Frequently Asked Questions

We are the worst at taking photos. Will you help us with posing?

Of course, that's a crucial part of my job! And, you most likely won't feel like I'm "posing" you as I prefer capturing natural moments which requires prompting (an action that leads to a specific moment a photographer is trying to capture). So, of course I'll pose you a bit throughout your session to get a couple of safe shots, but I'll likely end up prompting way more than posing you because it'll allow you to relax and be yourself and it'll help me get those candid, emotional, shots we all love.

Do you retouch photos?

My editing process does involve natural retouching of skin and sometimes hair if baby hairs make a wild appearance, however, I never reconstruct the appearance of bodies or natural features. And no, I will not reconstruct your body or face even if you say you would prefer me to, it simply goes against my morals. Your truest self is your most beautiful self.

Do you provide RAW images?

No, I do not provide raw images. Providing raw images to clients would be the equivalent of a writer handing over a copy of their rough draft to readers. My process takes skill and time, just like any other artist, and upon hiring me you will receive my best work that has been polished and crafted to my style and expertise.

When and how will we get our photos?

My turnaround time for sneak peaks for couples and family sessions is 2-4 days, and for elopements/weddings 24 hours. And, my turnaround time for full galleries is 2 weeks for couples and family sessions and 3-4 weeks for elopements/weddings. You will receive your photos through a private online photo gallery where you will be able to download and share your entire gallery or individual photos.

Where are you based and do you travel?

I am based in San Diego California and am willing to travel within the southern California region. If you want me to photograph your story and you would like me to travel to you, I do require a travel fee, depending on where it takes place. This travel fee simply covers the time I will spend traveling to and from you as well as the expected cost of gas.

Do you offer free consultations?

Yes, I am always open to chatting with you over the phone or zoom. If you would like to book a 30 minute consultation with me simply contact me through my inquiry form and we'll figure out a day and time that works for both of us.

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