The Portrait Making Process

Our first step is to start to get to know you and
what you’re looking for from you session.

This helps us best support you throughout the process.

As we learn what’s important to you during the call,
we can better plan
for your design consultation.

This design consultation takes place in our comfy studio,
your home, a local coffee shop or even on Zoom
so we can sit down and really get to know you!

We will show you product samples and see what speaks to you.

We’ll give you our style guide and
chat about clothing options
(and location options for family sessions)
so that what you wear and where we take your portraits
will feel like YOU.

When your session day arrives, we’ll have a plan
so everything goes smoothly – which means LESS stress for you.

Everyone knows photo day can be stressful!

From your 3-year-old who just doesn’t want to wear shoes
to a newborn who all of a sudden
just can fall asleep, we handle it all.

Our priority is to make the day as stress-free as possible.

All of your hard work on photo day paid off so grab a glass of sparkling wine
and enjoy as we relive your memories.

About one week after your session, we will meet in the studio or your home and show you all of your images.

I will guide you through the process of narrowing down your selections:
choosing images for your collection or album,
deciding on wall art, and any other custom pieces you want…
we can even show you what certain image sizes will look like on your OWN walls.

Your reveal celebration is the time set aside to finalize your portrait order,
so be sure and schedule a time when all decision makers can be there.

You will choose all of your items and place your order during this appointment.

Once all of your art pieces have arrived
and been quality checked, your items will be ready to pick up.

Many of our local clients choose to have us come to their home
and install wall art pieces. This eliminates items getting lost
on the “honey do” list and ensures that your artwork is perfectly displayed.

We are thrilled that your portraits are hung on your walls with care,
but we know that
your family will keep growing
and those kids keep changing, so what about next year,
and the year after that?

Our portraits and collections are designed
to look good now AND be able to
move throughout your home as we add
to your family art collection over time.

San Diego, CA Newborn and Family Photographer