Thank you for your interest in a portrait session with Stephanie Rue Portraiture. I know that you have many choices when it comes to portraiture. I want you to choose the artist who is the best fit for you. In business since 2007, I understand what it means to create lasting relationships with my valued clients as well as what it takes to own and run a responsible small business. I want to be there for many years to come, helping your family preserve memories for generations.

My photographic style is classic and timeless yet not stuffy and outdated. I focus on the unique individual or family in front of my lens and aim to capture the essence of who they are at a particular moment in time. I keep backgrounds and props very simple; with a focus on the subject that showcases who your child or family is TODAY.

On Location Sessions:

On location sessions generally last between 1 and 2 hours and yield between 20 and 40 images to choose from depending on the number of subjects involved in the session. We work together to choose a time, location and wardrobe that is perfect for you. Outdoor sessions take place during the two hours after sunrise or before sunset. The Southern California landscape provides many beautiful settings from sparkling beaches and lush fields to grand architectural landmarks.

Studio Sessions:

Studio sessions can take place during anytime of day at my home studio in Ladera Ranch, CA. Professional hair and makeup is recommended for all studio sessions and wardrobe can be provided upon request.


Complete sessions that include a pre-session consultation, travel, shooting time, a minimum of 25 high resolution digital files, along with a generous print credit begin at $950. Pricing varies depending on number of subjects and location.

A deposit of half of your session fee is due at the time of booking and the remainder is due 48 hours prior to your session. The deposit is non-refunable but may be transferred to another date and time within 30 days of your original session date.

Prints or Digital?

I firmly believe in printing portraits to frame and enjoy in your home now and for generations to come but I also understand that in the digital age it is important for people to have the security of storing their images on their personal computer along with the ability to share them with friends via email and social media. It is for these reasons that I include both prints and digital files with each session. Each image is hand edited in either color or black and white shared with with you in 2-3 weeks time through a link for digital download (a flash drive can be supplied upon request). All prints are crafted in a professional lab, after which I carefully inspect each piece and reprint if my high standards are not met. Your final portraits will be beautiful and ready for display. 

What next?

To book a session please contact the studio so we can find a date and time that works for you. I book a limited number of sessions a month and am usually scheduled a month or two in advance.

I can be contacted via phone at 714-299-8944 or email at

I look forward to hearing from you!