Sessions at Starr King Hill

Published on
October 2, 2023

A Special Place of Beginnings

Starr King Hill is more than just a location to me—it's a place that holds a special spot in my heart, and it's where my photography journey truly began. Let me take you on a journey to this charming hill, a place that continues to inspire me as a photographer.

Finding My Passion

When I first ventured into the world of art and photography, I was in a period of self-discovery. I had recently left my graduate program in infectious disease and immunology, realizing that it wasn't where my true passion lay. I was seeking a purpose, a way to express myself, and I found it in photography.

One of my earliest photography experiences took place at Starr King Hill. This picturesque location, nestled in Potrero Hill, had long captured my imagination. It was the hill I would often pass by when I worked at my old laboratory nearby. I decided to visit it, not as a scientist but as an artist with a camera in hand.

A Self-Portrait Session

My very first photography session at Starre King Hill was a self-portrait session. It was a moment of vulnerability, a way for me to express myself and capture the essence of my journey. The hill's breathtaking landscape views, overlooking the iconic Sutro Tower, provided a stunning backdrop for my self-portraits.

As I set up my camera, I couldn't help but be mesmerized by the beauty that surrounded me. Starr King Hill had an undeniable charm—a sense of tranquility that encouraged creativity and self-reflection.

Melody's Session

Soon after my initial self-portrait session, I had the privilege of booking my first photography session with the lovely Melody. I knew immediately that it had to take place at Starr King. It was the perfect location to capture her essence and personality.

A Versatile Backdrop

Starr King Hill offered a range of settings, from the serene landscape views to a fun rope swing and a human-sized chair. It was an ideal backdrop for creating portraits that were not just beautiful but also full of character.

Your Family's Story

Today, I continue to return to Starr King Hill, not just for its scenic beauty but also for the memories and emotions it evokes. It's a place where I've watched families come together, where kiddos have sat on that iconic chair, and where parents have pushed them on a swing, creating moments of pure joy and connection.

If you're considering a family session, Starr King Hill is the perfect location. Its enchanting charm, coupled with the delightful opportunities for play and exploration, make it an ideal setting for capturing your family's unique story.

Capture Your Moments

So, whether you're seeking to capture the beauty of your family, the joy of childhood, or simply want to create memories that will last a lifetime, consider Starr King Hill as the backdrop for your next photography session. Let's capture your moments of love, laughter, and connection at this cherished location.