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SESSION INFORMATION & PRICING

The Planning Process

The first step is to complete a planning questionnaire so that I can provide a custom experience for you. My intention is that when you look at your photos, you say "yes, this is us!" I'll also invite you my client lounge, where you can find information on topics such as getting everyone on board for the shoot, preparing your children and other adults, and helpful checklists to keep everything on track..  

 

Next up we will plan your wardrobe, based on your style preferences. While I often suggest pieces and colors. you are free to dress in a way that makes you feel comfortable and beautiful.

 

During this time you will receive your photography contract and submit your deposit. The balance of your payment will be due the week before your session.

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The Photo Shoot

I like to match your family vibe

 

With high-energy kids we may start with some running or a game of tag.  Calmer families may enjoy exploring the environment for a bit, or talking and getting to know each other. This gives everyone time to settle in and feel comfortable with the camera.

 

During the session you may walk, play, run, jump, dance, tell jokes and sing to each other. Other times I may ask silly questions or hold a family contest. A typical session with me begins with some posed portraits, and then I’ll encourage a more relaxed portion of our session, to give you and your loved ones a chance to have fun while I capture some candid photos. 

 

Don’t worry about being the perfect model; I'm here to carefully guide and direct you through the entire session to create opportunities for authentic and emotive moments.

Above all, know that your kids don't need to smile or act like angels; I'm used to the many moods of little ones, and I'll meet them where they are. In fact, no one needs to smile or act like an angel - this session is about the authentic, real, beautiful, wonderful people that make up your family.

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The After Party

I will provide you with an online gallery of curated, hand-edited digital images within four weeks after the session. You can choose your favorites and download them onto an external storage device for printing as you wish.

You have the option of printing through my professional color lab, or printing the images locally.  A print release is included for this option.

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Packages and Pricing

 

Mini Session

  • 30 minutes of shooting

  • Perfect for capturing a family grouping or kids portraits

  • 10 digital images 

  • $50 print credit

$395

Classic Session

  • 60 minutes of shooting

  • Family + individual groupings + limited documentary

  • 20 digital images

  • $100 print credit

$679

Extended Session

  • Up to 90 minutes of shooting

  • Multiple groupings + extended documentary photos

  • 75 + digital images

  • $200 print credit

$895

You will receive your online gallery of curated, hand-edited digital images within four weeks after the session. You can choose your favorites and download them onto an external storage device, and then order your prints directly from the gallery.


All Packages include: 

  • styling session

  • questionnaire to develop your vision

  • artistic, hand editing of your images

  • access to an online gallery for 3 months

  • print credit from my print vendor

 

Active Duty Military receive a 10% discount

 

A $250 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your spot and the balance is due the week before your session

$20 per person above five people

$75 travel charge for locations north of Torrey Pines State Park

Additional digital images and prints available for purchase

 

MOST CLIENTS WIND UP SPENDING ABOUT $850 - $1200. 

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LOVE NOTES 

I can’t recommend MJ enough! We had a fabulous experience working with her. From start to finish, the process was clear, smooth, and efficient. She presented us with great options for location, which took away the stress of trying to find one on our own. She then followed up with extremely clear directions of not only how to get to the spot we chose but what to bring and how to dress to make the experience as stress-free as possible.

During the shoot, MJ was calm and thoughtful and did a wonderful job giving suggestions of what we could do to get the shots we wanted. She really knows what she’s doing! The time went by quickly and was really enjoyable and bonding. And don’t even get me started on the photos themselves - perfect! She captured our little family so well and we will treasure the photos for years to come. Thank you, MJ!!

-Cameron Fose

 

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