Frequently Asked Questions
What is your booking process like?
Step 1) You pick a package, contact me with details & your availability.
Step 2) I will get back to you within 48 hours to discuss open dates & other deets.
Step 3) Once you decide to move forward & BOOK, I will send you the contract.
Step 4) Sign contract + pay deposit
Step 5) Wait for session/event date. (we can further discuss other details while we wait)
Step 6) SESSION/EVENT DATE ( you rock it! & I document it)
Step 7) wait....
Last Step) You will receive your images via email. You will receive an online gallery.
When will my pictures be ready?
2-3 weeks : 4 weeks for some events. 6-8 weeks for weddings
$55 Rush Fee for Sessions. 30% Rush Fee charge for events.
Sneak Peeks are only available for Weddings, please book accordingly.
Can I reschedule after placing a deposit?
If the weather doesn't permit for a session or if there is a natural disaster of some sort then absolutely we can reschedule without a fee but if we book for a certain time and place, then your deposit is non-refundable as I will be reserving that time slot only for you and a new deposit will be needed for a new date.
This is stated in my contracts so please double check with partner/family members that your specific dates work for them.
This is my FIRST TIME taking pictures, how can I prepare?
More than 80% of my clients have never taken professional outdoor portraits before and I understand that it can be nerve-racking.
My biggest piece of advice is to get a fitting of your outfit beforehand to ensure that everything fits properly & to take extra time the day before the session to get some rest, paint your nails pluck those brows! Focus on those other often overlooked details so that you feel 100% beautiful on the day of the shoot. Communicate with everyone in the session about these details and remind everyone to arrive atleast 10 minutes early to your session.
Being in comfortable clothes that you feel accentuate your stunning attributes will also help you feel confident so choose wisely and even bring back up outfits/shoes.
Where are the best locations for a Session??
Every location looks different all year round and has different attributes.
Locations are chosen by the both of us based on the package that you book and theme that you envision.
Some locations are seasonal. (sunflower fields, almond blossoms)
For smaller sessions of less than 30 min, there are some location restrictions.
Reach out to me and I'm happy to help plan with you to try to achieve your vision!
Do you offer Desi Event Coverage?
I have been asked to shoot Mehndi nights, bangle-ceremonies, shagun-ceremonies, Nikas, and have even had the privilege to cover 2-Day Weddings.
What is your shooting style?
I shoot with natural light & prefer candid shots but I still do assist my clients with posing, I just try to make it look as natural as possible.
I always allow for my clients to add any inspo shots or ideas they have into the session.
Each session and event is edited differently, I do not use the same filter over and over again that many other photographers use on their photographs. My edits are specific to each session due to lighting, location, weather and what my clients are wearing.
I edit every single image according to what I feel compliments the location & my client best.
Do I have to order prints through you?
Clients have printing rights and freedom to print at a lab of their choice however I am not liable for any errors.
Ordering at my online store is completely optional but the quality is GUARANTEED.
Will there be a second shooter at my event?
For smaller events of 150 people or less, a second shooter is an optional add on. Second Shooters help with dynamic storytelling but for smaller events, there is not a great need for two photographers.
For larger events a Second Shooter is mostly necessary to fully capture all angles, distant shots, both couples getting ready & back up shots. Talk to me on the specifics of your
event & I can help evaluate the need.
Do you offer Newborn Sessions?
I offer Fresh 48 sessions. This is a special session for those new families who want the first few hours of their newborn's life captured without having the entire labor or birth documented. Held within the first 24-48 hours of your baby's life. These can be captured in the hospital or at the comfort of your home within the Sacramento area. This is more of a documentary style session NOT a studio newborn session.