FAQ’s

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Q: Are you the right photographer for me?

If you long for photos of you and your family that capture the love and connection shared, your unique personalities, the beauty in your everyday moments and interactions, that feel true to who you are at this season in your lives…then I’m your gal! You should know that for the grandparent’s sake, I do sprinkle in shots of everyone smiling and looking at the camera, but mostly we’re letting loose and having fun. I engage with my clients a lot during every session giving lots of direction through games and other prompts. Expect any or all of the following: kisses, hugs, squeezes, tickles, games, nose-nuzzles, snuggles, giggles and movement. If you have kids, expect anything from complete cooperation to straight up resistance! But have no fear, I have plenty of tricks up my sleeve to get the shot I’m after. I actually have a lot more info on how I engage with kids and what I expect from parents during our session that I send to you after booking. I gotcha covered!

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Q: What DON’T you photograph?

My main focus is on family photography (give me all the little kids to photograph, they’re so much fun!) but I also take on maternity, and “lifestyle” newborn sessions. I do NOT photograph events, birthday parties, cake smash sessions or showers. I do have a great referral for kids birthday parties, though. I also do NOT photograph weddings…HOWEVER…if you’re eloping or having a very small wedding, REACH OUT! I’d love to hear the details. We just might be a great match.

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Q: What does “on location” mean?

All 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 beach, etc. 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?

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 booking process?

After deciding that I’m the right photographer for you (by checking out my gallery and reading through the “Investment” page for pricing and session info), reach out to me! Let me know which session you’re interested in, how many people will be photographed, where you’re located, your availability, ask questions and let me know any session expectations you may have. After some quick initial chit-chat, the next step moving forward is snagging your date/time/rate by paying the non-refundable retainer fee which officially gets you locked in the calendar. You’ll also sign an online contract. Once that’s taken care of, I’ll send you more info on what to expect from your session and what I expect from you AND I’ll send you some detailed info on “what to wear” (what photographs well, how to coordinate, etc). We’ll also work together to decide on your location. That’s pretty much all there is to it!

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Q: What should we wear?

This is a popular question, so much so that I decided to create a few pages of info to help my clients coordinate their outfits, to know what photographs well and what doesn’t and how to look your best while keeping true to your style and personality. Picking the right outfits for you isn’t something to stress over, but also shoudldn’t be overlooked. You’re investing in your family’s memories, these are images you’ll look back on throughout your entire lives. Give some good thought to every step of the way until session day, and I’m here to guide you through that.

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Q: When can I book my session?

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 I may be able to arrange an evening session. 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?

I don’t offer discounts, but I do offer limited time Mini Sessions and only twice a year (Spring & Fall). And once a year (when the mood strikes), I run a contest for a FREE session! To stay in the loop, you should follow me on Facebook, follow me on Instagram or subscribe to my blog feed to be notified of all happenings ’round here.

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