How to book a photo session:
Please email me at carolina (at) thruviewfinder (dot) com. I will send you the photo session info and price list. Once you decide to hire me, an invoice and an online contract will be sent to you. Please keep in mind, I cannot secure the time and date until the deposit payment and signed online contract have been received.
What to wear to the photo shoot :
Coordinate your outfits but don't match. Don't make everyone wear the same color. Avoid heavy pattern, characters, graphics and big logo. Wear something pretty, flatter your body and makes you comfortable and confident. Accessorize is also a good idea like scarfs, jewelry, flowers in the hair for girls, etc.
When is the best time to do the photo session:
I've always liked a photo shoot with natural light; to get a beautiful light, usually around early morning or late afternoon. If we have to do the session in midday, then we can find a location that has shades. Any kind of shades like a building, a tree, a doorway. I try to avoid the harsh sunlight. I don't want my clients squinting in all of their family portraits.
If you have little one, the best time to do a session is after their nap time; they need to be well rested and well fed. Do not show up to a session with an empty stomach. If necessary, please bring healthy snack for your kids.
I mostly work on the weekends. My main job is a mother for my two kids. Other than taking care of my two munchkins, I also work for two school districts here in Santa Clarita. But, we can always work something out if you'd like to do it on weekdays. Email me!
How long do you keep the pictures:
I will keep all the images from each session and event for 6 months.
How many person can be in a family photo session:
Family photo session is up to 6 people. If you'd like to add another person, please add $15 each person. If you're planning to have an extended family portrait, ask me for the package.
When the photos will be ready
Photos will be ready in 10-14 business days.
Local clients pick up only (Santa Clarita residents). Outside Santa Clarita will be mailed via USPS. I don't ship overseas.
All digital files will comes in Jpeg format. I do not give RAW/Unedited files to clients.
Print request will be ordered through a professional lab and it takes 6-7 business days to be developed.
Retouch & Extra editing
Any proofing product ordered or viewed online each will be corrected for color balance, density, and contrast. Any additional retouching after the edited image will be charged $10 per picture.
Location for the photo shoot :
Places that make you and family comfortable. If you have kids; I prefer places like parks, beaches, or playground. If needed, I can give recommendations of my favorite locations.
Santa Clarita locations :
Beaches (Malibu & Ventura)
If you still have any other question, do not hesitate to email me. Thank you for taking the time to read this. Looking forward to working with you and the family!