Custom family sessions are usually one hour long for an immediate family of up to 6 people.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Why do you use film?
Shooting with medium format film is my preferred choice as it offers a unique and timeless aesthetic that is hard to achieve with digital technology. I love the larger film size, which captures more detail and produces a soft, organic look that gives my images a painterly quality. The colors are rich, vibrant, and have a distinct warmth that can evoke a sense of nostalgia. Additionally, the process of shooting with film requires a slower, more deliberate approach that encourages me to focus on careful composition and establish a deeper connection with my subject.
What should we wear?
Upon booking a session, you will receive a style guide, an access to a curated client wardrobe for both mamas and babies, and a custom mood board. The style guide provides guidance on hair, makeup, and wardrobe choices, while the client wardrobe selection ensures that my clients have access to a range of flattering, timeless dresses. Finally, the custom mood board helps to create a cohesive and visually appealing look for the shoot.
How does your client wardrobe work?
I have a curated collection of dresses that provide elevated and flattering look. We can schedule a dress try-out session, or I will bring a couple of options of your choice directly to your shoot. All dresses are cleaned and steamed, and ready for your session.
What locations do you recommend for the shoot?
Depending on the season and your family dynamic (ages of kids) I offer a range of locations throughout the greater Bay Area. From a perfect sandy beach to the flower fields, gardens, and hilltops to the comfort of your home.
When do we get to see our pictures?
The film from the session is expedited to the film processing lab. Every film scan is then curated and hand-edited. Please allow three weeks to get your final gallery.
Do you offer printed products?
Yes. After receiving your gallery, you can choose from the selection of fine art prints, wall art, and heirloom albums. I do offer complimentary gallery wall and album design. All products are printed on the highest quality archival papers at the professional laboratory.