How do I book a session? Look at the sessions available BY DATEor BY LOCATION. Click on the link next to the desired session and you’ll be taken to a booking page where you can book the slot and pay your deposit. You’ll immediately receive a confirmation email once you’ve finished the booking process.
What can these sessions be used for? Sessions can be couples, families (max 7 people included), individuals, maternity, puppies, boudoir (studio spaces only), pretty much anything!
Do you require a deposit? A $75 deposit is due at the time of booking to secure your date (by paypal) and the remaining balance is due on the day of the session by cash. If you’d prefer to pay only by paypal, you can pay the full balance at the time of booking only. Paypal will not be accepted on the day of the shoot. Please note that there are no refunds on payments made. You can however reschedule your session or use as a credit for a future session.
How fast do I get the images back? My turnaround time is usually 2 weeks. You can purchase expedited editing for a turnaround time of 3 business days ($50 for mini sessions and $100 for full sessions)– just look for the check box above the calendar when booking.
What happens if it rains on the day of our session? All indoor studio sessions and Cal Tech sessions will all still take place. Clients for all other sessions have the following options:
Reschedule to another day (12/5 and 12/6 are studio days I’ve booked so we can shoot rain or shine!)
Why do your sessions start so early in the morning? The light is amazingly dreamy 2 hours after sunrise and 2 hours before sunset, so therefore I schedule all sessions close to these times:) I want everyone to have amazing light! I promise that a 7am call time is so worth it! All those dreamy images happen at sunset or sunrise.
Do we get to see more than 5 images from our session? Yes! Clients get a well rounded gallery which usually includes 20-50 images.
How do we get to download the entire gallery? You can purchase the entire gallery for $100 or additional images (over the 5 included) for $25/each.
What is your photography style? I try and shoot at least one posed (everyone looking at the camera) picture, one candid (laughing, interacting etc.) and then one “artsy” photo (focusing on composition and landscape– clients usually blow these up huge and will hang them in their homes as art). I have a very clean editing style. No greens that look grey here!
What should we wear? I always suggest coordinated outfits but not too “matchy matchy” and NEVER jeans with white shirts. You’ll get a full list of tips after booking.
How are the images delivered? The high resolution JPEGs are delivered in an online gallery via digital download.
I have a newborn or baby under 6 months. What would you recommend? I would recommend doing a full portrait session at your home. Email me to schedule! If you really would love an outdoor location, I would recommend bringing a basket to put them in for some solo pictures:)
What do all the different locations look like? There are examples of each location if you look at the sessions via “LOCATION“.
Where do you recommend that we get these printed? My favorites are MPIX.COM and MINTED.COM and Artifact Uprising especially on that extra thick cardstock. Can you tell I love paper?
What precautions are you taking for COVID-19? Safety is always my number 1 priority! If anyone being photographed is feeling ill or has been exposed to someone with COVID-19, please reschedule your session. You can always use the amount paid toward a future session. I personally get tested about once a week (and will continue to do so as long as testing is available for people without known exposure or symptoms) to ensure the safety of my clients. I wear a face mask during all sessions (and honestly ALL the time in public spaces). I will also be maintaining a distance of 6+ feet during the session (please help me with this). I’m excited to photograph you and your favorite people in the safest way possible!
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