WHO ARE YOU AND WHAT DOES LUVN'LYF MEAN?
My name is Pretterra and I am a mother of two, with an amazing & supportive husband. I love to travel... with my camera on my hip of course! I currently living in Vacaville. I am a full time mama of course but my weekends are reserved for you! (sorta of) Luvn'lyf is Loving Life, it just has its own uniqueness just like my photos!
ARE YOU ONLY AVAILABLE ON WEEKENDS?
No, I can work weekdays with advanced notice & during the spring/summer I offer evening sessions.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN DOING THIS?
Over 10 years. I have enjoyed taking pictures since film was a 110 roll, my mother hated those candid moments she would find when she would take in the rolls to develop them for me. I was on the hunt for a photography job at one of those large chain cookie cutter studios and landed it and LOVED IT!!! I worked there for some time and seeing pure happiness on the faces of clients when I would show them their portraits for the first time is what made me continue my passion for photography.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM YOU & YOUR WORK?
Professionalism, uniqueness, patience, prompt turn around; I’m just excited as you are to see your pictures in a frame! 5 years from now I want you to look at your pictures and say "Remember When?”
WHY DON'T I SEE A PICTURE THAT WAS TAKEN?
I have a long process that eliminates duplicate images, test shots, missed focused shots, shots with bad expressions.
DO YOU PROVIDE VIDEOGRAPHY SERVICES?
Unfortunately at this time I do not.
DO YOU ONLY SHOOT AT THE LOCATIONS LISTED ON YOUR SITE?
Of course not, I love new locations and I’m always on the move to find a new one! If I am shooting at a new location I do however like to do a test run of the location, to test the shade, sun anything that will hurt a perfect picture.
DO YOU HAVE ANY ADD’L FEES THAT OTHER WOULD CONSIDER HIDDEN?
Nope!! My fee is a one-time flat rate. The price you see includes the typical sitting fee and talent fee. My goal is to keep everything simple as possible.
WHAT SHOULD WE WEAR?
WOW now that you booked your session now the tough part WHAT TO WEAR?!! The most important thing to remember is remaining true to you; do not dress out of your character. If you’re not comfortable it will show in your photos. Avoid logos/ large prints on the center of the shirts. Pick a color palette and coordinate within. Ask me and I can send you a palette for the current season.
DO WE NEED TO BRING ANYTHING?
You do not, BUT I do encourage you to bring favorite stuffed animal, family heirlooms, toys, outfit change and always plenty of water. Please remember to schedule your session around your little ones schedule. I want you and your child to have the best experience possible with Luvn’lyf Photography.
WHEN WOULD MY PICTURES BE READY?
Sessions timeline is about 2 weeks, events take a bit more time and the date will be noted on the contract. I will however post sneak peeks on social media so make sure you are following luvnlyf_photography on IG and “LIKED” Luvn’lyf Photography page on Facebook.
DO I PRINT THE PICTURES OR DOES LUVN’LYF PHOTOGRAHY?
All prices include prints. Leave the stress of going to the print lab and hassle of providing the print release form, BUT I want to ensure you that I use a pro print photo lab not your local corner store pharmacy.
DO YOU HAVE A STUDIO?
I enjoy utilizing natural light, with that said I do not currently work out of a studio. I use local areas as my backdrop. I do travel but please keep in mind that there is a small travel fee for any locations 15 miles outside of Vacaville.
IS A DEPOSIT REQUIRED TO SECURE A SESSION?
Yes there is, a service retainer fee is required. The fee will be applied to your balance due However the deposit is non-refundable and becomes a studio credit is good for up to 2 reschedules within 60 days from your original scheduled session.
WHAT'S YOUR STYLE?
My joy is creating scenes and candid moments!
WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY EDITING?
I try everything in my powers to keep the editing to a minimum. I use adobe PS and LR to do a quick color and /or lighting adjustments. Sometimes I will test a photo against a preset filter but both copies are always available to you.
WHAT IF YOU THE PHOTOGRAPHER CANNOT MAKE IT TO MY EVENT OR SHOOT?
I hope this never happens, but if it does I have a few close photographer friends that have taken MY family photos and I would trust them to do yours too.
DO YOU WORK AT YOUR OWN PACE OR ARE YOU A TIME WATCHER?
Definitely at my own pace kind of gal, it isn't just about a 2 hour session, I take my time with every shoot.
WHAT KIND OF TRAINING DO YOU HAVE?
I took photography in school and during my spare time I love to take online courses that help me keep up to date on the latest trends.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE TYPE OF PHOTOGRAPHY?
I LOVE portraits!!! I enjoy doing themes i.e. country, vintage…. I like when a photo can tell a story.
DO YOU DO EVENTS?
YES! Of course don’t hesitate to contact me to discuss.
WHAT'S IN YOUR CAMERA BAG?
Canon of course!!
HOW CAN I BOOK YOU?
The easy part I can be reached nearly every way possible expect a S.O.S. Click on the Contact me tab or you can email me direct at firstname.lastname@example.org, please sure to let me know what date and time works best for you and the type of session you are looking for.
707.416.1594- text friendly too