learn about the process

- I'm patient, kind and completely used to chaos (remember, mom of 3 boys).
- I want you to have fun in your session! I will provide you with direction so you will feel comfortable in front of the camera.
- I have many years of experience working with all different types of clients, dogs included!
- Being a photographer is not my full time job.  I do it because I love creating memories for clients that they will treasure.
- It's important to me that you have an experience that you walk away with and love.
- Upon booking, I will provide you with a full what to expect guidebook so you can prepare for your session.

why choose me?

the details

Welcome!

More than likely we will meet over email.  You'll send an email inquiry or fill out a contact form on my website and I will respond to you within 24 hours.

I'll learn more about what type of photography you are looking for and what timeframe and location work for you.

initial meeting

Once we determine what type of session works for you along with a date and time, I will email you a contract confirming our details.

After your contract is signed and your deposit is paid you will receive my welcome guide.

ready to book

Now it's time for you to pull together some outfit choices.

Most importantly, find a color palette.  I highly recommend picking one neutral color (blue, black, grey, cream, brown) that everyone can wear and then find a “pop” of color or two that you can accessorize amongst a few people. That “pop” can be in shoes, headbands, scarves, a sweater, etc.  

Ladies, I can't stress enough how beautiful you all look when you wear a dress that can move.


prepping for your shoot

your session day

Make time to pamper yourself.  Whether that's allotting enough time in the schedule to do your hair and makeup, have it done professionally, or go for a run.  Do whatever will make you feel more relaxed and comfortable in front of the camera.

The day of your session prepare to have a fun, relaxed, and memorable session. My hope is that you leave feeling like you had a chance to connect with your family or significant other and be authentic in your interactions.


Approximately 2 weeks after your session you will receive a look at your private, online gallery. From there you will be able to download all of your high resolution photos.

From the arrival of your online gallery, you will have 7 days to order any additional products or prints.



presentation of gallery & ordering of images

from meeting to delivery

the process

maternity and newborns

+ Location of your choice. 
+ 1 - 1.5 hour shoot. 
+ 30-50 edited images.
+ Private online viewing gallery.
+ Digital download with print rights.
+ Option to purchase additional prints, albums and wall art.

package includes:

investment starts at $425

children

+ Location of your choice.
+ 1 - 1.5 hour shoot. 
+ 30-50 edited images.
+ Private online viewing gallery.
+ Digital download with print rights.
+ Option to purchase additional prints, albums and wall art. 

package includes:

investment starts at $425

families

+ Newborn photoshoot starts at $475. 
+ Newborn session will be 2-3 hours.
+ Newborn session can be a lifestyle or posed approach.
+ Newborn session is typically scheduled between 4-10 days old.

+ Maternity session includes location of your choice.
+ Typically scheduled at 32-36 weeks.
+1 - 1.5 hour shoot.
+ Private online viewing gallery.
+ Digital Download with print rights. 

package includes:

investment starts at $425

+ Location of your choice. 
+ Choice of 2, 3, or 4 look packages.
+ Online or in person wardrobe consultation.
+ Headshot, 3 quarter, and full body pose in each look.
+Select number of final retouched images based on package purchased.

package includes:

investment starts at $300

headshots

WHAT IS LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHY?

Lifestyle photography aims to capture portraits of people in situations, real-life events or milestones, or in the art of everyday.  It aims to tell a story about the couple, family or individual through photography.
 
WHAT SHOULD WE WEAR?

Once you sign a contract and send a deposit, I will email you a what to wear guide that will help you make your decisions.  I'm also happy to chat in person or over email with photos about outfit pairings.

DO YOU EDIT YOUR PHOTOS?
 
I do edit my photos.  I take a great amount of time to make sure you all look your best and create a piece of art that you'd be happy to hang on your walls.  This is an investment for you and I want to make sure I honor that.

IS STUDIO PHOTOGRAPHY AVAILABLE?

I currently do not own a studio, but do have the availability to do a photoshoot in an area of my house if that is what you prefer.

WHEN WILL I RECEIVE MY PHOTOS?

I will deliver your images to you within 2 weeks of our session.

DO YOU HAVE ANY TIPS FOR THE PERFECT SESSION?

Once you sign a contract and send a deposit, I will email you a brochure that will help you prepare for your session.




WHAT IF I NEED TO RESCHEDULE MY APPOINTMENT?

Client is allowed one (1) reschedule. A second reschedule will incur an additional $150 fee.


HOW MANY IMAGES WILL I RECEIVE?

Each session is different so the amount of images you will receive vary.  The average number of images you will receive is between 30-50.


WHAT TIME OF DAY SHOULD WE SCHEDULE THE SHOOT?

The most beautiful light occurs about one hour before sunset.  This is my favorite time to shoot.  


WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE LOCATIONS TO SHOOT?

I have some favorite locations to shoot in and around the South Bay Area.  I am open to travel and to see other locations you may love as well.  Once a contract is signed and you have paid your deposit, we can talk about the perfect location for your shoot.


Frequently Asked Questions

you'll hear from me shortly.

thank you!