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Session Guide

The portrait experience

You have enough to do with your busy schedule. Let us take care of you. Our portrait process is an all-inclusive experience that will guide you through every step to make this a fun and memorable photo shoot for you and your family! All portrait sessions are custom designed for everyday women, of all ages, and their families. Each session is artfully guided beginning with professional hair & makeup performed by a licensed stylist. Your wardrobe will be carefully selected to achieve the look you desire. And your photo shoot will be skillfully directed to capture your personality and all your best features. We bring the luxurious salon experience right to my studio where you can unwind and enjoy being pampered during your magazine-style photo shoot.

Sessions Offered

  • BEAUTY / GLAMOUR / FASHION

  • BOUDOIR / PIN-UP / INTIMATE

  • PERSONAL BRANDING / BUSINESS PORTRAITS

  • FAMILIES / GENERATIONS

About your portrait session:

We begin with an in person, Phone consultation to get to know you and talk about the type of portrait session you want and how to prepare. Also, included : A hair and make-up session with a professional stylist. A two hour portrait session set in the comfort of a lovely studio with hor d'oeuvres and refreshments, Gentle coaching in poses that flatter you and make you feel beautiful and confident. A private reveal session to see your beautiful portraits finished, printed and ready to take home and enjoy for a life- time.

Step 1: Studio Tour & Consultation

I invite you to schedule a complimentary tour and consultation with me at my beautiful studio in Little Italy San Diego. You are welcome to take a look around, browse through my studio wardrobe, see and touch the beautiful products available, discuss what packages are available, and chat about ideas for your own fabulous photo shoot. There is never any obligation to book a session with me, but if you feel confident that I’m the photographer for you, I’ll be happy to help you select a date for your big day!

Step 2: Scheduling Your Portrait Session

Session times start at 11 am depending on the number of people being photographed with you. I’m currently booking weekday sessions out 2-3 weeks. Saturday sessions fill the fastest, so if you’re interested in a weekend, please contact me for availability. The session fee will be due at the time of booking.

Step 3: Scheduling Your Fitting Session

We will discuss your wardrobe at the consultation so you can plan your outfits ahead of time, but I encourage everyone to schedule their complimentary fitting session prior to their portrait session date. You are welcome to bring anything you wish to wear for your photo shoot and try on anything from my studio wardrobe. My styling assistant will be available to help select the most flattering pieces and help accessorize the outfits that will help complete your style. I recommend scheduling your fitting session two weeks prior to your session date.

Step 4: Your Session Day!

You will receive a list of how to prepare and what to bring prior to your session date. I will also confirm your arrival time. Upon your arrival, you will be shown to your dressing area and offered a beverage. Once you are settled, we’ll begin with your hair and makeup. We’ll consult with you on how you wish to see your hair and makeup. Once you have approved your makeover, we will ease in to your photo shoot by helping make you comfortable in front of the camera. I will be directing you every step of the way. We’ll share a lot of laughs and you can soak up the experience while feeling like a celebrity!

Step 5: Reveal Session

You will be invited back to my studio approximately 2-3 weeks after the photo shoot to view your images and make your selection. Products are sold separately with images starting at $275 and packages starting at $1200. With every print purchased, I will provide the complimentary matching digital file plus a print release. What you fall in love with and wish to purchase will be entirely up to you!

Reveal Session:

You will be invited back to my studio approximately 2-3 weeks after the photo shoot to view your images and make your selection. Products are sold separately.