As ephemeral as our footprints were in the sand along the river, so were those moments of childhood caught in the photographs... What we hope will remain are these pictures, telling our brief story. Sally Mann
a little studio is a San Francisco based photography studio specializing in creating and capturing moments of wonder with babies, children and families. We also do Portrait and Event photography.
Making pictures is my passion. Octavio Paz has said of poetry: “Poetry is in love with the instant and seeks to relive it in the poem, thus separating it from sequential time and turning it into a fixed present.” I too seek to savor the moment, to pull it out from the endless stream of time. Photography is one way in which I do this.
It is in slowing down and seeing deeply that I am allowed access to the essential in those I photograph. In that spirit, I use primarily natural light. My images have been described as clean, modern, luminous, warm.
I take a gentle photojournalistic approach to my sessions, where moments are captured spontaneously to emphasize emotion. I am acutely aware of the myriad moods of children and am skilled at moving the energy in a session to create an atmosphere of relaxed joy. It is my aim for the children I photograph to be both comfortable with my presence and simultaneously as unaware of me as possible during our time, so that I am able to capture their true nature. For that is what we will want to remember in years to come. Their heart. Their light.
It is my hope, however quixotic, that in sharing this light, this stillness, these wondrous ephemeral moments, that perhaps we may all have a deeper reverence for one another, for life.
Embrace light. Admire it. Love it. But above all, know light. Know it for all you are worth.... George Eastman
Born in Washington, D.C., Cynthia Randolph received her Master of Fine Arts degree in Sculpture, with an emphasis in Photography, from Cranbrook Academy of Art; a Bachelor of Science degree in English Literature from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with minors in Creative Writing, Psychology and Fine Art; and will be completing her Master of Business Administration in Design Strategy and Social Innovation at the California College of Art in 2017. She has received a Vermont Studio Center Artist Grant for her visual work and the George B. Hill and Therese Muller Creative Writing Award for her writing. Her creative writing has been published and her visual work is included in numerous private collections. She has exhibited throughout the United States and abroad; and lives and works in San Francisco, California. She is the mother to a five-year-old little boy.
full baby session package - $1200
(Recommended for newborns and babies under eight months)
This package includes our day together and your choice of ten high-resolution digital images, as well as one 8x10 archival print. After your session, you will receive access to a password protected online proofing gallery of at least twenty images, from which you may choose ten. I allow ample time, for feeding and changes etc., so that the pace of the session may be slow and relaxed. For multiple births, please add $200 per additional baby. Additional individual digital files, prints and books may be purchased separately.
a little family portrait session (add on) - $400
You may add a mini family portrait session during the session, which includes access to an online proofing gallery of at least five high-resolution digital files. Additional individual digital files, prints and books may be purchased separately.
full children and family session package - $950
This package includes our day together and your choice of ten high-resolution images, as well as one 8x10 archival print. After your session, you will receive access to a password protected online proofing gallery of at least twenty images, from which you may choose your ten. Family sessions are limited to parents and immediate children, with a maximum of six people. You may add additional people to your session for $50 per person. Additional individual digital files, prints and books may be purchased separately.
moving images - $650
A moving and still image compilation may be added to any package. At minimum, fifteen images will be interspersed with short video pieces shot during our session together. This is a lovely way to capture this beautiful fleeting time. Please Note: You may add to this any package; The price increases as a stand alone.
living photograph - $800 and up
Existing somewhere between video and still photography, Living Photographs are still images in which a minor and repeated movement occurs, thus allowing a moment in time to be experienced endlessly. They are a magical addition. Please Note: You may add to this any package; The price increases as a stand alone.
My day rate begins at $2500 and goes up from there depending on the complexity of your shoot.
I have worked with schools and other non-profit institutions. For the right cause, I am happy to donate my time.
Sessions are available in the San Francisco Bay Area. For locations greater than 30 miles outside San Francisco, there is a $200 travel fee. For areas outside of the Bay Area, please call for a travel quote.
2229 Lombard Street
San Francisco, California
All images are copywright protected.