FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW DO I SCHEDULE A SESSION?
You can use the CONTACT FORM HERE , EMAIL US or call us at 949.648.7954. Once we hear from you, we will schedule time to phone/meet with you and/or your family (for family and child portraits) and we will go over what you are visualizing for your portraits.
WHAT DOES THE SESSION FEE INCLUDE?
You will find General Session and Digital Session info here
WHAT PRODUCTS ARE AVAILABLE?
We offer a variety of archival quality products. We offer archival quality prints in varied sizes, keepsake leather bound albums, gallery wrapped canvases, and much more. We will help you pick the best printed products for your needs.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT TO INVEST IN MY PORTRAITS?
Although there is no pressure to get anything beyond your package, all our clients love their photos and almost all of them do invest in more.
Most clients spend between $600-$1800 on additional images/products.
HOW MANY PICTURES CAN I EXPECT FROM MY SESSION?
A typical 45-60 minute session can yield 20-25 fully edited photos.
DO I HAVE TO BE READY WHEN I ARRIVE FOR THE SESSION?
I highly recommend all of our clients get their hair and makeup professionally done. Please come to the location fully ready so that it will not take out of your shoot time.
WILL I HAVE TIME FOR AN OUTFIT CHANGE?
For a 45-60 minute session, we recommend 1-2 outfit changes at the most. For our young clients, we do offer some outfits to pick from. If you want to browse through what we have, you can certainly do that. What people choose to wear varies greatly.
WHAT IF I WANT PROPS?
We do have a wide variety of props that you are welcome to pick from. You are certainly welcome to bring your own too. We can go over this at our pre-session consult too.
WHEN DO I GET TO VIEW MY PHOTOS AFTER THE SESSION?
The turn around time is approx. 2-3 weeks from your shoot date, so make sure you book with enough time; however, we do have some rush processing options for a small fee. You can view more info regarding the process here.
WHAT IF A FRIEND/FAMILY WANTS TO TAKE OUR PHOTOS TOO?
Friends or family are NOT permitted to take photos and/or videos with their camera or cell phone. If photos are taken immediately before, during or immediately after the shoot, the shoot will be over and any remaining session time will be forfeited. If you are bringing a friend/family to your shoot, it is your responsibility to let them know that other than the hired photographer, photography is NOT permitted on the location at anytime.
WHAT HAPPENS ONCE MY PHOTOS ARE READY?
Once your photos are done, you'll come in the studio, or meet at a more convenient location and choose the photos you love. There are no exceptions. All decisions do have to be made at this appointment. There is a rescheduling fee if a decision cannot be reached at this session.
WHAT ABOUT DIGITALS?
Any images you get in a digital format are for digital use only. Any prints you would like do have to be ordered through us. We take great pride in our work and want you to have beautifully displayed images that have been professionally printed.
WHAT IF I WANT MY PHOTOS TO BE EDITED SOME MORE?
All photos have basic retouching done, and some may have skin softening. If you want advanced editing on more photos, such as skin softening and body contouring, that can be done for $20 per edit, per image. Most people love the photos with the original edits, and don't see a need for advanced editing, so I recommend you view the photos first, and then decide if you want to add extra editing to your package.
If you have any questions about your appointment that have not been addressed here, you can Email me. Please be on time do not arrive more than 10 minutes after your scheduled time. If you cancel or wish to reschedule and give me less than 72 hours notice, there is a $29 rescheduling fee. There are no exceptions.
Thanks so much, and we look forward to capturing memories with you!