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 up to 40% revenue from packages provided below booked in September (for sessions done by October 31st 2017) goes to Paws for Purple Hearts Menlo Park

Sessions will be done in San Jose, Palo Alto, Mountain View, Morgan Hill areas. I have location recommendations or you can offer your own and we will see if that could work. I do outdoor and indoor sessions. I work with studio as well as natural light. 

I will be flexible with dates and time slots for your session only for first 8 families, after that you will have to be flexible to the schedule I will be able to offer you. Please contact for any additional questions, or use the contact form on the bottom of this page or here.


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What ever you decide to do, make sure it makes you happy!



 Past year’s and this year’s BIG HIT: 


perfect for maternity, newborn, cake smash (or family session) combo,
– free consultation over the phone or email about how to use it in a smart way!,
– up to 2 full sessions within one year with up to 25 images from each session,
– or mix of full sessions and mini-sessions or/and portrait play dates,
– from mini-sessions and play dates you’ll receive up to 10 images,
– 30% off any additional purchases of images done via online gallery after the session,
– sign up form with more information is here,
$999 (you’re saving at least $500!!!)
– option to add phone mobile app with easy access to all your purchase images from the entire membership period for additional $99
– 10%from the price goes to Paws for Purple Hearts Menlo Park, (from sessions booked in September 2017 ),

 More options for you to choose from: 


san jose family photography pricing package

–  LEVEL OF CLIENT’S HAPPINESS = “All I wanted, and more!!!”
– I don’t count the time, I make the time count 😋 I just want you to chill. Have a chitchat and let the kids play.
– all good images, in high resolution quality for you to enjoy your love, happiness, smiles and goofiness, in whatever form you decide to us it later on (between 60 – 80)
– delivered online for easy sharing with friends and family,
– phone app with up to 100 images from the session,


– 40% from the price goes to Paws for Purple Hearts Menlo Park, (from sessions booked in September 2017)


plenty enough family session package
–  LEVEL OF CLIENT’S HAPPINESS = “I like simple, so I liked this package!”
– up to 90 min session filled with laughter, giggles, kisses and hugs, and occasional throw up in the air,
– 15 images, high res, edited
– delivered online,
– access to the best 40-60 images to choose from,
– $477,
– additional travel fee is added if session is done in San Jose / Palo Alto / San Francisco / Walnut Creek / Watsonville / Santa Cruz / Half Moon Bay,
– 30% from the price goes to Paws for Purple Hearts Menlo Park, (from sessions booked in September 2017 )

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Step 1: This is the most important part of any commission for me. Whether it’s headshots, family portraits, or maternity portraits, I begin each project by meeting in a casual environment, often over coffee or tea. After the session is booked and the date of your session is secured, I try to get to know you and your family, which helps me to plan how to capture the essence of you or your family during the actual session. You are able to learn about me, my photographic point-of-view, and the end products that I will deliver following the session. We’ll discuss the goals and location of the photo shoot. If the meeting is in your home, we can talk about where the final art product will be hung or placed. Knowing that helps me to match the shots taken during our session to the mood of your home’s interior design.

If we can’t meet in person, you will have a questionnaire to fill out before out session, that will help me to get to know you and your family a little better. I’m also always available to chat about your needs and expectations over the phone or via Skype.

Step 2: The portrait photography session occurs. This will not feel like a professional photoshoot. We have fun during the session. Most family photography sessions require about an hour. You’ll be able to take as many breaks as you want. This is helpful if your kids need a snack or bathroom break!

Step 3: This is the most exciting part! Within a week, we meet again. In lieu of digital proofs, I provide a 5 x 7 heirloom–quality album containing high-quality prints of the best photos from the session. We will go over all of the possibilities to display your favorite photos throughout your home. You will be able to choose from or customize any of the collections I offer. All of my collections are a mix of custom wall art / albums and high-resolution digital files.

Step 4: I deliver the artwork in person if you are local. Otherwise, any purchased artwork or albums are safely mailed to you.

The portrait photography process, from start to finish, is approximately 6 weeks.

Please inquire for full pricing at

Keepsakes Worth Displaying

You and your time are worth more than a disc full of files, forgotten and rarely looked at as time passes.
While good as a back-up archive, digital files are not tangible; printed images are. As a full-service professional photographer, I am proud to provide a choice of product options/collections for your portraits, including museum-quality wall art displays and custom designed photo albums produced in the best photography lab in the U.S.


Ewa’s Portrait Photography Framed Art Prints, Photograph Displays, and Album Options

  • Museum Quality Fine Art Prints. Choose from a variety of frames. Prints are delivered framed and behind a plexiglass, ready to hang.
  • Wood Mount. A natural, unique option with a vintage look. Your photograph is printed directly onto the wood, which results in unique changes to the colors of the print. Made from maple multiplex with a satin finish.
  • Pop-Up Metal. A modern twist to your wonderful portraits. Images are printed on metal with a special “pop-up” feature that gives the print a 3-dimensional look. They come ready to hang.
  • Gallery Blocks. A lightweight and low maintenance option that looks similar to canvas. Images are printed on wood base, and are meant to be displayed without a frame.
  • 100% Bamboo Mount. A premium alternative to framed prints. Eco-friendly, stylish, and modern. Available in 3⁄4” depth and two gorgeous colors.
  • Traditional Canvas. They can be hung as they are, or with a floating frame to maximize the “WOW” factor!

Of course, a traditional photo album is always available. I offer a 10×10 lay-flat photo album with your choice of up to 20 photographs or all photographs from the session.

Thank you so much for your interest in my portrait photography sessions. If you got to this page, that means a lot to me.
Now lets talk about your needs and expectations. Don’t be shy. Ask me anything you want to know. Even better, lets meet for a coffee.
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