Every child has a very unique character and they live in this amazing world with fairies and magic, where everything is possible, and little things are fun. I love that, and I love walking into that world with them. That is why I love photographing children and maybe for that same reason they like playing games with me. Bored and frustrated kids don't make good portraits, so I don't force them to follow my plan, in fact I don't have one when photographing children, I adjust myself to go with their flow. And if I have to run around after them to get the shots that I want, than that's what's going to happen :) I like candid and natural portraits of kids being kids, and that is what I thrive to capture. I want their true personality to shine trough my photographs.
WHEN TO BOOK
Here are some early childhood milestones: 6 to 7 months, when the baby starts sitting; 1 year celebration; 18 months, when he or she starts running around; and once a year after that, at least from 2 to 5 years old, to capture the child's growth and changes in personality. Other then that, it is always a good time to have your children photographed. It is incredible how fast kids grow and change. So if they are going trough some special time or a character, and you would like to capture it in portraits, give me a call.
I usually recommend an outdoor location for children's photography sessions, if they are between the ages of 18 months and 3 years, to keep them more entertained; and in-studio for babies under one year. We will discuss all the details and possibilities of your kiddo's photography session during our phone consultation. You may book an individual session for your child or baby, or if you have two or more children, than we can do a photography session to include all the siblings and get some portraits of them together as well as individually. You may also host a "Children's Portrait Party," please call me for more information about this (818) 590-8325.
All child and baby photography sessions include a phone consultation, in person wardrobe consultation, 1 to 2 hour portrait session, and an in person artwork design consultation.
The sitting fee is $180 due at the time of booking. The sitting fee is for the time and talent only. Portraits, products, and digital collections are purchased separately.
For your final artwork I offer custom wall displays, fine art albums, folio collections, canvas displays, custom made frames, and other custom designed products. Digital file collections are also available. I will help you choose the best printing options and products for your artwork to compliment your home and your personal style. In average, people usually invest between $1200 and $2500 on their portrait order.
*MINI Baby & Children Portrait Sessions are now available as well. We only offer 3 of these a month. Please contact me for more information.