Family Session Information
Where do family photography sessions take place?
We photograph family sessions at some of my favorite outdoor locations within Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties ( please inquire for any travel sessions outside these counties). Depending on the location and look you want to set for your backdrop, we will work together determining what will fit best for your session.
What time will sessions take place?
Outdoor photography sessions take place typically in the late afternoon/early evenings.
Can my husband and I get photos alone as well?
Of course, I like to start off the session with just Mom or Dad to help the younger children warm up to the camera! You will want to bring someone to watch the older siblings until they are added into the photoshoot.
How about wardrobe, can you help me with picking what is best?
Wardrobe is so important in any photography session, I work very closely with my clients to make sure you are comfortable with your wardrobe selections, and give any guidance needed. I love dresses in sessions, and recommend all my clients to wear them. Here is a Pinterest Board for "What To Wear" to give you some ideas. Simple colors like creams, greys, pastels, light tones, work great for these light and airy sessions. I ask my clients to stay away from black and bold colors, as they can stand out in a non flattering way in the images. No need to dress up if you don't want to, dress comfortable and like yourself. T-Shirts and jeans look great for men, and a maxi dress for women or knitted sweater for the mamas. When in doubt, bring a few options to the studio for us to decide from! I do also offer a collection of gowns HERE for you to use during your session, along with beautiful flower crowns in all sizes -from newborn to mama.
How many pictures should I expect to proof from the session?
Family photography sessions are anywhere from 50+ images, all edited and retouched.
Are the images retouched?
Yes, all images you will be presented with are always retouched and edit. The quality you see on my website, is what you should expect back in a session
When will we get to see our pictures from a session?
Your images from your session will be presented in a private online gallery 3-4 weeks after your session date, ready for you to download. Your gallery will available for you to view and share with whoever you like! I will post a sneak peak within 2 weeks from your session, so follow along on Instagram or Facebook.
Am I given the digital files from my family session?
Yes! We live in a digital age, and I value my clients desires to obtain digital files from their session. The digital files are included in your packages and I will provide you with a list of recommended printers to get the most of your images.
How do I book my session with you?
If you decide to book a session with me, we can schedule a tentative date. You select the package that you want, then I send you over the agreement for you to review, sign and email back with a 50% non refundable retainer. Once I receive the retainer we can lock in your date.
Retainers can be made via Venmo @janellemarina (free app) or you can mail Cash or Check. Final payments are collected 14 business days prior to your session.
Feel free to contact me HERE for any questions that you may have.