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The Orange County Family Experience

You have come to the right place! Let me walk you through the process of having your photos taken by me. Whether it has to do with
what to wear, how to pose, or which props (if any!) we should include in your portrait session--I will help you every step of the way! With the years of experience I have working with my clients on their sessions--I promise to make it easy and to help you feel confident and beautiful during your session. As a certified makeup artist and hair stylist who has worked for years in the Los Angeles and Orange County beauty industry, I will use my knowledge and understanding of beauty both during (and after!) your portrait session to ensure you look your best in your photos! 

stunning wall art you will love seeing in your home

Don't be shy, please say hi! I really don't mind answering any of your questions. Let me know what you are looking for when it comes to an Orange County family photographer--I am here for you! Are you wondering if your kids are at a good age for a family session? Does your husband have to be in them too (the answer is "no" btw--I love doing mommy and me sessions and do these all the time!)? Can you bring your own outfits to the session instead of using mine? Whatever you are wondering, it is ok to ask. Just send me a message--I am here to listen to you and to help you figure out what it is that you need! 

1. Say Hello

2. Schedule Your Session

Whenever you feel ready, we can move forward with the booking process. We discuss some dates, and once we find one that works for both of us, I send you my contract and an invoice for a non-refundable retainer to hold your date. After you sign and pay the invoice, that's it! You are officially booked and on my calendar for a family portrait session at a beautiful outdoor location in Orange County! It's that easy!

3. PLanning your session

After you are officially booked, I help you figure out what to wear and how to style everyone for your family portrait session. We text back and forth for this part to make it easy on everyone. You let me know what your needs are, how old your children are, some details about everyone's sizing, and then we pull some looks for your session that will work for your family, and you let me know if you love the looks, or if you are looking for something a little different. You are also welcome to bring your own outfits if you want! Many of my family portrait sessions are a mix of items I bring, and items my clients bring to the session! 

4. Your Portrait Session

On the day of your portrait session, we will meet at the shoot location and get ready very quickly. Mom should come in full hair and makeup, and children should come with clean hair that has been washed and FULLY dried before the session. I recommend children having their hair blown straight to help smooth the cuticles unless the child has naturally curly hair. I will bring everything I need to do any last minute touch ups when it comes to hair and makeup--just let me know what you need help with when it comes to makeup! We then take some photos and will do a couple of posed shots as well as some candid shots. 

5. your photographs

After your session, I cull your photos and send you a proofing gallery of the best images from your session, which are lightly edited for proofing. You choose your favorite ones, and I get to work on getting those family photos fully-edited for you using a very meticulous and detail-oriented hand-editing process. If there is any specific editing requests you have, just let me know! I am happy to accommodate the editing requests I usually get. If it can be done, it will be done! This part is complimentary, so you are welcome to just let me know exactly what it is you want.  If you are not sure, I will go with my usual process, which still results in highly-polished images. 

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The Family Process


Your family is beautiful and you should have them captured beautifully and luxuriously so that you can hang artwork in your home that you love and that is meaningful to you! Please feel free to reach out in order to find out more about my portrait packages. I have family portrait packages starting at $1000. 

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Your Cherished Family

A $500 non-refundable retainer is all I need to officially book you in for a family portrait session! Once you are booked, we can begin the process of planning the details of your session. 

After your session, we meet on Zoom to go over artwork we can order for you to hang in your home from your session. All the artwork will be printed through a professional printing lab, and you will absolutely love seeing your family as gorgeous art on your walls. 

"Next to my family, Esther's photos are the most valued thing in my life." -Flora

"Esther is amazing. Her attention to detail and knowledge is priceless. She is also very professional, courteous, and my daughters loved her. She did such a great job and I definitely recommend her to family and friends!" -Cynthia 



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