San Luis Obispo Family Photographer

Family Photos

Choosing the perfect Location


I'm so excited to be working with you and I can’t wait for our time together during your photo session! It’s normal to feel a little nervous and also a bit overwhelming thinking of all the things you need to do to get ready. From collecting outfits and getting everyone ready, to also making sure you can show up on the scene not feeling stressed. The goal is to enjoy this time together and to help freeze those memories so you and your family can cherish them decades down the road.


Know that I'm here to help every step of the way!

love, austyn


California Central Coast

I love it when a family chooses a location for their session that is personal to them. A place they are vacationing, their favorite family hang-out spot, their home or family cabin. However, I'm also happy to make some recommendations of a few of my favorite spots here on the Central Coast.

Pismo Beach Cliffs

Rugged, epic, gorgeous

One of my favorite spots on the Central Coast. On the North side of the beach is a mixture of white sandstone cliffs, gorgeous rocks sticking out of the sand, and hidden caverns. Scheduling when the ocean tides are right, this spot can be forever magical.

Avila Beach

A more compact, slightly upscale, sleepy beach town vibe.

An alternative to Pismo Beach, Avila is a little quieter and shows off more views of the pier and surrounding hills. The waves are more suttle and if the tides are right, we can escape to the rocks on the east side of the beach.

Pismo's Monarch Grove Beach Access


Located on the Southside of Pismo Beach is the Monarch Grove. It's about a 10-minute walk from the parking area to where this magical spot is located. Fallen eucalyptus trees, a boardwalk, sandy dunes—this area is one of the best spots to see the hills that nuzzle up to the ocean behind Pismo.

Pirates Cove

rugged trails with some epic views of the ocean

The parking lot can be a lil crazy, but venturing along the trails always produces some stunning backdrops. Depending on how adventurous you feel along with our time allotted will determine where all we go.

James Way Park

Oak trees, tall grasses, rolling hills

Hidden away on James Way in Arroyo Grande, this trail is absolutely beautiful when you want some golden glow but prefer to stay away from the beach. Tree canopies, open spaces, it's a magical spot when the sun begins to set.

Bishops Peek

Forest, trees and oh the views

Beginning at the trailhead at the end of Brittany Circle, we can hike along the trail for 20 minutes, photographing in gorgeous spots along the way. Through a magical sycamore forest first, to open space dotted with Oaks, and even further up to a grand view of the SLO valley—this place never disappoints.