A custom family photo session is a special occasion for your entire family. A session with me is a relaxed, real, and down-to-earth experience. I set the stage and let your family play so that the images are spontaneous and fresh. I don’t believe in formulas because every family is unique and every family member is special.

From collaborating together to planning your session day to our adventures at the session itself and the hours spent in my digital or traditional darkroom hand-processing each image, the experience is customized just for you. When you invest in a session with me, you deserve my complete attention toward making sure you get high quality, artistic images that you pictured in your heart and hopefully, a few extra surprises too.

Signature sessions last 1-2 hours and are ideal for families with newborns, younger babies, and larger families. They are great for those families who want to have a relaxed, personal photographic experience. The images you purchase as part of your digital or print collection will receive full retouching and enhancement.

I am typically booked 1 month in advance so it is important to reserve your session date as soon as possible. Once your date is reserved, I will ask you to complete and submit a  model release. You may pay by credit card on the Reservation page or mail a check to:

Kristianne Koch Riddle Photography
417 Avenida Arlena
San Clemente, CA 92672

The session fee payment is due within five days of session date confirmation and is non-refundable.

Please note that all holiday sessions must be booked and photographed prior to November 15th.

If your child is not feeling well, please call or email to reschedule as soon as it is apparent that your child is too ill for the session. it’s okay if your child has a runny nose, but please clean his/her face prior to arriving and have plenty of tissues on hand. finally, if your child has a bump or bruise, don’t worry—I will retouch during the editing process. If you have concerns with regard to illness or are in doubt, please call.

Overcast skies can be ideal for outdoor sessions. But because I shoot in natural light dark weather may keep us from a successful session. If the weather is rainy or heavy overcast, expect a call from me the morning of the shoot to reschedule.

My sessions are casual and comfortable and my clients always leave thinking—that was so much fun, why don’t we do this more often?

The kids should have a good time and be themselves. I love to capture children they way they are, naturally, so if they are being goofy, do not worry about making them sit still and smile. It always works out for the best if everyone enjoys the moment and goes with the flow–including mom and dad. I may need to take the young ones aside; it’s good to give them some space—but you don’t need to be too far away. They will feel less pressure to perform for you and you will be less tempted to direct them.

I use natural light, so time of day and location are important. EARLY morning or the hours before sunset are the best times. The session will take between one and two hours—usually around one and a half, so come prepared. Bring children well rested and healthy with a change of clothes. Having some snacks for the kids is a great idea.

Your proofs will be finished within three weeks of your session. They will be a combination of color, black & white photographs. While editing a session, I make creative choices on how to process each image individually. The proofs are fully processed and enhanced photographs. When your previews are ready to share I will notify you via email. you will receive a password-protected online gallery and slideshow (live for 30 days), to view and share with family and friends. All digital proofs shown are ‘touched up’. Any additional retouching requests, beyond what has already been done and presented in your on-line gallery will be charged a fee of $100 per hour ($50 minimum).

If your gallery expires, you may request an extension for $25 per week. Orders will not be printed until payment is received. your payment in the form of cash, check, money order or Paypal is accepted. If payment is not received within 2 weeks, your order will be cancelled. Expect your photographs to arrive 4-6 weeks from the time payment is received.
Please keep in mind that:
—-all orders are subject to 7.75% CA sales tax.
—-prices are subject to change at any time. Prices are guaranteed for 30 days after session date.
—-if a model release is signed, Kristianne Koch Photography reserves the right to reproduce images for displays, portfolio, publications, website, photo contests, etc.
—-all images remain copyrighted by photographer, Kristianne Koch Riddle and Kristianne Koch Riddle Photography. It is illegal to copy, scan or reproduce any Kristianne Koch Photography photograph unless license for personal use is granted (available with a CD purchase).

I understand that custom portrait photography is a big investment for your family and that you have a choice in photographers. I thank you for your interest in Kristianne Koch Photography. Please feel free to contact me with any questions: [email protected] or 949–702–7707. I look forward to hearing from you.