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 live in Sacramento and am happy to travel, with enough planning. With Covid, I am very hesitant to shoot indoors, but outdoors is safe enough and I stay masked and a ways away the entire time. 
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
Rates:
Individuals, children, couples, immediate families, headshots, professional portraits: $250
Extended families (more than say, 7 people), groups, or business groups: $350
Weddings: $2,000 (for 8-10 hours - all day, essentially)

First-year special: $900 (four shoots)
- maternity
- newborn
- first year
- and one other shoot of your choice, i.e. 6-month/first sitting up milestone, Christmas, Valentine’s, etc.
(Maternity can be substituted for another date/milestone later in the year if we start shooting at birth!)
Special note for newborns/kids: I do not bring props or do prop-heavy shoots. I want to do work with them in a much more documentary/lifestyle sort of fashion. If you have one small prop idea, feel free to bring it up and we will discuss! (Example: your kid loves balls, so you want to do a baseball-themed shoot. I don't see those as props, I see those as you encouraging play!)
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 both 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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