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How it works

1. Consultation

Call for a phone consultation or to set up an in studio or zoom consultation. We would love to answer your questions to make sure Annie is the right photographer fit for you. Lets plan your custom photoshoot, no matter if it is for a personal Headshot or for personal branding, family portraits or High school or Collage Senior portraits, or your precious new addition to the family. Let me create beautiful images for you.

2. Book a Session

Let’s book your session at the location of
locations of your choice. Once you booked your session you can download our Style Guide or we will go over clothing to help you prepare for your session. Please note that the session fee does not include products.

3. Be prepared

That's right it is always best to plan what you/ the family will be wearing for your photoshoot. If you are doing a family shoot best figure this all in advance. If it is just you for a photoshoot then make sure to have multiple options. If you are confused call Annie, or bring it all and Annie will help you decide.

4. Photo Session

Annie will guide you through poses, so not to worry, it is our goal to make you look your best in the outfits you brought. We love closeups and images that show the location(s) you choose. Annie also prides herself in capturing real smiles, not those cheezy ones. So relax and let’s have some FUN!

5. Portrait Premier

After your amazing portraits have been processed, I will invite you back to my studio for your ordering appointment. You will first see your images on a 5 foot screen, set to music. This is what I call the premier. At this time all decision makers must be present, for this is the one time you will view your images and make your portrait purchase. You take home only what you love! My hope is you will love them all.

6. Portraits and Products

I truly believe you will love all the portraits and the products you purchased. I hope you had an amazing experience and realize the images you take home are a pricieless moment of your life you can treasure for years to come for both you and your family. ( no mater what session you signed up for , Family, newborn, wedding, senior, contemporary portraits or even a headshot.


Getting your hair and makeup done for your senior portrait session can really make a big difference in your portraits. If you wish to do your own hair and makeup please do not use makeup with shimmer or sparkles, these makeups can cause shine when using a flash. Mat makeup is much better for photography Please call the studio and I can recommend a hair and makeup person.

Yes the studio offers Digital image Collections and Ala Cart Digital image Packs.

Once you book your session, I will send your the link to check to a Guys or Girls Style Guide to help you to choose what to wear.

Yes every image will be artfully edited and retouched. Not to worry you have a say if you want only a small amount of retouching. My goal is to remove blemishes not pores.

There are lots of cool locations in Santa Cruz to pick from. I do also offer custom locations. Please note: there may be a travel fee depending on how far the location is from my studio located in the Seabright Area of Santa Cruz.

Every session includes:

A consultation, in person, Zoom, or by phone.

A fun photo experience where you will be guided in posing and expression.

A in studio Premier of your images on a large screen to view and order. Please note: this is the one time you will see your images so make sure all decision makers are present. Printed portraits and digital images are not included in your session fee.

Prints and Ala cart pricing starts at $450. All pricing will be discussed in your consultation session.

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