Frequently Asked Questions

How soon after my session will I get to view my images?

  • Most sessions are uploaded 2-3 days after. Weddings are 4-6 weeks and special events are around 7-10 days.

What does my session include?

  • Family and portrait sessions are 45 minutes long and include a downloadable online session gallery, light retouching, and at least 30 images.
  • Newborns include up to 2 hours, depending on baby's mood, light retouching, and a downloadable online session gallery with at least 30 images.
  • Headshots include up to 15 minutes, up to two outfit changes, at least 10 low-res images onto your downloadable online session gallery, and three edited hi-res images with a copyright to use and print those three images.

Do you edit my images?

  • Your session will have light retouching, including color correcting and exposure. Additional editing (including but not limited to skin softening, whitening teeth, editing out people or objects in the background, etc.) can be done at an additional cost of $20/ image. However, additional editing and image retouching is included if you purchase a canvas or large print (11x14" or larger).

How far in advance should I book my portrait session with you?

  • There is no rush on booking your session, but depending on the time of year, session availability is more limited around fall and winter time. With that being said, booking at least 2 months before your desired session date is usually the best chance on grabbing the best times and dates that work for you.
  • Keep in mind that most weekends book up fast, so if only weekends work best for your schedule, you should book your session sooner than later. Weekdays tend to be a little more flexible.

What is your cancellation policy?

  • I understand that life gets in the way, believe me. So if something comes up, contact me as soon as possible. However, please know that your non-refundable $25 deposit cannot be transferred to another date. If you do rebook to another date, your previously purchased $25 non-refundable deposit can be applied to any print package or individual print purchase.
  • If you no-show to your booked session or are more than 20 minutes late to your reserved time slot, an additional $50 convenience fee will be charged. If you are late, then the time you arrive will not extend the time your session was scheduled to end.

Where do you shoot your sessions? Are they in a studio or outside?

  • Being a natural light photographer, I shoot most of my sessions outside. I tend to shoot locally, but YES I do travel for sessions as well, which is a $.55/mile round trip fee outside of Livermore, CA. If you are booking a lifestyle session or newborn, I can also come to your house and shoot indoors to capture you and your family.

Can I bring props to my session?

  • YES, I love when clients bring fun props to there sessions. My style is natural and timeless, so I normally do not provide props. I will however incorporate some fun props that you provide and anything extra you want to include to best capture the dynamic of your family. 
  • For example, if your son has a favorite dinosaur toy they he never puts down, then why not include it in some pictures? It captures him at this time in his life where Mr. Dino was his best friend. Or if your family loves baseball, then why not bring a bat and some balls and we can grab some candids of an impromptu family baseball duel in the park? How fun!

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