Let’s create images together that make a statement about your family and remind you of how grateful you are to spend time together. The number one (and my favorite!) reaction I hear when families see their finished images from our session is “Wow!”
That’s a pretty amazing feeling! I love working on-location. Photo sessions can take place at your home or at an outdoor location of your choice. In your home there are sofas and beds to cuddle on, kitchens to bake in and backyards to play. A session at home is a really wonderful way to document some of your daily activities as well as showcase your home. Alternatively Marin has many stunning outdoor locations. Some of the most extraordinary images come from capturing children outdoors where they can run around, be comfortable and be themselves. California is truly spectacular and makes such a wonderful backdrop.
I photograph children and newborns in natural light and on-location. No flash. No indoor studio. I shoot lots of color, with some black and white. I like simple clothing with fun colors and some patterns. No formal “Sunday Best” clothing.
I aim to create photos that are well designed, modern and artistic. I approach my images from a commercial point of view: the lighting, composition, and expressions must all be impeccable before I show them to clients. One of the goals of the session is to create beautiful art for your home. At the photo session I will shoot around any special display considerations that you may have. Be sure to check out “Wall Art” to see some display examples.
The best 25 images, all custom edited, will be presented in a private online slideshow followed by a pre-scheduled ordering appointment. At the ordering appointment your images will be displayed on a large media screen using special software that makes it easy to narrow your favorites. I will also share several visual suggestions of wall displays to show how the images can work together.
To ensure a complete custom experience please contact me early.
For newborn sessions it’s best to book your appointment during your pregnancy, before the baby arrives. Newborns are at their curled and sleepy best between seven to ten days old. We can pencil in an appointment based on your due date and I can be flexible once the actual birth occurs. Those first few days are truly magical. I love newborn sessions!
Your shooting fee includes a 90-minute photo shoot at your home or an alternate location; an initial telephone consultation; custom editing of each image; 25 images presented in a private online slideshow; and image selection at the ordering appointment. The session fee does not include your images; these are purchased separately. I love working together with you to create gorgeous art for your family. A la carte prints begin at $85 for tabletop prints and at $125 for wall prints. We offer a limited number of Saturday or Sunday sessions at $450.
Your selected image artwork can be professionally framed, hung and installed in your home. We strive to make the entire process as easy and effortless as possible.