baby/child/family session info

sandiegobabyphotographer02What will our session be like?

Before our session, we will have a consultation either by phone or email to discuss where you’d like your session to take place. For most clients this will be their home, but other popular locations include beaches and parks. On the day of our session, that’s when the fun begins! ¬†Since I use only beautiful, natural light, I will most likely take a few minutes when I arrive to scope out where the “sweet light” falls in your home. Don’t be surprised if it’s in an unlikely spot. Then it will be time to get down to business—and that means play time! To elicit those genuine expressions that you know and love, your child needs to be engaged in something genuinely interesting. Sitting still and “cheesing” for the camera does not fall into that category. We might pull out a favorite toy or book, or chat about their favorite movie.

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What about families?

As you may have noticed, I have a very casual style of family photography. I often tell clients “Go have fun and pretend I’m not even here!” I’m not looking for you to sit smiling, legs crossed, head tilted, poised for camera. I’m looking to capture those intimate moments you experience every day as a family. I often ask the dads to give piggy-back rides, or have siblings play ring-around-the-rosey. Again, its all about having fun and enjoying yourself. Notice a trend?

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What do we wear?

Once your session is booked, please let me know if you would like some clothing suggestions, and I will email you a What-To-Wear guide.

When will I see my photos?

An online gallery of 25-35 images will be presented approximately 1-2 weeks after your session. The gallery will be posted for 7 days, and any orders should be placed during that time frame. All prices are guaranteed for 30 days after gallery is posted, and are subject to change after that time.  After your order is placed, it takes approximately 2 weeks before they are ready for delivery. Specialty items such as gallery wrap canvases and albums may take up to 8 weeks.