1 | WHAT IS YOUR SHOOTING STYLE?
I specialize in Lifestyle Photography. This means capturing more organic, candid, wild and genuine moments that are less staged and more you! I keep it simple. No props, crazy gear or ticking timer. I'll bring my camera and we'll take advantage of your home or our beautiful bay area scenery (theres no lack of it here!). My goal is to capture you in a relaxed, comfortable environment that leaves room for you to be you! I will guide you as needed, but will do my best to leave the cuteness to you! That said, its not your job or your spouses/kiddos/babies job to be "photogenic" or to love being in front of a camera...its MY job to make you all comfortable and to take the most beautiful flippin' photos you've ever seen. I will use natural light to make you look like a million bucks! I'll edit your photos to have rich tones and beautiful highlights. I'll edit away any blemishes but gurl if you weren't born with it, I wont photoshop it on ya! You are beautiful just the way you are!
2 | WHO DO YOU ENJOY SHOOTING?
Newborns, Babies, Families and Couples, Portraits, Seniors and Weddings.
3 | What do you shoot with?
I recently upgraded to a Canon 5D Mark IV and YOU GUYSSSS this thing is a beast. I still haven't named him yet(btw I name my things pet names), but I'll keep ya posted! We're still gettin to know each other, ya know?! I also have a sassy lil Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II. She's pretty cute too.
4 | WHAT ARE THE DETAILS I NEED TO KNOW FOR MY UPCOMING SHOOT WITH YOU, MC?
Glad you asked! First, you and I will chat a bit and make sure we are a perfect fit! Yay! Then, we'll pick a time and date (outdoor photos are best 1 hour prior to sunset, indoor photo times vary depending on the lighting in your place!). I'll send you a link to sign a contract, book your session and pay online through a website called Honeybook. A non-refundable 50% deposit of the session fee is due at the time of booking! The remainder of the session fee is due 2 weeks before the session! I'll confirm with you via text a couple days before the session. We'll meet at the chosen spot and take some pretty freakin' awesome pics. I will most likely do some goofy stuff or sing silly song and dance to get the perfect shot from ya. Oh btw...payments will be accepted upon my arrival prior to the photoshoot. Ill rush home and start downloading your pics and most likely end up sending you a little sneak peak! 2-4 weeks later, BOOM! I'll send you 50-75 beautiful, edited, high-resolution digital photos via an email link to a Pixieset Gallery. You will download them all, laugh at that one pic of you guys doing that one thing, and share away!
5 | lets date!
Woa, That escalated quickly. BUT if you wanna talk dates...Session's are offered Friday, Saturday and Sunday starting 1 hour prior to sunset.
(March 2018-November 2018: Sessions start ~6pm)
6 | What is your turn around time?
Each session takes about 3 months-1 year to edit. LOL JK. GOTCHA. You can expect to see a beautiful lil swanky link in your email within 4-6 weeks!
7 | how many of these pics do you delivery, anyways?
I deliver 50-75 edited, high resolution digital photos delivered via an emailed link to Pixieset (an online photo gallery). You are free to use them however you please...prints, photo books, grandmas fridge, Christmas cards, magnets, mouse pads(are those still a thing?), instagram...YOU NAME IT!
8 | can I have all the raw files and also your first born child?
RAW files are not for sale BUT you will receive high resolution JPEG images that will knock your freakin socks off!
9 | I HAVE A BAY AREA MORTGAGE, WILL I BE ABLE TO AFFORD YOUR PHOTOS AND MY NEXT HOUSE PAYMENT?
Each 2017 session is $450. Friends and Family are discounted $100...cause I love ya! MC, can I trade ya some magic beans for the session? As much as I'm a sucker for magic beans, I'll stick to the $450. To book a session, a 50% non-refundable retainer is required. The remaining 50% is due 2 weeks prior to the session. Payment can be made online with a debit or credit card through Honeybook (don't worry silly willy, I'll send you the link).
10 | do you offer mini sessions? or shorter sessions?
My goal is to take beautiful freakin pics that you will LOVE, keep forever and show everyone you meet (even that random person in front of you at the grocery store)! These beautiful pics cannot be achieved in a rushed little skinny mini session. However, there are tons of Bay Area photographers that offer these lil sessions if that is what you are looking for!
11 | HOW FAR DO YOU TRAVEL?
I love travel, but for now I will keep my traveling confined to the Bay Area Peninsula! SHOOTIE MC, I love your photos but I don't live in the peninsula! What are my options?! HMMMM, Lets chat! We can pick a beautiful area in the peninsula and you can meet me here!
12 | YOUR PHOTOS ARE BEAUTIFUL AND PERFECT, HOW DO I BOOK?
OMGH. I. am. blushing. First of all, I love you. Second of all, head on over HERE to send me a message. Or email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. If were perfect for each other, I'll send over a contract for you to sign and some more information about your session. EEEK! Can't wait!