Sessions are always laid back. I am not a photographer that makes my clients stand and pose or sit and stare back at the lens. Nope. I am connecting the dots with your story and putting that into image format. This means, I am documenting your life story in a creative lifestyle way. This allows for laughter, spontaneous play and interaction, small moments that are fleeting and often passing expressions to be captured in a laid back atmosphere. Your sessions are never rushed! This allows for memories to unfold gently, then SNAP! I have it captured for you for a lifetime.
BASIC SESSIONS/INVESTMENT : Maternity / Baby / Family
Basic Sessions run about an hour. They are always relaxed and carefree. Please contact Christie for the current special or rate. A paid session includes Christie's time, talent, taxes, travel fees, child care costs and of course, with Aloha, Light! ALL your edited images are included in a direct google drive download for your printing. Please find the print release also on our website for easy access for your lab needs. Please be mindful it takes about 1-2 weeks for your images to arrive via email. Please ask for the current going rate, as we always offer specials, client discounts, perks for return clients and more! For a limited time, I also offer Mini Sessions!
Newborn Sessions run about 3 hours, respectively. Newborns can be done in the comfort of your own home environment! Is that awesome? Yes. I bring everything you need, props, backdrops, everything. Please inquire for pricing and complete details of these types of sessions as I only accept 1-2 per month and space is limited.
Fresh48 Sessions, In-Home Lifestyle, Cake Smashes, Birth Photography also available. Please inquire for information and details.
A model session is held when I am in search of a certain image or theme to be used in advertising, a marketing project or for images to showcase here on my website. Model Sessions vary widely and can be themed sessions of all kinds. Sometimes I am looking for a certain look, theme, pose, background, location, etc. Model Sessions can run from 15 minutes to over an hour, it depends.
Model Sessions can include other family members, if you wish, and usually I will bring props for the session to get the look, pose, style or "feel" I am searching for. Please feel free to bring your own additional props or add-ons for the shoot. I love creative clients!
Requirements are minimal, especially since I am waiving upfront fees for you and putting a lot of time into the session post processing and editing, travel, slideshow formats and getting your prints and gallery images together for you, all of this takes time.
Requirements for Models are in YELLOW:
An e-signed Model Release is required for these type of sessions. Please be prompt to your session! Clients will have the chance for either A) an in person view/order session within a week post session to see the images, make selections or order or B) an online gallery to place orders directly through me and my lab. Ordering is optional and not required. Models must like my fanpage to qualify.
Model Session events are usually posted on my facebook page so that people can join or you can add your friends who may be interested. Please check the page frequently as events are always changing for model calls.
-Model release e-signed before session starts
-Be prompt, my space is limited and if you cancel please do so 48 hours before your date/time so others can fill the space
-LIKE my page!
-MUST be willing to travel to a location on Oahu
We all know that Hawaii has unpredictable weather! In case of inclement weather, your sessions may be re-scheduled, I will usually give at least a days notice or more if I see a storm or rain en route.
I have an extensive wardrobe, including accessories, that range in size newborn to 12 months. If you have something specific in mind for your child's stylized shoot, please inquire early as most of my items are handmade custom pieces or sets. I also have crowns, tiaras and Hawaiian Hakus. I have about 10 maternity gowns as well in a variety of sizes and colors, too.
Booking or saving the date is easy! Just use the contact form and let me know your availability and I will try my best to accommodate your needs. You can also e-sign the model release as well, as soon as you have your date booked. I fill up quickly so promptness is key in getting your fee in to book your date early on! I will invoice you once we agree on a date and when I get your payment in full, your date is secure and guaranteed. No guarantees are given unless payment is made. Because of the nature of photography, we also do not offer refunds.