What time of day do you like to schedule sessions?
The best times for outdoor sessions are in the morning before 10am or in the evening right before sunset. Indoor sessions are typically scheduled for early to mid morning to maximize the available natural light. Of course, happy babies and kids are most important so we will work around nap schedules to ensure well rested little ones!
What if the kids misbehave?
As a mother, I totally understand and am no stranger to cranky kids! We will go with the flow and hope for the best. Note that sometimes big feelings are actually the best ones to capture.
Do you require a deposit?
Yes, a non-refundable retainer fee is required during time of booking to secure your session date. Final payment is due on or before your session.
What if it rains or someone isn’t well?
We can decide together on whether or not to proceed. I have no problem rescheduling if need be. Your health and well being is number one priority!
What if I need to reschedule or cancel our session?
I'm happy to reschedule sessions for a valid reason and with more than 72 hours notice, unless it's a matter of urgency. I will send over new available dates to pick from. Please note that this can only be rearranged once. If you need to fully cancel your session after booking unfortunately, you will lose the deposit given.
When will we get our photos?
You will receive your beautifully hand edited photos via a link to a personal, high resolution, downloadable, online gallery within 2-3 weeks of your session. Feel free to share with your family and friends!
Where should we print our photos?
You can order a variety of print products directly from your image gallery and have them delivered to your doorstep! Alternately, you are given a Print Release with your gallery and are welcomed to print wherever you like. I do highly recommend getting them printed at a higher quality photo lab to ensure fine art quality prints. The quality and color of these fine art prints will be leaps and bounds beyond shutterfly, costco, drug stores, etc. These photos deserve to be off your computer and hanging on your walls or printed to share a little piece of your family’s story with future generations, so please let me know if there's any way that I can help you with this.
(Includes Family, Maternity, Newborn)
What is lifestyle photography?
Lifestyle photography is natural. It’s authentic. It’s YOU, your memories – beautifully captured with my artistic vision. They are meant to be fun and relaxing, where I can photograph you and your love ones at an open, outdoor location. Think of it as a documented playdate that I’ve been invited to, where I tell your family’s story through beautifully lit photographs. These sessions are a way for me to capture your family’s special bond, showcasing what makes your family YOUR family.
Where will our session take place?
We will work together to figure out what the best location is for your session.
How long will the session last?
These sessions generally lasts 45 minutes to one hour. Be sure to bring snacks for the little babes -- It’s a lot of work to look cute!
Will you pose us?
For the most part, there are no forced poses or formal portraits. Instead, I will direct you toward the best light and put you in situations where you can interact naturally with one another, but I will not necessarily pose you unless requested. It is my goal to capture you as authentically as possible and will adjust you if needed.
SPECIAL EVENTS SESSIONS
Who doesn’t love a good party?! I love the opportunity of celebrating that special day with you, whether it's a birthday party, Dol, baby shower, etc. It's all about documenting the decor, little details, candid smiles, laughs, and love from your family and friends. Special event sessions include two hour event coverage at a location within Orange County, CA. Add-on coverage time is available for an additional fee. Travel fee applies for locations outside of OC.
IN-HOME NEWBORN PORTRAIT SESSIONS
What a magical time to be documenting your family. Together, we will capture the pure joy, connection, and special bond with the newest member of the family in the comfort of your home. All immediate family members are welcomed, including furry ones! These sessions are usually shot in the morning to take advantage of the soft light and in areas with windows, ideally the nursery, master bedroom, and/or living areas. To create a timeless and classic look, no unnatural poses and props will be used aside from natural/light colored swaddles which I will provide and possibly some nursery furniture. Details of the nursery and special keepsakes will also be documented.
What should we and the baby wear?
Just a diaper and if desired, simple, plain onesies work best for the baby. Similarly, the rest of the family can wear simple, classic pieces in solid, neutral/light colors (creams, whites, grays or pastels). Avoid logos and loud, bright colors and/or patterns.