YOUR PORTRAIT EXPERIENCE
YOUR PORTRAIT EXPERIENCE
Professional Camera-Ready Makeup
Wardrobe & Styling Changes
Fully Guided 2-Hour Photo Session
Portrait Reveal & Ordering Session
HOW IT WORKS IN FOUR EASY STEPS:
PLANNING & DESIGNING YOUR SESSION
The first step in planning your portrait session is a design consultation to discuss how you want to be photographed. Together we will plan your photo shoot from wardrobe to location, and everything you need to prepare for your exciting day.
This is a time for me to learn more about you and your goals, so I capture exactly what you are looking for – and for you to ask questions. We will also review the pricing and product menu. When you schedule your photo shoot day, the session fee will be billed as a non-refundable deposit.
THE PHOTO SESSION
Once styling is complete you will be ready to rock your photo shoot! During the session you will be coached and guided through posing. No need to worry about how you look! I will make sure your photos are beautifully taken and will pose you down to the last finger. All you need to do is enjoy your day and feel beautiful. Plan for a 3.5 hour day, including one hour for makeup.
HAIR & MAKEUP
On the day of your photo shoot, you have the option to be pampered with professional camera-ready makeup services and light hairstyling. We will also guide you in styling the clothes and jewelry you bring, or we can help you in advance of the shoot with finding an outfit. You may want to plan a night out after your shoot, because you're going to look gorgeous!
REVEAL OF YOUR FINISHED IMAGES
You only buy what you love!
About a week after the photo shoot you will be invited back to the studio for your reveal appointment. You will view the best images from our session, an example of retouching, and have an opportunity to order from a variety of print packages, wall art, and handmade folio boxes from Italy.
FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions
What is the investment? Session fees are $695, which includes pre-shoot design and wardrobe consultation, camera-ready makeup by a professional makeup artist, a fully guided photo sessison, a reveal and ordering session of your final images, retouching services, and a $200 credit toward an image package. Single images are $500 each and folio collections begin at $2400. Clients typically spend $3500 on average. You only buy what you love – but the more you purchase, the price goes down. Please see our special promotional pricing for the 50 Over 50 Project.
What days do you photograph? Photo shoots are scheduled Thursday through Saturday.
How long is the photo session? Studio session are typically 3 to 4 hours, including 1 hour for makeup and light hair touch-ups.
Do you offer location shoots? I offer both studio and location sessions. There is a $75 fee for location shoots within a 20-mile radius of the Watsonville studio. Please contact us directly for quotes on shoots further away or out of California. We do not shoot weddings, but will be happy to refer another photographer for your wedding needs.
What will I wear? We'll do a consultation before the shoot so I will know how you would love to be photographed and what styles resonate with you. I encourage you to bring any clothing or jewelry items that are sentimental to the session and we will help you style them.
Do you professionally retouch my photos? Yes, I do, but the goal is to make sure you look and feel like "you." We will discuss the level of retouching you would prefer and I will show you examples.
When do I see my photographs? We will meet for a Reveal and Ordering Session about a week after the shoot where you will view your images and have the opportunity to purchase additional matted prints, beautiful Folio boxes to store and display your new photos, and Wall Art.
Do you offer digital images? Every image you purchase comes in both print and digital form. If you prefer only digital images, the price is the same.
Will I have to sign a model release? I ask all my clients to sign a model release so that their images can be used for promotional purposes of the studio. If you would prefer to keep your images private, that is okay too!
How do I pay for my session? The session fee is required at the time of booking and is non-refundable. You can pay securely through Paypal or with a major credit card. If you need to change your session date, please contact me 48 hours before your shoot date. We will accommodate changed sessions dates only once.
Do you offer session specials? Every other month I offer in-studio only headshots for a promotional session rate of $450. If you would like to include makeup with your session, it is available for an additional $150. You will receive 1 complimentary image of your choice. Additional images are available for purchase. Please join our mailing list or watch our social media channels for dates.
What is the 50 Over 50 Project? The project celebrates the strength, wisdom, and beauty of women 50+. My desire with this project is to start a conversation about the beauty of aging and shift societal norms. I plan to photograph 50 women in 2020, 2021, and 2022 that will culminate in a gallery-style exhibition in late 2022. If you would like to participate in the project and take advantage of the special promotional price please click HERE for more information.