Below are some of the questions I get asked most often! If you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me!
When should I book my session?
I always say the sooner the better! There is always a chance that I will have an opening last minute, however, if you have your heart set on a certain date, especially a weekend, the sooner you book, the more likely you are to get the date you want and/or have more options to choose from.
Is there a deposit? If so, how much is it and how do I pay it?
I do require a $75 non-refundable deposit to hold your spot on the schedule. The deposit will be deducted from your total due on the day of your session. When you are ready to book, I will send over an email with your invoice in it. When you go to your invoice, there will be a “Pay Now” button next to your deposit. From there you will be prompted through the rest of the payment process.
What if it is a rainy or cloudy day, can we reschedule?
If the weather is less than desirable, I do offer an option to reschedule. I want you guys to be 100% happy with your session and images!
Do you offer a military discount?
Yes, I do! I offer 10% off for all service members, including Military, Police, Fire, etc.
How long is the turnaround time for the images?
It normally takes me approximately 2-3 weeks to edit and send over your gallery.
How will I receive my images?
You will receive your images in an online viewing gallery called CloudSpot. From there you will be able to view your images, download them to your computer or devices, share them with friends and family, as well as buy prints if that is something you are interested in!
How many images will I receive?
If you book a mini session, you will receive 15 edited digital images.
If you book a full session, the number of photos you will receive will vary, however, I always guarantee 25+ edited digital images.
Do you offer prints?
If you are interested in printing any of your photos, I offer an easy way of doing so right through your CloudSpot gallery! All of the images are printed through a professional printing lab I use called White House Custom Colour. Any prints you order, will be shipped straight to your door!
Will you help pose us?
My goal during your session is to give you a collection of images that look as natural as possible. I definitely help pose you, however, I would use the term prompt more so than pose. I will give you instruction throughout the session, however I do not focus on every little detail. I like to leave some things up for interpretation, so you are able to move naturally throughout the session, focusing more on connection, rather than the specific pose.
Do I get to pick the location?
Yes! If you have a specific location in mind, please tell me! If not, that is ok too! I am happy to give you suggestions!
Do you have a travel fee?
There is no travel fee for any location within 25 miles of zip code 92108, anything farther than that, I do have a travel fee. The price will depend on where you would like me to travel to.
Where do you do your newborn sessions? Do you have a studio?
All of my newborn sessions are done in my client’s homes!
Do you pose newborns?
I have a lifestyle approach to my newborn sessions, which means I do minimal posing, and more prompting through your session (I will guide you opposed to telling you exactly where to put your hands, arms, etc.). I will photograph baby on his/her own as well as with family, guiding you through different positions and arrangements! I love newborn photos that look natural. Natural positions, natural expressions, in a place that feels natural to everyone, your home!
Do you use props in any of your sessions?
I do not use or provide props, however, if there is something special that you would like to include in your session, I am happy to incorporate it in your session!
Do you provide the cake or props for cake smash sessions?
I do not provide the cake or props for my cake smash sessions. However, I am happy to set up anything that you would like to incorporate!
Do you need a lot of light for in-home sessions?
The more natural light the better, however, I work with the available light in your home! I will give you a little bit of homework in order to find the time of day that your home is the brightest, and then we will schedule your session around that time. I do not use artificial light in my in-home sessions.
What is the best time of the day for outdoor sessions?
Each session is different, depending on the location, however most of my sessions are booked 1-2 hours before sunset, for the best, most flattering light!
What forms of payment do you accept?
At the time of booking you will receive an invoice with your payment schedule all laid out. You will have access to this invoice 24/7 through your client portal. This gives you an easy way to pay your deposit and remaining balance with a credit/debit card. All deposits must be paid with a credit/debit card, however if you would rather pay cash or check for your remaining balance that is perfectly fine with me!
How many people are included in your session prices?
The session fees all include up to 5 people. Each additional person after the first 5 is $25 per person.
Do you offer payment plans?
Yes, yes I do! If this is something you are interested in, let me know, and I am happy to create a custom payment plan just for you!
Do you trade?
Yes! Let me know what you are interested in trading and I am happy to chat about it!
Have any other questions? Please don’t hesitate to ask!