Welcome to my Engagement + Wedding + Everything else FAQ!

Where are you located? Do you travel?

I am located out of Santa Barbara County, but I am passport ready to travel!

What are your photographic specialties?

I specialize in Quinceañeras, Family photography, Portraits, Weddings, and Cultural events.  Weddings and Quinceañeras are my favorite things to photograph.  Being able to capture memories and giving someone the ability to feel beautiful is definitely a perk of my job.

What are your rates for Weddings?

I offer wedding packages beginning at $1,400 and have most couples spending between $2000 and $4000 on their wedding package. If you would like specific information on what I offer, please click “Contact” from the options on the left to send me an email. I’d be happy to help you find the perfect wedding photography package!

Are your wedding packages adjustable?

Yes. I offer pre-established sets that aim to bundle the most popular services and products for my couples.  Clients are welcome to add items to any collection at the ‘ala carte’ price.

How do I reserve you to photograph my wedding?

Once we begin our dialog and I receive a signed copy of your wedding contract and an $500 non-refundable retainer –your date is saved!  Keep in mind, email inquiries do not guarantee any client to a particular date, therefore the date remains open until a contract is signed! 

Should we consider adding a second photographer to our set?

Having a second photographer gives you another artistic eye to capture your special day. Since I can’t be everywhere, it is a good idea.   I can send the second photographer off to capture the groom and groomsmen getting ready – while I stay to photograph the bride.   Two different eyes, two different sides of the story. 

Do we get to choose our second photographer?

 I have a set of photographers whom I have worked with on a regular basis!  Because our styles mesh, and we have worked previously with one another, I am exclusively selective and reserve the second photographer. 

How much time should we set aside on our wedding day for portraits?

I recommend anywhere from 30-45 minutes of time to take pictures of the two of you!  This does not include the time needed for formal portraits of the family and bridal party. I recommend anywhere between 1-2 hours to shoot the dress, and getting ready (makeup, hair).

What happens if there is an emergency situation and you are unable to photograph my wedding?

In the highly unlikely event that I am unable to photograph your wedding, I will do my best to secure a replacement. 

Do you shoot more than one event on my wedding day?

When a couple reserves me for their wedding date, they are my only clients that day!   For that entire day – we are joined at the hip.

Engagement Sessions, what are they?

Engagement sessions give me a chance to capture  your love story in a more natural environment.   Engagement sessions are the perfect way to get comfortable in front of the camera before your wedding day!  You get to see me in action and ask any questions that come to mind.  Usually, it is done at a place you feel most comfortable in, but it is not limited to a park, the beach, we can practically go anywhere and take pictures. Once a photo is selected, this will be the one printed and shown in the hall. 

Where should we schedule our engagement session? What time of day is best?

 One of the great things about engagement sessions is the ability to be flexible on location! I recommend choosing locations that are important or significant to you! Maybe a first date location, a beach you love to visit, your favorite summer picnic spot – selecting a location that fits your personality is a great way to capture you both in a candid and natural way! The best time of day for engagement sessions are during “golden hour” – which stretches during the first two hours after sunrise and in the last two hours before sunset.

Quinceañeras - What are your rates for quinceañeras?

I offer quinceañera packages beginning at $1,400 and most spend between $2000 and $3000 on their quince packages. If you would like specific information on what I offer, please click Quince Packages. I’d be happy to help you find the perfect quinceañera photography set!

Are your quinceañera packages adjustable?

Yes. I offer pre-established packages that aim to bundle the most popular services and products for my quinceañeras.  Clients are welcome to add items to any package at the ‘ala carte’ price.

How do I reserve you to photograph my quinceañera?

Once we begin our dialog and I receive a signed copy of your quinceañera contract and an $500 non-refundable retainer –your date is saved!  Keep in mind, email inquiries do not guarantee any client to a particular date, therefore the date remains open until a contract is signed! 

How much time should we set aside on my quinceañera for portraits?

I recommend anywhere from 30-45 minutes of time to take pictures of you!  This does not include the time needed for formal portraits of the family and chambelanes. I recommend anywhere between 1-2 hours to shoot the dress, and getting ready (makeup, hair). 

Quinceañera Sessions – what are they?

Quinceañera sessions give me a chance to capture  you in a more natural environment.   Quinceañera sessions are the perfect way to get comfortable in front of the camera before your quinceañera!  You get to see me in action and ask any questions that come to mind.  Usually, it is done at a place you feel most comfortable in, but it is not limited to a park, the beach, we can practically go anywhere and take pictures.  Once a photo is selected, this will be the one printed and shown in the hall.

Where should we schedule our quinceañera session? What time of day is best?

One of the great things about quinceañera sessions is the ability to be flexible on location! I recommend choosing locations that are important or significant to you! Maybe at the beach you love to visit, your favorite summer picnic spot – selecting a location that fits your personality is a great way to capture you in a candid and natural way! The best time of day for quinceañera sessions are during “golden hour” – which stretches during the first two hours after sunrise and in the last two hours before sunset.

What is lifestyle photography?

Lifestyle photography is considered anything that revolves around, baby showers, baptisms, family pictures, and portraits.  In a nutshell, anything that highlights who you are as a person, your life, your essence, what makes you and your family shine.

What are your rates for portraits and family photography?

I offer lifestyle packages beginning at $150. If you would like specific information on what I offer, please click “Contact” from the options on the left to send me an email. I’d be happy to help you find the perfect portrait photography package!