This is for you the sand and the sea is your happy place.
This is not for you if getting sand on your feet makes for some grumpy folks in your family!
My favorite location is RAT (Redondo) And Torrance beach for short) where the beach has a backdrop of Palos Verdes making you think you are in Italy. The parking to sand situation is very easy too....unless I just jinxed myself.
Think about the look and feel of your home. Think of your family portrait blown up 36x24 would that fit the vibe of your home?
Think neutrals and greens and more earthy feelings here.
My favorite part of the trail in Hermosa Beach is easy to get to and consistent with emptiness and consistent lighting from the large trees.
At Home Session
This is for you if you have anyone in your family that really doesn't want to do photos, so I come to you instead of you having to coordinate a bunch of things. Dress up or down or in PJs or screw the coordinate outfits altogether! Because of Covid, we will shoot in the front and the back and along the sidewalks.
This is your very best way to ease the fam into having a photographer around IMO!
Less stress because you won't be late.
You don't have to clean the house because I won't be inside!
Kids are in their element and relaxed ...so is Dad.
Just saying ;)
Update 11/30- Thank you for such an amazing holiday season. I have a few spots available, please email me and it will be a $100 non refundable retainer to grab the spot on a first come first served basis. The retainer can be used for a rescheduled session within 30 days if you need to cancel for any reason. Mini sessions are $450 total (includes session fee) for your favorite 20 images and if you wanted all the images, it would be $595 total.
Q: What are your Covid precautions
A: I wear a mask and stay back 6 ft. I give air hugs and direct you loud enough so you can hear me through my mask.
Q: Do you charge for travel?
A: No travel charge within the South Bay of Los Angeles where I live. Travel fee applies 20miles from 90275.
Q: If there is another family in my area in LA or OC that books on the same day, can we share your travel fee?
A: Actually, I'll waive it! I appreciate referrals so much!
Q: Can you shoot my extended family as a mini session?
A: I wish! We will need more time! You'll need a full session for this. The holiday session is meant for 5 people, additional people are $35 per person. Because of Covid Community Guidelines, my session currently are limited to 10 people and no more than 2 households and only outside.
Q: What do I wear?
A: Take a look here
Q: I'm worried that my kids won't behave!
A: Good. news, I was a summer camp counselor for kids for 12 years. Plus I know some really cheesy jokes, I got you covered.
Q: Can I bring my dog?
A: Yes! The beach location has a dog park, Miramar Park, above the sand, the dog may need to be left with someone because they can't be down there. The trail is dog friendly for sure!
Q: What is your cancellation policy?
A: I totally understand things like illness and work trips happen. You can reschedule within 30 days and your session fee is not lost, it will just rollover.
Debunking of myths you may be thinking...
*The thought about wearing matching outfits makes you want to barf. Good news, wear what you want! If you see my work, most are drawn to the coordinated color scheme, but that is not necessary!
*I have too much baby weight - That's awesome, your body grew a baby and your child is here to have photos of mama to cherish for years to come!
*My kids are not well behaved - GURLLL, I get it. That's where stickers, bubbles, candy (if you are ok with that) come in. Also, maybe a pre-shoot conversation about a post shoot treat comes in.
*My husband thinks an iPhone photo is just fine. I absolutely think iPhone photos definitely work too, I can't argue with the ease of that phone and not dealing with anything! But, keep reading why you may want to hire a photographer to get more than just one image that you can certainly get with a tripod and remote control.
* Why do I need to hire a professional? This investment is for someone to do the work so you can relax and be present.
*My husband thinks it costs too much money. I totally understand this. The way I see it is that there are few things to spend money on that are going to be a treasure for generations to come. In fact, the value of your photos increase each year.