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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Busy Bees Kids
Flashes of Hope
Kids Magazine, Rome
La Petite Magazine
Oh Happy Day!
Penguin & Fish
Polka Dot Club