FAMILY, CHILD, AND NEWBORN 

Pre-Consultation Guide

This is an important decision and rarely performed ritual to showcase a special moment in your families life. Its an investment of time, money, and effort all of which pale in comparison to losing out on that timeless memory. I believe the best results occur when values can be communicated between the wants and needs of the client and the vision and skill of the photographer. Before moving on,  I want to discover your needs and desires in order to customize the photoshoot in order to produce an image that represents your vision and values. 

 

Here are a few questions that should help bring things into focus:

What is this photograph going to be used for?
  • A showcase piece or fine wall art (print or canvas) 

  •  Framed print/album as gift for loved one

  • Images for your Holiday cards

  •  Website or social media

  • When scheduling your session with younger children pay careful attention to their daily schedule (nap time/feeding time) and try to work within the best time frame.

  • Breaks , rest periods, and patience will be implemented to maintain happy baby status.

What time of day for the Photoshoot?

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  • I am an on location photographer, that means no studio work. I am central to Walnut Creek, Alamo, Danville, and San Ramon (travel fees applied outside of these boundaries)​

    • The exact location will be narrowed down in the consultation stage​

  • In home sessions available as this setting is most the most comfortable for a newborn/ small child, works great for formal group shots, and lends itself to natural spontaneous shots.

 

  • If multiple locations are desired we can start in home and travel to local parks/city features or venture into the foothills

What is the Location of the Photoshoot?

What to Wear?

Here are some tips to simply your choices when selecting an outfit/outfits for the photoshoot

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Tried and true

  • Simple and solid colors = Classic

  • Neutral colors will remain timeless and fashionable for years to come.

Things to Avoid

  • logos, writing, characters, distracting patterns, busy stripes, numerous solid colors

  • It's usually best for the entire groups not to match, unless you are seeking a particular look.

 

For babies and kids

  • Loose clothing is to be avoided and slightly snug will photograph well.

  • Make sure to try the clothing choices prior to session to make sure everything fits well.

 

For families

  • No need to match, but you should consider colors that complement each other. 

  • Choose 2-4 colors some neutral some brighter and mix and match

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For an endless stream of ideas and inspiration for family outfits, www.pinterest.com will consume you.

Overall, wear something that represents who you are and something that you like to wear.

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Book your Photo Session Below:

30-45 minutes -Select Locations in Walnut Creek offered November until holiday season. -Includes 5 photographs
Holiday Card Package
45 min
$150
-In Home or Hospital Visit -About 2 Hours -Includes 10 photographs
Newborn Photo Session
2 hr
$200
Family/Child Photo Session -In Home or local Park -About 2 Hours -Includes 10 photographs
Family/Child Photo Session
2 hr
$200
-Choose either All day or 2 photo sessions -Includes all photographs and 1 Fine Art Print -Allows for Multiple Photo Shoot Locations/Travel
Premier Family Package
6 hr
$350
Guided services into Diablo Foothills (or any East Bay Regional Park/W.C. OS) for your family -Multiple photo sessions along the hike -Includes all photos and 1 Fine Art...
Children in Nature
6 hr
$350

All Photo Sessions include:

  • Initial consultation

  • Photo session

  • Image package

  • Access to members area* 

Don't see the Photo session you were looking for?

 

See my customized services for more and contact me with additional details

*Access to Members area includes the following:

  • Ultimate Guide to bring your child into Nature

  • Map of best camping locations in the Bay Area: Car Camping, Group 

  • Camping, and Backpacking

  • Map displaying significant Oak tree locations (mostly Bay Area)

  • Access to large size landscape gallery

  • Ability to buy limited edition prints​

  • Images will be delivered to you in a proof gallery where you can choose your favorites. Your choices will be professionally edited and delivered about two weeks after you finalize your selections. ​

  • Additional photographs $25 each