Reserve your Shoot Date:
I recommend booking at least 4 weeks prior to allow time for styling. Choose weekdays for less crowds!
*Fall dates are especially popular and book quickly after my calendar opens.
Location + Styling:
I will give you a choice of locations that are not overly crowded and allow for exploration and fun. I will also help to style your family for your chosen location to help you feel amazing and ensure that what you are wearing will photograph well.
I will direct and guide you and ask you to hug, kiss, and play with your family and truly enjoy the time without always looking at the camera and worrying about how kids may be behaving.
Your slideshow and full gallery of more than 50 hand-edited high resolution digital images will be delivered in a private online gallery within 3 weeks.
I can’t wait to help you plan your perfect session! I take a lot of time to scout gorgeous locations all over Los Angeles and Orange County and know how they look during different times of year, how the light falls, and whether they are accessible due to tide patterns. Clients often book with me months in advance to get their dream location at the perfect time.
Family, Newborn, Maternity
or Couples Session
One all inclusive price for any kind of immediate family storytelling session. Includes 1-1.5 hours of photography, all edited high resolution digital images (50+), styling help, and travel around LA/OC. Additional fees apply for extended family members, further travel, and privacy of your images if you do not wish for me to share them on my social/website.
Maternity + Newborn
Two shoots include combined 2-3 hrs of photography, all edited high resolution digital images (100+), styling help, and travel around Los Angeles and Orange County. Reflects $200 discount when you book both maternity and lifestyle newborn sessions together. Additional fees apply for further travel. I recommend scheduling maternity sessions at 28-34 weeks and newborn sessions 2-4 weeks after birth.
Parties + Events
Contact me to inquire about event coverage pricing for your birthday celebration, from first birthdays to (even virtual!) mitzvahs! Please specify type of event and venue, location, timing, date and number of people present. At this time I am only covering small outdoor celebrations and not doing weddings.
Starting at $500
I only shoot 1-2 hours before sunset or at sunrise for that beautiful light. If you have young kids who go to bed early, keep in mind that sunset times are much earlier in the Fall and Winter. However parents are always amazed how long kids can last in sessions past their bedtime especially when they are having fun on the beach! Or consider a sunrise session – you will love greeting the sun to start your day.
Unfortunately I do not offer shorter sessions for several reasons. I put a lot of time and effort into getting to know your family and planning and executing your session, no matter how long it would last. A short session doesn’t allow enough time for capturing your story, beyond a few basic portraits. Worried about your babies and toddlers lasting 1-1.5 hours in front of the camera? They easily do all the time in my sessions because they do not need to look at the camera and pose. They will be engaged playing or snuggling with you and interacting with nature.
What you wear plays a hugely important role in how your photos will look and how I will edit your session for a given location and light. I share my guidelines of what photographs well, give color scheme suggestions specific to your taste and your location, suggest my favorite retailers for photoshoots, and provide access to an online styling tool to help style your whole family. I often also pick out specific pieces for each family member to wear. Most clients end up purchasing new clothing to mix with some of their existing pieces, however you will also get access to my client closet (in the South Bay LA) to try on and borrow free of charge certain mom’s and kids’ outfits. While most of my sessions are styled in timeless bohemian inspired clothing, I also love working on a look with you specific to your family if you have a unique styling vibe or idea.
I adore photographing kids during your session. Their joy and wonder is pure magic. While I have done kids only sessions in the past, I am not offering them at this time. My passion lies more in capturing your connections with your kids – how you love on each other, interact, and play. So yes I will absolutely photograph your kids, but you must be a willing participant in the session. And I promise that you will get better photos of your kids this way, and that I will do my best to make you look and feel great. You will never regret being in photos! Just do it!
While my passion lies in creating storytelling and lifestyle images, I always make it a point during the session to get a great photo of the family happily looking at the camera because I believe that you need an image like this in your gallery. Typically we do this shot first before we move into the rest of the session. However if you expect to have multiple combinations of people all statically looking at the camera, I am not the right photographer for your needs. I do love to catch kids’ eyes and smiles throughout the session, so you will see a lot of those in your gallery!
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