:: Serving Northern California & Beyond ::
Life offers a multitude of incredibly rich blessings. It is my heart’s desire to help you capture these blessings to keep as memories to cherish for a lifetime. I specialize in natural light outdoor photography and focus on photographing you and your loved ones in ways that celebrate your life, your love, and your family. Whether you are one day or a hundred years old, celebrating the biggest day of your life, or just a day in the life, your natural, unscripted sentiments are those that best narrate your story and I am here to help you capture them.
The following services are offered to make possible the lifelong preservation of your precious memories.
• Newly Weds
• Modeling/Acting Portfolio
If you are interested in a session type that is not listed, please contact me - I would love to discuss possibilities!
Basic Portrait Sessions include a two (2) hour window of shooting time, but if we get carried away because you're rockin' the camera, so be it! Timing is flexible and additional time can certainly be added to any session.
Investment pricing listed accommodates up to five people. Please see "Investments" for additional information.
If you are an animal lover as I am, you might consider the family pet part of the family; involvement of your pets is greatly encouraged!
All final selected images will be professionally retouched and enhanced and will be made available both in color and black & white.
Your session will be designed around your vision for the portraits. Selecting a location and wardrobe will greatly attribute to the success of your session; spend time thinking about the image you want to create within these photographs. I encourage you to focus on aspects that best represent your personality and style. A pre-session consultation will help us to determine what is most important to you, and during this time, we will address any questions you may have.
Here are a few suggestions to guide you in your choices:
California offers so many amazing backdrops for your portraits. The best photographs are created by using the natural light and textures an environment offers. Parks, gardens, open landscapes, and architectural backgrounds are great choices. However, my sentimental heart would also encourage you to select a location that holds a special place in your heart if you have one.
In selecting the wardrobe for your portraits, the most important thing to keep in mind before making your decision is focusing on what best reflects your style and personality, and the specific look you would like to achieve.
It is always best to select colors that compliment the natural tone of your skin, eyes, and hair. While solid colors are generally a safe bet, splashes of sassy patterns, stripes, florals, or polka dots can also be great options for many settings.
Both individual and group portrait sessions open a myriad of opportunities for wardrobe options. Couples and groups are encouraged to coordinate their selected wardrobe; complimentary and accent colors and tones, as well as alternating pieces in like colors offer much greater interest than “uniforms.”
Options are encouraged and wardrobe changes during the session are welcome, as time permits, for all session types.
Also, it may be helpful to decide in advance where you want to display your portraits to assist you in your selection of the colors for your wardrobe. This will also help me to select the best background at the location of choice.
If you would like assistance in selecting outfits that best suit your session, please inform me during your consultation and I will be delighted to arrive fifteen minutes early for the proper preparation.
The following is additional information that is helpful to keep in mind when deciding on a photographer.
Please note that 1031 Photography reserves the right to use all said photographs on this website, in promotional materials for print and web, on blogs, for business materials, and for any other use at the discretion of the photographer. You will be required to sign a model/photograph release before the session begins.
All images are copyrighted by 1031 Photography. It is illegal and unlawful to scan, download, copy, screen-print, print, publish to the Internet, or reproduce said photographs in any manner or medium without written permission. I don't come to your home and steal the photos off your wall - please don't steal them from mine.
Violators of copyright laws will be prosecuted.