Lifestyle. Documentary. Photojournalistic.
This is the way I shoot and the way I tell stories. I know most people want at least some traditional portraits with poses and group shots, and I get it. I think there is a purpose for those and I am willing to take those shots, too. But, my favorite way of capturing people, whether alone or in groups, is with natural interactions and genuine connections. These are the reasons I describe my work as authentic and intimate. This means, I’m not always asking the people in front my camera to flash me their best smiles. Sometimes I’m just interested in the natural ways people bring joy or amusement to each other. But, we will work together to make sure the moment is right and that everyone is at their best. If you are looking for a Bakersfield, CAphotographer or for a destination session, please see my information below and contact me if you have any questions.
SESSION TYPES & PRICING
In home Family Sessions – $300 | 1 hr – 1.5hrs of shooting time and 50 digital images with print release, and a 4×6 box of prints
Document your people.
I would love to come spend time with you in your home and chronicle what life is like for your family. I would also love to join you on an activity (or help you plan one) so I can help you preserve memories of these special times.
Seniors & Teens – $400 | 2 hrs of shooting time, up to 4 outfit changes, and 35-40 digital images with print release, and a 4×6 box of prints
Document this stage in life.
If you have a teen or a Senior who is interested in portraits that help portray who they are at this stage in their lives, I’d be excited to work with them. The difference between a “child only session” for families and one for teens is that these are typically much more stylized and personalized than sessions with younger children. I’m totally open to photographing best friends, too.
Individual Sessions – $150 | 1 hr of shooting time, minimum 0f 25 digital images with print release, and a 4×6 box of prints.
For individual sessions, it is all about one person. Who you are at this time is what I’m interested in. My style isn’t one of Photoshopping you to flawless perfection (I’ll make tasteful edits, don’t worry), or expecting you to suddenly be a supermodel. But I truly believe I have a knack for being able to see beauty in everyone. I’ll talk to you, get to know you, and give an honest effort at capturing who you are. I will do my best to give you photos that you can trust are showcasing the beauty that the world sees in you. Whether you’re looking for a boudoir session or commemorating a graduation from college, I’d love to document you.
Couples – $225 | 1 hr of shooting time, minimum of 40 digital images with print release, and a 4×6 box of prints
Document your love.
Love is important to me and I strive to show that in my attempt to capture the love between people. Anyone, anywhere can take a snapshot of two people, but it takes time and artistic effort to be able to capture an honest visual of the intimate connection that two lovers share. I understand that not everyone is comfortable being intimate or affectionate with their significant other in front of other people, let alone a stranger with a camera, but I promise I will get to know you and your partner (if they’re willing) and I will make you feel comfortable and guide you both into a tasteful, relaxed, and fun photo session. I really think you’ll be happy you took the risk when you have these pictures to look back on. Sessions include engagements, anniversaries, or just because.
In home Newborn or Baby session – $350 | 1 hr of shooting, minimum of 35 digital images with print release, and a 4×6 box of prints, Newborn sessions up to 2 hours with 35 digital images, and 4×6 box of prints.
Document the baby days.
The days of carrying babies, birthing them, and enjoying those first few precious months of getting to know them definitely seem to go by so fast! It is almost cruel and unfair. Creating quality photographs of these moments is truly a gift to yourself and your child. I don’t do many props because I feel that the precious little babes in all their brand new glory and splendor are truly the center of attention. I would love to create a beautiful image of you while you are expecting your baby. I would love to photograph your birth if you are interested in doing so. I would love to visit the hospital within the first two days of your baby’s birth(Fresh 48 session) to capture them in their absolute newness. Or, we can give you a few weeks or months to settle in and go from there.
Events – Events start at $350 for first three hours
Document the story of your most special days.
Events include parties, reunions, corporate events, and just about anything else.
Wedding packages start at $1800
Includes: Individualized wedding day coverage, complimentary engagement session, second photographer, all digital files with print release available via direct download or USB, and a signature 8×8 album with your favorite images.
Rates are based on length and size of wedding. Smaller, elopement packages are available on an individual basis. Please contact me for more details. For weddings and events I feel that the best way to capture the entire experience is with a photojournalistic approach combined with candids, formals, and detail shots. I will work closely with brides and event coordinators to make sure I am on top of everything the bride wants for her special day. I am open for travel as well. If we move forward with booking your wedding session, we will have many sit-down conversations and you can rest assured that I will make sure we are on the same page for the big day. I also offer custom albums and products for wedding packages.
I am a photographer based in Bakersfield, CA but I am available for travel, and travel rates may apply. Please contact me if you have any questions.