FAQ’s

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Q: What does “on location” mean?

A: All of my sessions are “on location” which means they take place outside of a studio. Ideas for a location are at a park, your home (inside and/or outside), an open field, a garden, an aesthetically pleasing or unique building or structure, the zoo, the beach, etc. I only work with natural light so keep that in mind when choosing a spot. Any location where admission is required, my admission is to be paid for by the client. Any location that exceeds my service area will acquire a “travel fee.”

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Q: What are your service areas?

A: My service areas for on-location sessions are: Altadena, Burbank, Glendale, La Canada, La Crescenta, Montrose, Pasadena, Santa Clarita, Shadow Hills, Sunland, Tujunga. If you live near those areas and don’t see your town listed, I may have overlooked it. Send me a message through the contact form on the Contact page to ask if you’re in my service area. If not, a travel fee will be charged.

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Q: What is your travel fee?

A: For every 5 miles extra that I drive outside of the service areas listed above, I charge $10. Example: 1-5 miles = $10, 6-10 miles = $20, etc.

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Q: What should I/we/my family wear?

A: I am happy to discuss wardrobe options in detail with you prior to the session. Clothing options depend on the look and style you’re going for and even the season. I recommend avoiding a very “matchy” appearance if photographing with more than one person. For example, instead of all wearing the same shade of blue, add variety by having one wear a medium blue, one wear light blue and white plaid, another wear tan with blue jeans, etc. Having members of a family wear contrasting shades and also colors adds more visual interest. I would also avoid busy prints/patterns, all logos and trends. Layers and textures (like ruffles, lace, sheer, corduroy, etc) also look really great! . Ladies, avoid heavy make-up unless you’re going for a more dramatic look with your photos.

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Q: When can I book my session?

A: I’m currently available for weekend sessions. The best times of day to shoot are either an hour after sunrise and about 1-2 hours before sunset. I can’t guarantee a mid-week session, but if that’s what works best for you then evening is the only time I’m available. The sooner you can decide on a date for your session, the better, to ensure your spot in my calendar.

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Q: Do you offer specials or discounts?

A: It’s not often, but occasionally I do offer limited time mini sessions. To stay in the loop, you should follow me on Facebook or subscribe to my blog feed to be notified.

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