Fantasy Sessions | An Enchanted Portrait Experience

In 2011, I did a ton of soul searching and brand exploration. I discovered the direction I wanted to go and set out on a mission to brand myself as “The Fairytale Photographer”.

One of the biggest parts of this process was a personal project that I created, called The Fantasy Series. Throughout 2011 and 2012, I worked with a small creative team to produce a collection of themed fairytale shoots in this series. I didn’t know what I was doing yet, but I knew that the need to create these came from deep within.

As time went on, this project became the foundation of my fairytale brand and I soon began to attract the kind of weddings that resonated with this whimsical style. But there was an unexpected demand that came as a result of The Fantasy Series…

I started to receive messages from couples who were already married, were eloping, or were celebrating other special milestones in their lives. But they also wanted to have a fairytale photo experience, even though there was no wedding. From this… Fantasy Sessions were born!

In 2016, I began offering these and the first booking I got was this Disney-inspired elopement. I fell in love with the process of bringing my clients’ dreams to life and photographing them in their custom-designed fairytale. Since then, I have had the opportunity to make magic for more clients in a variety of different themes and styles!

Keep reading for more details on the process and for photo examples of past Fantasy Sessions and stylized shoots…

Who is this experience for?

Here is who I’ve determined Fantasy Sessions to be a perfect fit for:

  • You’re already married but you have no wedding photos or are not in love with the ones you have. You want a do-over that can still be as magical and over-the-top as a real wedding day.
  • You’re engaged and have decided to elope! But not just any elopement… you want to get married in your own custom storybook scene.
  • You place a high value on photography and are prepared to invest in a one-of-a-kind experience.
  • You are expecting a little one and want to look like royalty in your maternity shoot.
  • You’re not engaged, married, or celebrating anything in particular… but you love fairytales and want to do this just because you can!

 

Investment & Details

Due to the custom nature of these sessions, the investment starts at $2000 and goes up based on the services, props, and time required. From booking to execution, I typically require a timeframe of between 6 weeks to 3 months to allow enough time for creativity and planning. These projects all take place in Southern California.

The process starts with a questionnaire that outlines your goals and hopes for the outcome of the shoot. From there, we have a phone or video consultation where I can get a full scope of your ideas and begin to dream up a vision. No ideas? No worries! I can create something beautiful from a blank canvas! Lastly, I send you a final proposal and once accepted, the fun begins!

Each shoot is fully custom and catered to your individual budget and wishes. Some of the services that may be included are:

  • Wardrobe
  • Hair & Makeup
  • Accessories
  • Florals
  • Furniture and Props
  • Horses
  • Officiant (if eloping)
  • And more…

 

Are you ready to live the Fantasy?

If this all sounds like exactly the type of photo experience that you are looking for then I would love to talk!

Please fill out the form below and tell me about what you’re looking for. Let’s create some magic!