General Questions

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

WHERE IS YOUR STUDIO LOCATED?

The photoshoot studio is located in Carlsbad, CA close to Legoland. I will provide the address once upon booking.

HOW LONG WILL THE STUDIO SESSION LAST?

For Kids studio sessions, I typically plan for about one hour. You are my only session of the day thus we will take the time needed to capture some beautiful photographs. If your little one wants to play, eat a snack or have a little break, we will do it.

WHAT SHOULD MY CHILD(REN) WEAR?

You should plan for three outfits for the studio session. Let your child pick one of their outfits so they feel involved. Allow them to choose an outfit that makes them feel fun and like themselves such as a favorite halloween costume or T-shirt with a beloved superhero. I also like to plan for a dress up outfit as well, as a mum I love seeing kids in a super fun outfit! Who doesn’t love a pink tutu or a twirling dress!? If they are a ballerina, soccer or basketball player, bring over their outfit and gear and let’s capture it too!

WHAT COLORS ARE THE BACKDROPS?

You can select from three paper backdrops including white, blue and pink. Check out my gallery here to view those colors so you can plan your outfits accordingly. The white background is typically the one I use the most in the studio sessions. 

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

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