BOOKING YOUR FAMILY SESSION
My photography style focuses on capturing natural beauty and candid moments. I give guidance and suggestions based on what will look best and my hope is to capture your reaction to those suggestions and your reaction to your partner and children, and to turn your special moments into art you can proudly hang on your walls or display on an album.
Water is a big element of my work and most of my clients end up in at least waist-deep water, so come prepared to leave wet and with amazing ocean (or river) images.
Please select what type of photography package best fits your budget and the experience you're looking for, then contact me so we can schedule a phone consult. Please note that Motion Films are only available as an add-on option.
*A $200 fee is required as non-refundable deposit to book and reserve my services - and it's applied towards your package total. The remaining balance is due on the week of your shoot. // Family Packages include up to 6 member members. Additional persons are $35/person.
PACKAGE 01 // $600
40 MINUTE SESSION WITH SOPHIA
NORTH SHORE LOCATION
30 HI-RES DIGITAL IMAGES
ONLINE GALLERY WITH DIGITAL DOWNLOAD
PACKAGE 02 // $750
THE CRUISING OAHU
1 HOUR SESSION WITH SOPHIA
ANY OAHU LOCATION
50 HI-RES DIGITAL IMAGES
ONLINE GALLERY WITH DIGITAL DOWNLOAD
PACKAGE 03 // $1000
THE MEMORY KEEPER
EVERYTHING IN PACKAGE 02
8X8 LAYFLAT STORYBOOK ALBUM
WOOD USB FOR SAFEKEEPING
MOTION FILM // $350
2-3 MINUTE HD FILM MADE FROM FOOTAGE TAKEN AT YOUR FAMILY SESSION
DIGITAL DOWNLOAD VIA VIMEO
SHAREABLE LINK FOR FRIENDS & FAMILY
READY for YOUR FAmilY SESSION?
PLEASE EMAIL SOPHIA AT ALOHA@THESOPHIACO.COM OR text/CALL (808)781-4677
How far in advance should I book?
Because I work with many families that come to Oahu on vacation and babymoon, I am constantly booking year round. The sooner you get in my calendar the better! So don't wait too long to contact me, but if you made a last minute decision, please contact me asap and I'll do my best to fit you in.
Do you pose us?
I make suggestions on where to stand or sit or where/how to play based on the dynamic of your family and on what will look best based on lighting and scenery. Traditional posing with looking at the camera is not my jam at all. My goal is capture real reactions - and I know that might sound scary if you're used to traditional portrait sessions! I work hard to create a comfortable environment for the whole family to feel like they can be themselves. And rest assured, because I will be capturing beautiful images even if it feels like chaos.
What's the best spot for our session?
There are so many amazing places in Oahu and we will decide together where the best place for your session is. Beach sessions are very popular, but we also have mountains and jungle-like scenery, rivers and waterfalls.
What's the best time for our session?
I shoot at sunrise or an hour before sunset. The exact time will depend on what time the sun will be rising or setting.
What should we wear?
I always recommend being true to yourself and wearing something that reflects who you are. Please don't wear matchy-matchy outfits! I am available to help with wardrobe suggestions.
When do we get our photos and motion film?
Galleries up to 28 business days for completion. Motion Films usually take an added 2 weeks.
Do you photoshop?
I don't do any crazy photoshopping on my images... meaning, what I get on camera that day will be the reality of your portraits. No made-up skies and non of that "please make me look thin" sort of thing. I truly believe that every single person is beautiful just the way they are! And that if you're looking for a photoshopped version of your family, sadly, I am not the photographer for you.
Can I print my photos?
Absolutely! A print release is included in all photo packages. I also suggest the best places to get your images printed.
Who has the time to print photos? Can I just print through you?
Absolutely! If you're one of those people who lets their beautiful images sit on a hard drive forever, I offer a package that includes an awesome 8x8 album. I am also working with a local craftsman to offer hand made wood frames that will come with printed photos!
How can you film us if you're taking our pictures?
I go into ninja mode, obviously! Jokes aside, I shoot motion clips and still images interchangeably with the same camera and most of the time my clients don't notice the shift.
What are Moving Pictures?
Moving Pictures are short clips that I take during your session that aim to preserve your beautiful family's memories with movement and personality. I typically deliver these in slow motion as social media-friendly files.