I believe children require a special kind of energy; a genuine interest in who they are and a calm, respectful presence. I bring those qualities plus a whole lot of love, excitement, and creativity to every shoot - whether it is a commercial production or an intimate family shoot.

I would love to work with your brand or document your family. Please get in touch!


Family shoots

Location - It feels like I've photographed in every nook and cranny and scenic overlook in San Francisco and will happily return to those amazing locations or follow you to someplace new. I also love shooting at home where children are often most comfortable and relaxed. Where we shoot depends on your family's personality and the age of your children. 

My Style - My portrait photography can be described as documentary-style imagery mixed with beautiful portraits. I am a bit of a photography purist and therefore keep all of my retouching & post-production to a minimum.

Timing - My shoots typically last about two hours; sometimes more, sometimes a little less.

Lighting - For indoor shoots at home I sometimes bring a small set of strobes especially if the weather is bad. If you definitely want me to use additional lighting please let me know.

Booking - Family portraits tend to book up quickly especially between the months of August & December. It is never too early to book your shoot. Simply call or email.

Turnaround: Your online gallery is typically delivered within 5 business days of your shoot depending on time of year.

Wardrobe - The best family wardrobes are coordinated without matching too much. Prints and patterns are perfectly fine but steer away from shirts with text, black cotton, or a high contrast wardrobe (e.g. one child in white another in black).

Collaboration - The best shoots typically involve at least one simple activity such as making cookies, playing a favorite game, taking a family walk, or stopping for a cup of tea. Don't worry we will have enough time for portraits and it's a great way generate out genuine smiles - also kids love the extra family time. Let's collaborate on a really fun idea for your family.

Travel - I have traveled all of the United States (and Europe) for shoots. It is easiest to book me in the San Francisco Bay Area but I often travel to Chicago, Philadelphia, New York, Santa Barbara, and Los Angeles.

Studio - If you prefer to shoot in a studio setting please get in touch for further info.

Mini-shoots - A few times a year I host mini-sessions for kids & families. Please keep an eye on my social media specifically Instagram & Facebook if you're interested in a mini-session!


Commercial, editorial & product shoots

Concept - When possible I like to be involved in your shoot conceptualization so that I can help to save you money on production costs and make images that most effectively match your creative vision.

Wardrobe & Styling - I work with a number of talented wardrobe and prop stylists. Please get in touch for a detailed list.

Hair & Makeup - I love working with both Tricia Turner and Renee Rael in San Francisco.

Getting an estimate - Please email or call me to go over details such as usage, concept, talent, location, timeline, delivery, and budget.

Production - We do most of our our shoot production but would be happy to work with your favorite Producer.

Turnaround - If I am doing the post-production delivery days will be scheduled along with your shoot day/s. Low resolution selects can be delivered on our shoot day/s or soon thereafter.

Insurance - I am fully insured for my equipment, rentals, on set damage, and liability.

 


Pricing

Family shoots - a basic family shoot starts at $475* and includes your online digital gallery for review. From there you can purchase digital files, prints, and other products. Travel fees may apply. *weekday shoots are $375

Editorial - I worked with print and online magazines as well as some of the most popular kids blogs in the country. Please get in touch for my editorial rates.

Commercial - My day-rate ranges from $2600-$4600 depending on the complexity of your shoot. I like working with both big and small, creative companies and for the right project I am happy to negotiate my rate.


Capabilities

 

I shoot high resolution dslr photography. I have a wonderful team of assistants, producers, and digital techs. I can shoot tethered in-studio or on-location.

While I love to photograph kids I also love the occasional product photography shoot (send me your toys, apparel, or other kids products), or blog collaboration.

I outsource to excellent post-production companies for advanced retouching and clipping but I do most of the post-production by myself.

If you're feeling crazy and have lots of money to burn we can shoot medium format film. We won't regret it! 

I love to collaborate and can offer creative direction consulting for your shoot or work closely with your team.

Finally, I have a large social media audience and would love to connect them and more customers to your products through behind-the-scenes videos and/or other marketing projects.

 


Selected Clients

Beatrix NY

Boon, Inc.

Bumbo

Busy Bees Kids

Daily Candy

DesignMom

Flashes of Hope

FW Media

Hello! Lucky

Keen Distribution

Kids Magazine, Rome

La Petite Magazine

Le Top

MilK Magazine

Minted

Mother Mag

Oh Happy Day!

Orbit Baby

Penguin & Fish

Petit Collage

PlanetBox

Polka Dot Club

Rabbitmoon

Stanford Health

Tea Collection

Tinyprints

Shutterfly

Wild Planet