The Gems

Engagements | Couples | Anniversaries

Gemstones are precious and unique, and so are all of you! All of my clients are beautiful gems and that’s why I’ve named these packages after you all (plus the bling-bling part even though you don’t necessarily need that to symbolize your love for each other ;-)). Each gem is special and beautiful in its own way just like each one of your stories as well as my sessions.

Below are some options for different couples with different needs. Sessions typically take 1 to 2 hours starting from sunrise or during golden hour before sunset for the best lighting. Additional locations and travel can be added to the package by request. A personal print release is included with every session, so you're able to print your photos to your heart's desire. Don’t be afraid to reach out if you have any questions before booking in the contact form! Can’t wait to meet you soon and create something special, my gems!

Collections

Emerald

For the sweet & simple.
→ 1 Location
→ Multiple Outfit Changes
→ Online Gallery with Unlimited Downloads
→ Edited Photos with Full Resolution
→ Travel within SF Bay Area

$500

Sapphire

For those who need a little more sparkle.
→ 2 Locations
(within 30 mins/miles apart, additional travel fees apply for further)
→ Online Gallery with Unlimited Downloads
→ Edited Photos with Full Resolution
→ Travel within SF Bay Area

$600

Ruby

For the adventurous:
→ Half Day + Full Day
→ Multiple Locations
→ Exploring/hiking + shooting
→ Online Gallery
→ Edited Photos with Full Resolution
→ Travel for locations within 200 miles round-trip from 95132 included

starting at $1000

Proposal Collections

Ready to pop the question to your forever love? I'm ready to plan out your vision with you! All packages include free consultation, unlimited planning, and location scouting leading up to the day of proposal. Whether you have questions about the perfect timing, lighting, locations, or how to make a typical "styled couples shoot" into a proposal, I am here for ya! A phone call/FaceTime/Skype is recommended during the planning process.

Below are a variety of packages for different proposal needs. Extra photographers, time for the session, further locations, or additional locations added to the package available on request. Don’t be afraid to reach out if you have questions before booking! I’m super laid-back and I try my best to accommodate everyone. Can’t wait to meet you & your gem soon! ✨💍

Pearl

Includes:
→ 1 Photographer
→ 1 Location
→ Planning + Location Scouting
(Typically 15 Minutes of Proposal, 45 Minutes of After-Proposal Portraits)
→ Online Gallery
→ Travel within SF Bay Area

$500

Opal

Includes:
→ 2 Photographers
→ 1 Location
→ Planning + Location Scouting
(Typically 15 Minutes of Proposal, 45 Minutes of After-Proposal Portraits)
→ Online Gallery
→ Travel within SF Bay Area

$800

Diamond

Includes:
→ Adventure Proposal Session
→ 1-2 Photographers
→ Planning + Location Scouting
→ Online Gallery
→ Travel of first 200 miles included | travel fee of $1.00/mile applies beyond included travel

$1000

FAQ

How are you handling cancellations and rescheduling with COVID?

If you need to cancel, retainers are non-refundable. But I am not charging any rescheduling fees as long as I am available for the new, rescheduled date!

How and when do we book?

→ To book and secure your date, I require a signed contract and a 20% non-refundable retainer.

→ Clients may book their wedding dates up to 1-2 years out, so engagement sessions are planned shortly after booking their wedding. However, you don't need to book a wedding with me for us to shoot your engagement photos! (engagement sessions are complimentary if you do though!)

→ For couples portrait sessions, reaching out and booking at least 1 month ahead is ideal! For Proposals, at least 1-6+ months ahead.

How much do you charge for travel?

→ Travel fee of $1.00/mile one way apply to locations that are beyond 2 hours round-trip (typically equivalent to ~50 miles round-trip without traffic) from 95132.

How far do you travel?

→ I travel anywhere in the Bay Area / NorCal and beyond!

→ Airfare, at least 1-2 day stay (depending on duration of flight/drive), and/or transportation are to be covered for me + possibly a second shooter for sessions & weddings beyond 3 hours away (one-way) from San Jose, CA.

How and when should we pay you?

→ Apple Pay, Zelle, Venmo, Stripe (checking/savings & credit card payments), cash and checks are accepted.

→ 20% non-refundable retainer is required to book portrait sessions and to secure your date.

→ The rest is due the day of the session or can be made in advance.

When and how do we receive our photos?

→ WHEN: Sneak peeks within 1 to 2 days from our session & 1 to 3 weeks on the finished gallery.

→ HOW: I'll send a gallery with the finished, high-res photos via email for you to download and share.
Don’t forget to back up your images!

Can I extend the session on the day of?

→ Yes, definitely! If you end up needing more time for the proposal or extra after-proposal portraits, extra time can be requested and added to your package/invoice on the day of or in advance.

Do I have to order prints through you?

→ Not at all! Every package includes printing rights meaning you can order your prints anywhere as long as they're used for personal reasons!

→ The online gallery that I deliver does have a print store where you can directly choose and order prints with ProDPI, a professional photo lab that makes high quality prints.

Can you send us the "raw" pictures?

→ Nope!
1, I literally shoot in a “RAW” format on my camera to retain better details especially when editing.
2, You’re hiring me for the photos you see on here which are my fully edited, finished work with nice and crisp colors and quality.

→ Giving the so called “raw”, unedited photos is like a chef giving you an unseasoned, bland dish. So please trust me & the process!


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