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Photo

Packages

A family photo session is like anything else in life; you never know exactly what's going to happen. So often, the surprise moments make for treasured, favorite images.

location

Bay Area, Calif

Now booking 2022

mother holding her son tenderly
BIPOC LGBTQ family session connecting at home
portrait of father tenderly holding toddler son

Premium

Standard

Classic

• Pre-session consult

• 1 Session prep guide

• 60-90 minute coverage

of immediate family

• Complete collection of 60+ high-res digital images with print release

• $500 gift card in the gallery store

• Pre-session consult

• 1 Session prep guide

• 60-90 minute coverage

of immediate family

• Choice of 30 high-res digital image

with print release

• $250 gift card in the gallery store

• Pre-session consult

• 1 Session prep guide

• 60-90 minute coverage

of immediate family

• Choice of 15 high-res digital images

with print release

• $85 gift card in the gallery store

$1050 + session fee

$570 + session fee

$800 + session fee

THE PROCESS

Easy as 1, 2, 3

STEP ONE

Your family's story matters to me. Our phone consultation gets us connected. I'll answer all of your questions and go over the details. Once you're ready to move forward, a non-refundable session fee of $250 and some paperwork secures your session. Please note: Session fee does not include digital images, films, or prints and is additional to the collection of images you choose. There is no charge for our phone consultation.

Let's Chat

STEP TWO

While preparations help me make sure we're on the same page, the time spent in your session is relaxed. No posing, no props, no scripts. Be yourselves, in your element, and let me take care of the rest. As we're hanging out together, I'll be doing what I do best. No stress, just photos that feel exactly like you.

Session Day

STEP THREE

I'll share with you a slideshow of your images from our session, so you can choose your favorites and order high-res files with print releases, as well as printed products. Order options include the three collections below. You can decide which one suits you best once you've looked through your slideshow.

The Big Reveal

the best of both worlds

FILM PACKAGES START AT $1200

How about photos

AND video?

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It all begins with a phone call.

let's get started

Jennifer

Being comfortable with and liking your photographer are crucial to capturing and memorializing the moments you don't want to risk forgetting. When you ask someone to spend time with your family so she can see—and document—the intimate details of how you look at your partner, the genuine personality behind your shy kid's eyes, your best tricks to calm down a crying baby, she can't do that if you aren't comfortable with her. Carmen is first a sweet human being and only a very close second phenomenal artist, and that combination is what makes her

a wonderful photographer.

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Naomi

If you're looking for a family photographer who genuinely wants to get to know your family and capture the best you, Carmen is the one. She has been our family photographer since our 10 year old daughter was born. My children open up to her in a way that is soulful and genuine, and she has an amazing ability to capture their best selves. Carmen also has an ability to show meaning to the quiet moments that are just dazzling. She also did a Day in the Life video for us which I must have watched 1,000 times. It's truly mesmerizing, and so nice to go back and watch a year later. Hands down one of the best things we ever did for our family and every bit worth the investment. I cannot recommend Carmen more.

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BIPOC LGBTQ family session connecting at home
intimate portrait of mother tenderly kissing her baby son

Premium

Classic

Standard

•Pre-session consult + questionnaire

•Session prep guide

•60-90 minute coverage

of immediate family

•Complete collection (60+) of high-res digital images with print release

• $500 gift card in the gallery store

$1050

•Pre-session consult + questionnaire

• Session Prep guide

•60-90 minute coverage

of immediate family

•Choice of 30 high-res digital images

with print release

• $250 gift card in the gallery store

$800

•Pre-session consult + questionnaire

•Session prep guide

•60-90 minute coverage

of immediate family

•Choice of 15 high-res digital images

with print release

•$85 gift card in the gallery store

$570

Step 04

Step 03

Step 02

Step 01

You select a

print + digital

collection

I photograph

your magic.

You pay a $250

session fee & sign contract.

We chat to see if we're a good fit.

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father smiling and holding toddler son at piedmont park
BIPOC LGBTQ family session connecting at home
intimate portrait of mother tenderly kissing her baby son

Premium

Classic

Standard

•Pre-session consult + questionnaire

•Session prep guide

•60-90 minute coverage

of immediate family

•Complete collection (60+) of high-res digital images with print release

• $500 gift card in the gallery store

$1050

•Pre-session consult + questionnaire

• Session Prep guide

•60-90 minute coverage

of immediate family

•Choice of 30 high-res digital images

with print release

• $250 gift card in the gallery store

$800

•Pre-session consult + questionnaire

•Session prep guide

•60-90 minute coverage

of immediate family

•Choice of 15 high-res digital images

with print release

•$85 gift card in the gallery store

$570