2020 PORTRAIT SESSION Guide
My investment guide was designed with two important concepts at the top of my mind: Our lives are so busy these days and simplicity is important, and the Golden Rule: Treat others how you would like to be treated. With those two thoughts as my guiding principals I decided on an all inclusive model with the option to add on an album if you so choose. I wanted to keep it as simple as possible since that is what I would like when choosing a photographer. My goal has always been to make your sessions as relaxed and easy as possible, and this starts as early on as sharing my investment guide with you!
PORTRAIT (MATERNITY, FAMILY, Headshots, Branding)
Access to my Style Guide, session done at the location of your choice (within a 25 mile radius of Santa Monica), online gallery of your images, and print rights.
Perfect for the holidays, birthdays, or milestones, a family session is a great way to document this special time in your life!
These sessions are done ideally around 32 weeks and are a beautiful way to capture the love you and your partner have for each other and for this new life you have created.
Let me bring the studio to you to document your sweet baby's first days. Using safe, natural posing, you can be sure that your little one is in good hands and that you will get some gorgeous images to remember just how tiny they were!
Will Rogers State Park
Will Rogers State Park is an amazing location for your session. With trails, fields, a gorgeous house, and a beautiful barn, you'll have a wide variety of looks to choose from. Parking is easy, and this location is dog friendly!
The Venice Canals offer some of the most gorgeous backdrops in LA! The canals boast gorgeous homes, lush foliage, and a variety of bridges and waterways to photograph on. Parking can be a bit tricky, but the extra effort is worth it!
El Matador Beach
This location features stunning rock formations, caves, and tide pools. The light here in the evenings is soft, glowy, and magical. Make sure to plan your session for low tide - the beach almost disappears during high tide.
Pacific Palisades Park
Pacific Palisades Park is the perfect backdrop for your session. It offers palm trees, sandy walkways, manicured grass, and a rose garden. It is meticulously landscaped, steps from the beach, and dog friendly!
Planning your outfits for a pinterest worthy session
WHAT TO WEAR
When choosing colors for your outfits, I recommend selecting softer, lighter tones and more muted shades. The camera loves shades of soft pink and muted blues, mixed with sophisticated light neutrals like heather gray, creams, leather brown and white. That softer color palette fits beautifully into almost all natural outdoor environments, and especially complements the beach.
For the Littles
If you have multiple children, don’t feel like you need to put them all in the same type of outfit. For example, one of your daughters could wear a dress and flats, while the other wears a skirt and boots. Mixing up the wardrobe pieces will bring a great visual interest to the photos.
I've put together a few different Pinterest boards with inspiration for your session. Whether you're hoping to have a casual beach session, and at home session, or a more formal session, there should be plenty to inspire you!
HOW MANY IMAGES DO WE RECEIVE?
I curate a gallery full of the best images from your session! I remove any duplicates or images where someone blinked or moved and you get the rest! On average for a portrait session I deliver 30-50 images and for a newborn I deliver 40-65.
WHAT IF IT RAINS?
This typically isn't a problem here in Los Angeles, but if I've learned anything in life, it's "never say never"! I keep an eye on the weather in the week leading up to your session. If I feel like the weather won't be conducive to a comfortable session, I am happy to work with you to reschedule for another date.
I'd love to schedule a call with you to hear more about what you envision for your session. We can chat everything from wardrobe, to locations, to any concerns you may have about being in front of the camera. I want you walking into your session confident, relaxed, and ready to make some memories!
let's chat about your dream session!