DOCUMENTING YOUR MEMORIES TOGETHER
SCHEDULING YOUR PORTRAIT SESSION
- Send me a message and or schedule a call.
- Let's talk about your vision, and make plans to make it all come to life.
- Confirm a date, time, and location.
- I will send you a link to your contract, invoice, questionnaire, and styling guide based on our conversation.
- You are all set, and I'm already so excited for our session.
- We will meet at the location, I will already be there waiting.
- Let's play! It takes a few for us both to warm up, but don't worry, these photos are fun too.
- If you scheduled a session with multiple outfit changes, don't worry, I got you covered (literally...pun intended).
- I will typically share a few highlights a few days post session.
- You will received gallery link with highlights with in 5 days of your portrait session and a notification when all your images are ready within 14 days.
- Download your gallery, order prints, cards, and other gallery options. I love to offer my clients a promo code for prints and cards that is good during to use within 30 days of your session
WE BOOKED...WHAT NEXT?
After booking, the first step will be to plan your session. I will suggest locations and help you style wardrobe options. I love a local destination session and it is a great way to make your engagement photos special and unique.
What should we wear for our portrait session?
This is the of one of the most important questions, you will want the memories your hang on your wall to look their best. What you wear for your session is so important and I can not stress that enough. It sets the tone for your session.
Contact me so we can talk more about what you envision, and I can make some specific recommendations for you.
ARE YOU INVOLVED IN OUR WEDDING PLANNING PROCESS
I will work close with you or your planner and vendor team to create a photography timeline that suits your big beautiful day. I remain readily available to you throughout the planning process if you need me. Some clients prefer no interaction with me until the wedding day. I get it, however it is not ideal, in order to capture photos with deep emotion, and connection, it helps a great deal when I have established a connection with you and your vision for your day.
When will my photos be ready?
I know how exciting it is to get a glimpse of those photos, which is why I love to provide highlights within 3-4 days post session. All photos are delivered via an online gallery with high resolution images for proofing. Your gallery will be ready for you within 2-3 weeks of portrait session. For elopements and weddings, I will deliver photos within 6-10 weeks. Turnaround time may differ by up to 2 weeks during peak seasons (graduation, wedding, holidays, etc.)
How many photos will we receive?
For a portrait session, you will receive 60-100 edited images based on the package you have chosen. For a wedding, you can expect to receive about 60-100 images per hour of coverage wedding I always choose quality rather than quantity. I will choose the best and more significant photos to tell your story.
How do you edit your photographs?
I do edit my photographs. My style is not "light & airy" nor "dark and moody". I would describe my style as natural, timeless, and my photographs "look how the day felt". My intention is to capture your emotion, sentiment, and passion without altering or distorting your essence, or the essence of our surrounding on the day of our session. I do enhance light, shadow, color, and will occasionally “Photoshop” the distracting stand of hair etc. I do not alter physical features but do correct blemishes and whiten teeth if needed.
Do you take indoor photographs?
I primarily shoot outdoor for portrait sessions. If you prefer indoors, and have a place that provides great natural light, I certainly would be happy to accommodate that request. For weddings and elopements I shoot in and outdoor.
What if we need to reschedule our session?
If it is raining, too cold, or too windy, we would need to reschedule. However don’t be afraid of on overcast day, the light is actually nice! We could brave through the elements but it is a bit of a challenge to have photos that appear relaxed and natural when the outdoor conditions aren’t suitable. If you need to reschedule our session, I will be happy to do so with at least 7 days notice.
Do you require a DEPOSIT and a contract?
A $125 non-refundable date reservation fee is required when booking portrait session. Wedding and elopement packages require a 25% non-refundable date reservation fee. A contract is also required, and a model release is requested. Final payment is due 7 days prior to our scheduled session. Keep in mind when we sign a contract, the time of day expressed in the contract is tentative. We will schedule the exact time of the session a few days before so we have a somewhat accurate forecast for outdoor sessions.
What kind of equipment do you use?
I shoot with a Canon 5D Mark III, a Canon 7D Mark II, prime and zoom lenses. I always have a backup. I will use a flash and artificial light when needed for night shots and indoor weddings. I also LOVE to bring my film camera with me for those unique moments.
Do you charge sales tax?
By law, I am required to charge sales tax on tangible items.
California State. 6%
Monterey County Local Tax S 1%.
Monterey County District Tax 0.5%