These are the milestones in your life that are worth documenting too!
Each session listed below include: a 75-90 minute session, fully edited images, a private online gallery where you can view, download, and share your photos, and four 8 x 10 prints in an 11 x 14 white mat.
grads & solos
services start at $350
$50 will go towards Takis Shelter**, a dog shelter in Crete, Greece that I have been keeping up with for a few years. I loooove dogs, and I have always wanted one as a kid but couldn't get one until I was a money-makin' adult. Now that I have one, I just want more! Unfortunately, I'm allergic to dogs that have fur (miniature schnauzers have hair, so don't @ me) which leaves me very limited to only certain types that I can have. Since I can't have and save all the dogs, I figured I could help out in other ways, which leads me to Takis Shelter.
I discovered Takis Shelter by accident on Facebook one day, and I have admired everything he has done to save as many dogs (dogs that have been abandoned and even dumped in remote parts of Crete) as possible, even when his shelter is over capacity. His kindness, generosity, and, most importantly, transparency won me over, which is why I believe in everything he does and support him and his shelter. To read & learn more about Takis Shelter, you can visit his website here.
**I should note that I am not a sponsor of, nor am I paid to support, Takis Shelter. These donations are purely from my own desire to support people and organizations I believe in.
what should I wear?
I always recommend dressing up in whatever makes you feel comfortable and you. If you're not the kind of person to wear a dress and heels, you probably should skip out on that because if you don't feel like yourself, it'll show in the photos (although I can turn that around, but still - it's more fun to just be you!). I recommend having at least 2 different outfits, no more than 3, to spice things up during your session. If you need outfit suggestion, I am more than happy to help!
Where should we do our sessions?
I always like to suggest places or areas that have a lot of meaning to you. It could be the place where you got engaged, in the city you first met, your favorite scenery like the beach or a forest, or even your own home! These are just some ideas. Or, it can be somewhere that just looks awesome - nothing wrong with doing a session that has no meaning other than it being a place you've always wanted to go to!
Please note: there is an additional fee for sessions that are more than 75 miles outside of Santa Rosa or Union City, CA.
Where are you based and do you travel?
I'm currently based in Sonoma County (specifically Santa Rosa, CA), but I'm available to travel to wherever your love takes me (with an additional travel and accommodation fee)! My passport is ready to go!
can i bring my dog?
Cat, horse, llama, turtle -- whatever the creature (except for maybe snakes & tarantulas...because blegchk!) -- YESSSS!!!!! As long as our session is located in a pet-friendly area. If you plan to bring your pet, I HIGHLY recommend bringing someone along to help supervise your pet for photos that won't require them, or to get their attention to "look at the camera," or if they get antsy and would rather play than "sit" for a photo.
When will we get our photos & how many pictures will we receive?
Your will receive an online gallery link with all your photos within maximum 8 weeks (sometimes less depending on the season I photograph your story). You can download all the photos from the gallery but also share them, choose your favorites, and also order prints!
You'll receive between 150-250 photos that best tells the story of you and your love.
do we also get a usb for engagement, bridal, & portrait sessions?
If you have me as your wedding photographer, your engagement & bridal session photos will be included in the USB that comes with your wedding package.
If you book me for only these sessions (so not including a wedding), a USB is NOT included since the final delivery is smaller in quantity and can be easily downloaded from your online gallery, compared to wedding photos. But if you would like to purchase a USB, it's an additional $75. Pricing includes packaging & shipping costs.
Can I book a mini-session instead?
I only do mini-sessions twice a year and with limited sign-ups. Because the time of mini-sessions is so short, it doesn't make much sense for me to book a mini session by itself. If you'd like to be kept up-to-date on when mini-session signups happen, join my email list!
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