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Family cuddling and laughing during family portraits in Avila Beach captured by San Luis Obispo Photographer MacKenzie Rana

San Luis Obispo Family Photography

Family cuddling during sunset at Montana de Oro beach family photos by San Luis Obispo family photographer MacKenzie Rana

Capturing Your Connection

As a top natural family photographer, in San Luis Obispo, I don't want perfect. My style is not about perfection; it's about authenticity and candor. I'm here to document the genuine connections you share with the people you hold closest to your heart and document those significant moments that define your story.

When you step into one of my sessions, expect more than just a photoshoot – expect an experience filled with laughter and warmth. I don't just capture images; I encourage playfulness, tickling, and tender moments of snuggling, all while I discreetly document the nuances that make your family uniquely yours.

Your time with me is intentional. I don't believe in rushed sessions or stacking appointments back to back. I carve out space to ensure your experience is positive, allowing us the freedom to explore, create, and capture the essence of your story without constraints. This isn't just a photoshoot; it's a celebration of the beautiful, unscripted moments that make your life extraordinary.

Wedding photographer testimony

"This was by far the most fun photo session we could have ever imagined. True talent and her love for people and nature sure come together beautifully."

— Beth B.

Portrait Portfolio

Families and Beyond

The Process

1. Inquire & Consult

You found your San Luis Obispo Family Photographer and you love the genuine connection and feeling you get from my photography. Start by inquiring and giving me as much detail as possible, along with the best time to contact you. I will go over in detail my process and what is next. If we are a great fit I will send you your contract and you will reserve your date with a non-refundable booking retainer. 

2. Planning

Once you are fully booked with your booking retainer fee and signed contract, I will send you my complete Client Experience Guide. Inside you will find all the details of what to expect and more! I even provide you with a detailed Style Guide and location guide. Together, we will decide which location fits your family. I will watch the weather and let you know if there are any necessary changes. 

3. Day-of & Delivery

The day is here and suddenly you feel a little nervous. Throw the plan out the window and just get ready to enjoy the moment. You are going to look back and remember how you felt. So we will take our time during your session allowing the kids to warm up and nerves to settle. There is no rush. After your session, I will provide you with a sneak peek and your gallery within a week. 

Family walking on Avila Beach during Family Photos with extended family capture by San Luis Obispo Family Photographer MacKenzie Rana

SLO Family Photography Pricing and Packages

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Looking for a quick session to highlight a moment in your life or update your family photos with a brief photography session? Designed for individual families only. 

  • 20 minutes of photography coverage

  • One Location within 30 miles

  • Gallery of 25 High-Resolution, edited photos

  • Digital Gallery with Unlimited Downloads

  • Printing rights

Starting at $350


The full experience you know and love for families of all sizes. Capturing the most of your family with creative sessions! This package is designed for up to six people. This package is also perfect for Senior Portraits.

  • Up to 60 minutes of coverage

  • One Location within 60 Miles 

  • Entire Gallery of High-Resolution, edited photos (average of 100 photos)

  • Digital Gallery with Unlimited Downloads

  • Printing rights

Starting at $500


Looking to capture the entire family? This package is designed for large extended families gathering on vacation or over the holidays. A variation of large group photos and individual family groupings. 

  • 60-90 minutes of photography coverage

  • One Location 

  • Entire Gallery of High-Resolution, edited photos (average of 200 photos)

  • Digital Gallery with Unlimited Downloads

  • Printing rights

Starting at $700
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Share your vision with me and we’ll work out the best plan for your family starting with the people and the places that mean the most to you. 

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