Some people love having their portrait made. Most people, though, not so much. I can't tell you how many times I've heard "I look terrible in pictures. Seriously." From men and women alike. So to try to allay some of your concerns, here are some of the questions I'm asked most often.


What should I wear?

Most people look good in jewel tones, depending on your skin tone. People with rosy complexions look good in sapphire blue and forest green. People with darker complexions usually look good in dark purple, deep gold, and cream, but avoid bright white.  In general, you don't want anything in your photo that's brighter than your face.

Men generally look nice in suit jackets, but avoid white shirts.


How long does it take?

It depends on whether you choose to come to my studio or go on location. If you come to my studio, we can be finished with all three-to-five outfit changes within an hour. On location, we're challenged by carrying lights and other gear, and depending on the location (Balboa Park, the beach, your favorite neighborhood park, Liberty Station, etc.) there may be a bit of walking involved. Plan for two to three hours.


How do I get my images?

Again, depending on the package you choose, you may receive digital files via email, or physical prints which I will deliver to you. If you order prints, you get the digital files, too.