My process will help you feel prepared relaxed and ready to have fun! I will send you a prep guide, be available for any questions or tips throughout the process and I will have phone or video chats with you so you feel just as confident as I am about your photo session being perfect. I make each step of our journey together as easy for you as possible. A non-refundable retainer fee of 350 is due at the time of booking. The rest of the payment will be due 1 week before your session date.
As a point of reference, a $350 non-refundable retainer session fee is due at the time of booking. This covers preparation materials, my availability & time helping you prepare for the session, time spent on location and most importantly reserves your date. You'll find my work is neither the cheapest nor the most expensive in the area, but it does represent one of the best values. You can invest confidently knowing your money will be well spent. Lifestyle clients can expect 50-80 images per hour.
Destination clients investments may have a higher investment level based on location and travel.
Newborn retainer fee is 450 and can run longer depending on your baby's needs.
$15/person over 5 family members
Once we have finalized your date, payment and contracts are signed. I'll send you a getting ready guide that will walk you through everything from choosing outfits to strategies to getting kids ready to cooperate. That guide has been created to typically answers 90% of the questions that come up, but I am always happy to set up a time to talk if you would like additional help. I ALSO PROVIDE YOU WITH AN ON-LINE STYLING SERVICE CALLED STYLE & SELECT.
A few days before the session is scheduled, I will reach out to confirm our time and location... at that point, if the forecast is questionable or someone seems to be coming down with the flu, we can talk about rescheduling options. Otherwise, that will be the perfect time to ask any last-minute questions or let me know if you have come up with a fun idea we have not yet discussed.
The day of the session, please block off 45-90minutes (2-3.5 hours for newborns). Typically we are done before or within 90 minutes, but if there is some kind of wardrobe malfunction or child melt down, I like to stay flexible. If a parent has to leave for an important business meeting but the rest of the family is still available, that is fine... just let me know ahead of time so I can focus on getting that parent in the frame more while they are still available. If we get all the shots done early then yay, more time for celebration ice cream.
Finally, take a breath and relax... I promise to give the grown-ups (and kids) breaks throughout the session as needed, and to make it as painless as possible for everyone involved. We will have fun together!!!
STYLE & SELECT
AN INTERACTIVE DIGITAL STYLE GUIDE FOR PHOTO SESSIONS. COORDINATE YOUR FAVORITE OUTFITS FROM THE SHOPPABLE RESULTS. STYLE & SELECT ADD REPUTABLE RETAILERS FROM ALL OVER THE WEB!
Style & Select results can be used in many different ways.
As a visual tool to help you pull basics from your own closet, as a guide when shopping locally, as a personal shopping tool to easily purchase a few key pieces from your Result Email.
I will send you a private code for your session.
Printed on matte recycled paper, these beautiful cards are perfect for all occasions. Greeting cards come in a single-image pack of 24 along with white stationery envelopes.
Available in square, portrait, or landscape format.
Choose from a selection of designs that your friends and family will love, and customize it with your favorite photos.
24 Pack Flat 5x5" Cards / $46.62
24 Pack Flat 5x7" Cards / $55.13
Your favorite images are professionally printed on archival quality photo paper with your choice of a semi-gloss, deep matte finish (enhancing natural light and brightening dense blacks) or fine art print (printed on smooth matte hot press 100% cotton paper with an extra smooth surface and museum grade quality. These full bleed prints are available in a variety of sizes, and are perfect for framing and hanging on the wall or giving as a special gift.
SEMI-GLOSS, MATTE & FINE ART OPTIONS
5x7 / $2.89-$4.38
8x10 / $4.55-$6.83
11x14 / $9.54-$14.35
These beautiful custom frames are carefully assembled by hand using eco-friendly practices. Photographic print on matte paper, mounted with a thick 8 ply mat board, protected by a front acrylic, permanently sealed with a black backing paper. Arrives ready to hang out of the box.The frames come in your choice of white, natural wood barn wood, walnut or black.
Dimensions: 3/4" wide, 1" deep.
8x10 / $148.78
11x14 / $183.80
20x24 / $335.34
Beautiful linen albums printed on Giclee matte paper with lovely soft textures that will last a lifetime, these acid-free fine art papers feature a true matte finish for a classic look. Drawing on time-honored binding techniques, the Layflat Album features ultra-thick pages that lay flat when open for seamless panoramic impact. Choose from an array of luxe linen and print covers, available in a variety of sizes.
8x8 / $370.04
10x10 / $448.00
12x12 / $511.04
Printed on finely woven, 100% Natural cotton Hahnemühle canvas, with a beautiful matte surface. A sleek natural wrap creates beautiful image continuity, adding dimension to your photo. This canvas is finished with archival backing material that is acid-free, moisture and puncture resistant that will last for generations to come. Arrives ready to hang with beehive hangers and wall bumpers. Depth: 1.5". Available in a variety of sizes.
8x10 / $220.00
11x14 / $274.00
16x20 / $380.00
Nikki Hildebrand is a professional photographer based in San Diego, California, serving the greater San Diego area, including Oceanside, Carlsbad, Del Mar, La Jolla, Temecula and Alpine.