THE PORTRAIT SESSION
The experience takes place in 2 parts.
1. The Portrait Design Session - Designed Just For You
For your portrait session, I start with a portrait design appointment where I will meet you and your family in my Agoura Hills residential studio. I listen intently to find out exactly the type of ideas you have for the shoot, wardrobe, hair, styling, makeup, background color - indoor or outdoor session, while allowing us time to introduce our array of premier photography services, photo product samples and wall decor. We have time to relax and get to know each other so the shoot will be a breeze! If you need professional makeup and hair I work with some great pros I can refer to you!
2A - Your Portrait Session - Part A (1 - hour Photo Shoot)
Photo sessions are 1-hour long, located in my residential studio or in (the best kept secret, shhhhh!) - a lush, beautiful tropical garden setting in Agoura Hills, California. I shoot directly into an iPAD so you will get to see the images on the screen as I take them! It makes the session fun, so you can relax and know the session is turning out great! On-location sessions are also available at your home, on the beach, at a local park…let's get creative! All sessions include professional studio lighting both indoors and outdoors for the ultimate final image quality.
2B - The Guided Screening/Order Appointment - Part B (the Same Day! ~1 - 2 Hours)
After our photo session you will be treated to the ultimate experience! We will spend about a 1 - 2 hours selecting and reviewing the images from your session, DIRECTLY AFTER THE SHOOT for immediate feedback on a wonderful LARGE SCREEN (with the exception of an on-location shoot when we will schedule a separate appointment time.) Sit back and enjoy viewing your images as I help you compare the images side-by-side, to determine which images will best suit your needs.
I will help you make your selections from our gallery-wrapped canvases, wall portraits, custom holiday cards, exquisitely crafted albums, artistically retouched prints and custom slide shows. Custom framing is also available for your wall art. My specialty includes custom painted imagery, the ultimate wall decor. Ask about commissioning a painted portrait!
Ordering Images and Products
By coming in, in advance for our Portrait Design Session, you should be familiar with our products, which helps determine what we are shooting for (your goals, colors, sizes, vertical, horizontal…and where you want to use the images) and will help us with the ordering decision-making process. Payment methods accepted are cash, check and major credit card. Orders are placed directly after your photo session at the screening/order session which will speed up the process in getting your wonderful photo memories retouched and prepared for you!
Your Investment in Memories
My clients investment starts at $500. We offer a variety of high-end products which range from gift prints to wall art, custom framing, custom cards and announcements, gallery-wrapped canvases, to albums, slide shows all beautifully retouched. If you are looking for the ultimate heirloom quality - you have found it. I specialize in pampering you, your family and your pets to an amazing experience culminating in lifelong memories.
Call for Your Portrait Design Session
Creating memories for you and your family to treasure, and your complete satisfaction with the entire experience from the shoot to the final results is my primary goal. I look forward to meeting you and your family soon! Saturday appointments are at a premium and often book a few weeks or even months out, particularly during the holiday season.
Click to visit our "before and after" image gallery to see examples of our artistic retouching work.