a different approach

I’ve taken a different and unusual approach on how I charge for my photography. The structure is a departure from what you may be used to. Read on for more details.

Here’s how it works: Your session fee is an investment in my time and talent. It does not include prints or CD/DVD. By choosing to purchase one of the session packages listed on this page, you receive a copy of the digital negatives from your session which also provides an incredibly liberal licensing term on their usage. Read more about my take on copyright and licensing.

session fees

Weekdays — $275
Saturdays — $350

Included with all sessions:

  • Artist time and talent.
  • Up to six people; each additional person is $30.
  • Up to three hours shooting session.
  • Pre- and post-session consultations. Read more on what to expect from your session.
  • Travel within 25 miles of downtown San Jose; a $25 fee may apply to locations beyond that.

» A non-refundable $150 deposit is due within three days of appointment to reserve your session date; the remaining payment is due on the day of session.
» Contact me if you have special requests such as parties or family events. Different rates and details apply to special requests.

newborn & maternity
Newborn & maternity customers can choose to book additional sessions within one year of the initial session at a 15% discount on session packages. These sessions are to document the beautiful growth of your child and can be booked in any increments you choose (typically in one, three, six and 12 months). Parents and any siblings can be included in the same session at no additional cost! newborn & maternity sessions may be selected anytime during the initial maternity & newborn session.

referral specials
For every friend you refer who completes a session, each of you will receive a 10% discount — that’s 10% off for your friend’s initial session, and 10% off of your next session. This referral special can be combined with the 10% discount offer from the original session. If you refer enough friends, you just might get yourself a free session next time!


  the unforgettable the experience the collection the complete bundle
digital negatives 10 images 20 images 40 images all images
storyboard one 10"x20" storyboard one 10"x20" storyboard one 10"x20" storyboard one 10"x20" storyboard
coffee table album
one 10"x10" album one 10"x10" album
slideshow for web
slideshow for ipod
& iphone
slideshow dvd
complimentary printing service
  $350 $580 $850 $1450

Pricing information good for Spring 2008. Prices are subject to change without notice.

included with all packages
  • Digital post production and complimentary basic touch-ups of images.
  • A CD of digital images in two resolutions: media resolution for uploading to the Internet, email attachments and digital frames (can print up to 5″x7″), and high resolution for reproduction, enlargements and for viewing on large screens or HDTVs (can print up to 24″x36″). Additional high resolution images available for extra charge. More details under “other services” below.
  • A copyright release form, signed by the artist, that licenses the images for your personal use. More details on the “on copyright” section of the site.
  • A password-protected web page that shows you how to make informed decisions on which labs to use for best quality prints. Information on labs that many professionals use also included.
  • 10% off of any package of your choosing in the next session if booked within a year from the original session date. This does not apply to the maternity/newborn session.

Payment is due before post-production begins on the images.

other services
A variety of other services to accommodate your digital media needs:

  • Additional images: $150 (blocks of 5) if ordered within three months of session date; $350 afterward. All images are in media resolution as well as high resolution formats.
  • Flash Slideshow for Web: $150; further customizations available for additional charges. Contact me for details.
  • Slideshow DVD: $200 for 2 copies (set to music of your choice); additional copies are $30 each, or feel free to make copies at home for friends and family.
  • Slideshow for iPod/iPhone: $100 (only $50 if ordered with Slideshow DVD). No limits on how many devices you can distribute the slideshow on.
  • Custom greeting card design: $75
  • Printing service: I can take care of printing and shipping of your images for you for a $75 handling fee per order and the actual cost of the prints if you prefer not to deal with the labs.
  • A la carte pricing available upon request.

I do not profit from selling prints, albums or any other tangible media. These are one-time charges for the time and talent of the creative design and production process to prepare the digital images with which you are free to make copies of.