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“Natural” portrait photography is what I have an eye for. Even in a studio environment, I’ll bring the natural out of you. No fake smiles and awkward poses. From our initial meeting to the delivery of your chosen photographs/products/collections the process from start to finish is about 6 weeks. I love to shoot on-location in San Jose, Cupertino, Gilroy, and Morgan Hill.

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Family Portraits

As your family photographer, I’ll guide you through the session, so you and your entire family feel at ease. Let the kids be themselves. It’s all good. I will document the essence of your family interacting with one another – silly, serious, passionate, and everything in between. As a professional photographer, this is what I love!

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Creative Headshots

I work hard to capture the essence of who you are. No boring, corporate headshots here. Instead, we work on location. The sessions are relaxed and laid back. These professional headshots are perfect for enhancing a personal brand.

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Maternity and Newborn Portraits

Celebrate your pregnancy and arrival of your new addition to the family with a maternity and newborn photo shoot! I spend some time with the entire family to capture the joy and anticipation surrounding a pregnancy and after that the arrival of the wee one. 

Discounted package for combo Maternity & Newborn available upon request.

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Breastfeeding Session Portraits

I am a supporter of breastfeeding in public. It is a natural part of the human existence. I am a better photographer than writer. So, feel free to contact me if you’d like to preserve the precious memories of nursing your child.

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Annual Membership

Photography services available for you all year long. Get access to full sessions, mini-sessions and portrait playdates for no additional charge!

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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 contact@ewasamplesphotography.com

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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SESSION FEE (if mentioned in the inquiry does not include any products/options from collections. Collections are priced separately. The session fee includes the creative execution and editing, online gallery managing, and other bells and whistles that go into making your experience with me great!