My goal for your family portraits is the same I have for my own: To document your connection and show the beauty that's unique to your family. Over the years I've learned to balance my passion for perfection with an easy breezy approach, so your session will feel carefree, relaxed and fun.

When I'm not working you will find me practicing yoga, beaming with pride at my children's school activities and sports,  enjoying the beach with friends, exploring the ocean or traveling with my family.


Jeannette O'Callaghan

"Mali Workman is not your typical photographer, nor are her photos merely images of people. Her finished products are investments, worthy of passage down future generations. They tell the stories of families, how they live, where they go, what they love. Well before the shoot, Mali prepares, absorbing the needs and preferences of her clients, suggesting locations or even traveling if necessary. The results are beyond professional. They are natural and honest and incredibly beautiful. Her photos cover my walls. I have framed prints, a large canvas and Christmas cards that friends and family tell me are the most unique and meaningful they’ve ever seen. My one regret is that I don’t have more walls. Mali clearly loves her chosen profession. She is a wife and a working mother of teenagers which is probably why she can coax a laugh out of my most serious grandson. She is genuine, insightful and creative, a true artist and a delight to sit down with and enjoy a cup of coffee and conversation."

Laura & Steve Singh

“Our family adores Mali! We are so blessed that we were introduced to her 8 years ago and we keep coming back each  year as she knows how to capture those amazing moments in time as our boy has grown from a kindergartener to a teenager. My son does not like taking our annual Christmas photos but soon enough he is laughing and relaxed.  She is such a warm, caring and genuinely loving person.  We are always in awe of her phenomenal creations. She shows you the proofs and you want them all; there are so many options to choose from. I always have a tear they are so beautiful! She continually hones her craft and will recommend shoot locations you would never think for the most gorgeous photos/memories.  We cannot speak highly enough about Mali and her gift as a photographer! We will continue to use her as our boy moves from middle school into High School and beyond."

Jennifer and John Readey

"For five years, Mali has been able to capture all that is beautiful in our family.  It doesn't matter if we are exhausted from parenting, or if my toddlers are being uncooperative and chaotic.  She has this unique ability to find everything you love about your family, and then capture it - expressions, laughter, a moment of peace, and even beauty in the chaos.

She will gently guide you during your session, but mostly you will be laughing with your family and having a great time, talking to her like she's an old friend - and then you see your pictures, and think... how?  

She has phenomenal location suggestions, and somehow she is able to capture the beauty of your setting, and provide stunning and artistic photos, while incorporating a photojournalistic style that catches your family connections and those expressions your kids make that you want to keep forever.  Every year she puts a gorgeous album and our Christmas card together, and every year our family and friends love them so much that now I feel a yearly challenge to top the last one. Thank you Mali, our memories are priceless!"

Kanykei Manasova

"Mali’s pictures are amazing! We love, love, love our photos! She is so creative and has a natural ability to find a memory in every environment. Her calm and comforting presence made my two year old toddler feel at ease and we had so much fun at the beach she’s scouted for us. Mali’s natural eye captured the best shots of me and my daughter. I will cherish them forever because she was able to portray the message I wanted to share at that moment.  I’m so so glad we found her!"

Kimberlee Bendeck & Kevin Dykes

"Dear Mali!!!!

OMG the pictures and prints are AMAZING!!! We could not be happier and are so excited about every item you produced. Thank you for giving us such memorable images for us to have forever. My mom was super excited and loved the large print equally as much as the album! She also said best Christmas cards ever! Thank you for helping us give her such a special gift for her 60th." 

Clare & Josh Burley

"Having Mali as our family photographer was an outstanding experience! From start to finish she was creative, casual, fun, and professional. The high level of service and care made us feel so special. 

We especially loved that she came to our home to give us a visual tour of the beautiful photos she took, helping us select and edit our favorite ones. We weren't expecting to be in love with every photo she took!

Mali was very creative with the shots (even getting in the pool herself to get the best pictures!), she is truly talented. She brought out the best in my kids and their poses are so natural, and really capture their personalities. I have been repeatedly told that the stunning holiday card she created and printed for us was the favorite among my friends that year!

Having images of the love our family shares captured here, in our home, means so much to us. These beautiful photos are irreplaceable and will definitely continue to be loved and talked about by my family and friends forever. Thank you Mali!"

Jerri Lynn & Scott Sebelius

"Mali is the best at getting families comfortable in front of the camera. Her friendly and engaging personality puts kids at ease and makes both the shoot enjoyable and the photos natural. The experience from the initial meeting with Mali to the final delivery of finished photographs was everything we could have hoped. You know the photo shoot is a success when your five-year-old daughter asks Mali if we could do it again tomorrow!"

Michelle & Mike Lockwood

"Working with Mali was a joy!  We had a large family portrait on canvas that needed updating. Mali came over before the shoot to get a feel for our home and more specifically for the space where the new one would go. We also wanted holiday cards. She brought over her portfolio and it was incredible!  She is an amazingly creative photographer and so easy to work with. The entire shoot was not only enjoyable but fun as well. Loved the pictures so much we bought not only the large portrait, but also framed prints and a book. Can’t wait for our next shoot with Mali!"

Sandy Irani & Bill Warden

"It had been many years since we did a professional photoshoot, and I wasn’t sure whether my family would be comfortable with the process. Mali immediately put us all at ease, and we actually had a really fun time. The end product was just stunning. I am so glad that I have such a beautiful remembrance of this point in our lives."

Jay Gavigan & Julie Jung

"Mali is amazing, a magician with a camera!  We have worked with her twice and will do so again.  Beautiful photos, brilliant composition and super user-friendly. We love her work!!!"

Cristina & Dennis Canaria

"Mali Workman is AMAZING! She has been photographing my family yearly for the past 9 years.  A photography session with Mali is so much fun...it’s like spending time with a good friend. Talented, professional, and kind...she is absolutely the best in documenting my kids growing up and has captured such special memories for us every year!" 

Swati & Ravi Gandhi

"We have been lucky enough to have met Mali when our youngest was two. Now that she is 7 we absolutely love looking back at all of our albums and look forward to the next one every year. These are more than just albums but beautiful keepsakes that reflect the growth and changes in our family over the years. Mali is able to capture who we are and the spirits and personalities of our kids too. 
The whole family looks forward to our annual photo sessions- they end up being more like a fun play date!  No matter how our day starts out, we are always relaxed and having fun by the end of our sessions with Mali."

Andra & James Colman

"Mali has been taking photos of my family for several years. Each year, she captures amazing expressions, moments and beauty while taking her photos. I love her photos so much that it is very hard to place an order. I want to order all of them! She also makes our Christmas card every year and I always get compliments on her amazing photography. Over the years, Mali’s photos of our family have given me a wonderful catalog of the many seasons of life our family has passed through and I cherish them all. Looking at the family photos on my walls always puts a smile on my face. I look forward to many more years of Mali’s beautiful photos and cards."

Analin & Andrew Morton

"You came, spent some time with us and did so much more than just taking pictures.  Your expert advice and professionalism are unbeatable, so I'm not surprised by the amazing images as a result.  I've always wished I had a camera inside my eye to snap a picture of my family every time I saw something special happening.  Without ever knowing that, you got the idea.  My eyes became lenses in your hands.  Your pictures are the translation of what I wanted registered.  I am so happy with the work you have done for my family! You are an amazing artist! No doubt about it!"

Sheri & Wherner Scott

"Thank you Mali for 8 years of amazing memories! Our albums from each photo shoot are such treasures and each picture on the wall brings us so much joy. We absolutely adore the way you capture our family and look forward to seeing you again next year!"

Kim Drollinger & Shannon Isom

"Dear Mali 
Amazing! We love the pictures from our family reunion and that was no easy task to get us all together and look great! The quality of the digital pictures was great and helped us all get professional prints to remember that special time forever. Thanks again!"

Kim Amadore

"Mali has been taking my family photos for the last ten years. Her eye for backgrounds and color adds an artistic depth to her photos. Yet, her brilliance is in the magical way she captures the love, laughter, and joy between her subjects. This gift of seeing beautiful shared moments among family members is priceless.

Mali’s photos catch everyone’s attention when they visit my house. But most importantly, when I see the photos - these frozen moments of time with my fast growing kids - it bring me such happiness and a gratefulness to Mali for capturing their young smiles, their playful looks, and the love between us.

Recently, I had Mali take photos of just me for my website. I felt stiff and uncomfortable without my family in the photo shoot. Mali helped me relax as she produced playful, beautiful pictures that elevated the look and feel of my website.

I highly recommend this talented photographer. But I warn you, you’ll like too many pictures she takes and you’ll want to wallpaper your house with them!"

Stephanie Ghantous

"Having my picture taken has always been nerve-wracking for me. However, I am growing my business and needed some professional photos for my website of me and my work and was fortunate enough to find Mali! 
Mali immediately made me feel comfortable (I was extremely nervous), she talked me through the process and understood the importance of how I wanted to present my work as well as a TRUE representation of my personality. 
I was not looking for a perfectly posed glamour shot, because that is clearly not my reality. She nailed it! 
She was able to capture (in detail) who I am and what I do effortlessly! Mali made something I was dreading a positive and fun experience. I am so grateful to have found her to help me push my business forward, as well as give me the boost I needed to feel confident in representing who I truly am. Thank you Mali!!! You truly are gifted in what you do!!!"