Session FAQs

DO YOU OFFER STUDIO OR OUTDOOR PHOTOGRAPHY?

Yes, studio and outdoor natural light photography are available.

Outdoor Photography Information
Most of my photography is done outside in various outdoor locations around the tri-valley area. You can request your own location or ask for a recommendation.

Studio Photography Information

Our studio is located in Pleasanton California and is available by appointment.

DO YOU OFFER FAMILY SESSIONS SESSIONS?

I offer family sessions. From August - December, limited mini sessions are available. These are announced in our newsletter usually in July. Subscribe here.

DO YOU CHARGE EXTRA FOR TRAVELING OUTSIDE OF the tri-valley?

If you’d like your session outside the tri-valley (which includes San Ramon, Danville, Pleasanton, Dublin & Livermore) there may be a travel fee. Please mention this at the time of booking.

Can YOU "HOLD" a DATE?

All sessions are confirmed with your payment.

HOW LONG DO sessions LAST?

Depending on which session you choose, they last anywhere between 30 and 90 minutes.

HOW SHOULD I PREPARE FOR OUR session?

Once you confirm your session, you will receive a link to our Session Guide that includes tips on how to prepare for your session.

DO YOU OFFER HAIR AND MAKEUP SERVICES?

I have a list of recommended hair and makeup artists that I would be glad to recommend to you. All booking and payment is done directly with the artist.

WHAT IF IT'S RAINING THE DAY OF MY SHOOT?

If rain is forecast for the day of your shoot, I will try to reschedule you as soon as possible. I will call you and you can either choose to reschedule or pick a rain-friendly location if you need to do your shoot that day. There may be a wait time to reschedule your session.

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I SHOW UP FOR AN OUTDOOR SESSION?

In the beginning, we will spend a few minutes getting to know one another a bit more before starting the shoot. You’ll get some posing coaching and direction throughout the session to photograph you in the most flattering ways.

WHAT IS CONSIDERED AN OUTFIT?

An outfit is a shirt, tie, and pants; a dress; or a t-shirt and jeans, etc. If your package includes multiple outfits, then please bring extra clothes with you to the shoot. If you aren't sure what to wear, bring a few things and the I can help you put outfits together. It’s possible to add or remove layers to give you some diversity in your session.

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER OUR SHOOT IS OVER?

Within 14 days to two weeks of your session, your images will be ready to view. You will get an email from us with information on how to view your images online. It will also include a download link.

WHAT IF I NEED MY PHOTOS BACK FASTER?

This is negotiated on a per shoot basis. Please mention this when booking your session.

HOW MUCH RETOUCHING is done?

Nina is a Master Retoucher. Your session price includes minor retouching such as removing minor blemishes, doing color correction, minor skin smoothing, and adjusting clarity and vibrance. If you want additional retouching on your photos, we can possibly do that for a fee, depending on what’s needed, but this service is not guaranteed.

DO YOU OFFER PRINTS?

As a digital business, I do not offer prints. However, I can recommend a reputable printing service, simply ask!