VIP Discount Package

A special package deal for friends of Katya. Ordinarily, packages start at $495 for studio time and picture packages are extra.

This discount for friends of the studio is only available by using the form below for initial contact. This is a limited offer and we are only offering a limited number of spots each month for this deal.

VIP Package Includes:

  • Up to two hours of studio time.

  • Access to thousands of dollars worth of wardrobe items with over 100 dresses and other items. Check out our Pinterest board here:

  • Expert guidance for beginners with posing

  • Professional lighting equipment

  • Up to five professionally edited high-resolution photos.

  • Price: $300, 50% deposit required to hold your spot.

  • Referrals for hair and makeup artists are also available for you to make arrangements.

Frequently asked questions

Do I have to be a "model" to have my portrait taken?

Most of the people we work with are everyday people. We specialize in posing and lighting people to make them look their absolute best regardless of how many followers they have on Instagram.

Do you provide hair and makeup?

Hair and makeup is so important ot the experience that we include hair and makeup with our price with premier hair and makeup artists in San Diego as part of the experience.

I see you have lots of other's people's pictures on your website. Are you going to put my pictures on your website?

Not unless you want me to! The pictures I use on my site for promotion were done specifically for that purpose and we never share or post your pictures online without your permission.

Can I bring a friend or significant other?

Of course! Especially if they like to take behind the scenes pics. I always allow one friend or significant other to come. I've only had one occassion when the significant other became a problem, so I ask that whoever you bring be encouraging and not interfere with process. For me, the most important thing is that you feel comfortable at every stage of the shoot, from deciding to book, to getting ready to shoot, the shoot itself, and the interaction afterwards receiving your final pictures. Lots of people bring friends to their shoot.

What kind of retouching are you going to do to my images?

Unless you are concerned with something, by defualt, I'll clear up any acne or skin issues like bruises. I also will smooth out wrinkles in clothes and adjust color and overall brightness in the image. However, every pixel in the image can be changed. I usually don't digitally push pixels around to make people skinnier unless specifically asked. Things like moles and scars can also be removed, but I typically don't change things unless asked if they are permanent characteristics of a person.

Can you give me the raw or unedited photos?

No. I never do that, even as a cost saving measure for the same reason you can't order food raw at a restaurant and take it home and cook it yourself. We only offer final products that only reflect our style and level of quality.

What if I have to cancel or reschedule?

We want you to be happy and a lot of our customers are repeat customers. We take cancellations and requests to reschedule on a case-by-case basis because sometimes, other appointments are cancelled or turned away to make room for your shoot. But, we'll try to come up with a reasonable solution to make everybody as happy as possible.

Can I choose to upgrade to a better package later

Absolutely! Lots of people start with the base package and then upgrade to a better package after the preview files are delivered. I also retain unpurchased images for some time if you choose to purchase them later.

Friends Discount

Choose a date and time that works best for you. No appointment is set until confirmed.