MAKE THESE MOMENTS LAST FOREVER.
FAMILY SESSION PRICING
Please note: this pricing structure also applies to maternity sessions.
Beach, canyon, park, your backyard, your fave ice cream shop—the sky's the limit, so let's make this an adventure! We'll take our time getting beautiful group photos, individual shots, and every possible combination you can dream up. I shoot a mix of candids and portraits, close up details and sweeping landscape images, so you'll have lots of variety to choose from.
Want a solid set of shots to choose from? The standard digital gallery is for you. Want to savor every moment and angle? Opt for the extended digital gallery.
Yes, you can upgrade your gallery afterward!
Check out past family sessions here >>
Curious about locations? Here are some of my go-to spots >>
ONE-HOUR FAMILY SESSION
QUICK, EASY, SEASONAL. PRICELESS.
EitheJust want a handful of great images? Got some little ones who don't want to smile for an hour? Mini-sessions are 20-minute rapid-fire portrait sessions. Mini-sessions are seasonal and offered on pre-scheduled dates.
Want to see some example galleries from last year's mini-sessions? >>
WANT TO SIGN UP? Either:
1. Keep an eye on my Instagram account for posts about upcoming mini-session dates!
2. shoot me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to be added to the list for mini-session notifications, so you can nab your spot before the rest of the world.
>>>>>>>>>> 20-MINUTE SESSION + 10 IMAGES = $250 <<<<<<<<<<
Are there any additional fees?
No, the pricing structures listed above include post-processing time and your gallery will contain full-sized, unwatermarked photo files ready for you to download for free.
Do you require a deposit to book a session?
No, I don't require a deposit or a contract for the sessions listed on this page. Once we agree on a date, location, and time, your session is booked in my calendar.
How do you handle payment?
Whatever's most convenient for you. You can bring payment to our photo shoot, or I'll send over an invoice after I load and share your gallery with you. I accept payment via cash, check, Apple Pay, Venmo, Zelle, or credit card (via PayPal, for a 3% fee).
Where will my session take place?
Totally up to you! I'm based in (and very familiar with) Malibu, so most of the sessions I do take place here, but if you have a specific spot in mind, let's make it happen! I've compiled a bunch of my favorite shoot locations here >> and I also love doing at-home family sessions. If you want to do something unique and different, I'm all in. Want to have a session on a family camping trip? I'll pack my hiking boots. Got a favorite ice cream shop? Let's do it. I love visiting new and unique places for photo sessions.
What time of day will my session take place?
If your session will be outside, I would like to shoot as close to sunset as possible (golden hour!), so I would ideally like to start your session an hour before the sunset. (Please note: sunrise light is also beautiful, so if you're an early riser, I'm up for a morning adventure!)
If your session will be at home, any time of day is great because we'll use the light from your windows as a soft side-light source. That's why home sessions are great for kiddos and newborns, because their energy is best when the sun is high in the sky.
How many family members can be in my shoot?
Your session fee covers up to 6 people. Each additional person adds $25 to the session fee.
Do you Photoshop?
I edit your photos in Lightroom to take them from good to great. I edit color balance, exposure, shadows, clarity, and add stylistic touches that make your photos look incredible. If you had a recent breakout, I will try to spot-remove blemishes, but I don't smooth wrinkles or remove gray hairs. I photograph you as you are, today!
Can my dog come to my session?
I LOVE dogs and I love shooting photos of dogs. Your dog(s) are welcome at your session if (1) you're certain the location is dog-friendly, and (2) you bring along a friend or family member to handle the dogs when they aren't in the shot (unless you're at home, in which case your dog can be unattended).
What should I wear?
I always share two wardrobe tips: (1) dress up a little more than you otherwise would. There is no such thing as overdressed for a photoshoot. Opt for the flowy dress, the suit jacket, the statement accessory—you'll be so glad you did! and (2) light pastels photograph very nicely in nature. Think peach, blush, sky blue, sage green, soft yellow, lavender... that's your palette. Avoid all-black pieces (unless they're pants on him) or brilliant white (though cream and off-white photograph beautifully). Textures are great, like lace, chiffon, woven sweaters. If you want to have a print, opt for subtle stripes, checked patterns, or calicos (avoid bold and wild prints).
If we're shooting at the beach, wear sandals you can kick off as soon as we get to the sand.
How and when can I see my images?
I deliver your images to you via online gallery (invitation sent to your email) within 5 business days (1 calendar week)
Can I order prints from my gallery?
Yes! The gallery service I use to distribute photos (Pixieset) makes it super easy to order high-quality small- and large-format prints directly from the gallery. You're also welcome to download the high-resolution files and order prints through a third party printing service (they're YOUR photos!) For that matter, you can do WHATEVER you want with your photos—print, post to socials, load to your website, email, share the link with family and friends, etc.
STYLES & GENRES
Flat rate of $350 per hour of shoot time • Deliverable is 60-80 photos per hour of shoot time
Stills, stock images, head shots, and behind the scenes. You've put in weeks of work, countless man hours organizing the talent and the location.... don't skip the set photography.