WHERE SHOULD WE SHOOT: There are so many great places around the Pasadena area that I can suggest depending on what you are looking for. I have ideas for natural settings, urban settings, architectural settings - you name it. Having the session in your home is also an option. I am happy to discuss locations with you, just reach out. And, of course, I am always willing to travel. Want to shoot in Italy? Let’s do it!
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME FOR YOUR SESSION: Well, it kinda depends on your location BUT I generally like to shoot in the early morning or later afternoon. It also depends on your kids, when are they the happiest? Happy kids are definitely the priority over perfect light. I will work to find the best time when your kids are well rested and fed.
WHAT SHOULD WE WEAR: First things first, keep it casual and keep it comfortable and don’t be afraid to show your personal style. I want the photos to feel natural and reflect who you are. Coordinating colors are great aesthetically but try steer clear of getting too matchy-matchy. Solid colors usually works best and try and avoid busy patterns or big logos. You want your photos to feel timeless.
WHAT CAN WE EXPECT DURING THE PHOTO SESSION: If we are doing the photo session at your home, I’ll want to get a tour of the house and will probably go around opening a lot of blinds/curtains to see what the natural light looks like. I will also want to check the backyard and figure out where the best light is. If we are doing photos at an outdoor location, I will have a plan and know the spots I want to shoot. I typically like clients to come hands free, leave your strollers, purses, etc in the car so we can casually walk around and shoot on the go. I like to give my clients variety so that means really exploring the location that we choose. I try and give clients a combination of posed and more candid, fun shots. I will guide you along the way - be prepared to run, jump, kiss, laugh, hug, etc!!
WHEN WILL WE RECEIVE OUR PHOTOS? I try and turn images around within a week sometimes a few days. Once I am done editing the photos, I will upload them to your online gallery for you to view and download. You can also purchase prints through the gallery and I offer custom framing as well.
WHAT HAPPENS IF WE NEED TO RESCHEDULE: Your deposit is non-refundable. But life happens. People get sick, weather doesn’t cooperate, etc. I’m always open to rescheduling, in which case, your deposit will be applied toward your session and the balance will be due upon the date of your session.
Sessions start at $450
Up to 60 minute on-location session
A online gallery of 80+ images available 2-5 days post shoot, where you can view and download ALL edited digital files and share with family and friends
Professional quality prints are available to order directly from your gallery & will be shipped directly to you. Custom framing is also available
Styling suggestions and assistance for your entire crew
Extended family sessions: a surcharge of $50 per person above seven people
$100 books the session and the balance is due on the day of
Sessions start at $400
Executive Portraits for numerous people are as follows:
1 person $400, 2-5 people is $250/each, 6-10 people is $200 each and over 10 people is $150 each.
10 selects per person and 3 retouched files included
downloadable within 2 days
background color options or on-location / environmental options