What to expect

  1. Personal Attention
  2. Book Your Free Consultation
  3. Your Portrait Session
  4. The Portrait Viewing
  5. What To Wear
  6. Wall Decor
  7. Sample Pricing

Personal Attention and a Passion for Photography

children's portraitsI love photography and people truly interest me.
What's your story?

I'll be with you every step of the way so that I can create for you the portraits that you've dreamed of and better!

I don't own a large portrait studio, so you won't get any surprise photographers on your picture day, or have to deal with a different person every time you call. I'm the only photographer and I pay great attention to each and every client. Starting with the first time you contact me.

I don't put a time limit on my session with you. If we need more time you get more time, no extra charge.

I photograph an array of scenes and groupings so that we don't leave any looks or anyone out.

I'm easy to get a hold of by phone, email, text, snail mail, fax, or facebook. And I always like to hear from you.

Before the photography session we'll plan out the session from clothing, makeup to location. We'll even talk in detail about the personalities of everyone to be photographed to not only help you feel comfortable on picture day but also so that your portraits turn out exactly as you expect them.

Working with children may be difficult for others, but I love it. I have a way of working with kids to help them feel at ease and not under pressure. I feel it's so important to be patient, with a bit of silly. It is rewarding to capture their true personalities.

Pets are family too! I'm happy to include our furry, or not furry, friends into your portraits. Or, on their own.

Book Your Free Consultation

children's portraitsBefore your session, we will discuss a checklist of items, including any ideas you may have for the look you want in the portrait, location and or background, color vs. black and white, clothing to be worn, etc.

If you haven't already, it's a good idea to look around your home and think about where you would like to display your new portraits. We will show you many different wall collections displayed here at our studio to help you get a better idea of what will fit in your home. Session fees are due at the time of booking your session.

Booking Your Free Consultation...

...is as easy as picking up the phone! Call us at (831) 430-6145.

what to wear

bottoms

portrait clothing ideas The easiest place to start and the area that should NOT be the focus of your portrait. This is the place for neutral tones. Dark denim, gray, kahki,brown or black is always best. And don't forget the shoes! Keep shoes in the same tones for everyone. Or just go barefoot!

tops

Focus on a general tone for everyone. Choose a color and then feel free to mix up different shades and textures within that color.

styles

Don’t go and run out and buy everyone matching color polos! This is the part where everyone can show their own style and it will make a better portrait along with happier family members.

accessorize

This is a great place to add an addition of color as well as continue giving each individual their own personality and style. Examples of accessories: jewelry, scarfs, belts, ties, under shirts and hats. Choose a color tone and the options are endless.

things to avoid

Never have one person in a bold color. The portrait is now of that one person and everyone else is just background noise.

Your Portrait Session

maternity portraitsA beautiful portrait does not just happen. There are many details that, if carefully planned for during our consultations, will make a substantial difference in the quality and appeal of your portraits. Our help with these fine points can transform an ordinary picture into a work of art you will treasure for generations to come.

You'll find your session relaxed, informal and enjoyable. We'll use lighting, backgrounds, posing and much more to make you look your best. Above all, we want you to be you.

The Portrait Viewing

family portraitsWe will schedule an appointment for a slideshow presentation of all your images about 2 weeks after your session. This appointment usually takes around 2 hours, so relax, have a glass of wine and some snacks, and enjoy reliving the moment! You will place your order at that viewing, so please bring anyone who will be involved in the decision-making process (like your spouse, mom, dad, sisters, or brothers).

Finally, I recommend getting a babysitter for the children for this appointment. That gives you a few hours to get out and will make the appointment much more relaxing, too.

Booking Your Free Consultation...

...is as easy as picking up the phone! Call us at (831) 430-6145.

Wall Decor

wall portrait decorWall portraits have been the main focus of family rooms for centuries. Fortunately that tradition is alive and strong today. However, today we are so fortunate to have such a wide range of ways to do this. From the forever favorite canvas gallery wraps, easel collections and metal prints. These beautiful portraits will be a family heirloom cherished for centuries to come.

For these wall portraits and collections we feel that it's important to make a selection that fits your style, the style of your home and the right size. You don't want your family portraits to look like a postage stamp on your wall and you don't want these precious portraits to be too large to appreciate. We're here to help you make just the right choice. I am not only your photographer but your family portrait interior designer!

The best way for me to show you how is by taking a picture of the walls that you are interested in displaying your final pieces. I will digitally create a sample of the portraits on your wall! This way we can fine tune your beautiful portraits.

I am always available for questions, call me at 831-430-6145 to find out more about this simple and helpful process.

Sample Pricing

portrait samplesJesse Gabriel Photography offers a large variety of portraits from our classic, more traditional style of portraits, to the latest and most unique options available in the industry.

In addition, we offer an array of specialty gift items such as albums, portrait jewelry and handbags, and custom framing options. We understand the importance of knowing the type of quality products you would be investing in.

At your consultation, we will show you samples of our portrait styles, review pricing, answer questions and provide you with options to ensure that you are able to make the best informed decision on your purchases.

A complete pricing guide will be available following the consultation for reference throughout your portrait creation experience. Please contact us at the studio today at 831-430-6145 to schedule your free consultation.

Family Portraits

Starting at $150, including:family portraits

  • Initial in-person consultation to plan for your portrait session.
  • Up to two hours on-location photography.
  • In-studio presentation of final portraits.
  • Portrait viewing session at studio of your edited portraits.
  • Prints of all sizes available for purchase directly from studio.

Children's Portraits

Starting at $150, including:children

  • Initial in-person consultation to plan for your portrait session.
  • Up to two hours on-location photography.
  • In-studio presentation of final portraits.
  • Portrait viewing session at studio of your edited portraits.
  • Prints of all sizes available for purchase directly from studio.

Engagement Sessions

Starting at $350, including:Engagement Portraits

  • Initial in-person consultation to plan for your engagement session.
  • Up to two hours on-location photography (Additional hours available at $175/hr).
  • Personal assistance choosing the right size prints and styles for your home.
  • Includes a $250 studio credit for prints and albums.
  • Portrait viewing session at studio of your edited portraits.
  • Prints of all sizes available for purchase directly from studio.

Free Portrait Consultation

Call us today for your free, personalized portrait consultation at our studio in Scotts Valley, CA.

(831) 430-6145