Are you booking Holiday 2020 sessions?
While I am still photographing families, I've moved out of the area and am coming back to Southern California just a few weeks every few months. If you want to plan a session a few months out, please reach out and we can find a date that I'll be there.
Where will the photo session take place?
I shoot as much in natural light as possible and prefer to shoot at the client's home. If this isn't a possibility, I have some favorite local locations that I'm happy to share with you on request.
What if it rains?
If it rains or is drizzling/misty, we will reschedule.
What time of day is best?
I love shooting in the early morning or late afternoon. If children are going to be participating in the photo shoot, it's best to plan timing based on their schedules. Please take into account naps, mood when tired, lunch, etc., when you make your appointment.
Can we take pictures with our phones while the photo session is going on?
No I'm sorry that no cell phone photography is allowed while the session is going on. I want you to get the best pictures possible while you are paying me for my time. Additional phones and cameras are a distraction to the people being photographed.
What's in your bag?
I'm a Canon girl, so all of the following are Canon:
5DM4, 5DM3, 24-70mm, 70-200mm, 50mm, 85mm. 17-40mm, 24mm TSE, 580EXII (2), Profoto A1
When will we see the pictures?
Between 2-3 weeks after the session, you'll receive an email with a link to your private proofing gallery. This gallery will remain active for 3 weeks. After the initial 3 weeks, it will expire and there will be a $50 reposting charge.
Can you switch heads, make me look thinner, touch up acne?
Included in the images that you purchase will be basic touchups (color correction, cropping, lighting correction). If you want any additional work done, there will be a photoshop fee.
Do you photograph weddings?
I do a small number of weddings each year. If you'd like to see samples or are interested in discussing an upcoming wedding, please message me and we can chat.
Do you pose your clients?
Yes and no. During the time that I'm with you, I like to do a combination of posed pictures and more playful, fun pictures. I like to encourage interaction among the family to bring out the playful side which makes for fun, natural photos.
Are you willing to travel?
I love to travel and I'd love to come to you, whether you live away or are traveling. Please contact me so that we can discuss options.
Are all of the digital files included with my session fee?
No. I offer digital files for purchase, along with fine art photos, canvases, books and more. I'm happy to upload up to 6 images to Minted.com for you to use for your holiday card or announcement at no additional cost.
What does a sitting cost? How much should I expect to spend?
Individual headshot sessions start at $175, family sessions start at $350. The average family spends between $700-1200, including the session fee.
Why should I hire you?
I love what I do! When you hire a photographer, it's not just a service. You're hiring someone who can capture your families cherished moments. I've been in business 18+ years and pride myself in providing my clients a great experience, from start to finish.