The days are getting shorter, the air is a bit cooler, the kids are back in school, and I can almost taste the first pumpkin spice latte of the season! All this means that it is that time of the year again!! Time for some fresh family photos. It’s a great time to update your walls, fireplaces, and coffee tables with new favorites of your ever-growing family! Before you know it, you will be spending time with your family, baking all of the secret family recipes handed down from generation to generation, reminiscing about the past year.

So here are the details!

  • $150 for 30 minutes | $250 for 60-80 minutes
  • High-Resolution Images that are hand-edited and delivered via an online gallery
  • At least 20 images provided
  • Returning clients will receive $25 off! Wahoo!!
  • A signed contract and full payment required to hold session timeslot

During every session, we will have the opportunity to explore and highlight your family’s dynamics. Whether that be super goofy or more serious and subdued, you will have a variety of both posed and candid moments. Complete direction and assistance will be provided during your session so you won’t be left wondering what to do or how to act. I want your family to laugh, hug, chase, tickle your way through your entire session!

Johnson Ranch Trail Spring Family Photos with pinks and four month old baby girl in San Luis Obispo, California

“Working with Michele was a very pleasant experience.  She truly enjoys photography and is very easy to work with. Throughout the entire process, she was responsive, creative, and flexible.  She took some awesome photos for us and delivered the results quickly.” 

Proposal Session at Margo Dodd State Park in Pismo Beach, California with navy and burgundy

Possible locations: Talley Vineyards, Biddle Ranch, Old Edna, Terrace Hill, Arroyo Grande Village, Monarch Butterfly Grove, Shell Beach, Avila Beach, Johnson Trail, Los Osos Oaks, Sweet Springs Preserve, Cuesta Park, Jim Green Trail, Pomar Junction, San Marcos Creek Winery, Higuera Ranch, and more. Just note, that some locations require to call ahead to make sure there are no other events conflicting during that time. An additional fee of $20 will incur for sessions outside of SLO, 5 Cities, & Los Osos.

“Michele did a great job working with 13 family members! We have 5 kids under 6 and she captured all of their personalities! She was very professional and got our pictures to us very quickly. Our experience was very positive and we would highly recommend Nikkels Photography!”

Current Available Dates – Sessions will occur 60-90 minutes before sunset

  • October: 8,10,11, 12 (Talley Vineyards), 15, 18, 21, 22, 25, 28 (Biddle Ranch), 29, 31
  • November: 1, 2, 5, 7 (Higuera Ranch), 8, 12, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30
  • December: Dates may become available at a later time

Families larger than 5 can inquire about my extended family rates! Looking for ideas of what to wear, great color palettes and more, go HERE! Have a question or are ready to book, click HERE! I can’t wait to hear from you. Getting family photos requires great effort and planning, so please let me know how I can make it even better!

Pomar Junction, 1800 El Pomar country ranch engagement session in templeton california


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  1. Mona Smith says:

    Hello Michelle,
    I am wanting to do family photos.
    My daughters will be going away to school
    And I really want to memorialize our family as it is today!!
    I hope to speak with you soon!
    Thank you,

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