How to Book Your VIP Session
Step 1 - The Pre-Shoot Consultation
Fill out the form below and we'll hop on the phone for about 15 minutes or so and go over any questions. We'll talk about pricing, payment, shoot bonuses, wardrobe, hair and makeup, what to expect the day of the shoot, etc. It's a lot of information and I only do it over the phone or via video call.
I always invite people to come down to the studio and meet in person as well. It's so nice to meet in person and show you the beautiful space I made and check out some of the wardrobe options available.
Step 2 - Lock in Your Date with a Booking Fee
The booking fee is $495 and is required to hold the date for your shoot.
Pre-Shoot Planning Consultation. I'll reach out to you via phone call or zoom to discuss your goals and plans for wardrobe and theme and coordinate with our hair and makeup team for your session.
A complimentary tour of the studio if you want.
Shoot styling guidance, including wardrobe, hair, and makeup styling guidance.
Access to the VIP member's only section of the website with
A link to our online prep guide to help explain ways you can get ready for your shoot to make it a better experience.
A free copy of our 54-page posing guide.
Up to 2 hours of shooting time in San Diego's prettiest studio.
Professional studio lighting and expert posing guidance.
Complimentary hair and makeup to have a professional makeup artist and hairstylist work their magic before the shoot.
You also get access to our client closet with hundreds of lingerie and outfit pieces.
On the same day of your shoot, you'll get a Reveal Session to review your photos in person and make a decision about which images you'll want to purchase.
Picture packages are purchased separate from the booking fee and start at $895, but we have awesome pre-payment bonuses that we'll go over at the time of the consultation.
Step 3- Shoot Day
We offer complimentary hair and makeup services in studio with San Diego's top professionals. During the hair and makeup process I provide some of the most mediocre dad jokes you've ever heard as I pop in to see how things are progressing. Hair and makeup is a nice relaxing way to start your awesome day and get in the zone for the shoot. After hair and makeup, we go over wardrobe and some posing guidance and then start shooting. Shooting usually lasts about 2 hours.
Step 4- The Reveal Session
At the Reveal Session, you'll see your pictures in person and choose the ones you want to keep forever. We'll set this appointment when we book your shoot.
Step 5 - Getting Your Pictures
My absolute favorite part. We deliver our pictures to our clients in beautiful printed albums giving the pictures the respect they deserve. They usually take about two weeks to be delivered. Check out this video of Emily seeing her album for the first time. The whole story of this is on YouTube here.
Frequently asked questions
Can I bring somoene to a shoot? Boyfriend? Friend? Moral Support?
Absolutely. The most important concern is your comfort. If you feel more comfortable having someone there with you, you are welcome to bring someone. Most people do not bring anyone because it can be distracting, but some do and we always want to make sure that option is avialable. We'll go into more detail about this during the booking process and the initial phone call.
Do you provide hair and makeup? Can I get a discount without it?
Hair and makeup is compliemntary, so you might as well take advantage of the service. It is mandatory for the session because it is integral to the experience. We use our network of professional makeup artists and hair stylists who we know to have a history of delivering fantastic results and maintaining proper sanitation protocols.
Can you just send me all of the unedited pictures?
We only provide finished products to our clients, just like a chef only provides finished plated dishes and does not offer discounts for simply placing a bunch of half cooked ingredients on a plate.
How do I get my pictures after the shoot?
Your shoot fee includes a follow up reveal session, which we will also schedule at the time of the initial shoot. The photos take about an hour or two to load and generate thumbnails. We only do in person sessions and do not send digital galleries online.
How much do picture packages cost?
We have a variety of picture packages available that include pinted albums. Packages start at $895 and the average package price is $2495.
Are my photos going to be on the internet?
I never post client pictures on the internet. All of the pictures on my social media and on my website are from promotional shoots that I have commissioned for marketing purposes.
Do you retouch images? Can you?
We'll discuss this in detail during the planning process. My default is to do minimum retouching and instead make the pictures how I want through posing and lighting. I usually default to editing out acne, bruises, other temporary skin issues. If there's anything you want, I'll do it, but not by default without you asking first.
I've never had a professional shoot and I don't know how to pose. Can you help?
Most of my clients have never had a shoot and I work with people all the time who have never posed for a professional shoot. I'm very comfortable with posing people.
Do you only shoot Boudoir? Do I have to be in my underwear or nude?
I love shooting any style of photography that makes people fall in love with themselves. That includes fashion shots in dresses. In fact, that's why I have a collection of about 150 dresses in the studio.
I'm just looking for a quick and cheap option for Instagram. Do you have a cheap package for beginner models?
What forms of payment do you accept?
When you pay you set your booking date, I'll send you an electronic invoice and you can pay it with a debit or credit card. The same thing applies to the purchase of picture packages.
What format do you provide finished pictures in?
We offer printed albums, high qulaity prints on fine art paper, and digitals files a la carte.During the pre shoot consultation, we'll go over all the picture packages and purchase options.
Your shoot fee is $500 and picture packages are extra? Aren't there photographers on Instagram who will do it cheaper or free?
Yes. And just as with cars, clothes, purses, sunglasses, makeup, hotels, and hair salons, there will always be options across the quality and price spectrum. There are people who will do tattoos for free too.