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Lifestyle Family Photographer

Family         $500

In this lifestyle session, we will spend up to one hour together, where I will be capturing your family memories.

My goal is to make as less posing as possible but capture all the interaction, the play, the laughs, and the emotion. Most of my best images are the ones where you are not posing but simply enjoying the precious moment with your family.

What is included:

- Pre Video call to know each other better.

- Wardrobe and Styling assistance to have peace of mind when selecting your family outfit.

- 45 minutes session at sunrise or sunset hour.

- Immediate family. For extended family please click here.

- Hand-picked locations. (clients can also suggest locations).

- Personalized Online Gallery with more than 60 images to see and share with family and friends.

- 40 Digital Images in High-Resolution ready to print and sharing rights.

- All images are individually edited and stylized.

- Copyright release for the entire gallery

ALL DIGITAL IMAGES PACKAGE - $650

  • How to book you?
    The first step is to fill out the form in the "contact" page. That helps me to check my availabitlity to the date requested and to know a little bit better about you. After that, I will reach you out confirming availability so you can go to the next step. The next step is to make a non-refundable booking deposti to hold the date. Once deposit is confirmed, uhuu, I will lock the date in my calendar for your session. After that we will be touching bases for your upcmoing shoot, helping with styling if needed, tips, etc.
  • How much a photo session cost?
    Investment starts at $400. However, I constantly send discounts via email and social media. Make sure to subscribe and follow me on IG and Facebook.
  • What is included in a photo session?
    In a Couples Photography Session: - Pre Video Call to know each other and go over your photo session details. - Wardrobe consultation if needed for the whole family including stores where to buy. - 1hr session in a location of choice or my hand picked locations. - 40 High-definition Digital Images via personalized online gallery. - Personalized Online Gallery with more than 70 images to select and share with family and friends. - Print release and rights. ________________________________________________________________ In a Family Photography Session: - Pre Video Call to know each other and go over your photo session details. - Wardrobe consultation if needed for the whole family including stores where to buy. - About 50 minutes session in a location of choice or my hand picked locations. - 40 High-definition Digital Images via personalized online gallery. - Personalized Online Gallery with more than 70 images to select and share with family and friends. - Print release and rights. ________________________________________________________________ In a Materntiy Photography Session: - Pre Video Call to know each other and go over your photo session details. - Wardrobe consultation if needed for the whole family including stores where to buy. - About 50 minutes session in a location of choice or my hand picked locations. - 40 High-definition Digital Images via personalized online gallery. - Personalized Online Gallery with more than 70 images to select and share with family and friends. - Print release and rights. ________________________________________________________________ In a Newborn Photography Session: - Pre Video Call to know each other and go over your photo session details. - Wardrobe consultation if needed for the whole family including stores where to buy. - 1 hour session in your home. - 30 High-definition Digital Images via personalized online gallery. - Personalized Online Gallery with more than 70 images to select and share with family and friends. - Print release and rights.
  • What should we all wear?
    Great question. There are many variables to this question. From location, to how many people will be in the session. During my stylist consultation, we will go over some ideas and I also send outfit combinations for the whole family and where to buy.
  • Do I need to buy clothes for the photo session?
    No. However, the most important job that you have in your upcoming photo session is your family wardrobe selection. This is crucial and the results can go from water to wine when selecting the correct outfit. You can select an outfit that you already have it but I encourage you that you use my wardrobe consultation to understand the colors and why certain types of clothes are preferable for your session. That is a free consultation and you will have wardrobe ideas and where to buy for the whole family.
  • How long it takes after the session to have my photo gallery ready?
    Usually it takes up to 3 weeks to deliver your personalized photo session gallery. All photos are individually edit to make sure you will have Rafa Pires signature editing style. From that gallery you will be able to share with family and friends and also download your high-resolution images.
  • Where will the photo session be?
    I love working outside with natural light (the exception is newborn portraits, which are always done inside your home.) There are a few categories of location but basically we talk so I can see what you like and what type of location fits with your family and personalities. The sessions can be in nature (trails, lakes, fields, parks, vintage etc), beaches, urban (city, downton, train station, etc) or something more unique, usually for couples, like desert, canyons, hangars and airports, roof top, etc. During your pre-video consultation, I’ll help you decide which is the best location to tell your family’s story.
  • Can we bring along the family pet?
    Yes. Iove to shoot pets. The only restriction is that some locations don't allow pets. So, during our consultation, please let me know if you are bringing a pet so I can select locations that allows it.
  • Is extended family inlcuded?
    It depends on size. I understand that some families want to bring grandpa and grandma which is ok however some situations like having the entire family of brothers and sisters together it wont work. Be mindful that this is your photo session and focus in your immediate family.
  • How would you describe your photography style?
    I try and keep my sessions very natural, capturing the moment and just being a witness, so it's lots of fun and not too much posing. You wont hear me saying "Say cheese" and my sessions are minimally staged. My style is 100% storytelling and mhy goal is to capture the moment not just a beautiful pose.
  • What time do the sessions take place?
    My sessions are usually at sunrise or sunset. These are the best time for natural light. I encourage you to book your session during the week days since it tends to be less busy and undisrupted background.
  • What happens if it rains?
    If rains, we will follow up and make sure we find another date to accomodate your photo session. If is just cloudy, we will proceed with the shoot. Cloudy days might not look the best but actually makes photos way better than harsh light.
  • Can I purchase more photos if I want?
    Yes. Your package of choice might be limited with a set of images but I always deliver your gallery with many more images so you can purchase additional ones if you like or all of them at a discounted price.
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San Diego Couples Photography

Couples        $500

In the couple/engagement session, we'll spend 1 hour together.

As with all of my work, we focus on the in-between moments with as minimal posing as possible. Be wild, don't be afraid about being who you are. Let the moment embrace you two and try to forget I am there. The best images usually are the ones that you are not posing but enjoying these moments.

What is included:

- Pre-Session Video Call to know each other better.

- Wardrobe and Styling assistance so you can have peace of mind when selecting your family outfit.

- 45 minutes session at sunrise or sunset hour.

- Hand-picked locations. (clients can also suggest locations).

- Personalized Online Gallery with more than 60 images to see and share with family and friends.

- 40 Digital Images in High-Resolution ready to print and sharing rights.

- All images are individually edited and stylized.

- Copyright release for the entire gallery

ALL DIGITAL IMAGES PACKAGE - $650

  • How to book you?
    The first step is to fill out the form in the "contact" page. That helps me to check my availabitlity to the date requested and to know a little bit better about you. After that, I will reach you out confirming availability so you can go to the next step. The next step is to make a non-refundable booking deposti to hold the date. Once deposit is confirmed, uhuu, I will lock the date in my calendar for your session. After that we will be touching bases for your upcmoing shoot, helping with styling if needed, tips, etc.
  • How much a photo session cost?
    Investment starts at $400. However, I constantly send discounts via email and social media. Make sure to subscribe and follow me on IG and Facebook.
  • What is included in a photo session?
    In a Couples Photography Session: - Pre Video Call to know each other and go over your photo session details. - Wardrobe consultation if needed for the whole family including stores where to buy. - 1hr session in a location of choice or my hand picked locations. - 40 High-definition Digital Images via personalized online gallery. - Personalized Online Gallery with more than 70 images to select and share with family and friends. - Print release and rights. ________________________________________________________________ In a Family Photography Session: - Pre Video Call to know each other and go over your photo session details. - Wardrobe consultation if needed for the whole family including stores where to buy. - About 50 minutes session in a location of choice or my hand picked locations. - 40 High-definition Digital Images via personalized online gallery. - Personalized Online Gallery with more than 70 images to select and share with family and friends. - Print release and rights. ________________________________________________________________ In a Materntiy Photography Session: - Pre Video Call to know each other and go over your photo session details. - Wardrobe consultation if needed for the whole family including stores where to buy. - About 50 minutes session in a location of choice or my hand picked locations. - 40 High-definition Digital Images via personalized online gallery. - Personalized Online Gallery with more than 70 images to select and share with family and friends. - Print release and rights. ________________________________________________________________ In a Newborn Photography Session: - Pre Video Call to know each other and go over your photo session details. - Wardrobe consultation if needed for the whole family including stores where to buy. - 1 hour session in your home. - 30 High-definition Digital Images via personalized online gallery. - Personalized Online Gallery with more than 70 images to select and share with family and friends. - Print release and rights.
  • What should we all wear?
    Great question. There are many variables to this question. From location, to how many people will be in the session. During my stylist consultation, we will go over some ideas and I also send outfit combinations for the whole family and where to buy.
  • Do I need to buy clothes for the photo session?
    No. However, the most important job that you have in your upcoming photo session is your family wardrobe selection. This is crucial and the results can go from water to wine when selecting the correct outfit. You can select an outfit that you already have it but I encourage you that you use my wardrobe consultation to understand the colors and why certain types of clothes are preferable for your session. That is a free consultation and you will have wardrobe ideas and where to buy for the whole family.
  • How long it takes after the session to have my photo gallery ready?
    Usually it takes up to 3 weeks to deliver your personalized photo session gallery. All photos are individually edit to make sure you will have Rafa Pires signature editing style. From that gallery you will be able to share with family and friends and also download your high-resolution images.
  • Where will the photo session be?
    I love working outside with natural light (the exception is newborn portraits, which are always done inside your home.) There are a few categories of location but basically we talk so I can see what you like and what type of location fits with your family and personalities. The sessions can be in nature (trails, lakes, fields, parks, vintage etc), beaches, urban (city, downton, train station, etc) or something more unique, usually for couples, like desert, canyons, hangars and airports, roof top, etc. During your pre-video consultation, I’ll help you decide which is the best location to tell your family’s story.
  • Can we bring along the family pet?
    Yes. Iove to shoot pets. The only restriction is that some locations don't allow pets. So, during our consultation, please let me know if you are bringing a pet so I can select locations that allows it.
  • Is extended family inlcuded?
    It depends on size. I understand that some families want to bring grandpa and grandma which is ok however some situations like having the entire family of brothers and sisters together it wont work. Be mindful that this is your photo session and focus in your immediate family.
  • How would you describe your photography style?
    I try and keep my sessions very natural, capturing the moment and just being a witness, so it's lots of fun and not too much posing. You wont hear me saying "Say cheese" and my sessions are minimally staged. My style is 100% storytelling and mhy goal is to capture the moment not just a beautiful pose.
  • What time do the sessions take place?
    My sessions are usually at sunrise or sunset. These are the best time for natural light. I encourage you to book your session during the week days since it tends to be less busy and undisrupted background.
  • What happens if it rains?
    If rains, we will follow up and make sure we find another date to accomodate your photo session. If is just cloudy, we will proceed with the shoot. Cloudy days might not look the best but actually makes photos way better than harsh light.
  • Can I purchase more photos if I want?
    Yes. Your package of choice might be limited with a set of images but I always deliver your gallery with many more images so you can purchase additional ones if you like or all of them at a discounted price.
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Maternity      $500

The best time for a maternity photo session is around 28 to 36 weeks during the pregnancy. Expecting mothers can book a shoot and still move around comfortably with a beautiful baby bump.

I carefully plan the location and walk accordingly to how the moms are feeling. The safety and well-being of the family are a priority in each session.

For first-time moms, usually, you will be on 70% of the shots, and you + your soulmate in the other 30%.

For experienced moms, we keep in balance with all family members + moms only.

What is included:

- Pre-Session Video Call to know each other better.

- Wardrobe and Styling assistance so you can have peace of mind when selecting your family outfit.

- 45 minutes session at sunrise or sunset hour.

- Hand-picked locations. (clients can also suggest locations).

- Personalized Online Gallery with more than 60 images to see and share with family and friends.

- 40 Digital Images in High-Resolution ready to print and sharing rights.

- All images are individually edited and stylized.

- Copyright release for the entire gallery

ALL DIGITAL IMAGES PACKAGE - $650

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Newborn       $500

There are two styles of newborn photography. One is the posing one where you usually see them in baskets, hands pre-positioned and the photos emphasize just the newborn. The second style, which is my approach, is what I call Lifestyle Newborn Photography, where the photos feature the newborn in their home with family interaction. So, expect to have the family in the shots. It's all about the moment and connection with the little one.

I recommend that you book your newborn session for 10 days after your baby is born. This will give time for moms to recover and also to adapt to their baby's schedule.

What is included:

- Pre-Session Video Call to know each other better.

- Wardrobe and Styling assistance so you can have peace of mind when selecting your family outfit.

- 1 hour session at your home

- Personalized Online Gallery with more than 60 images to see and share with family and friends.

- 40 Digital Images in High-Resolution ready to print and sharing rights.

- All images are individually edited and stylized.

- Copyright release for the entire gallery

ALL DIGITAL IMAGES PACKAGE - $650

Carlsbad Maternity Photographer
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Creative         $ email for pricing

This session is fully tailor-made for your family.

We explore the creative side of your personalities and what you, as a family like to do.

Are you a surfing family, an explorer family, an at-home family,...?

What are your hobbies? We together brainstorm what your idea is and create a photo session around that.

It is super fun and VERY unique experience. Definitely, a must-have picture frame in your house. 

What is included:

- Pre Video call to know each other better and brainstorm ideas.

- Wardrobe and Styling assistance to have peace of mind when selecting your family outfit.

- 1 to 2 hours session. 

- Personalized Online Gallery with more than 70 images to see and share with family and friends.

- 40 Digital Images in High-Resolution ready to print and sharing rights.

- All images are individually edited and stylized.

- Copyright release for the entire gallery

- Pricing varies accordingly with the complexity of the idea, location, props, and others. Please email me with your pitch so we can start chatting.

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Creative Shoot
White Earth

"Life isn't a matter of milestones, but of moments.”"

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