Great! You'd like for us to work together. I am STOKED. So...what, now?

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BEFORE:

We coordinate a date and time. I require a 50% deposit to hold the date. I send invoices through Paypal, but you can absolutely send a check if you'd like.

We brainstorm session ideas. Location, outfits…props? Halloween costumes? Want to have a picnic in your favorite park then stroll through Atwater Village? Do the kids have a very favorite playground? 

I'm down! I want YOU to have a say in your session. Of course, I'm always here to help and brainstorm, but the more you are involved, the more meaningful the photos are! 

The session fee balance is due a week before the session. I'll send you a Paypal invoice way in advance.

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DAY OF: 

Time limits: I don't have time limits, unless it's a sunset session and we're fighting for natural light, of course! Typically sessions last about 1.5 hours, then everyone starts to get a little whiny (adults, included!).

For the littles: Bring a favorite toy, or one that actually fits in with the theme of the shoot. Giving small children something to hold, look at, interact with can be great for photos. Also, bring bite-sized snacks as a last resort! 

For this session, Mom & Dad brought Jason's yellow duck - one of their son's favorite toys - purposely chosen to not clash with their outfits. Little man was entertained and comforted by his fuzzy friend, the photos look great, and Mom even said that documenting Jason's favorite toy will be even more meaningful when he's older. That's a win, win, win my friends!

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Let your freak flag fly! We're coming together to make art out of…YOU! And your family! Bring your true colors and I'll be there to capture it. I tell my clients, "Cheesy looks good in the camera," and it's true - but don't mistake my meaning. I don't want you to be anyone else's "cheesy." You should ham it up in your very own special way. 


AFTER:

Photos will be edited and up in a private gallery in 4-6 weeks. From here you can order desktop prints (up to 8x10) or individual high-res digital downloads. Through me, via email or phone call, you may order large wall prints or the entire high-res digital collection. Prices for these items can be found here.

I also offer albums and album design. You can check out that info here!

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FINE PRINT (or, not so fine. no surprises!)

Refund Policy: Saturday/Sunday sessions must be rescheduled or cancelled on/before Saturday/Sunday of the previous week. That's a full 7 days notice.
Monday-Friday sessions must be rescheduled or cancelled with at least 72 hours notice. 

If these deadlines are not met, the deposit is forfeited unless I am able to schedule a last minute session. (The session balance will be returned to you.)

Inclement Weather: The session may have to be postponed due to bad weather. In this case, the session fee will transfer to our new date. 

Tardiness: It is vital (especially for sunset sessions!) that the client is on time! If the session cannot take place or be "finished" due to client tardiness, there will be no refund.

I hope all this info helps! Please, don't hesitate at all to email or call if you have any questions (or ideas!) I can't wait for our session :) 
xoxo -bkm