Creating a treasure portrait begins with an Initial Consultation that lets us get to know each other. We like to know what styles of photography most attract you, and how we can make your photography session fun and enjoyable. When deciding which style of portraiture you would like for your portrait, it is best to reflect your personality. If you live a casual lifestyle, a traditional, formal portrait may not be the best style of portraiture for you. Remember, you want this to be a memory of you as you are today.
To visualize your portrait before a photo shoot as essential. We love creative and fun photos and we bring lots of creative ideas for unique and interesting portraits. Some people love being in front of cameras, others are not as comfortable. It is our job to help you relax, express who you really are, have fun with the camera, and enjoy the photo session. It really can be fun!
The more questions you ask upfront, the more confident and relaxed you’ll feel on and after your photo session. If in doubt, ask! Please see our FAQ section in Info section.
We will discuss a location of your photo session during our consultation. We have photographed in many places of the Los Angeles and Orange counties and we still discover new appealing settings and generate new ideas. Nearly any background you can imagine can be found at beaches, modern and historical buildings, parks, quiet and busy streets, automobiles, marinas, established and new neighborhoods. We also recommend variety of digital backgrounds.
We will cheerfully reschedule if the weather is uncooperative or other circumstances have arisen.
The Photography Session
On the day of your session try to arrive with your clothing, hair, and make up as you wish them to appear in your portrait. We can invite a professional stylist and make-up artist for additional charge.
The length of photo session depends on chosen package. Portrait session – up to three hours. Ultra Portrait session up to 5 hours. Please refer to our Packages list in Info section.
The best time for photo shoot is in the late afternoon: about an hour before the sunset when the sunlight paints faces in light golden tone. However, we can shoot anytime, day or night, sunshine, rain or fog.
You are encouraged to bring to your session any special, meaningful, or other personal items you would like to help the mood of your portrait. This may include hats, scarves, a flower, draping fabrics, musical instruments, stuffed animals, etc. Use your imagination!
Your session fee due at the day of the photo session. All prices include 9% CA sales tax.
After the Shoot
Digital image editing and the creation of DVD with final images take approximately 2-4 weeks. You will receive hand-edited one at a time high resolution digital files on DVD or by digital download from Dropbox. At the same time we will post your images on our online gallery. The online gallery is a privet, password protected section on our website where all of your photographs will be placed online for you and your family and friends to view. It is a secure cart – which allows you (and your family and friends) to order prints online. All you have to do is provide the password to anyone who you want to be able to view the images.
We do retain the copyright to images and the right to use them for promotional purposes, competition, professional review and so on.