I cant believe its that time of year already!! Cant wait to see all my amazing families and kids this year, and see how much they have grown!!!

For all my amazing returning clients and families, the schedule and process for this years sessions are mostly the same, with a couple minor changes.

Here are a few important notes!
#1) On weekends, due to a more limited availability this year  I will be available for mini sessions ONLY. You are able to book more than one mini session if you want more time than a 20 min session. Mini sessions are quick, but I really can get a lot done on them! If you want a full hour, contact me to schedule a weekday morning or evening! I will be available most weekday mornings, and Tuesday and Thursday evenings. The second change- I have already chosen most of the locations for my mini session dates this year- with a few exceptions. There are a couple of temecula area dates I will allow you to choose the location if you are the first to book! All other sessions will be scheduled at that same location.

The last change- there has been a slight adjustment to the pricing. Last year, a mini session was 150, with the add on of all images being $75 (total of $225, IF you chose to add all the images- which most of you do. 😉 . This year, the session is $175 ($185 for sessions in The Nest), but to add on all additional images is back down to $50- so for most of you, pricing is the same as last year.

For new clients, here is a basic run-down of how it works! A mini session is 20 minutes, and includes your favorite 5 digital images, with the option of adding more. The cost is $175. You can find the specific details on my website! If you are able to schedule a weekday session, please contact me to reserve a specific date and timeslot! I will be available most weekday mornings and Monday and Wednesday evenings. Friday, Saturday and Sunday time slots will be booked on a first come first serve basis, at the following booking link!


Dates, times, and locations will be listed on the link. You are asked to pay in advance, agree to the portrait contract, and fill out a simple questionnaire of your goals- all of which simplify the day of the shoot, since everything has already been taken care of!

As always, during the Fall holiday season, I book sessions back to back, and I don’t charge anyone a travel fee! If I make a special trip for your session alone, travel fees may apply. Please read the stipulations in the contract to understand the canceling/rescheduling process. As the schedule starts to fill up, I might add extra time slots. The slots listed currently are the earliest in the morning and the latest before sunset, which are the best times for good light!

The gallery with your proofs will be available no later than 2 weeks after your session. Your session fee includes your favorite 5 images as high res digital downloads. If you wish to keep more than five, they are $15 each, or you can add the entire gallery for $50. Please contact me if you have any questions!! Also, peruse the pics below to get some ideas for what type of location you might want! If my schedule fills up, I might also add extra dates in November for weekend mornings or Sundays!

LAST AWESOME UPDATE! I have booked two different dates at an AMAZING photography studio in Fallbrook called The Nest. There is an indoor studio, with LOTS of different options for backgrounds, as well as a barn, with just as many options! The studio is constantly changing and adding new and different elements, so try not to get your heart set on one particular background, as it might not be there! The awesome geometric wooden wall in the background definitely should though, as Alie’s husband took a LOT of time creating it- haha!!

To check out The nest and see what its like, visit their website!


Final disclaimer- I LOVE my job and I LOVE LOVE my clients. But this season can be very hectic and stressful- so please be patient with me if I make a mistake or screw something up, lol. Im not perfect and it happens. I PROMISE to show up and shoot with 110% of my heart and effort, which is one of the reasons why I am changing things up a bit this year. I dont want to be frazzled and overbooked and stressed out. I want to enjoy each and every session with my amazing clients! I cant wait to see you all!! Contact me with questions!!

I cant wait to see all your sweet and smiling faces!!


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