The Portrait Experience
Family & Lifestyle Photography
Effortlessly Captured Genuine Moments
Your vision for this moment can truly come to life with my guidance on attire, locations, and time of day to ensure your photographs are stunning. . If you are planning a surprise proposal...reach out, I'd love to help.
- Send me a message 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.
- You will receive a link to your contract, invoice, questionnaire, and styling guide based on our conversation.
- You are all set.
- We will meet at the location.
- 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.
- I will typically share a few highlights with you & on social media.
- A gallery link with highlights will be ready for you within 5 days of your session and a complete gallery when all your images are ready within 30 days.
- Download your gallery, order prints, cards, and other gallery options. I love to offer clients a promo code for prints & cards. I am happy to help you choose prints & design holiday or milestone cards.
My desire for your images is that you feel beautiful and celebrate throughout your session and when you view your gallery. Life is ever evolving. Memories are a gift and are also part of our legacy. It is my honor to capture your fleeting moments together as a family. Reach out if you are looking for a Monterey photographer.
Getting to Know Each other
Before your Carmel photography session
I want to ensure you feel fully prepared for your Carmel photography session. I provide consultation on wardrobe, location, and posing. On a deeper level, I ensure we have a strong connection and that you are guided in the best way to feel beautiful, natural, and confident during 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.
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 30 days of your portrait session. Turnaround time may differ by up to 2 weeks during peak seasons (graduation, wedding, holidays, etc.)
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 surroundings 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.
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 an 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.
What kind of equipment do you use?
I shoot with a Canon R6, 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.
What should we wear for our portrait session?
This is one of the most important questions, you will want the memories you 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.
How many photos will we receive?
For a portrait session, you will receive 60-100 edited images based on the package you have chosen. I always choose quality rather than quantity. I will choose the best and most significant photos to curate your gallery and tell your story.
Do you take indoor photographs?
I primarily shoot outdoors for portrait sessions. If you prefer indoors, and have a place that provides great natural light, or if you would like to pay extra for a studio session, I would be happy to accommodate that request.
Do you require a deposit and a contract?
Your portrait session fee is required when booking portrait session. A contract is also required, and a model release is requested. 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.
Do you charge sales tax?
By law, I am required to charge sales tax on tangible items.
California State. 6%
Monterey County Local Tax SI 1%.
Monterey County District Tax 0.5%
ENGAGEMENT & SURPRISE PROPOSALS
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Whether you communicate with words, time spent together, gifts, grand gestures, or touch; a photo session is a perfect way to capture the essence of your love story.
All collections include
• Pre-Session Consult
• Styling & color palette tips
**the remainder of your session is tailored to your photography needs & Full pricing information sent after initial consultation
FAMILY & LIFESTYLE
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Family life is ever evolving. Memories are a gift and are also part of our legacy. Capturing your milestones, is important. I will capture moments you can always cherish.
Raquel & Edgar
Victoria was so sweet and patient. She made us feel so comfortable. She was able to capture our personalities through the photos. What I loved the most was she was able to give us direction throughout the whole shoot (for us non models) The memories now hang on our living room walls.
Kiana & Franz | Monterey California
Victoria was awesome! She really captured what we were looking for. We knew we wanted a natural look and nothing too forced and she made that happen. I am so glad Victoria captured a special time in our lives! A very good friend recommended Victoria and I trust his judgment. After seeing his photos I was sold! Victoria has great vision and passion for what she does and it shows in our photos.