Tuesday, May 31, 2011

::Your Investment::

Payment in full is due the day of your session. Most sessions last around two hours. I like to start all sessions two hours before sunset.

•    Pictures will be edited and sent to you within 14 business days.
•    For most sessions, unless stated otherwise, you will receive a minimum of 50 edited low resolution images with copyright release. good for printing 4x6.
•    Files are archived (saved in our database) for up to ONE year, thereafter they are removed and no longer available for purchase or viewing, unless contacted before the year is up and arrangements are made.
•    We accept payment in the terms of:  Cash /Check/credit  or PayPal.

You will be given a password with an on-line gallery for you, family/friends to view and make any print purchases of 5x7 and larger.

If you would like your cd to come with High resolution images it is $75.00.



I want to capture the “real” you.  Your real smile, your real body language, the way you really are. During the session I want to have your family or children doing what they love and capturing every laugh and smile.

Session: $200.00
-This includes time and talent of photographer
-Locations of your choice
-Minimum of 50 professionally edited images on a CD with Copyright release.

Custom Albums - Call or e-mail for pricing.

Engagement sessions are included in all wedding packages. If you would like to just book just an engagement session without booking us for your wedding, that is perfectly fine.

Session - $200.00
-This includes time and talent of photographer
-Locations of your choice
-Minimum of 50 professionally edited images on a CD with Copyright release.
- one 16x20 print mounted on styrene

Something new, something fresh. we work for you. I have paired up with Becky Hales Photography for weddings. So you are getting two great photographers for one price.
Please contact for more information on wedding prices and collections.
Wedding Collections start at $1,895.

No more of the same old pose in that same old studio. Let's get out there so you can express yourself and show the world who you are!

Senior Session- $240.00
-Includes the time and talent of photographer
-Locations of your choice
-As many wardrobe changes as you need
-56 wallets. two 5x7 & two 8x10.
-Minimum of 50 professionally edited photos on a CD with copyright release.

High Resolution cd 100.00

...Birth Photography...
One of the most important days in your life is the birth of your child. This is both a very personal and emotional experience, one at which I can capture perfectly for you
I worked on a Labor and Delivery unit for a little over five years. I am very comfortable in labor and delivery situations and have NO judgments with whatever way you decided to deliver.
There are many times when we want our spouse or family member to capture this amazing day but when the time comes they are too excited to get the perfect shot. My work in this area is extremely tasteful, and captures a day that can never be relived. I sit in the background snapping away and you won't even know I'm there.  Please contact for price

...Newborn Sessions...
Normally takes place at your home within the first 10 days of life unless other arrangements are made or discussed. Newborn sessions normally last 1-3 hours. I like to allow enough time for feedings, soothing, and whatever else might arise. With newborns I offer a minimum of 25 pictures on a cd with the copyright release.  I also can also create your birth announcement for an additional 25.00.

Newborn Session -$200.00

...Belly-Birth-Newborn Collection...  If you are looking for Maternity Pictures, Birthing Pictures and then also Newborn pictures. This package will be $525.00 if booked together. If you are not interested in Birth Photography and would just like Maternity and Newborn Pictures the package cost will be $350.00.  {please note I like to take newborn pictures within the first 10 days of life when your baby is still very sleepy and flexible}

...Maternity-One year Collection... This collection includes Maternity.(birth).newborn.4mo.8mo.One year.
With Birth -$1100.00
Without Birth $900.00

...Newborn- ONE year Collection... $650.00 newborn.4mo-8mo- One year.


Photos A La Carte...
5x7 - $10.00
8x10 - $15.00
11x14 - $30.00
16x20 - $40.00
20x24 - $45.00
20x30 - $50.00
8 Wallets - $10.00
all prints 8x10 and larger come with lustre print on styrene mount.

available textures are:
Linen, Pebble, and Embassy



After lots of thought I have decided to change a couple things. Starting July 1st when you get your CD of images they will be low resolution images. This means that you can print a 4x6 a still have a great looking picture. If you are looking for prints larger than a 4x6 you will be able to purchase all of those through me at a great price, and all of my prints come on a styrene mount.  

Every professional photographer receives this question from a client at one point or another: “What is the difference between your prints and the prints I get at the local one-hour photo?” The simple answer to this is everything!  Not all prints are created equal. When you take your pictures to a print retailer who caters to the public (target, wal-mart, costco, ect..) they operate with the “quantity, not quality” business model. They turn down their color vibrance and saturation setting to maximize their output of pictures.  This results in inaccurate colors from how the photographer actually intended the image to print. Blacks tend to not be true black, greens tend to be on the yellow side, and flesh tones are often overly pink or orange. Black-and-white images see the most trouble with inaccuracies because special materials and processes are required to print a true black-and-white image correctly. The materials are also different. The discount labs usually use thinner, lower quality papers than a professional lab.

When you order a large print from a local retailer, it does not look how I intended it to look and that is a reflection of my work. I take pride in all of the work I do and I want the prints you put up in your home to reflect that.  Through a professional photo lab custom prints are made with archival quality materials, including the highest grade photographic papers, and are also individually printed and calibrated to the photographers’ specific color standards.

Each day our society becomes more and more digital. I want to be able to always give my clients their pictures on a disc to keep forever, but I also want my clients to only have the best, and I feel this is the best way to do that.

With photography, nothing rings truer than the saying, “You get what you pay for.” Therefore, I invest in my products so that my clients benefit from the best quality and value available for their own investment.


If you would like your cd to come with High resolution images it is $75.00.



Because everything is better with a picture. . .

Sunday, May 22, 2011

::Things you might see if you go to Venice Beach, CA::

(all pictures SOOC)

It an awesome place where everybody wants a dollar, or two, or three…8



Wednesday, May 18, 2011

::Happy 1st Birthday, Bailey Renee::

One year ago today I laid in a hospital bed filled with so much anticipation, and excitement knowing I was going to be the proud mother of a little baby girl. I had fears about having a little girl, but I am sure those will be knocking at my door in 14 more years! The minute you were born my heart ached with so much love. It is an indescribable feeling having a child. How can you explain to someone just how much they are loved in one second of meeting them, literally, one second. That every part of your body gets this achy, tingly, adrenaline rush when you see you child for the first time. It is like taking a breath of fresh air, but this is the best fresh air in the entire world that you could ever breathe. Bailey was no different that her brother. I loved her more than words can describe in that first second I saw her, it made every part of those long nine months worth it, that and then some!

Bailey is opposite from my experience with her brother in many ways. Has been since day one. She is a quiet creature, and at times very content playing alone. She would rather put herself to sleep that be held or cuddle. ( boo!) She doesn’t know that  I know this, but she is an instigator and tries to get her brother in trouble… a lot. And let me tell you about this girls dirty looks. She can throw some mean “if looks could kill” faces. She is the shy one, doesn’t trust many at first, but only takes couple minutes to warm up to you. She loves music and loves to dance. Most days she is a pretty easy, laid back child. Something I am totally not used to. Bailey has been walking for about 10 days now, it is so weird to have two walking children. Logan will take a toy of hers, go running and there is she chasing right after him.. We have four teeth on top and two on the bottom, which is great since she doesn’t like food..weird child! I'm still not sure where she got that trait from…. She only wants baby food and french fries. Nice combo. But we’re working on it. She is tall and skinny coming in at 30.5 Inches and only 21.2lbs. .. I love every little piece of her, even when she gives me dirty looks, and throws food at me when I try to feed her. : ) She is my little girl! I never in a lifetime thought I would be able to say that.

I love you Bailey Renee. Please stay my little girl forever. . .







::Senior|Sam:: {Redlands Senior Photographer}

I picked Sam up on the most perfect Friday afternoon. The weather was perfect. The sun was shinning with that beautiful evening glow and there was wind and  no smog! I have to be honest, when I fist picked Sam up from her house I was worried. She was in a cute dress, make-up on, with her hair pulled back in a messy bun. As we drove to the first location I was trying to figure out in my head how I could ask her to let down that pretty hair. When we arrived I got out of the car I looked over at Sam, she had let down this beautiful, thick, natural flowing hair. She fooled me!!!! She has the pefect hair that just falls into place no matter what direction she flips her head. Sam is the girl I wished to be. She can dress it up or dress it down and still look great! I think She could wear her pajamas around and still pull it off. Not just because of her looks, but also because of her care-free sense of style and attitude.

Since I picked Sam up from her house I was able to take her to a lot of places I have been eyeing for some time now. They are the places that I see but know I just need a couple shots from so I normally don’t drag people to these spots. SInce I was driving though I used ALL of the spots and more. Plus while we were driving it was great talking and hearing about where Sam is going to college. She will be attending Channel Islands University this coming fall. Did you know that college used to be Camarillo State Mental Hospital, yep.. Crazy stuff.

Sam, thank you for letting me drag you around. It was great getting to know you, and hearing about you life. I wish you nothing but the best success in life and have a blast at college.

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::Deniz Wedding:: {San Bernardino/Redlands Wedding Photographer}

3.26.11 a chilly, overcast day in the Inland Empire, but there was NO rain and that is all that mattered. From the day that Becky and I met with Lisa for her consultation we were excited to watch this wonderful day un-fold. Lisa is so relaxed, “kick-back” as the youngens would say. She knew what pictures she wanted, but over all she wanted to have a good time and marry the man she wants to spend the rest of her life with, Robert.

On the day of the wedding I arrived where Lisa was getting ready. I expected to find a bride freaked out about the weather and that is might rain, boy was I wrong. Lisa was so calm. She was enjoying herself, getting ready, having her long time friend Alejandro Puilido do her hair and make-up, surrounded by her closest friends and family.

Lisa and Robert had the most beautiful wedding ceremony at St Bernadine's church,  in San Bernardino. It had been a while since I had been to a catholic ceremony, but from what I remembered I knew I would have plenty of time to get all those perfect shots I wanted.

After the ceremony we met in Redlands to take family pictures along with wedding party. Lots of jokes were told and laughs during this time. Robert and Lisa are hilarious, at times I didn’t know what to believe between jokes and “real-talk”, it doesn’t help I am the most gullible person you’ll ever meet. I had never met Robert until the day of the wedding,so it was great to see the way Lisa lights up when she is around him. These two must walk around smiling all the time. They are so happy  together and always laughing. It is refreshing to be around them, because it is hard not to smile with them.

There is not much I can say about this reception besides it was one big, beautiful, party! Their reception was held at the Mitten Building, in Redlands. Their DJ, Mike Medina, was great. He kept everyone dancing and constantly interacting with each other. He even played the Spanish version of achy-breaky-heart by Billy Rae Cyrus. C’mon, who doesn’t want to dance to that?!?!  I would have to say my favorite part about their wedding and the reception were the BEAUTY-ful flowers from Petals by Xavi. They were amazing. I badly wanted one of these flower arrangements. They made the night complete. The food was great from The Farm, in Redlands, I have been craving asparagus since this wedding and I normally don’t even like it! Their wedding cake from Baker’s Oven, in Riverside, was gorgeous, picture perfect, I didn’t get a taste but I heard it was yummy.

Becky and I really enjoyed ourselves at this beautiful wedding. Robert & Lisa you are an amazing couple with wonderful families. Thank you for having Becky and I be a part of your special day.

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