GENERAL INFO: Sessions are done at my home studio. I’m centrally located in Orange County near the 405 and Beach Bl. The best images from the session will be uploaded to a private gallery within 2 weeks of your session, at that time you can choose your favorite images.
I will contact you when your gallery is complete, and once your gallery is complete – it will remain available for one week. Once your selection is made, your have the choise of either a CD being mailed or a Dropbox folder to download the images.
Galleries are available for viewing for 1 week. Once a gallery has expired, there is a $25 fee to re-upload a gallery.
Travel fee of $99 applies to “in-home and on-location” sessions within 30 mile radius of Westminster, Ca.
You may reschedule up to 24 hours before your session without losing your deposit. Rescheduling is defendant on availability. Deposits are not transferable between sessions.
We book many sessions throughout the day so please be on time.
MATERNITY SESSIONS: These sessions are best done between 26-34 weeks of pregnancy. Our maternity shooting style range from conservative to racy. Our sessions are always fun, comfortable, creative and respectful. Come hair and makeup ready. I suggest when doing your make-up to go a little heavier on the mascara and lipstick and wear foundation or powder. For the session I have dresses, wraps, bandeau’s etc. If you have something that you want to bring for the session, you are more than welcome to and we will incorporate into the session. I do ask that you bring white and Black Panties/bra. This session is mainly focused on the pregnant mama, but husbands are more that welcome to come and join in. The session will takes 60-90. Belly Casts are also available, and can be used as a prop in the Newborn session. *Belly Casts take an additional 20 minutes.
NEWBORN SESSIONS: These sessions are best done before your baby is 10 days old. Contact us during your last trimester to guarantee a session before your baby is 10 days old. Shoots can take up to 3 hours. The studio is kept nice and warm for the baby. Right before your session, feed your baby… a full baby is a SLEEPY happy baby during the newborn photography session, your baby may tend to eat more often than normal. These are usually comfort feedings or to just get baby back to sleep. A pacifier is always helpful in keeping a baby sleepy. All wardrobe and props will be provided,
CAKE SMASH SESSIONS:BEFORE THE SESSION: Let your baby have cake at least 1 time in the weeks leading up to the cake smash session. This way they will be familiar with cake enough to move past the exploration phase and they can get excited about it like the rest of us! Feeding them cake ahead of time also helps determine if your baby has any allergies or sensitivity from the icing coloring.
THE OUTFIT: Please bring one “Portrait” outfits. For the cake smash I have tutu and rompers available for the girls and jeans for the boys. You are always welcome to bring your own cake smash outfit. The first few shots we get will be portraits of your little one dressed in a cute outfit for a couple traditional first birthday shots. Then take a few minutes to change your baby into their cake smash “attire”.
THE CAKE Please avoid ordering chocolate cake. White cake photographs better and looks better when it is smashed between their toes. Also please avoid fondant as frosting or decorations, it doesn’t smear and it can pose as a choking hazard. Buttermilk or light color frosting is the best with a bright color accent frosting or sprinkles.
BALLOONS: You are more than welcome to bring balloons or banners if you have a theme…Just let me know before the session so I can prepare. Just keep in mind that sometimes they are a distraction away from the cake, if that happens all we do is take them away after a couple pictures with them.
After the session your baby will definitely need a bath. There will be frosting from the top of their head to between their little toes. I have a very large sink that is perfect to wash all of that messy cake off in. We have on hand baby soap and towels for your baby if you wish.
CHILDREN SESSIONS: These sessions are usually 1 hour…………. If there will be young children, consider their tolerance for the outfits you are planning. It helps to have them as comfortable and relaxed as possible. Bring a snack or drink just in case, and throw in a few favorite toys or comfort items that you don’t mind including in the portraits if that should become necessary. Let us know about any likes or dislikes your child has that we should be aware of.
FAMILY SESSIONS: These sessions can either be done in-studio or on-location. A typical session lasts 1-2 hours, which allows enough time so you do not feel rushed. I work organically — directing you, but also capturing those in between moments. It is relaxed and lots of fun for everyone!
Please make sure your family is feed before your session. Everyone is happier with a full tummy.
Attire may be one of the MOST important pieces of the puzzle. Dress your family in coordinating (not matching) outfits from HEAD TO TOE . See APPERAL IDEAS for some ideas for on-location sessions we can meet at, a local park, Beach or wherever fits your family! I am welcome to all ideas.
1ST YEAR PLAN SESSIONS: