What To Expect

What to Expect/ FAQ

My goal for your next session is to create a relaxed pressure free environment where you and your family can simply be yourselves. I strive to capture those genuine smiles, laughs, and connections your family shares.  Family sessions are photographed outdoors with 100% natural light. Your family will be enjoying and interacting with one another well I am snapping pictures away. The results will be a variety of poses, angels, and candid moments. Natural unscripted moments are my favorite to capture and likely to be moments that mean the most. Sound easy enough right?

WHAT TO EXPECT:
I do my best to accommodate your family and your schedule but do assure that your session is schedule for our optimized success. I do understand the day to day challenges of running a household, naps, and busy work schedules. I offer morning sunrise session and evening sunset session allowing for option when considering you next family session. Your session will last 30 minutes – 1 hour depending on location of the session. I will smoothing transition through the session assuring I have captured a variety of images and poses to choose from.

WHEN BOOKING:
Once a date is decided your non refundable retainer is due to hold your date. All required forms will be send to you via email to look over.  Upon request, we will have a phone or email consultation about posing, clothing, and other ideas regarding your session. Due to limited availability, session dates will be held for no more then 3 days without retainer payments being made. If retainer payments is not made by the 3rd day the date will become available to new clients. Families session fees including up to 5 persons, each additional person is $20.

AFTER OUR SESSION:
After your session is complete you will be scheduled for an in person ordering appointment. This appointment will be schedule typically a week after your session. This is where we’ll unveil your images for the first time also when you will be ordering your products. I will be there to guide you and show you all the products and collection available as well as help you decide what would look best in your home.  I have product sample so you are able to see them and touch them before purchasing. Once you have chosen you selection I will begin working on your order. You can allow a week for standard prints and 2 weeks for custom or specialty items.

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR:
This has to be one of the biggest question asked when preparing for a family session. It is an important one to consider when investing in professional photography. What style reflects your family? What makes you feel comfortable? These are the types of questions to ask yourself when piecing together items for your family session.  A helpful tip in coordinating outfits is picking a color concept and add to that. Don’t be afraid to mix and match pattern along with solids. Accessorizing and layering can add a lot to your outfits.

I do understand that this all can be a bit overwhelming. I’m am here to help. I offer personalized styling for all my family session. Your vision paired with my stylist assistance will pieces together your family attire for your upcoming family session. For more information on the stylizing process find out more here.

YOU SHOT A LOT OF IMAGES WILL I SEE ALL OF THEM:
No. During a typical session I can shot quite a bit of images.   This help assure I am capturing the best picture with no one blinking or the distractions of a passerby in the background. With little ones it can often take a few frame to get that winning image. I will select the best overall images of your session to fulfill your gallery.

WHAT HAPPENS IF IT RAINS OR I NEED TO CANCEL: 
Weather can defiantly affect an outdoor session. If a situation does arise and weather doesn’t allow us to continue with our session. You will be given the option to rescheduled your session with no penalties. If for some reason rescheduling is not an option for you, a full refund of retainer will be given. Please note that cancellation due to weather is at the discretion of Jessica De La Rosa Photography.  If you must cancel your session for personal reasons. Please do so 5 days prior to your schedule session. Failure to do so will result in non refundable retainer due to my loss opportunity to  schedule other family bookings.