As soon as you have decided that you'd like me as your photographer. The holiday season is the busy season and typically all outdoor sessions are fully booked by September.
Just a general idea or inspiration of what you'd like your family pictures to look like. I will help you with the rest! I can help you to stylize your session with the best clothing and color options as well as location.
Prices range depending on your photographic needs. Most clients invest between $600 and $2000 for their portrait collection. We offer both full-resolution digital collections and heirloom-quality printed art pieces.
We are a full-service studio which means your portraits can be printed and framed, wrapped in canvas, or arranged in a beautiful heirloom album.
We will choose a location once we book your session. Your background will depend on your style and the season. I shoot from many scenic places. You can choose from a beautiful Temecula vineyard, a wooded area of trees, some gorgeous beaches, and more. Most locations are photographed within a 30-minute drive from the Temecula/Murrieta area. I will send you a questionnaire to better understand your personal style and preference for the outcome of your photo. After I review the questionnaire, I will decide on a location that fits best for you, and I will send you our meeting place and time.
Occasionally, someone in the family might not look forward to family picture day. And that is okay! Some people love taking portraits, and some don't! It's my job to make sure that your family portrait session is fun, natural, relaxed, and photographed as quickly as possible. I come prepared with a plan in mind. I shoot fast, take several photos, posed and candid, and often don't even need the full hour to create a variety of images. Often, that reluctant family member will leave the session thankful that it was so easy and with an experience much better than expected!
If you're worried about your kids not behaving, Don't worry. I have 17 years of experience with all different types of children, whether they are shy, distracted, energetic, or silly! I can adapt to your child's needs. Sometimes that means creating more candid style images or taking a step back to allow them time to warm up.
The session fee includes up to 12 people. More extensive family group sessions are available at an additional cost.