We offer newborn in-home sessions, as well as maternity and family in-home or outdoor sessions. We will work together to find the perfect location for your family. All outdoor sessions take place in or around Encinitas, California. Newborn sessions and in-home sessions located outside of Encinitas, Carlsbad or Del Mar, will be subject to a travel fee.
A password-protected online gallery of your high resolution images from the portrait session will be available 2 weeks after your session for your viewing. Please feel free to share it with friends and family. Any prints or other products ordered will be received within two weeks from order date.
LENGTH OF SESSION
Maternity sessions typically last around 90 minutes. First year baby sessions usually last around one hour, although it might be shorter depending on the number of subjects and child cooperation. Lifestyle newborn sessions typically last around 90 minutes, depending on the baby.
BOOKING YOUR SESSION
If you are interested in booking a session, please go to the investment section of this site and fill out our online session form for the type of session you are interested in. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to email us directly and we will be in touch with you within the next business day.
Newborn sessions should be booked while you are pregnant and are best photographed 1-4 weeks after the baby is born. We set a tentative session date upfront, and then once the baby is born, we confirm the exact day and time. The best time for a maternity session is between 30- 34 weeks – when you look quite pregnant, but still feel great! We limit our sessions per week to ensure quality service and products. Be sure to reserve your date early as we are often booked 1-2 months in advance.
All of our outdoor sessions take place 1 hour after sunrise, or two hours before sunset for the absolute best lighting. Our newborn sessions take place during the day.
WHAT TO WEAR
For Children and Parents:
Once your session is booked, we will send over a wardrobe inspiration guide to help you fully prepare for your session . Your wardrobe is very important to the final look and feel of your photos so we will help guide you through this process as much as possible.
For Newborn portrait sessions:
Newborns always look best in soft colors. We suggest a white/light colored onesie or swaddle.