You can book your session online or by calling the studio directly, you’ll start by paying a $50 session retainer and choosing your session date. Once this is done your session is secured. The busy season for families is September - December. If you would like an outdoor session it's best to schedule as soon as you've decided. I have limited outdoor sessions as they are always scheduled one hour before the sun sets. Beach sessions are scheduled on days when the tide is low and one hour before sun set. The best beach season is in the Fall and Winter when the sky is clear for a vibrant sunset. If you like the overcast look Summer and Spring is the best time.
Once you have booked your session I’ll contact you for a phone for a consultation. This will give us a chance to get to know each other and I’ll answer any questions you may have about your session. If you have inspirational images that you’d like to capture or share with me, please feel free to send them to me via text 951.294.1059. Please let me know if you would like to stop by the studio to see our portrait products in person. You’ll be able to see and feel their quality & craftsmanship for yourself.
Do you shopping early. This will be the only challenge for preparing for your family portrait session. Once everyone in the family can agree on a style and a color scheme, then you're set! If you would like a referral for a makeup artist please ask.
The easy part! All of your preparation is done and you can leave the rest to me! We’ll capture a variety of poses and expressions. Generally you’ll have 30-60 unique concepts to choose from.
About a week after your photo session you’ll return to the studio where you will view your images in a fun slideshow. Together we’ll select the best images from the family session. By this appointment you should already know whether you will want to purchase wall portraits, albums, digital files or any combination of portrait products. All decision makers must be present as your portrait order will be finalized and paid for at this sales session.
Products take between 2-4 weeks to create. Once your order has been designed by me and printed by my labs, you’ll come back to the studio one final time to review your order finally take your art home to be enjoyed for years to come.
I always hear people say " we haven't taken a family picture in years. We were waiting for braces to come off or we wanted to loose a little more weight." Often they wish they hadn't waited. I can tell you from my own personal experience and parents will always tell me the true value of this experience is really recognized when your family starts to grow and the children get older. You'll be so thankful that you captured these memories. No matter what they are. Braces and all! Each one of my clients will tell you, above televisions, electronics, furniture, you name it! The most valuable things they have in their home are the wall portraits and albums that I’ve created for their family.
I’m honored and it is my pleasure to create such valuable family heirlooms and timeless memories for your family.