General Questions

COVID-19: WHAT ARE YOUR SAFETY MEASURES?

I am following CDC recommendations to ensure safety for you and your family:

  • Face mask for the duration of the shoot
  • Equipment sanitized prior to each shoot
  • Hands & arms sanitized on site
  • Practicing social distancing

I also ask the family to open windows in the room where we are taking photos to ensure fresh air flows. If you have any additional requests, I’m happy to accommodate.

WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?

Diane Hamacher Photography is located in Carlsbad, CA.

My clients are typically in San Diego North County, within 25 miles of 92009, but I’m available to travel! Just contact me and we can make a plan.

WHAT PAYMENT METHODS DO YOU ACCEPT?

Payment methods you can use: PayPal, Venmo, Apple Pay or also check.

WHAT GEAR DO YOU SHOOT WITH?

I shoot exclusively with my Canon 5D Mark IV and my go to lens is my Canon 24-70mm f/2.8 L-series. For in-home sessions, in addition,  I may use my Canon Speedlite 600EX II RT. As far as my equipment in my studio, I’m using an AlienBees B800 from Paul C Buff.

HOW AND WHEN WILL I RECEIVE MY PHOTOS?

Edited digital images will be available within two to four weeks after your session. I will send you a password protected online gallery. You will be able to download the photos directly from your gallery in both high resolution and web size images.

ARE PRINTS INCLUDED IN THE SESSION FEES?

You will have the option to purchase prints from a professional lab, directly from your gallery. However, I do not offer prints in my session fees.

 

Family Lifestyle Session

WHERE WILL MY SESSION TAKE PLACE?

I shoot Family Lifestyle sessions exclusively in clients’ home, a place where you and your family feel the most comfortable. Before our session we will plan some real life activities your family loves doing together. That way, the day of our session you can just make pizzas, read bedtime stories or build a fort. Being in the comfort of your own home allows the session to feel relaxed and fun. I will capture some real and magical moments!

WHAT WILL MY IN-HOME SESSION BE LIKE?

Above all, it will be fun! We will make sure to plan a couple of activities so you and your kids keep on moving and interacting together. Your kids will be so excited to build the tallest lego tower they will forget that I’m even there. During quiet time, like reading a book, I will become a fly on the wall. Along with these candid shots, I will also stage some group family photos. I’ll capture all the precious moments that are often overlooked in the day-to-day. Your family is sure to admire and cherish these memories for decades to come.  

HOW LONG WILL THE SESSION LAST?

Family in-home sessions typically last between 1-2 hours and you are my only session of the day. You can rest assured that I’ll take the time needed to authentically capture your family’s story. 

WHAT IF MY KIDS WON’T SIT STILL?

Perfect, because they do not have to!  I come prepared knowing your kids may have a meltdown (or 5), multiple laughing fits or a few tussles with their siblings. All is welcomed and encouraged! Kids are kids and I have two of my own so know exactly how it is!

The magic of an in-home photoshoot is that I get to capture a day in the life of you and your family. The moments when the kids keep on jumping on the bed after starting a pillow fight with their sibling. Those are the photographs my clients love the MOST. Those pictures are real and capture your family. Trust me, in no time your kids will be teenagers who won’t get off the couch. You’ll want to remember this rambunctious and passionate age!

Kids Studio Session

HOW DOES THE POP UP STUDIO WORK?

I set up my portable Pop Up Studio in about 15 minutes. The studio includes a white backdrop and professional lighting equipment. All you need to provide is a 7×7 feet space and an outlet for the light!

HOW LONG WILL THE PORTRAIT SESSION LAST?

The entire session for 2 kids will take about one hour including set up and clean up of the Pop Up Studio.

Your child will only be in front of the camera for max 20 minutes. I will have them take turn with brother or sister and keep the session fun. This is more than enough time so I can capture the perfect photos of your little ones!

WHAT SHOULD MY CHILD WEAR?

For the best photos, I suggest wearing a simple shirt or dress with no large logos or bold patterns. I encourage you to prepare props such as a favorite hat or sunglasses. I will also bring props for them to play with!

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Diane Hamacher Photography services Carlsbad, Encinitas, Cardiff, Solana Beach, Del Mar, La Jolla, Pacific Beach, San Diego in San Diego County and San Clemente, Dana Point, Laguna Beach, Newport Beach and Huntington Beach in Orange County.

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