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.”
Q: What are your service areas?
A: My service areas for on-location sessions are: Altadena, Burbank, Glendale, La Canada, La Crescenta, Montrose, Pasadena, 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.
Q: What is your travel fee?
A: For every 5 miles extra that I drive outside of the service areas listed above, I charge $5. Example: 1-5 miles = $5, 6-10 miles = $10, etc.
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 may be directly affected by the look and style you’re going for. As a rule of thumb, lighter environments compliment lighter colored clothing and darker environments compliment darker or more of a variety of colored clothing. I recommend avoiding a very “matchy” appearance if photographing with more than one person. I would also avoid busy prints/patterns, all logos and trends. Layered and textured clothing photograph very well and softer pastels translate better than white when taking black and white photos. Also, ladies, avoid heavy make-up unless you’re going for a more dramatic look with your photos.
Q: When can I book my session?
A: I’m currently available for weekend sessions (unless you’re interested in a birth session, of course). During the scorching hot days of summer, I prefer sessions in the morning and in the evening (an hour or two before sunset) for the cooler weather, but I’m down for the hot afternoon if you are! During the week, I’m only available in the evening which would only be convenient for you if you’re interested in a lifestyle photo shoot capturing bath time with the kids or story time before bed. The sooner you can decide on a particular date for your session, the better, to ensure your spot in my calendar.
Q: Do you offer specials or discounts?
A: I wouldn’t say that I offer discounts regularly, but on the occasion that I do you should follow me on Facebook or subscribe to my blog feed to be notified. Mini-sessions (20 minutes) offered at a discount price more commonly pop up around the holidays (Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, 4th of July, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas) so stay tuned for those!