For portrait sessions investments vary according to type, size and location of session. A studio portrait session is between $395 and $495 depending on size of the family. Each photography session is tailored exclusively for you to meet your needs, so please call to find out how we can fine-tune sessions to meet your individual style. The creative fee is paid when booking your date and reserves your session date and time on our calendar. The creative fee for the session is a non-refundable retainer even if session is postponed or canceled. We require a 72-hr. notice for cancellations. If this proper notice is given, the appointment will be rescheduled, but not refunded. Artwork such as albums and prints are purchased at the ordering session scheduled for after the photography session. We offer special package prices for a Baby’s First Year Plan.

Please click here to view video describing the portrait session process and starting artwork prices.

We start with scheduling a free consultation before the session at our studio or on Zoom, whatever is more convenient for you. During a portrait consultation we will discuss how you plan to display the artwork in your home or elsewhere, clothing choices, makeup, hair, background or location options, number of adults, children, babies or pets in the session, possible props that you might want to incorporate and how to prepare for the session beforehand.

We end the photography package with an ordering session, aka design session, where we pamper you with refreshments, project and review 30-40 proof images on a large screen for you to choose the images for your artwork order, and consult you on framing and displaying your artwork in your home. Please note that we do not place images online, send digital proofs via email or include free digital files with sessions. We want to make sure that our clients see the best of our images, get quality archival prints and receive our expert advice on image presentation options.

For headshot sessions we consult before the session on what your objectives are for using the images. Studio sessions start at $395 and include two finished images. Whether it be for an actors’ portfolio, social media, dating, or business purposes, each session will be guided to achieve the best results. Similar to portrait sessions, clothing, background or location, makeup, hair, and preparations are discussed via a consultation. For headshot sessions, only proofs images are presented on an online gallery for choosing your final images.

Complimentary Consultations

Call me to schedule an in studio complimentary consultation appointment where I get to know you, give you expert advice on how to prepare for your session, show you samples of artwork and find out your home design style (for portrait sessions), so that when it comes time for your photography session you are fully prepared and can just relax and have a great experience. Call me at 323-466-3909.

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Portrait Photographer in Los Angeles

Portrait photography website of portrait photographer Julie Hopkins.


490 S. San Vicente Blvd., # 7,
Los Angeles, CA 90048