LILA GRAY PHOTOGRAPHY

About

Life comes in seasons. Let me help you capture the season you are in now.
First and foremost, I am a storyteller.
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Life comes in seasons. Let me help you capture
the season you are in now.
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MEET LILA

Hi, I'm Lila!

First and foremost, I am a storyteller. My passion is to find the moments that tell the story of your family in the setting you are in most, your home.  

I love the stories found in the San Francisco Bay Area. I have worked with kids throughout my life, first as a teacher and now as a mom. My favorite part of photographing children is capturing their emerging personalities in the in-between times, after they have have said cheese and are giggling or twirling or reaching for a parent's hand. 

I would love to help you create the time capsule, capture the image, that brings you back and helps you remember the colors, the smells, the joys that make your house a home. 


WORDS FROM FAMILIES 

I can’t recommend Lila highly enough for family photos! She is such a natural with kids and families. She has a beautiful vision for her photos and her extensive teaching background makes her at ease with all kinds of children. She is also very flexible and creative. When we arrived for our photos, our kids (3y and 5y) refused to participate and ran off! She was completely calm and playfully got them interested again, and we got some beautiful shots. Thank you Lila!
— Zareen
Lila was amazing! She could not have been better with us and our son — gentle, caring, and understanding of the realities of life with a newborn. The pictures were beautiful and natural. We are so happy with the experience and the results.
— Ari
You were so great, Lila. You gave us the right amount direction while also just letting us do our thing as a family. It was also so great how quickly my usually shy daughter warmed up to you. You’ve totally got that special something that draws the kiddos to you. We love our photos and can’t wait to print some to put up at home!
— Adiel
Our family was surprised by how much fun we had during our photo session with Lila. She put us at ease from the get go, and before we knew it, our kids (ages 10 and 12) were leading us through various “day in the life” activities that allowed Lila to capture us doing what we do in our natural habitat. We ended up with a host of playful and artistic candids, several of the rare type of posed shot in which everyone looks good, and even a new LinkedIn profile picture that I felt OK about substituting for one I had aged out of long ago. We wholeheartedly recommend Lila!
— Helft family
We hired Lila to take family photos in hopes we could use one for our holiday card. We got so many good photos that we ended up using them for holiday ornaments and other fun stocking stuffer swag for the family, as well as using one for a valentine card! Lila was an absolute pleasure to work with. She has a very grounded and gracious energy and my children immediately felt comfortable with her. It was an outdoor shoot in a public setting, and she was patient and creative to get well-framed and well-lit images. She returned images to us within a week of the shoot! We definitely intend to work with Lila again!
— Brynna