Answers to the Questions I get Asked the Most
What is the best age and best time of year to do a Session?
The answer to that question is simple: Now! Unless you have a newborn and are waiting for the sitting, standing, walking phases, any time is the right time to have your family photographed. One of my favorite lyrics is “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans” and I encourage everyone I come into contact with to document it… Your kids won’t remember and you won’t look back on all the rushing arounds and activities that made you need breaks, but I promise you’ll look back on the images we capture and remember our afternoon (or morning) and how your family came together to create a history…
Where do sessions take place?
I photograph families using available, natural light in and around Los Angeles as well as at client homes. After booking you will receive a questionnaire that has a list of some of my favorite locations.
How long does a typical session last and who should come?
A typical family session includes relaxed coverage for up to 5 immediate family members for 1 to 2 hours and a Kids session includes 45 minutes to 1 hour. We love grandparents, cousins and whomever else you love -- add $35 per additional family member.
What do we wear?
I get asked this question all the time! After your session is booked I will send you a “what to wear” guide and am happy to assist with clothing selections.
What if my kids/dog/husband acts in ways that completely embarrass me during the session?
Relax. Breathe and go-with the flow. Kids are kids, dogs are dogs, and dads are dads (and I’ve seen it all)… The more relaxed you are, they more relaxed they will be. We will have plenty of time for breaks, refuels and pulling-it-togethers so even if anyone gets off track (at any point), I promise we will get back on…
How much is this going to cost?
Session fees start at $250… Your Session Fee is due at the time of booking and includes the time and costs associated with your session and in person viewing/ordering consultation. Prints and Digital Files are purchased separately in one of our cost savings packages or a la carte. Most families plan to spend at least $1,000 to $2,000 on their custom photography experience. Of course, we are happy to work within any budget – please reach out for a complete pricing menu.
When and how do I see my images?
Your images will be ready to proof at your in person viewing consultation approximately ten business days after your session during which we’ll help choose the perfect images for your home and gifts. Anyone who will be placing an order or making purchasing decisions should attend your consultation as your images will not be posted online. Your viewing consultation is for adults only to ensure a more relaxed and focused session.
When will I receive my ordered images?
Once you place your order, it then takes between three to four weeks to fulfill your order (albums may take longer)… During the fall, production times increase so please plan your session accordingly. If you’re looking for a quick gift, however, we can make that happen!
Sign Me Up! How? When? Where?
We are looking forward to getting to know your family and are dedicated to providing you with a positive, hands-on experience to create life long memories that will become your family’s history. Please email Katie for availability and she will send you a new client questionnaire to get you rolling.
... including answers to most of your questions pertaining to your session (and as much as Katie can offer on life in general) can be gotten by emailing Katie directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.