MATERNITY PHOTOGRAPHY

MONTEREY, BIG SUR, CARMEL, SANTA CRUZ, BAY AREA, ALAMEDA


INCLUDED WITH ALL SESSIONS

outdoor photoshoot   |   scenic location guide

style/outfit guide   |   fully edited magical photos

planning for the shoot   |   sean helps you pose naturally


THE CLASSIC

ESSENTIALS

up to 2 subjects

1hr photoshoot

one location

30 edited images

all photos provided digitally

$395


THE DAYDREAM

COMPLETE

up to 5 family members

2-3 hr photoshoot adventure

1-2 locations

100+ edited images

all photos provided digitally

$595



You're at a moment in your life that is truly incredible, and this is your chance to take magical images that will immortalize that story. Let me help you, I promise you'll cherish these photos always.

ADD ONS

additional location   |   $100

additional hour   |   $100

bundle with newborn photography   |   25% discount on both

professional print services available


Call or text Sean at 408-306-3490 and let's talk! You can also email at seansalazarphotography@gmail.com or use the contact page

FAQS

CAN YOU HELP ME CHOOSE A LOCATION?

Absolutely! When we talk we can figure out exactly what your style is (beach, forests, dramatic landscapes, etc).  We'll figure out how much walking you want to do and how far you want to drive. I know the best spots all over and the best times of year to visit them. For example doing a shoot in the Calle Lily Valley at the wrong time of year will mean no Lillies! A shoot at Hakone at the wrong time of year means no blossoms and no wisteria tunnel! I will make this part a breeze, I can give you a detailed guide with photos taken at different locations, or if you want it to be as easy as possible, just let me choose the best spot for you. No problem!

WHAT ABOUT POSING? I DON'T WANT TO FEEL AWKWARD!

This is something I always address right away - we've all felt awkward in front of a camera, but a professional photographer makes a huge difference! I am super easygoing and you will feel like my best friend in no time, and with a few suggestions I will help you get over any anxiety and know exactly where to put your hands without feeling out of place. I want to get your true self and not make a forced cheesy pose, but I'll still give you guidance on how to best bring that out.  With a combination of lighting, posing, and feeling natural being yourself, we'll get the most beautiful pictures you can imagine. It won't just me standing still, we can talk, play around, dance, interact with a significant other, it will feel as natural as if there was no camera. In fact that's another way that I help you avoid that "camera in your face" feeling, I use really long zoom lenses that allow me to keep the camera far away from you while still capturing close up personal and emotional images. Trust me you'll feel like a star as soon as you see the first image results!

DO YOU OFFER PRINTS OR ALBUMS?

I do offer both, although they are not included in the basic packages just because less people have been requesting them over the years as digital took over. I have a professional printing lab that I work with and that allows me to get you super high quality prints with complete color accuracy. I can also make you a custom designed album that will be absolutely breathtaking. 

CAN WE GET EVEN MORE IMAGES? HOW ABOUT THE RAW FILES?

I don't offer the raw files because those are the unfinished canvas that I create my work on, but you can absolutely purchase more edited files if you feel you want more. All the edited files you get are very high resolution and are more than enough to do your own prints with as well.

WHAT DOES PHOTO EDITING INCLUDE?

Once we finish the shoot there will usually be a lot of photos, you can choose your favorite photos and I'll give them all special attention in editing to make them into their absolute best. This includes:

  • Color correction
  • Fixing minor skin imperfections and smoothing wrinkles
  • Teeth whitening
  • Brightening the light on subjects
  • Contrast and color enhancing (highlights, shadows, saturation, etc)
  • Some flyaway hairs
  • Removing background people/objects that are distracting
  • Creating "looks" such as sepia tone, dreamy style, etc

If there is a photo that you want some extreme photoshop work done on, we can always add that in, but its rare that something like that needs to be done - we're talking about slimming the waist, changing the hair, removing tattoos/logos, completely removing wrinkles, removing a hand in the wrong place, replacing the sky, etc. If you need this kind of work done, it's typically $100/hr and I'm usually pretty fast, I can give you an estimate depending on the picture and what needs to be done. 

WHEN SHOULD I BOOK MY MATERNITY SESSION?

I recommend we talk as soon as you find out you're pregnant so we can discuss the options, timing, and availability. It comes down to how big you want your belly to look and how you're feeling, but I usually recommend scheduling  between 20 and 38 weeks.


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