Portrait Experience

What to Expect

Step 1: Choose Session

Standard Sessions Cover the Following Shoot Types:

 
Bridal Portraits are portraits taken wearing wedding attire.
 
Location Sessions are available for standard portraits for an additional $150
 

Standard Portrait

$ 299 + Artwork
  • Shoot with Michael
  • 60-75 Minutes
  • In-Studio

Bridal Portrait

$ 699 + Artwork
  • Shoot with Michael
  • 60-90 Minutes
  • Choice of Location

**Interested in Studio Boudoir Packages? Click here to check out our Marilyn Lou Boudoir Brand!

***Session fees do not include digital files or printed products, they cover gallery prep, editing, and assistant fees if required. See below for artwork information

Step 2: Choose Artwork

You will be able to choose which options you want after seeing your photos.

Artwork Begins at at $495

*No minimum purchase required, average client investment is $1300-$2500

FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers

Sure! We developed this flexible product plan because we have found that people all have different needs. By charging a flat session fee, we cover our costs to produce the session for you like the photographer, editor, and consultants.

From there, you can decide to purchase the products that you want. Our most popular product is our Italian Image Box, which also includes digital files along with all of the images you choose to go inside of it. Contact studio for pricing details.

Our portrait session fee covers the following session types:

  • Family
  • Maternity
  • Boudoir
  • Engagement
  • Individual Portrait
  • Headshots/Lifestyle
  • High School Senior

 

Our session fee does not cover portrait shoots in wedding attire, these “bridal” sessions have special packages, please contact us for details. 

We do not currently photograph dedicated newborn sessions, however we will photograph family groups with newborns older than 6 months. 

The session fee covers your shoot anywhere within a 75-mile radius from Santa Clarita, California, which will cover most of LA County aside from beaches (Additional fee for beach locations apply). 

Shoots outside of this radius may incur travel charges.

We have a list of outdoor locations available for you to review.

We also offer studio sessions by request at our Valencia studio or a DTLA rental studio (additional fees may apply for rental locations)

Bridal sessions typically result in more advanced editing to accommodate wedding gowns & details, and often require assistants to help with lighting & gown placement. As a result, we have to charge a small additional fee for them.

Our studio does not allow cell phone photographs to be taken during the session or during your ordering appointment.

Your images will be ready within 7 days after your session. We will schedule your reveal at the same time as we schedule your session.

Appointments that are not rescheduled within 72 hours are subject to a $75 rescheduling fee, this includes reveal sessions.

Portrait sessions are approximately 30 minutes long. 

Non-wedding or engagement session reveals will take place over zoom in the comfort of your home. We will schedule your appointment at the same time as we schedule your session.