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Details

 

We create visual memories of fleeting moments for you to remember.

 

Angela Lang Photography is a full-service boutique studio specializing in maternity, newborn, and families. We are located in Oakland, locally known as 'the sunny side' of the San Francisco Bay Area. Our mission is to create custom portraiture which capture emotion, humor, and beauty. These cherished images will be carefully preserved in high quality products to be enjoyed for decades and passed down to future generations.

As a devoted business owner, Angela provides artistry and unparalleled service to her clients. Rest assured that you will recieve careful attention to detail every step of the way, as she guides you through the process of choosing in-studio or on-location, clothing suggestions, the portrait session, and displaying beautiful and professional images on your walls.

If you are looking for a visual artist who celebrates the beauty of life, children, and family. . . I'm your girl!

Openings

If you are interested in a date please contact me, as I often add openings upon request as well as having a wait list.

Portrait sessions are scheduled Mondays through Saturdays. 

I look forward to photographing your family!

Investment

'SINGLE SESSION' COLLECTIONS

 

HOP | $975

  • One (1) portrait session
  • Includes $600 for prints & product
  • Custom ordering appointment
  • Digital files purchased separately

SKIP | $1,500

  • One (1) portrait session
  • Includes all digital files (sized to 8x12)
  • Prints & product purchased separately

JUMP | $2,500

  • One (1) portrait session
  • Includes all digital files (sized to 24x36)
  • Prints & product purchased separately

 

'GROW WITH ME' COLLECTIONS

 

RUN | $1,800 

  • Three (3) portrait sessions
  • Includes $900 for prints & product 
  • Custom ordering appointment
  • Digital files purchased separately

FLY | $2,700 

  • Three (3) portrait sessions
  • All digital files (sized to 8x12)
  • Print & product purchased separately

SOAR | $3,900 

  • Three (3) portrait sessions
  • All digital files (sized to 24x36)
  • Print & product purchased separately

Business headshot | $200

Event photography | $2,000+

  • Non-refundable $50 retainer fee is required to reserve a date as booked.
  • Travel fee may apply to some on-location cities outside of Oakland
  • Checks, cash, and Paypal are accepted
  • Prices are subject to change without notice. Current pricing will be honored for 30 days for sessions booked with a retainer fee. 
  • The average client spends between $1,500 and $4,000 on products for their home, office, and family gifts.

Products

  • Gift prints start at $60  
  • Mounted wall portraits start at $275
  • Canvas gallery wraps, metal prints, and eco-friendly wooden prints start at $150
  • Albums start at $500
  • Press printed books start at $250
  • Custom framing starts at $150
  • A la carte digital files start at $100 each

 

 

 

Products

I enjoy taking care of my wonderful clients from their first inquiry to the last print ordered. This process is best done while using the valuable resource of my expertise. When it comes to photography, I am a perfectionist and go to great lengths to make sure that the final products are a masterpiece on the highest quality products.

 

Ordering Appointment

 

I love creating priceless images and finding the best products to compliment a room and home. Custom ordering appointments provide an opportunity to use my trained eye and professional judgment, coupled with a cleint's emotional leanings, to create exquisite wall art and chic products that perfectly match their style. Appointments are usually done at a client's home where I show beautiful, fine art products. This provides a tangible and valuable experience to help clients visualize what their most treasured images will look like on their walls. 

Process

 

PRE-SESSION CONSULTATION 

Angela provides a pre-session consultation to discuss:

  • What to wear
  • The vision for your portrait session
  • How to plan ahead 
  • Location (studio, park, urban, beach, rustic, at-home, East Bay, Marin, or San Francisco). Travel fee may apply outside of Oakland.

WHAT TO WEAR GUIDE

Angela provides a visual “What to Wear Guide” to for parents who would like guidance on how to dress their children for a portrait session.

PHOTO SESSION

Most portrait sessions last 1-2 hours depending on the family. Newborn sessions are 2-3 hours. Headshots are 30 minutes.

ORDERING APPOINTMENT

  • In-person ordering appointment at client's home (or my studio) 
  • Fine art products and sizes shown
  • Custom wall layout created based on space, light, and visibility
  • Digital retouching upgrade is available for removal of blemishes, skin smoothing, body trimming, etc..  
  • Final order received and remaining balance paid for in-full at ordering appointment

CHOOSE SHIPPING OR PICK-UP

Clients choose to pick-up their order at the studio or upgrade to shipping

FAQ

Q: When is the ideal time for maternity portraits?

A: Between 7-8 months, however I have done maternity sessions all the way to the baby's birth date!

 

Q: When is the ideal time for newborn portraits? 

A: Between 6-12 days old while they are teeny, flexible, and very sound sleepers

 

Q: When is the ideal time for baby portraits? 

A: Between 6-8 months old when most are sitting up unassisted and may have a tooth poking out 

 

Q: When should a toddler be photographed? 

A: Anytime between ages one and two

 

Q: When should a family be photographed? 

A: Anytime is great for family portraits. I also photograph extended families and reunions

 

Q: What comes in your headshot package? 

A: 30-minute session captures your best features and poses, includes wardrobe advice, one printable 8x12 file and a LinkedIn version

 

Q: What is your experience photographing events such as Bar & Bat Mizvahs? 

A: I bring 20 years of experience photographing over 200 events to bar & bat mitzvahs. Please inquire about event pricing. 

 

Q: What forms of payment do you accept?

A: Checks, cash, PayPal, and Zelle

 

Q: What if I've missed these 'ideal' stages?

A: I've photographed children at every precious age and all are great for photos!  

 

Props

Arrive with your baby and a diaper bag and I take care of the rest! Doesn't that sound easy and hassle-free? My studio has gorgeous light and a wide variety of vintage props and accessories in just about every color. There are so many options that I will often design a set based on color and style preferences for a truly custom experience for my clients. My vintage prop collection includes:

Baskets • buckets • boxes • buggies • bowls • luggage • newborn bed • crib • chairs • airplane • wagons • nest • blocks • furs • blankets • quilts • toys • parasols • tutu • bloomers • cocoons • vintage baby clothes • organic prop stuffers • newborn wraps • mom wraps • hand-knitted hats 

 

My Story

The first spark of interest in photography started, oddly enough, with flamingos. When I was seventeen years-old I watched a PBS special which showed a photographer filming hundreds of these exotic birds from a helicopter as they flew away. It was captivating, and I remember thinking that being a photographer was the best job on the planet.

I began taking photos of my younger siblings the following year after finding my dad’s classic Yaschica FX-1 film camera. I have always been artistically inclined, particularly with painting on canvas, but felt limited in that my ability to paint was from an image or scene created by someone else. With photography all the inspiration came from within and with that discovery I had a newfound thrill of authoring my own creations. My story would be incomplete without mentioning that my dad, an artist and business owner, was an inspiration for my wanting to own my own business and to have a creative and expressive outlet.

Majoring in Communications with an emphasis on Photojournalism was a no-brainer. My first photography class was as a Junior at San Francisco State University where my journey into professional photography began. A few weeks into the class the professor pulled me aside and said I was a natural. That was all the validation I needed to continue. After graduating I became a newspaper photojournalist. The second validation came from the photo editor who commented that I had a gift for photographing children. When my first child was born I decided to leave the newspaper to open my own photo studio and have never looked back! 

From the beginning of my career I specialized in photographing children and families as well as photographing over 200 weddings. Retiring from weddings left a gap needing to be filled so I dove head-on into capturing newborns and immediatey fell in love with those dreamy little angels and their adoring parents. Around this time I discovered that I also enjoyed the precision required to photograph professional headshots for children and adults. 

The first decade I was primarily a black and white film photographer. This provided an excellent foundation for what I call "shooting with intention," by seeing and composing images in my mind before pressing the shutter. After switching to digital many years ago I became passionate about color and the freedom and creativity that comes with shooting without the constraints of film.

Integrity has always been important to me so I try to be kind, honest, and ethical in everything I do. Through passion and dedication I have built my business from the ground up. It has provided me with the unique opportunity to explore new areas of my craft, to grow as a person, as well as a platform to work with hundreds of wonderful clients who appreciate my fun, modern, and timeless style of photography. I love my job and clients can feel it!

Fun • Modern • Timeless

Referrals

Angela Lang Photography was built on personal referrals by thrilled clients who share their experience and photos with their friends and family. Word-of-mouth advertising is incredibly valuable to a small business, as it is a personal validation and often an encouragement to contact and commission Angela. For this reason, a referral program in place to sincerely thank Angela's wonderful clients with a gift. Please inquire for details.

Giving back

Children are our future! I believe that it's important to give back to local schools who are teaching the next generation. Over the past two decades I have had the joy of donating portrait sessions for fundraisers to countless public and private lower, middle, and high schools as well as daycares throughout the Bay Area. I love animals, especially dogs, and have donated photography for events hosted by East Bay SPCA, Citizen Canine, Hopalong Animal Rescue, and Open Paw. 

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