Below is basic session info that I think you will find helpful.
I only have a few session slots available per week, so book early to reserve your time!
You may contact me directly by sending an e-mail to:
or feel free to call me at (707) 816-9623 with a few preferred session times and location.
The absolute best light for photographs taken outdoors is in the early morning or the early evening. Photos can be taken in full shade throughout much of the day.
Limit of people per shoot:
A session includes up to 6 people or one nuclear family.
The session fee will increase by $10 for each additional person after the 6th person, except in the case of a nuclear family. Any child to be photographed that is the biological or legally adopted child of either parent in a family session will incur no additional per person fee. I think large family’s are awesome!
Pssst! I want to photograph multi-generational families as they hold a special place in my heart, so I’m betting if the 7th person just happens to be a grandparent…I’ll likely overlook that additional fee.
Before the Session:
The camera misses nothing so take the time to make sure haircuts are fresh and all personal grooming tasks, including facial tweezing, are complete. I’m thinking the week prior to your shoot would probably not be the time to try out that new hair style you have been eyeing…just in case. ;) Pamper yourself and go ahead and get a fresh manicure or pedicure as hands (and sometimes feet!) are often in shots. If you color your hair, plan to have your roots touched up three days prior to your session.
Please see the “What to Wear” page for more detailed information on clothing selection, etc.
At the Session:
Group photos will be taken first, immediately followed by photos of any younger children that the client desires. For larger families an extended session may be necessary depending upon the number of individual or small group photographs desired.
Being the mother five children I understand that children are not always as happy as we’d like, so please don’t worry or stress if your child is having a bad or uncooperative day-try your best to relax and let me interact with the children- we’ll make the best of it! I’m pretty laid back and adept at rolling with whatever comes my way. Do carry a snack and baby wipes in case they are needed at the session, but do consider the color of the crumbs! I can get cranky when I’m hungry, so I can sympathize. ~smile~
Please feel free to let me know if anyone has limited mobility or any other issue I should be aware of beforehand.
Thanks, I totally look forward to our session! :)