Let’s have fun. What makes your children or family laugh? What are your funny family stories? These are the things we will discuss before your session. If the kids have a special toy, have them bring it out. It helps to break the ice and get them comfortable with me. I want everyone to be relaxed and at ease. Don’t worry if everyone isn’t looking at the camera. Don’t worry if the kids are running around. I want you to look back at these images and remember what a great day this was. My goal is to make this a stress free, relaxed experience. I can’t wait to capture the essence of what makes your family so special.
Family Lifestyle Session $450 + CA State Sales Tax
*Half due at booking to secure your session date
Includes your custom family portrait session that takes place at a location of your choice in the Bay Area. Session may also be done in your home. Family sessions feature the your immediate family and usually take 1 hour. I charge an additional $100 fee for extended families. Edited, high resolution images will be displayed in an online gallery that includes 50-100 images. You will be able to choose 20 images to download and will receive a print release with your images. Additional prints and products can be purchased directly through your gallery.
Family Lifestyle Platinum Session $750 + CA State Sales Tax
*Half due at booking to secure your session date
Includes your custom family portrait session that takes place at a location of your choice in the Bay Area. Session may also be done in your home. Family sessions feature the immediate family and usually take 1 hour. I charge an additional $100 fee for extended families. Edited, high resolution images will be displayed in an online gallery that includes 50-100 images. You will receive all images in your gallery to download and will receive a print release with your images. Additional prints and products can be purchased directly through your gallery. You will receive a bonus app that allows you to easily access and share your gallery from your mobile device. You will also receive a beautiful complimentary custom designed album from your session that you will treasure for years to come.
What is Lifestyle Photography?
Lifestyle photography combines traditional and documentary photography and focuses on real moments and emotions. While I will guide you on where to stand and give you guidance on how to interact, my goal is to capture those natural moments between you and those you love and turn them in to art that you can admire for years to come.
Why should I book with you?
That’s a great question! I love photographs. Every photograph in my home brings me such joy and transports me back in time to when the image was captured and where our family was at the time. I want to give you the same experience. My sessions are fun and stress-free. You will not only see the beauty in your images, you will remember the fun that you had creating them. I offer a pre-session consultation to ensure that all of your questions or worries are addressed. I will have custom edited images to you within 2 weeks. Printed images come are delivered in beautiful, boutique packaging. I want to make your experience memorable, relaxed and stress free from start to finish!
Do you charge a Session Fee?
My session fee is included in my pricing. I do require a 50% deposit to secure your date with the balance due before the session.
Will I receive digital images from the session?
After your session you will be given a link to you online gallery where you can view, download and purchase digital images. Your gallery will contain 50-100 edited, high resolution images. If you chose the standard package you can choose 20 images to download. If you chose the Platinum package you will be able to download all of the images from your gallery and will receive a print release with your download. I recognize that photographs become memories to be treasured for generations so you can also turn your images in to works of art that you can proudly display in your home. You will have 30 days to view your images and make purchases from your gallery.
When is the best time for a Family session?
Anytime! Our children grow so quickly and it’s easy to miss little moments. Let me capture sweet moments you will treasure forever. Be sure to book early as sessions fill quickly.
What should we wear?
Wear something comfortable. Choose neutral colors such as grey, cream, beige. Coordinating color schemes look great, but avoid trying to have everyone match. Moms look great in maxi-dresses and little girls love to twirl so long, flowy skirts and dresses look great. Try having some family members in solids and other in coordinating small prints. I want all of the focus to be on you and your family, not your outfit.
Can I download and print my images?
Absolutely. You have print rights to all of the digital images included in your package. I do recommend using my professional lab to order prints as I believe that every photograph, no matter the size, is a work of art. I do not guarantee the print quality of images printed elsewhere.
Can I order additional products?
Absolutely. We can set up a video chat or in person visit to view your gallery and choose images and products that you can treasure for years to come.
Do you offer mini sessions?
No. Mini sessions don’t fit with my style of photography. My goal is not to capture one perfect image for you. I want to capture a collection of images that you can enjoy for many years.