What does a typical day look like in your family?

Kids in PJs running down the hallway, Legos on the floor, laughs coming from a tickle fight, quiet moments during bedtime stories…

These are the precious moments we will remember forever, yet they often are the ones we forget to capture.

Kids grow up so fast and sometimes we wish we could just stop the clock. Photographs allow us to freeze time and capture the present moment.

I believe there’s nowhere more special to document a slice of your family life, your interactions and your environment than in the comfort of your own home. Birthday parties, holiday cards and celebrations are great, but nothing beats quiet Sunday morning snuggles, a giant pillow fort in the living room and lego towers as high as the ceiling.

I’d love to help you capture your family’s story.

modern portrait of a family of five with one daughter twirling by San Diego family lifestyle photographer Diane Hamacher

About your session

Price: $750

Do you want to document a slice of your family life doing your favorite activities? The family in-home lifestyle session is for you!

The package is for up to 5 family members and it includes the following:

  • 1.5 hour session
  • 30 professionally edited digital images
  • Password protected online gallery for digital downloads

* all prices are subject to California Sales Tax

Frequently Asked Questions


I am following CDC recommendations to ensure safety for you and your family:

  • Face mask for the duration of the shoot
  • Equipment sanitized prior to each shoot
  • Hands & arms sanitized on site
  • Practicing social distancing

I also ask the family to open windows in the room where we are taking photos to ensure fresh air flows. If you have any additional requests, I’m happy to accommodate.


I shoot Family Lifestyle sessions exclusively in clients’ home, a place where you and your family feel the most comfortable. Before our session we will plan some real life activities your family loves doing together. That way, the day of our session you can just make pizzas, read bedtime stories or build a fort. Being in the comfort of your own home allows the session to feel relaxed and fun. I will capture some real and magical moments!


Above all, it will be fun! We will make sure to plan a couple of activities so you and your kids keep on moving and interacting together. Your kids will be so excited to build the tallest lego tower they will forget that I’m even there. During quiet time, like reading a book, I will become a fly on the wall. Along with these candid shots, I will also stage some group family photos. I’ll capture all the precious moments that are often overlooked in the day-to-day. Your family is sure to admire and cherish these memories for decades to come.  


Family in-home sessions typically last between 1-2 hours and you are my only session of the day. You can rest assured that I’ll take the time needed to authentically capture your family’s story. 


Perfect, because they do not have to!  I come prepared knowing your kids may have a meltdown (or 5), multiple laughing fits or a few tussles with their siblings. All is welcomed and encouraged! Kids are kids and I have two of my own so know exactly how it is!

The magic of an in-home photoshoot is that I get to capture a day in the life of you and your family. The moments when the kids keep on jumping on the bed after starting a pillow fight with their sibling. Those are the photographs my clients love the MOST. Those pictures are real and capture your family. Trust me, in no time your kids will be teenagers who won’t get off the couch. You’ll want to remember this rambunctious and passionate age!

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Diane Hamacher Photography services Carlsbad, Encinitas, Cardiff, Solana Beach, Del Mar, La Jolla, Pacific Beach, San Diego in San Diego County and San Clemente, Dana Point, Laguna Beach, Newport Beach and Huntington Beach in Orange County.

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