How to work with me:
Shoot me an email with the details of what you want to capture and what location/background ideas you have. I am somewhat limited by public transit, or I can meet up with you somewhere if you are willing to drive out to somewhere specific you have in mind. I am East Bay located but I also work in San Francisco, Sacramento, and the North Bay. I am more than happy to help suggest places! I am also happy to work at your home. I do not do studio work, so everything will be on-location.

At this time I am not doing newborns by themselves, but I'm happy to do newborns as part of a family shoot.
Timing: sunsets are prettiest, but I know younger kids are happiest in the mornings, so it’s your call. If you want a certain glowy sunset look, though, we have to work together around an hour before the sun sets. Location also plays a part in timing. In a forest, morning or early afternoon is easier, but a beach or an empty field requires sunset. 
Most shoots last between one and two hours, depending on how people feel and how things go. I never limit things based on time - I want to shoot until you feel satisfied (or your kids are over it, haha). If things just DO NOT work, we can always do another day, but honestly I’ve only had that happen like, twice. 
If you want a sample of what my family shoots typically end up like, here's a sample gallery
Individuals, children, couples, immediate families, headshots, professional portraits: $350
Extended families (more than say, 7 people), groups, or business groups: $450
Weddings: $2,000 (for 8-10 hours - all day, essentially)
What you get: 
Every hi-res photo that turns out (I only get rid of blurry or obviously bad shots) edited and returned to you in an online private Dropbox for download within a week of the shoot (allow 3 weeks for weddings) with a copyright release so you can print as you desire. I do some photos also in black and white, so you get options.
I keep all the photos, so if you lose them in a year, I should still have them!
Weddings are a case-by-case situation, so for that we should meet first and see how we feel about each other. I typically work alone, but I absolutely can get a second shooter if you want one (they do come with an additional fee to cover their time). 25% deposit due upon contract signing; remainder due with one month of the event. 

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