Let's talk abut what makes your family unique create a session that highlights the people you love in an authetic and natural way.
These will be the portraits your children show their children 30 years from now.
I would love to hear your personal family portrait goals and make a plan to achieve those together!
First, reach out to me and let me know what you're thinking. That will get the ball rolling! We'll talk about your session goals and we'll get to know each others' preferences and styles. We'll discuss wardrobe and location options and even talk about how you'd like to display your most loved portraits. Everything is going to be completely customized FOR YOU!
Each family is unique and so are my San Diego portrait sessions.
Our session will never be rushed and we'll have plently of time to relax, unwind and create truly authentic portraits! We'll let the laughter and smile unfold in the most organic way so we'll have the most natural look and feel in your images.
I know you'll be SO excited to see your edited images! This will take place about a week after your portrait session at the Portrait Reveal. This will be the time you fall in love with your images and choose all of your favorites.
I'll show you your images on your walls so you can invest with confidence, knowing the art we have created together will be stunningly beautiful in your home.
Clients always tell me this is their favorite part of their time with me.
At the completion of your Portrait Reveal all of your decisions for wall art, albums, prints and digital archival images will be complete and your artwork will be on it's way to your home.
I'm looking forward to hearing from you. This contact form will usually reach me immediately!
Your portrait session will be custom designed by Gretchen with your personal goals in mind. Prior to your session, we'll have a consultation to discuss a few topics, including:
The Gretchen Otero Photography process is different from what you might be used to, but it's so much better for you and very simple! Best of all you'll have me every step of the way eliminating the guesswork and answering your questions. I'll also ask questions of you that will help me tailor your experience to your exact needs.
We'll start with a phone call so you can tell me all about your goals. Tell me why you want to have these portraits made and what you envision for your home. We'll then decide on what session (studio, location, or home) will meet your goals and schedule your dedicated time.
Your portrait session will be a lot of fun and will flow in a way that keeps busy toddlers and uninterested dads engaged and having fun. The focus is on making sure everyone is enjoying themself and behaving naturally and comfortably. With 15 years of this under my belt, I have lots of tips, tricks, and strategies to make sure everyone has a good time. One of the funniest and most memorable comments I ever received after a session was from a dad and he said, "Wow, that wasn't nearly as painful as I thought it would be." Of course, mom had nicer things to say, but Dad's funny words have always stuck with me!
After your portrait session, we'll schedule your Portrait Reveal Celebration. This is when you will choose your favorite images from your session. I'll tailor your offerings to match your decor, goals, and your images. I will digitally show you your favorite images on your own walls so you can see exactly how your chosen portraits will look in your home. We'll go over options and finalize your order all within this experience! And voila! You're all done and I'll be delivering your custom artwork to your doorstep in just a few weeks!