You just have to live and life will give you pictures.
— Henri Cartier-Bresson

Here's a little information about the general process, let me know if you have more questions!

Book your session:

  • Give me a call at 805-850-3931 or send an inquiry via my contact page and I'll give you a phone call to discuss the kind of session that would best serve you and your family's photography needs. 

  • During our phone call, we will schedule our in-person consultation to walk you through my process and the services I offer. And if we are a great fit, then we'll get your session on the calendars!

During the session

  • Be ready by your session time...the way you want. For most people, that's yogurt and peanut butter off faces...but that doesn't mean it has to be that way. Some want their messy lives captured as is and that's perfectly great too!

  • Relax, enjoy, and play. Interact with your family.  The best photographs are always of the moments in between all the action.  I will provide some direction but my primary job is to be a fly on the wall.  Because everyone loves a good, normal family portrait, I will always allocate a small portion of the time for that. 

  • If your child/children aren't looking at the camera and/or throwing a tantrum, don't worry! It happens at some point in almost all sessions and I'll take care of it..usually with treats, jokes, games, and a bit of time.  :)

After the session

  • Following your session, I will reach out to schedule your viewing and ordering session. During the ordering session, you will get to see all the images from your session, check out print and product options, and I will help you get your favorite images printed and displayed.