortable. This is the time when we will create images that will tug at your heartstrings and make you laugh out loud.

The Images

About one week later, you'll enjoy a cinematic viewing in the comfort of your home. Together we choose your favorite images and help you select the printing options that best fit your home and your budget.

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Your Portrait Experience

Our creative fee is $500 and includes:

  • 45-minute photo session in our Point Richmond studio
  • Plenty of laughs
  • Dedicated changing room
  • Snacks both human & furry family member approved
  • What to wear, preparation, and planning guides
  • A purchasing appointment via Zoom meeting to select your favorite images
  • $100 artwork credit to apply toward your purchase

The Final Result

Photographs are our most precious visual possessions. And we appreciate that you will want to make the right choices at your purchase appointment. These photographs will, after all, be in your life and home for many years to come.

  • Fine Art Prints start at $495 up to size 11x14
  • Canvas, Acrylic, or Metal Wall Displays start at $750
  • Digital Image Files are $215 ea with a minimum purchase of five
  • Clients invest from $500 to $4,500 in custom artwork
  • Three-month in-house no-interest layaway payment plans are available

Meet Cyndi

Hi I’m Cyndi. I’m a pet and child photographer but more importantly, I am a mom and a lifelong dog lover.

I grew up with my doggie best friend, Heidi, and my son grew up with Jasmine, his Dalmatian sister. I know exactly how special the bond we develop with our furry best friend is.

With over 13 years of experience photographing kids, pets, and the families who love them, I've developed a calm, laid-back style that makes subjects comfortable.  Smiles and hugs come naturally and we focus on your connections.

Contact Us

Studio Location

125 Park Place, Suite 122
Point Richmond, CA  94805


Our Blog

Richmond Family Portraits – Extended Family at Alvarado Park

By Cyndi Kuiper | Feb 24, 2018

I first met Barbara, the matriarch of the B family, when her grand-daughter, Xoxa, participated in my Tween ‘Who I Am‘ Project.  At the time we were reviewing Xoxa’s portrait, Barbara let me know she wanted a portrait of her entire family and she needed to do it soon, as her husband was ill.  So […]

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East Bay Pet Photography – Sunset at Albany Beach

By Cyndi Kuiper | Feb 21, 2018

One night last summer, while walking my dogs in the twilight, I was enjoying the gorgeous sunset and it occurred to me try shooting dogs along the shoreline as the sunset is creating this beautiful light against the skyline. This may sound easy, but it really isn’t. First off it requires an alternate light source […]

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Oakland Family Portraits | The B Family

By Cyndi Kuiper | Feb 13, 2018

I head out early with my camera gear to Lake Temescal in Oakland on what is promising to be another scorching hot day in the SF Bay Area.  Summer is almost officially over and yet it has been blisteringly hot the past several days. I suggest to the B Family matriarch that an early morning […]

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A Dog Portrait Fundraiser for Milo Foundation

By Cyndi Kuiper | Feb 13, 2018

A DOG PORTRAIT FUNDRAISER FOR MILO FOUNDATION As a pet photographer and lifelong animal lover, I’m always looking for ways I can help out rescue organizations. Since I started my business in 2009, I’ve been photographing dogs and cats to help them get adopted. That is why, when I saw a Facebook post back in […]

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5 Easy Tips to Get a Good Pic of your Pup

By Cyndi Kuiper | Feb 12, 2018

Who doesn’t love taking pictures of their pups? But so often, the perfect photo ops happen without any planning and we don’t have a camera with us. So we whip out our cell phones and click away, hoping to get good results, usually with varying degrees of success. There are ways to help ensure the […]

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Family Portraits – Strolling Around San Francisco

By Cyndi Kuiper | Feb 12, 2018

Meeting and photographing the W family was a whole lot of fun.  They wanted a portrait session walking around in their Sunset District neighborhood, as they were about to move.  We headed out along Noriega Street and strolled along visiting the shops and looking for cool backdrops for the portraits. We made our way down […]

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Bay Area Family Portraits – Welcoming the New Baby Boy

By Cyndi Kuiper | Feb 11, 2018

When Sam first contacted me she was considering a newborn session, but that is not my specialty so she decided to wait a few months until her baby was old enough to smile and make it a family affair. And smile little D did. What a sweet and easy going baby and he was so […]

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Five years of portraits and now Wyatt has a new puppy!

By Cyndi Kuiper | Feb 6, 2016

If you’ve read my blog before or scrolled through the galleries than you will have seen this handsome Bloodhound’s face on my site.  Wyatt and I go back a ways….all the way back to 2011 and Baker beach where I met him for the first time.  His human, Josephine, has his photo taken each year […]

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Senior Sibling Pups Rescued in San Pablo

By Cyndi Kuiper | Feb 5, 2016

You know that I am a big proponent of adoption as the shelters are filled with amazing dogs looking for a good and loving home. This wonderful couple, while looking in various local shelters to adopt a dog, was approached one day by a neighbor who had decided to give up her too senior pups […]

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