So, why SHOULD I CHOOSE YOU to photograph ME and MY loved ones? I mean, everybody’s got a fancy camera these days, right? WHY ARE YOU SPECIAL?
Maybe everyone these days does have a fancy-pants camera, but capturing authentic portraits of how you look and who you are at this moment in life is truly a passion for me. I live for those bashful smiles, whispered words of love, and little hidden moments in-between, mixed with magazine-inspired portraits that make you feel like a million bucks. When we get together for a session -whether it be a family shoot, a Pure Childhood session, or for personal branding portraits- we’re not just clicking a button and hoping for the best. We are carefully, thoughtfully, and methodically creating heirlooms for your family, telling the story of your business and mission, and providing you a dose of pampering and self-love in the process. #treatyoself
A session with me is not just the one or two hours we’re together for the shoot, it’s a full experience from beginning to end. My booking process is simple and streamlined, with a focus on taking care of you from the first moment you contact me. We will plan outfits together, collaborate on location ideas, and select final products that allow you to fully enjoy your photos without the used car salesman pitches or pressure to purchase things you may not even need. The session itself will be laid back, fun, easy, and natural with guidance and direction from me to help you relax & enjoy our time together. See below for more details on the various sessions I offer and their price points, and please do not hesitate to contact me for more info! I'm really looking forward to working with you soon.
A mix of photojournalism and more traditional "everyone looking at the camera" portraits, our lifestyle sessions are focused on capturing all those special in-between moments that make your relationships uniquely yours. Lifestyle sessions include pre-session planning via email or phone, up to 90 minutes of shooting time at the location of your choice (outdoors or in your own home), and professionally edited high-res photos delivered in your very own private online gallery. To make things even more convenient, prints and other photo products are also available for purchase through your gallery from one of the best print labs in the US and will ship directly to you. All-inclusive lifestyle sessions begin at $650 and include the high-res digital files in your own private online gallery. An 'A La Carte option' is also available with the session fee starting at $275 and digital files, prints, and products available separately for purchase. Lifestyle sessions are ideal for everyone from families to couples to individuals who want a full photoshoot experience.
PURE CHILDHOOD PORTRAITS
After my son was born, I realized I wanted to capture his blossoming personality and ever-changing features in a simple, beautiful, and timeless way. No gimmicks, no filters, no distracting props or backgrounds, just pure childhood goodness. Done in the comfort of your own home with no need to travel to or from other locations, Pure Childhood portrait sessions capture just that - your child in a simple, sweet, non-distracting black-and-white style. Perfect for milestone moments and for chronicling your little ones' growth from year to year, our all-inclusive package begins at $650 and includes the high-res files delivered in your own private gallery. The A La Carte option begins at $275. The session fee covers pre-session planning and consultation and up to 90 minutes of shooting time in the privacy of your own home. Prints, albums, wall art, and high res files are available for purchase separately with the A La Carte option.
HEADSHOTS & PERSONAL BRANDING
Whether it's for your business website, your personal blog, or a dating site profile, we all need authentic, flattering, professional photos of ourselves that weren't shot on our bestie's iPhone. My headshots & personal branding portrait sessions focus on creating images that reflect your best self and, for creative professionals and entrepreneurs, showcase what you have to offer the world. I know it can be intimidating to be in front of the camera, so I take the awkwardness out of having your photos taken by guiding and directing you throughout our session. Personal branding portraits begin at $375 for a basic headshot session and range up to $1500 for a combination of professional portraits of you (and your employees!) and customized stock photography with license to use the photos however you see fit to serve your business. Let's show the world your brilliance, professionalism, creativity, and general awesomeness through fabulous, flattering, and authentic images of you and your work!
So, full confession time - I didn’t actually want to have a big wedding, I secretly wanted to elope. For me, it doesn’t really get more romantic than escaping with your soulmate to a beautiful location and committing your lives and love to each other forever. Whether you’re having a City Hall elopement here in San Francisco, or an intimate cliffside ceremony in a faraway land, professional photography is absolutely necessary to preserve the memories and share them with those who may not be present. Elopement coverage begins at $950 and includes pre-session planning and consultation, 2 hours of continuous shooting time, and 75+ high res images in a private online gallery. More shooting time, prints, and photo products can be added for an additional fee. Travel fees may apply depending on your elopement destination. I like to tell my couples to think of our elopement sessions as a few hours to just BE... be present, be in love, and be together. And you just happen to have a personal photographer around to help you remember all that lovey-dovey goodness!
*All photo sessions are subject to a sales tax of 8.5%. I don't really like it either but them's the rules, kid. ;)
"WE ARE EACH GIFTED IN A UNIQUE AND IMPORTANT WAY. IT IS OUR PRIVILEGE AND OUR ADVENTURE TO DISCOVER OUR OWN SPECIAL LIGHT. " – Mary Dunbar
TESTIMONIALS & KIND WORDS
1. WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED? I'm based in San Francisco but will happily travel just about anywhere for great photos.
2. HOW LONG WILL WE HAVE TO WAIT FOR OUR PHOTOS? The average session is about 2-3 weeks for all photos to be fully edited, uploaded, and delivered but I try to get them to you sooner if I can.
3. HOW WILL OUR PHOTOS BE DELIVERED? Your photos will be delivered via an online gallery where you'll be able to download the files directly to your computer, share your photos with friends and family, and order prints from one of the top printing labs in the country.
4. WHERE WILL MY SESSION TAKE PLACE? Depending on the type of session, it will either take place at an outdoor location of your choice, your home, or a private studio space in San Francisco.
5. OK, I DEFINITELY WANT TO TREAT MYSELF TO A SESSION! WHAT'S NEXT? Awesome! All we need is a signed contract and a retainer of 50% of your session fee to hold the date. (For Pure Childhood sessions, the entire $250 session fee is due upon booking.) The remaining balance is due one week before your session.
6. WHAT TYPES OF PAYMENT DO YOU ACCEPT? I'm a little old-fashioned and prefer checks, but we accept credit cards, too, if that's easiest for you.