FURTHER INFORMATION FOR LIFESTYLE SESSIONS IN MEXICO:
*The above package prices are for public locations only + do not include vendor fees or daypasses to access a hotel or resort.
*For a simple, smooth and relaxed photo session, all of our lifestyle photo sessions take place at a selection of beautiful public beach + town locations that we can access easily, safely and for FREE. They are all easily accessible by taxi for both drop off and return. Upon booking your session I will send you further information about your location options, googlepins to each location + transport information.
*If you were considering having your photos taken at your resort please note:
All-inclusive resorts will charge you a Vendor Fee for each vendor that you have on their property which can range from a USD$150 Daypass through to USD$1000 (+ just to be clear, we do not receive that money, it goes directly to your resort.) Given that these fees can be quite large + much time is involved for me in organizing access both before and on the day, we have found that the best option for a simple, smooth + relaxed photo session, is that all of our lifestyle photo sessions take place at a selection of beautiful public free locations with taxi access.
TURNAROUND TIME FOR GALLERY:
Approximately 2-4 weeks (depending on seasonal workload). I know how excited you will be to receive your images so I always aim to edit them lovingly + get them back to you as soon as possible :) Please note: I do not provide sneakpeeks for lifestyle sessions simply because it is faster for me to edit your entire gallery than try to choose from so many stunning images which one to share with you as a sneakpeek – true story!
LIFESTYLE PHOTO SESSION HOURS
For Couple/Family sessions:
My favorite time to photograph portraits for the most varied and flattering light is during golden hour, that first hour after Sunrise or last hour leading up to Sunset, when the sun is low on the horizon. Especially on the beach. However, if your session is going to be in and around town or indoors times can vary.
To check golden hour for your dates, simply google “sunrise/sunset times Playa Del Carmen”.
Personal Branding sessions:
Best hours will be decided after discussing your style/brand/locations
WHAT IF IT RAINS:
It is very rare here that we cannot get out at all for photos + it is quite common that even if the forecast says rain it may only rain for a couple of minutes, then it clears up or the sun comes out + we get the most amazing photos. In fact, some of my favorite photos, some that were featured in magazines, were nearly postponed due to weather. Having said that, I do keep an eye on the forecast a few hours before your shoot: and if you and I have an alternate day/time available that is clearly going to be better I am happy to reschedule. This is one reason why I recommend planning your session early in your trip if possible.
Please note that taxis generally do not carry baby carseats. If you need one, I recommend bringing your own.
OUTFITS / STYLING:
Upon booking I will provide you with some basic Tips on how to prepare or if you are interested can refer you to some fantastic Online Stylists in the USA.
In order for me to provide you with the best possible care I ask that, after our initial contact, you please continue our communications:
VIA EMAIL wherever possible. This way, I have an email thread of our discussions + can keep track of your preferences etc
Please note: Instagram/Facebook: is a great means of initial contact, but I receive so many messages + enquiries there + people have so many different code names, realistically messages can get lost. So email is definitely more reliable and time effective.
WHATSAPP: While email is the best form of communication leading up to your session, I will contact you a day or two prior to your session via the free app’called Whatsapp. Why? Just in case we need to contact each other while in transit on the day of your session.
OFFICE HOURS: 10-3pm EST time // PORTRAIT SESSION TIMES: usually early mornings/late afternoons Mon/Wed/Thur