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Frequently Asked Questions

Where do you take the pictures?

All family, maternity, and senior photoshoots take place in an outdoor location of your choosing. I have several locations that I like and can suggest to you if you do not already have a location in mind. All outdoor shoots need to be within 15 miles of Covina or else a small travel fee will be added to the cost of your package.

Newborn photoshoots usually take place at the baby’s house. I can also provide my home for anyone who would rather not have me bring all of my blankets and props to you.

What should we wear?

Wear something that is comfortable. It is a good idea to choose outfits based on a color family without being too matchy. Here is a link to a pinterest board that I have created with some suggestions from other photographers. (Click here.)

Can we change our clothes during the shoot?

You can change as many times as you’d like, but it will count as part of the shoot time. It also depends on the location. Many of the outdoor locations that I like to do not have public restrooms available.

Can you take pictures at our house?

Yes, I’d love to capture your family in their element! The only drawback is that I do not know what the lighting will be like at your house at the time of the shoot. It is a good idea to have an alternate location near your home in mind in case the lighting does not work out.

How many pictures do we get?

In a typical one-hour photoshoot, I take many pictures. You will get a CD or flash drive with the best images, usually about 25-30 full resolution images total.

Can we have some pictures in black and white?

I convert all of the images to black and white, so your CD or flash drive will contain a color version and a black and white version of each photo.

How long will it take to get our pictures?

You will receive your CD or flash drive in the mail within 3 weeks of the photoshoot. I usually get them out much sooner, but during the busy season it can take closer to three weeks. If you are in a rush to get out invitations or thank you cards or something like that, just let me know so we can work out an expected delivery date.

Can we order prints?

You can order professional prints from me. Just let me know what you’d like and I can place an order for you.

How do we pay you?

Please pay me cash at the time of the photoshoot. At the end of the session, I will have you fill out a contract, and you can pay me then. I prefer cash, but can take a check made out to Shawna Hansen, if necessary. I cannot take credit cards at this time.

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