Monterey Family photography

EMOTIONAL STORYTELLING

Family and maternity photography portfolio

Included with all sessions

styling guide and planner    |    location guide

location permits   |    digital gallery

The adventure

Monterey family photos

complete

 

DIGITAL COLLECTION

up to 5 family members

up to 2 hr photoshoot

1 or 2 locations

80-120 edited images

$1,300

family adventure photoshoot in Santa Cruz

ADD ONS

 

additional location  |  $100

each additional family member  |  $45

additional coverage per hour   |  $400

professional print services available

Monterey Bay family photographer

MONTEREY FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER

EMOTIONAL STORYTELLING

The adventure

Carmel CA family photography

COMPLETE

for up to five family members

styling guidance

location guide / 1-2 locations

2 hour photoshoot

80-100 images  |  $1,300

Monterey family photos

ADD ONS

additional location  |  $100

each additional family member  |  $45

professional print services available

Monterey family photos

FAQs

HOW DO WE CHOOSE A LOCATION FOR SCENIC SHOTS?

During our introductory call, we’ll delve into your preferences and expectations for the perfect location. We’ll cover aspects such as your vibe, comfort with hiking, tolerance for heights, and your personal preference for your ideal spot (sandy beach vs. a rocky shore, forests, dramatic landscapes, etc.).

To assist you in making an informed decision, I will provide you with a very comprehensive and visual location guide. This guide includes examples from previous photoshoots at each spot, accompanied by brief descriptions detailing factors such as hike duration and the diversity that each location offers.

 

DO YOU HELP US WITH POSING?

Most people think that they that they are not photogenic, even I have felt terribly awkward in front of the camera myself. For that reason, I’ve develop an “unposed” system to make you feel at ease with me while trying to make the thought of “camera on your face” go away for a moment. I always focus on the connection amongst my subjects rather than the connection with the lens, you’ll be busy talking, playing, dancing, and having fun instead of freezing into poses. And yes, when needed, I’ll adjust you to look your best!

 

 

 

DO YOU OFFER PRINTS?

I do offer professional printing services that will be available to you through your final edited gallery. All prints purchased through my professional lab will be guaranteed for quality and color accuracy.

Additionally, I also offer custom designed album services.

DO YOU HAVE PERMITS?

YES! Most locations require some sort of permit, you’d be surprised!

DO YOU HAVE INSURANCE?

I DO! No loose ends left untied 😉

CAN WE HAVE THE RAW OR UNEDITED FILES?

No. Raw files are the canvas to the images I create, I manipulate these files with professional software to be able to deliver images of the same quality that you see throughout my portfolio.

Likewise, unedited images are not available, if you feel you’d like to get more photos from your session, you will have the option to purchase additional fully edited images. 

All images delivered to my clients are in .jpg format and are high resolution, meaning that you can print them as large as you need.

WHAT DO YOU EDIT IN EVERY PHOTO?

After you submit your favorite photos from your proof gallery (if applicable), I will carefully edit them to be consistent with the quality of my work as shown in my portfolio.

Editing covers the following:

  • Mild skin imperfections and smoothing of wrinkles
  • Color correction
  • Teeth whitening
  • Lightening up of subjects
  • Highlights manipulation to enhance the image and skies when possible
  • Double chins
  • Some fly away hairs
  • Removal of people in the background

NOTE: My regular editing process does NOT include full retouching with Photoshop, this would involve altering the basic structure of the image as taken such as: slimming, composites, tattoo removal, all fly away hairs, photoshopping of sunsets in the background (when the weather does not cooperate), removal of logos, head swapping, full wrinkle elimination, etc.

Full retouching with Photoshop is available for an additional fee of $100per hour billed in 1/2 hour increments.

You can view a better description of what my full retouching services can cover here.

For any more specific requests, please get in touch with me.

WHAT DOES FULL RETOUCHING COVER?

Fully retouched images are a step above edited images and are normally requested at my client’s discretion. The work put into each fully retouched photo can vary anywhere between 30-60 min. Some examples of full retouching services are:

  • Tattoo Removal.
  • Any alterations on body size.
  • Overall slimming.
  • Hair covering a large part of the face.
  • Photoshopped skies.
  • Composites and head swapping (merge two different images into one).
  • Removal of logos or distracting elements in clothing.
  • Removal of major objects or crowds in the background.
  • Specific requests made by the client that are not including in my regular editing process.

Full retouching is available for $100 p/hour billed in 30 min increments. 

 

 

MY CHILD WON’T STAY STILL, WILL THAT BE A PROBLEM?

It is extremely rare for a child to stay still and I don’t want them to! I like to portray who they are and get those genuine giggles. However a well rested and well fed baby/child does a lot better in front of the camera and might be more cooperative to prompts and games.

What others are saying

“She will make you feel like the most important person in the world.”

“She took us to spots that we had never seen and nearly had the beach to ourselves.”

“We were so busy having fun, even my husband forgot we were at a photoshoot.”

“She loves what she does and it truly shows!”

She worked tirelessly with me to plan our outfits and find the best location.”

“We’ve had many photshoots through the years and my daughter had never done so well!”

What others are saying

“She really captured our emotions and personalities…”

“Tatiana is a brilliant photo wizard and creative genius!”

“She really listened to us to tailor her approach to what we wanted and offered all kinds of advice along the way.”

“WE WERE BLOWN AWAY!”

“My son responded so well to her, you can tell she is a mom!  I couldn’t be more grateful for the absolutely BEAUTIFUL photos.”

See for yourself, you can find more testimonials on:

WeddingWire, The Knot, Yelp, and Google.