frequently asked questions
Q: Where are you based?
A: I am located in the East Bay Area of California and service the surrounding area.
Q: What type of sessions do you photograph?
A: I specialize in Motherhood, Maternity and Family sessions. As a mother myself these are the sessions that really inspire me and bring me joy. I take on some other types of sessions though so feel free to look through my portfolio pages! I do not currently offer head shots, extended family sessions or event sessions.
Q: Do you offer mini sessions?
Q: What would you call your "style" of photography?
A: I would say my style of photography is natural, storytelling and emotive. I am not a "traditional" portrait photographer. I love capturing genuine emotion and movement. I love when my clients cuddle, walk, talk, laugh and play at our sessions! I enjoy setting up a situation where my clients will naturally fall into loving moments with one another.
Q: How will I know where to get my photos printed?
A: You can order high quality prints right from your online gallery! You can also ask me for printing company recommendations - I would love to share those with you.
Q: Can you send my gallery via CD or USB drive?
A: All my galleries are sent via online gallery that can be downloaded onto a computer. This allows me to quickly deliver your photos and give everyone the same experience. The online galleries can also be shared with friends and family!
Q: What should I wear to our session?
A: When you book a session with me you are emailed my client style guide. In the guide you will find links to my favorite places to shop for sessions, some suggestions for wardrobe and also a link to my client closet where you can borrow any piece for our session. If you want to get some inspiration go check out my Pinterest page where I have boards for fall/winter sessions, spring/summer sessions and indoor lifestyle sessions.
Q: Do you travel?
A: I do travel sometimes! When you book a session (collection 1 & 2) there is no travel fee included if you choose one of the locations from my location guide which will be sent to you after you pay your deposit to book your session. If you have further travel questions please contact me to discuss those, I would be happy to discuss your vision with you!
Q: What is a "lifestyle" session?
A: A lifestyle session is done from the comfort of your own home. These sessions are meant to be cozy, intimate, relaxed and sweet. These sessions can be done for all types of moments like maternity, newborn, couples, engagement or milestone. Your home does not need to be perfectly clean or magazine ready to do a session like this. These sessions are all about capturing your family in their happy place.
Q: Do you have a studio?
A: I do not currently have a studio.
Q: Do you have props for newborn sessions?
A: I do not use "props" for my newborn sessions. My approach for these sessions are natural and relaxed photos. I love incorporating simple swaddles, bonnets, simple outfits and possibly little bows. I love capturing the connections during this time and want to keep it about your love for your newest blessing.
Q: Do you do wedding photography?
A: I take on only 2-3 small weddings a year. Please contact me with information on your wedding and I will let you know if that is something I can make happen.