(adj.) A person who embraces their “flaws” and knows they are awesome regardless. You were born to be real, not perfect. Besides, perfection is boring.
No, you don’t need to be better (cue excuses). You are perfect just the way you are!
You know that its the crazy, wacky, imperfect things in life that make it so fun and interesting! Perfect is boring, perfect is stiff, and luckily, perfection is impossible.
Repeat after me:
“I will embrace my flaws, I’ll pay no mind to my child’s wacky grin of the week, I’ll cancel an afternoon obligation and I WILL get photographs of my family in all its crazy, imperfect glory!”
Here is a brief description of how our process works. If you need any clarification, please let me know!
- Select a date, time & location
- Consult about shoot ideas, needs and wants.
- Book your shoot using my online booking site.
- Consult about clothing (upon request)
- SHOOT DAY! Takes about an 60 minutes, but plan for more.
- Schedule your in-person viewing session (1-2 weeks after shoot)
- View your images, select your favorites, decide on Albums, Prints & more… (about 90min)
- Place your orders at the end of your viewing session
- In about 2-6 weeks, your beautiful Fine Art Wall Prints, Albums and Gift Prints will arrive on your doorstep!
- Refer a friend and get credit for your next shoot!
Most important is that everyone is comfortable. I can’t tell you how many kids show up complaining of scratchy dress or a tight collar. Don’t give anyone anything to complain about!
I believe family photos always look best when either everyone dresses as a nod to their individuality -or- that everyone’s outfit is complimentary but not matchy-matchy.
You are welcome to photograph the clothing all laid out and email it to me if you would like my opinion.
My packages are designed to accommodate varying family sizes and product needs. If you have a special situation, please be sure to ask for a custom quote.
Investment: Packages range from $350 to $5000. My most popular package includes the shoot, printed products and some digital files for around $800. Weekends (Fri-Sun) are considered premium dates.
Viewing & Ordering of your images will take place in person at a mutually agreed upon date & time. Our most popular option includes both Fine Art prints and the corresponding digital files for you to keep. Gorgeous Albums, Wall Prints and Gifts for family are also available.
Please inquire for more details.
There are so many different locations that make for great photographs. Believe it or not, even the alley behind my house is great for photos!
When it comes to selecting a location it is best to talk to me before getting your heart set on a particular spot.
Although many places are beautiful to your eye, they aren’t always photogenic. For example: the Rose Garden in Balboa Park is gorgeous in the late spring. When photographed however, it all just looks like a lot of very busy confetti. There is just too much going on, too many tiny things to look at, and photos tend to just become overwhelming to the viewer.
I know many gorgeous locations that also lend themselves to clean, open and beautiful photos. We just need to talk to see what suits you best.
We are so lucky to live in San Diego with nearly perfect weather. But yes, sometimes rain happens and we will need to reschedule. There is no penalty at all for a rain delay. A sick kid deserves the same courtesy as the rain. Of course if your love is really sick we can reschedule.
If however, there are other circumstances that cause you to delay. Please know there is a nominal rescheduling fee. Its not prohibitive, but I do like to imagine it is just enough to keep us honest and responsible in honoring everyone’s time.
"Life should be lived chasing dreams, joy, and happily ever after."
It’s the chasing that sets our hearts on fire. So seek out whatever it is that fuels you, and don’t be afraid to chase it at full speed. Because every once in a while, you might actually catch it, and then you’ll know exactly what you would have missed out on if you hadn’t been willing to take the leap.