General Frequently Asked Questions

How do I reserve you for a photo session?

 As soon as we have decided on the perfect date and time for your session you will be sent a confirmation email, once your retainer has been received, it's official! You're booked...and we can't wait for your session! 

Most people mix up photography style with editing style, While my style (the way I capture an image) remains consistent, My photography editing will change depending on the mood of the session. Do I take requests on "editing" style? Of course! Do I take requests on photography style? I do not. After 10 years of practicing my art, I have perfected a style both myself+my clients love and adore. How would it be described? I would describe my style a little lifestyle, a little documentary+a tiny bit traditional. This means there will still be posing prompts, a few "money shots" (looking straight into the camera (traditional style) but mostly lifestyle+documentary. I want to document and capture the PURE essence of YOU and that only comes out when you're being as comfortable and relaxed as possible.

Are you available for travel or do you charge a travel fee?

We charge a travel fee after 50 miles & YES! We definitely travel. Kristen has been as far as Belize to document a wedding, Maui for a beautiful engagement session and Ottawa, Canada, Where will she go next? 

Our travel fee's are customized to each individual travel need.

Are there any additional costs?

We keep our packages as all inclusive as possible. Taxes are included in your customized investment quote. 

If you would like to order additional retouching or prints are the only time an additional investment would be present.

What type of payments do you accept?

We accept Cash, Credit, Paypal, Stripe + Zelle.

A retainer fee will be collected to reserve your booking.

Final payment is due on the day of the session.

Wedding payments are due 14 days prior to wedding date.

What is your cancellation policy?

Our cancellation policy is 48 hours. If we are notified within 48 hours we can indeed rebook you! We understand life comes with, well..Life.. 

Weather related rescheduled will be determined as an as needed basis. 

What is included in a photography package?

Each package is customized to fit our clients specific needs. Below are a list of basic packages+details.

Each package comes with an online gallery with access to your images at full resolution and printing rights.

Portrait session:

Up to 45 min on location session with 35+ retouched images, an online gallery+a phone app for your photos.

Engagement:

1hr 15 min, Unlimited outfit changes, on location with 50+ retouched images, an online gallery+app.

Elopement:

3 hours of coverage on location up to 100+ edited+retouched images, an online gallery+app

Event Photography:

All culled images are included in an online gallery app.

 

Head Shots:

Include 5 highly retouched images with the option to purchase additional
 

Can I make prints from the online images?

Absolutely! We have our amazing professional printers linked right to your online gallery for your convenience or you can send them to a lab of your choice. In fact, you can print them on your own or order prints through us, copy them, share them online, blow them up to poster size for your living room…all to your heart’s delight.

We make sure that we’re spending time editing your images to make them look spectacular. It is also understood you are excited and want your photos as soon as possible. We stay within industry standards yet try our best to delivery in a speedy fashion. Portrait+Family sessions typically take up to 2 weeks, Headshots up to 4 weeks, Lifestyle up to 4 weeks, Event photography up to 3 weeks.

 

You’ll receive engagement photos back in up to three weeks after your session date. Wedding pictures will be delivered up to six weeks after your wedding date.

What is included in a photography package?

Each package is customized to fit our clients specific needs. Below are a list of basic packages+details.

Each package comes with an online gallery with access to your images at full resolution and printing rights.

Portrait session:

Up to 45 min on location session with 35+ retouched images, an online gallery+a phone app for your photos.

Engagement:

1hr 15 min, Unlimited outfit changes, on location with 50+ retouched images, an online gallery+app.

Elopement:

3 hours of coverage on location up to 100+ edited+retouched images, an online gallery+app

Event Photography:

All culled images are included in an online gallery app.

 

Head Shots:

Include 5 highly retouched images with the option to purchase additional
 

Can I make prints from the online images?

Absolutely! We have our amazing professional printers linked right to your online gallery for your convenience or you can send them to a lab of your choice. In fact, you can print them on your own or order prints through us, copy them, share them online, blow them up to poster size for your living room…all to your heart’s delight.

We make sure that we’re spending time editing your images to make them look spectacular. It is also understood you are excited and want your photos as soon as possible. We stay within industry standards yet try our best to delivery in a speedy fashion. Portrait+Family sessions typically take up to 2 weeks, Headshots up to 4 weeks, Lifestyle up to 4 weeks, Event photography up to 3 weeks.

 

You’ll receive engagement photos back in up to three weeks after your session date. Wedding pictures will be delivered up to six weeks after your wedding date.

How do I decide on a location (s) for my session?

Great question! We shoot at so many amazing and beautiful  locations and have many suggestions, Contact us and let's get to know you and we can send some recommendations! For now, Please see below for some of our favorites!  Feel free to check them out!

 

Rustic:

Gum Grove Park, Seal Beach

 

Thomas F. Riley Wilderness, Trabucco Canyon

Irvine Park, Irvine

Newport Backbay, Newport Beach

Forest:

Huntington Central Park, Huntington Beach

Irvine Park, Irvine

Oak Canyon Nature Ctr, Anaheim

Malibu State Park

Urban:

Downtown Long Beach

The Lab, Costa Mesa

Walt Disney Concert Hall, LA

The Broad Museum, LA

Cliffs:

Shaws Cove, Laguna

Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes

 

Beaches:

 

Victoria Beach, Laguna

 

Shaws Cove, Laguna

 

Terrenea, Palos Verdes

 

Malibu
 

Do you offer mini sessions?

You hear a lot about mini sessions but many people don't quite understand them. Mini sessions are a group of sessions scheduled at the same location for a very short amount of time with a small specific amount of images included. 

k.Dot DOES run mini sessions from time to time but they are not a normal package and will only be offered during said scheduled times and locations. Follow along on instagram and facebook as well as signing up for our e-mails and we will notify you of the next mini sessions! 

Great question! Under the BLOG tab we have many different blogs to go through of full delivered galleries. If you're interested in a full wedding gallery, contact us and we would love to send you a link to some of our favorite weddings! 

I don't see the type of session I'm looking for listed, do you offer boudoir sessions?

We offer many different types of photography and packages, here are a list (but not limited to) photography services we offer..

-Portrait-

-Wedding-

 

-Engagement-

-Elopement-

-Maternity-

-Boudoir-

-Fresh 48-

-Documentary-

-Event Photography-

-Head Shots-

 

-Lifestyle-

-Fashion-

 

-Branding-

-Real Estate-

 

-Product-

 

-Concert-

 

-Band-

 

-Sports-

We are so excited to announce  just began offering a mentorship program! 

Please email us for details!

We are proud to announce we are working alongside some local companies beginning the process to offer our clients very special wedding books. Stay tuned! 

For now we have amazing recomendations!