Scheduling our session

Where are you based?

I live in Orange County and I happily work all over Orange County and Los Angeles. If you’re not based in the OC/LA area, not a problem. Call me and we’ll see if we can make it work.

When should we schedule our maternity, newborn or family session?

For a maternity session, the ideal time is between 30 and 36 weeks (before you are considered full term at 37 weeks). I know you’ll be exhausted at this point, but I want to make sure I capture your beautiful bump, and these are the prime weeks to do so. 

For a newborn session, 3-6 weeks after your baby is born is ideal.

For a family session, any time works. 

When time should we meet?

I only work with natural light, so the best times to meet for outdoor sessions are in the early morning or late afternoon (within a couple of hours of sunrise or sunset).

At our session

What if the weather isn’t playing nicely or what if one of us gets sick?

Not a problem – we can reschedule. Weather misbehavior, and feeling under the weather (no pun intended!), are common. I’ll keep an eye on the weather right up until our date and we can reschedule if we need to but it's unlikely to happen here in sunny SoCal.

What should we wear?

The most important thing is that you’re all comfortable in what you wear. We might be running around or sitting on the ground, so comfort is key. I would avoid lettering on shirts (it doesn’t show up as well as you think), mixing too many patterns (polka dots, bold stripes) and being overly “matchy” (all of you in polo shirts). Neutral colors photograph really well but so do colors.

For newborns, a swaddle, some pants or a onesie (where teeny-tiny hands and legs can be seen and captured) are fabulous choices.

What should we bring?

For a family session, having snacks and drinks handy can be a lifesaver. For that reason, bring wet wipes too (just in case we enjoy said snacks too much). Other than that, a blanket or a toy that your kiddos adore could be fun, but kids can make fun everywhere, so I’ll leave the choice about toys up to you.

After our session

When do we get our photos?

I will send you a link to your online gallery as soon as I can, which is typically 2-4 weeks after our session. If I can get them to you sooner, I will, but the art of editing takes time.

What if I don’t like the photos?

My client service perspective is simple: if I haven't lived up to my promise of delivering images that are consistent with the images you see on this site, I’ll make it right. So if you’re not completely jazzed with your photos, let’s chat, and I’ll do what I can to fix it.

Do you offer prints?

Yes indeedy. You can order prints from your online gallery which links to one of the best photo labs.

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