What is my photography philosophy?
My perspective is founded on storytelling and embracing the picture-perfect moments of life as well as the imperfect ones. I believe that beautiful posing will show you at your best, and that candid photos show you at your truest essence.
I never set a maximum on the number of photos you get. If I believe it's a good photo, you will get it.
The galleries I deliver are intended to tell a story of your experience. They provide you with classic and timeless images and candid moments that express genuine connection.
As someone who lost a parent too early, I have a unique perspective that allows me to pour my love and appreciation for memories into your images that you will treasure for life.
When are galleries delivered?
Full galleries are delivered 2-3 weeks after the photoshoot.
Are sneak peek photos provided?
Always! You get a batch of sneak peek images lightly edited and delivered the evening of the next business day after the photoshoot.
Are digital photos included in the session fee?
Yes, two sets of digital photos are included. One set is formatted for sharing photos online and the other for professional printing.
What is the editing style?
Editing style includes color and light correction, blemish removal, complexion softening, and overall retouching. The photos range from neutral to warm.
I do not liquify photos (aka "body modifications"). Edits will enhance your natural beauty.
If you have any concerns, please discuss with me and we can go over styling and wardrobe tips that are most flattering. This is a safe place to share and discuss any concerns openly.
What kind of posing guidance do we get?
You get expert posing guidance throughout the session. I pride myself on being a highly observant individual who tunes into people's energy, and their posing strengths and weaknesses. I can quickly identity your posing strengths and areas where you need more guidance.
I understand body language, emotive posing, and how to create the most flattering looks. With a mix of observation, intuition, and skill, I can help a shy person feel comfortable and come out of their shell. I can sense when clients are ready for bolder moves and I also LOVE to be your cheerleader.
What are outdoor sessions like?
Active and free-spirited. I like to get everyone moving so I usually always include movement in a session. As we continue, I capture the in-between laughs, giggles, and authentic moments. Sessions are about variety and pack a punch with 2-3 backdrops within the shoot.
What are in-home sessions like?
Super sweet and cozy. In-home sessions are usually for newborn or family sessions. I bring all props and outfits to the session. We typically stick to two outfits for newborns to reduce movement to keep them relaxed and sleepy. We take breaks as needed for nursing, diaper changes, etc.
Will you travel?
Yes. I cover the Sacramento, San Jose and Fremont at no extra cost. Photoshoots outside of these areas, incur a $25+ travel costs.
If you have a destination wedding, engagements, etc., let's talk!