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) In case you didnt know already, my family and I moved to TEXAS!!! I have weddings and other commitments still in Ca, and I am trying to visit as often as I feasibly can! I couldn’t imagine not seeing all my awesome families. As of now, I have THREE trips in SEPT, THREE in October, and TWO trips planned in November. Most of these are for weddings I have booked, but I have planned my flights to allow for family sessions the day before, the morning of, and the day after most of these weddings. 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! I have already chosen most of the locations for my mini session dates this year- with a few exceptions. There are a couple of 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.
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 $185. You can find the specific details on my website!All of my available slots will be booked on a first come first serve basis, at the following booking link! If a date fills up, I might be able to add in extra time slots on several of these dates, but not all of them. I would definitely not wait to reserve a slot- as I have probably half of the availability I had last year.
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. 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! Also keep in mind, since I am now out of state, rescheduling is near impossible- if due to bad weather the session gets canceled, it is most likely that you would be refunded- as rescheduling options are extremely limited. We will cross that bridge when we get there if needed- fingers crossed we have all awesome weather!
The gallery with your proofs will be available no later than 3 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!!
LAST AWESOME UPDATE! I have booked one date 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 vintage bus! 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!
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!!
P.S For a quick list of the dates I will be in town and where and when I will be shooting, see below!
Fri Sept 3 am– downtown SD
Fri Sept 3pm– los juilgueros preserve.
Sat Sept 4- temecula area TBD
Sun Sept 5– temecula area tbd
Fri Sept 17th– pm- South Ponto Beach
Sat Sept 18– am- Lorimar winery and orange groves, Temecula.
Thurs Sept 30 am– open SD or TMEC location
Thurs Sept 30 pm– Idyllwild minis
Fri Oct 1 am– SD beach TBD
Sat Oct 2 am-presidio park San Diego
Sat Oct 2 PM-downtown San Diego
Thus Oct 7- pm– open to location
Fri Oct 8 am– open to Temecula location
Sat Oct 9 PM– downtown San Diego
Fri Oct 22 AM– Balboa park
Fri Oct 22pm– windansea beach La Jolla
Sat oct 23 am- THE NEST fallbrook
Sat Oct 23 PM– Marian Bear Park San Diego
Sun Oct 24– am- hotel del/coronado beach
Thurs Nov 4– AM- open for location choice
Thurs Nov 4th PM– Temecula Winery
Fri Nov 5 am– Temecula area TBD
Sat Nov 6 am– Temecula TBD
Sun Nov 7 am– (daylight savings time!)- open to SD or Tmec choice
Sun Nov 7 PM– Windansea Beach La Jolla.