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FAQ

 

I’d like to book a family portrait session for our Holiday Cards, when should I schedule the session so I am able to order prints in time for the holiday season? 

Please plan to schedule your session before Thanksgiving to ensure that you are able to place your orders in time for us to meet the deadlines

 

Can I order individual digital images? 

You may purchase individual digital images at full price listed in our pricing information page. The pricing discounts will begin at 10 images and go up in 5 image increments.

 

Do you have a referral program? 

Yes!  We are always delighted whenever a new client tells us that a friend referred them to our studio. When a client who you have referred books a session, we will send you a certificate in the amount of $50 to use towards your next session


How soon will I see proofs from my session? 

You will be able to have your online proofing session to view your images within 2 weeks. Event images take about 3-4 weeks to be completed.

 

What should I wear to my session? 

The photographer will have a consult with you prior to your session but, in general, wear what makes you feel good; what you are comfortable wearing.

 

What happens if it rains?

I know it doesn’t rain all the time, but sometimes, even in California, it rains, and even I cannot control the weather…. yet. (especially in January – March)…..when this happens, we will re-schedule your session for another day/time.  We can work around certain weather conditions, however, if it is too windy or too hot, we will re-schedule your session for another day/time.

 

What should I bring?

Wherever we are (from a wooded area to the beaches to Downtown LA) – you’re going to need water and a couple of snacks. Plan on packing a bag for your wardrobe changes and shoes, as well as smaller bags for jewelry.  I also encourage my seniors to bring comfortable shoes when we are walking around, such as flip flops so you aren't wearing heels everywhere!  Don’t forget to bring your props, such as letterman’s jackets, hats, sports equipment, etc.

 

Who else can come?

If you are under 18, A parent MUST attend the session with you – if Mom or Dad makes you crazy or nervous, that’s fine… they can hang out in the car or read a book while we are shooting but you must have a parent attend.   Plus, this can be great bonding time for you guys! 

 

Can someone else take pictures of me at the same time?

No, additional cameras (other than mobile devices) are prohibited on shoots due to copyrights. Poses and shots that are used for copyrighted images may not be photographed. You are welcome to take some selfies to remember the experience!  

 

Where will I change?

I always encourage the girls to wear spandex shorts and a tank top that you can wear under your clothes.  This way it is easier for you to change in public.  Depending on the location, we may not have a bathroom available for you to change in....so you may have to change in your car or my car.  Don’t worry, we’ll make sure nobody can see in there! 

 

Do you offer albums, prints, or framing? 

Yes, we work with high-quality custom framers, and we offer a variety of mounting and display options including; books, frames, canvas, metal, etc.. 

Do you have location suggestions for my session? 

Yes, we are happy to suggest a variety of locations to you, in addition to the possibility of shooting in our studio or in your home.  The photographer will discuss options with you during your consult

 

How long is a typical portrait session? 

Portrait sessions usually take 45 minutes to 2 hours depending on the type of session