Annarose Monroe Photography Specializes in Portraits, Personal Branding & Dance.

Session Information and Frequently Asked Questions

How much do your sessions cost? 

A portrait session is $675 and includes the preparation and planning for your shoot, a wardrobe consultation, professional hair & makeup, a custom 2-hour photoshoot with up to 4 different outfits and a proof reveal & ordering session.  Additional persons may be added to the session at $250 per person.  Images are sold separately.

What products do you offer and how much do they cost?

Portraits begin at $250 and include a fully retouched, signature edited matted print, full-resolution digital file and print release.  Custom framed wall portraits are printed on heirloom-quality fine art paper.  Luxury Folio Box Collections are also available and begin at $1800.  Clients typically purchase a Luxury Folio Box Collection and a few framed wall portraits.

Do you sell digital files?

Yes.  Each purchased print comes with the full-resolution digital file. 

When do you offer photoshoots?

Photo sessions take place on Wednesdays and Fridays.  Most of my clients take a day or partial day off from work for their photoshoot.  I offer evening sessions for those needing to accommodate school or work schedules.  Weekend photo sessions are available on a limited basis and incur an additional fee.

Do I need to lose weight before the photoshoot?

This is a very common question and the answer is no.  I can slim you with the proper lighting, camera lenses and angles.  Don’t put off having your portraits or professional images done for this reason.  You can’t go back in time for portraits and your dated headshot and/or branding photos are not helping your business.  My staff and I specialize in helping you to look your very best.

Do I need to know how to pose for the camera?

Absolutely not.  I will guide you during your entire session on your posing to achieve natural and flattering poses and authentic expressions.  You can just relax and have fun during the entire shoot.

Do you retouch the photos?

Yes.  All purchased images recieve a signature edit and high-end retouching.

I want to look natural and relaxed in my photos.  How will that happen if you pose me?

As a portrait photographer I am trained to see and style your best angles, expressions and poses.  Beautiful, relaxed posing yields the best images and I work with you on this during your entire session.  The most important thing is that you are relaxed and willing to take direction during the photoshoot.

I am too busy to book a session.

I get that, especially here in the Silicon Valley!  But, if not now, when?  The years (and ages of our loved ones) won’t stay the same.  Some of my busiest clients are the most faithful and book sessions every year like clockwork.  They value professional portraiture and therefore just book the date and commit to following through on the session.  They don’t necessarily have the time.  They make the time. 

Do you shoot only in studio or will you do a location shoot?

I photograph both in studio and on-location, however most of my sessions are in studio.  My studio is in a lovely location in old town Saratoga with a myriad of options for lighting, sets, backdrops, props, clothing and accessories.  Keep in mind that on-location shoots can incur additional fees for permits and/or a radius outside of my studio.  If you have a special location in mind or a particular vision for your shoot, just let me know and I’ll do my best to make it happen.

How do I book a session?

The first step is to fill out the questionnaire on the Contact page.  We’ll then set up an Inquiry Call to discuss your photographic desires.  Based on that call, we’ll move forward with setting up your planning session and photoshoot.

How soon should I book my photo session?

I am typically booked several weeks out for photoshoots and take a limited number of clients.  I recommend that you book in early if there is a particular date in which you'd like to have your finished portraits.  Keep in mind that there will be additional time after your photoshoot needed to select and order your finished products.

What is the difference between portraits and personal branding?

Portrait sessions are for individuals and families who would like portraits displayed in their home and for personal use.  Personal Branding images are portraits specifically designed to showcase you as a business brand and promote your business.  You are welcome to combine a few branding photos into a portrait session or vice versa.  The session fee and price per image is the same.

What is the difference between personal branding photos and headshots?

Personal branding photography is a customized session in which we dive deeper into the visual marketing of your brand and photograph multiple looks during a 2-hour photoshoot.    Personal branding is typically for entrepreneurs, professionals, public figures and performers who regularly use their images to promote their business through websites, blogs, social media platforms, books, brochures, etc.  Headshots may be included as part of any personal branding photoshoot. 

Do you offer brand consulting or just photography?

My primary business is photography; however, my background is in marketing and I do offer brand consulting to a select number of my Personal Branding clients.

Do you photograph pets?

Yes, with their owners as part of a regular portrait session.  I am happy to take a few portrait images of Fido by himself and with his people during a regular family or individual portrait session.  However, I don’t offer pet only sessions.

Do you photograph events and weddings?

Only as my schedule permits.  Most of my time is committed to my portrait and personal branding clients. However, if I am not available to photograph for your wedding or event, I do have an associate photographer that I can refer.

How do I become one of your models?

I am occasionally in need of models for creative, fashion, dance or editorial photoshoots.  If you are interested in applying, please let me know on the contact form and I’ll follow up with you.