The Session (portrait)
The regular portrait session (pregnancy, family or baby 3 months or older) lasts approximately 60-80 minutes. This includes location of your choice within the Orange County area, unlimited photos taken, and a private online gallery to view your photos. A non-refundable retainer is due immediately to hold your date, and an invoice will be sent to you via Pay Pal. The remaining balance is due at the time of the session and can be paid in cash, check, or credit card. Family sessions include 1 immediate family (parents and kids). For any additional people, it’s $25 per person. My main focus in choosing locations is light and I have a list of rustic parks, beach spots, and urban areas to choose from, or we can try a spot that is meaningful to you. Typically, babies do best at a park which tends to be less distracting than the beach. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on.
The Session (lifestyle newborn)
The photoshoot itself will take place in the comfort of your home, so no need to worry about trying to get ready and out the door on time. I will bring a neutral-colored swaddle and search for the best place in your home for the pictures. Typically, family pictures look best on a bed, an ottoman, or a couch.
The shoot will last from 1-3 hours. This includes time for feedings, diaper changes, and anything else the baby might need to get comfortable. I also recommend keeping the house warm and having some type of soothing music playing in the background to help keep the baby calm. Other things to have on hand are a pacifier and towels to clean up any messes.
After the Session (portrait, newborn)
Within a few days of your session, some of my favorite photos will be posted on Facebook social media for a sneak peek. I go through all your images, and delete any duplicates, eyes shut, or any others that are not up to my standards, leaving you with about 50-80 to choose from. Within 3 weeks of your session date, you will receive an email with a link to your own password protected gallery where all the selected images from your session can be viewed. Once you place your order online and pay for it, I will begin to process it. It takes anywhere from 2-4 weeks for your products to be ready.