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How are the session styles different?
Hollywood Baby Photo Studio is a professional photography studio servicing the southern California area.
It is located in the Pomona old town art district, a true artist’s paradise, surrounded by museums, painting galleries, and clusters of antique stores.
It is Pomona’s most unique street.
Our studio’s focus is on high-end, high-quality, artistic maternity photos, baby photos,
and portraits of the whole family.
We have a professional team of Hollywood photographers, stylists, and makeup artists.
We provide friendly,
legendary professional services for our clients to create elegant, sophisticated art work, tailored to your individual needs. Hollywood Baby Photography Studio puts service first, guaranteeing superior professional quality,
and allowing the customer to fully appreciate a luxurious and glamorous photo experience.
What are your hours?
We are open to schedule photo sessions Sunday,Monday,Thursday, Wednesday and Thursday between 10am and 6pm.
Do you accept walk-ins?
We have created an environment that allows us to give each client our full attention. If you wish to speak with us about our products and services, please contact us to make an appointment. We are not set up to do walk-in photo sessions unfortunately.
How do I schedule a session?
We offer a limited number of photo sessions each week; your sitting fee reserves your session. This sitting fee is non-refundable, If for any reason you are unable to make your scheduled appointments please call us at 6262052057 to reschedule with 72 hours advance notice to avoid a $50 rescheduling fee.
How long does the photo session last?
Original Signature Series sessions last between two hours to six hours. Free photo sessions last 120 minutes. If you are late, please know that it will shorten your session time accordingly.
How do I prepare my child for the session?
Make sure your child is fed, well rested and ready to have a good time. It’s a good idea to tell small children they are going to “play” at the studio. We want them to feel comfortable and at ease in the space and with the folks behind the camera.
How will the photographers get a natural smile from my child?
We are looking to capture a range of your child’s expressions, from natural smiles to serious looks. Please refrain from telling your child to “say cheese,” and avoid punishment for misbehavior. We can manage all kinds of spunky behavior. Since we have such a short time with your child sometimes rewards for following directions and good listening keeps the mood light and playful.
What do our photographers expect from the parents during the session?
We prefer to work as a team. You know your child better than we do. As you prepare for your photography session, notice what you do or say that garners great reactions. Hug and kiss your kids, laugh out loud, and strike a festive mood. We’ll ask you to look at the camera when the timing is right, but for the most part ignore the camera.
We have some ideas of our own. Can we try them?
You bet! Come prepared with any props your idea may require, and let us know what you’re thinking. We are always up for trying new things. Think of your kids favorite toys, special books, or bring fresh flowers for your photo studio session. These could be valuable in making children feel comfortable, and the photography experience personal.
Who is welcome at the sessions?
Many families prefer the sessions to focus on immediate family. But aunts, uncles, and grandparents can be a wonderful addition to your family’s photography appointment, and make great helpers for small children during the session. If there will be six or more in attendance, please let us know beforehand so that we can accommodate everyone.
How should we dress for our family portrait?
Visit our gallery of great clothing tips for photography here. With Baby photography we help dress up all the baby under 8 years old. With family photography we recommend that you choose simple, textured apparel that reflect your personality. For example: jeans, layered hand knits, corduroy, and wraps with a loose weave. Choose clothes that are flattering to your figure. Avoid clothes with strong patterns, logos or high-contrast stripes.Most importantly make sure you choose three to four colors and have everyone stick to those shades so that the family’s clothes coordinate together.
Some color combinations that work well include:
white, taupe, pink or blue
denim, gray, orange and white
navy blue, white and gray
red, gray, black and white
denim, plum, gray and chartreuse green
black, denim and gray
Do you have hair suggestions?
Schedule haircuts and salon visits up to three weeks before your photo session. You want to be comfortable with your style. We’ve found hair worn down will be more flattering than hair worn up. But if you love your hair up, bring what you need to style it at your session and inform your photographer.
I wear glasses, do I need to remove them for photos?
We are most successful minimizing eye glass glare for sessions that take place inside our photo studio. Don’t wear TRANSITION lenses to your photo shoot. The lighting will turn them into sunglasses. If you wear glasses outdoors, there is often reflections which require complex retouch charges to fix. If you are very partial to your glasses, you may want to consider having your optician remove the lenses before your session or lend you a pair of frames without lenses in them.
How should I do my make-up?
We do have make-up service, it cost $100. But if you want do it by yourself ,As a general rule, monochromatic (sepia-tone, black and white) photography is different than color. With color photography, wear natural day makeup. For black and white or brown tone/sepia photography, everything will be in shades of gray or brown, so plan as if you were going out for the evening: a little heavier than your normal day makeup. Even for those who don’t wear makeup, we recommend lipstick or mascara for definition. Wear bare or light colored nail polish; in black & white photography red nails will look black.
Why is professional portrait photography ‘expensive’?
We think it’s such a great question that it’s deserving of an answer. From the first call you place to our photo studio we are committed to giving you an unparalleled chunk of our time. Planning for the session, preparing, photographing, editing, posting, reviewing, showing, ordering and framing add up to a significant amount of people hours. Having great folks by our side and a beautiful location in an urban setting are our two largest expenses. Our satisfied clientele know how much of a difference it makes having good people show you a good time.