Go Fish – My Boys at Home

I try to make a little time on Saturday mornings to edit a few photos of my own boys. It doesn’t always happen, but when I try to remember to make the time to do it, it helps relieve my stress and frustration from dealing with their whining and fighting all week long. :)

They were playing so nicely together here with a fishing game our neighbor gave them. alicia_in_wonderland_photography_los_angeles_newborn_photographer_2155
Playing nicely quickly turned into fighting. I still wanted to document the moment somehow so in came some intentional blur. 😉alicia_in_wonderland_photography_los_angeles_newborn_photographer_2154-1
Our sweet little dog came over to check on them to see if they could try to get along lol.alicia_in_wonderland_photography_los_angeles_newborn_photographer_2153-1
When my husband came home, the little one wanted some lessons on how to beat his brother at this game next time. 😉alicia_in_wonderland_photography_los_angeles_newborn_photographer_2156

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Browning Family Beach Session

I love family sessions by the ocean, but I’m not a huge fan of the typical sandy beach spots. I feel like everyone has so much more fun when there is a bit more to explore, like in my favorite tide pool spot, just a few minutes away from our studio. :)

 

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We are currently booking fall family mini sessions and there are currently a couple of spots left for the ocean minis like this session! Full details found here: http://www.aliciainwonderlandphotography.com/blog/current-promos/2017/09/now-open-booking-fallwinter-mini-session-options/

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Special Discount Available for Two Newborn Models!

I recently redid all of my wooden backdrop options in the studio, and I’m very anxious to get some updated example photos of some of my favorite props! :) A special discount is available on a baby-only newborn session for two babies due in the next couple of weeks, one boy and one girl.

Baby must be between 5-14 days old at the time of the session to qualify for discount and session is for baby only, no siblings included.

If you are interested in more information, please email us here.

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Now Open for Booking – Fall/Winter Mini Session Options!

Lots of mini session options coming up! Mini session options for fall family sessions, as well as kids’ minis for Christmas are now available for booking! These mini session options will only be available on the dates and times listed.

Once you have reserved your session time, you will be sent an e-contract  to complete your booking.

After session takes place, photographer will send proofing gallery for image selection, and selected images will be edited and provided for download within approximately two weeks. Additional images can be added on at a rate of $20 per photo.

All provided images will have light retouching. Any requests for heavy retouching will be subject to additional retouching fees. Wardrobe options are not provided for mini sessions. If you are interested in a longer session that includes wardrobe styling, please contact us for additional information.

All mini session events take place in our studio or studio garden, located in Harbor Pines, CA (near Rancho Palos Verdes and Lomita, in the South Bay area of Los Angeles), with the exception of the beach minis which take place nearby.

If you have questions about these mini sessions, please see the FAQ’s listed at the end of this post.

 

Kids Christmas Minis: SOLD OUT
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For sitting babies and kids through age 5. Recommended to book one mini session spot per child (select back to back appointments for siblings, and can include photos of siblings together). Includes 10 finished digital files with print release.

Choice of light colored set or dark barn wood set. Can book back to back minis to include both set options.

Beach Family Minis: SOLD OUT
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Includes 10 finished digital files with print release. In case of rain, sessions will be rescheduled for an alternate date. Takes place in tide pool location, as shown in example photo.

Garden Family Minis:
Saturdays – October 7th & October 21, 2017 $200
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Includes 10 finished digital files with print release. In case of rain, garden family mini sessions take place in garden greenhouse. Garden minis will not have themed props. If you are interested in a holiday themed session, please see our studio mini options.

Reserve time here:
http://aliciainwonderlandphotography.bigcartel.com/product/studio-garden-family-mini

Studio Family Minis:
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Snowy Studio, October 21, 2017 $200
Includes 10 finished digital files with print release.alicia_in_wonderland_photography_los_angeles_newborn_photographer_1993
Reserve time:

Snowy Set:
http://aliciainwonderlandphotography.bigcartel.com/product/snowy-studio-october-21st

Frequently Asked Questions:


Q: Are these mini sessions available on any other dates?

A: Mini sessions are only available on the listed dates and times. No additional dates or locations will be added this year.

Q: Can I have an alternate setup/backdrop/props/location for our mini session?
A: Mini sessions are only available with the options shown in the example photos. If you would like a more customized session, you can book a full length family session for 2018. I do not have any remaining availability for full length family sessions for 2017.

Q: Which option should I pick? What time of day should I pick?
A: You know your family best. Take into consideration your child(ren)’s usual wake/sleep schedule. Avoid scheduling a session in the hour prior to nap time. If you would like photos of your toddler walking around, a garden session would be best.

Please note some session options may not be suitable for every family. Ocean minis are at tide pools and if your child is not a steady walker, they should be held the entirety of the session.

Q: Can I bring my dog?
A: Per city ordinance, dogs are not permitted at the ocean location. Dogs are welcome in our studio garden. We apologize but the two family session options in the studio this year are not dog friendly sets.

Q: Can I pay later?
A: Mini session payment is due in full in order to reserve your session. An e-contract will also be sent after checkout in order to complete your booking.

Q: Can I print the photos? Are they edited?
A: Finished photos are provided in full resolution size with print release, and clients are welcome to print the photos anywhere they would like. A set of web-optimized files are also provided for uploading/sharing convenience. All selected photos are hand edited.

Q: Can I pick my photos? Will there be others available?
A: Clients are provided a proofing gallery after mini session for image selection. Additional images are usually available for purchase at $20 each.

Q: Are the photos retouched?
A: All photos are hand edited and include light retouching, which includes skin smoothing, blemish removal, and softening of fine lines. Any additional requests for extensive retouching beyond what is included are subject to additional retouching fees.

Q: What happens if my kid is sick the day of the mini sessions?
A: In the event of illness, please contact us prior to your mini session and alternate options can be provided.

Q: Do you provide wardrobe options like the outfits shown in example photos?
A: Due to time constraints with mini sessions, wardrobe options are not provided. All clients must be dressed and ready upon arrival. If you are interested in booking a longer session option where wardrobe is provided, please email us for more information. Longer sessions are subject to availability.

Q: How long does each mini session last? Is it really enough time to capture enough good photos?
A: Kids minis last up to 10 minutes, family mini sessions last up to 15 minutes. It may sound short but when a photographer knows how to get a lot of variety in a short amount of time, that is plenty of time. I know from experience that lots of young kids, especially toddlers, don’t have the attention span for much longer than that! After booking, you will also be emailed a prep guide on how to ensure the best results with your family.

Q: Can I book the kids mini session for my newborn/baby?
A: Kids minis are only available for babies who are able to sit independently and older. Up to age 5 is the recommended age since the set and props are small in size.

Q: Can I use the kids mini session options for family photos?
A: We apologize but due to the design of those set options, they cannot be used for family photos.

Q: Where are you located? Can you send me the address?
A: We are located in Harbor Pines, CA. If you are not familiar with the area, Harbor Pines is easily located via Google or Apple Maps (part of the city of Los Angeles). Address and detailed directions are sent to clients upon booking.

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Baby Noah’s Newborn Session

Sweet little Noah came into the studio recently for his newborn photo session! I loved the combination of props that his mama requested from our prop catalog. They went so well together and I love the way the finished look of the whole session. I always love any session with a bit of a of Magnolia Market vibe! :) I especially love my new shiplap style backdrop with these props!

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Noah’s mama and I went to the same elementary school back in the day so it was so nice to catch up with her! She is wearing one of my handmade garden head wreaths, available exclusively for my clients upon request. :)alicia_in_wonderland_photography_los_angeles_newborn_photographer_1888
Want more information about our newborn session options? More information is available on our website here.

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Baby Daniel’s Newborn Session

Sweet little baby Daniel was one of the first babies recently to get to use some of my brand new backdrop options! He is such a sweet, mellow little guy…and such an amazing head of hair! :)

Here are a few favorites from his newborn session in our studio!

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Brand New Cake Smash Options Now Available!

I’ve been in the process of updating our baby milestone session options, and after a while of not offering cake smash sessions, I am now happy to announce that cake smash sessions are back! I’ve found some better options that work out much better with my severe egg allergy, so I’m happy that I can resume offering cake smash sessions again!

Want more information on our cake smash baby birthday sessions? Email us for more info through our website here:

http://aliciainwonderlandphotography.com/contact-us

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Teresa’s Family Maternity Session in the Studio

Teresa came into the studio recently for her family maternity session, and I had so much fun meeting her and her family! I know I say that a lot of sessions were fun (which is easy to say since I love what I do!) but the happiness and love within this family made my job so easy! They were one of the first families to use my new casual family bed photoshoot option, and I love how it helps toddlers relax for the photos. :) Nothing better than the whole family spending time cuddling!

 

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My new bed set has two options…white/cream or grey. If you follow my blog, you know I love having variety and lots of options for sessions! :)

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My Interview with VoyageLA Magazine!

Recently I was interviewed by VoyageLA Magazine, and I am very excited to share the article! It talks about my inspirations, my journey (and struggle) with starting this business, etc. You can read it at the following link:

Meet Alicia Fraser-Stanley of Alicia in Wonderland Photography in South Bay

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Keli’s Maternity Session in the Studio

Keli came into the studio recently for her maternity session, and is glowing! Prior to her session, I had gotten some amazing new chairs for in my studio and in my garden greenhouse, and I was really excited to use them for her session. I also had a few other new ideas for ways to use things I’ve had in the studio for a while. :) I used to work in floral design back in college, and I also realized I haven’t been putting those skills to use lately…so I designed and made this pretty head wreath of roses and succulents from my garden for Keli’s session.

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I love this swinging chair for so many reasons…perfect for cuddling and rocking newborns to sleep, and also makes for great maternity/mama photos. The vintage handkerchief curtains have been around in the studio since we first moved here (they were actually originally part of our wedding decor!), but I hadn’t thought of trying them out as a “backdrop” until now. I really love how that photo by my French door in the studio turned out!alicia_in_wonderland_photography_los_angeles_newborn_photographer_1536
This is my other new chair that I’m really excited about! It’s currently in my garden greenhouse and I absolutely love using it for maternity and newborn mama photos. :)alicia_in_wonderland_photography_los_angeles_newborn_photographer_1537
Want more information on our maternity session options? More information is available on our website here.

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