Thank you for your interest in a family portrait session with Stephanie Rue Portraiture. I know that you have many choices when it comes to portraiture. I want you to choose the photographer 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 means 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My photographic style is classic and timeless yet not stuffy and outdated.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 a minimum of 25 images to choose from. We work together to choose a time, location and wardrobe that is perfect for your family. Outdoor sessions take place during the two hours after sunrise or before sunrise. 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. Hair and makeup can be added to any studio session and wardrobe can be provided upon request.


Creative Fees start at $225.

The Creative Fee covers the pre-session consultation, travel, shooting time, and a minimum of 25 fully edited, custom images presented for ordering. Prints, digital files and products are not included in the Creative Fee and are purchased separately either a la carte or in collections.

The Creative Fee is due at the time of booking. Creative Fees are non-refunable but may be transferred to another date and time within 30 days of your original session date.

For detailed pricing information please contact the studio.

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 all my Collections and a la carte items (with the exception of Gift Prints) include both prints and corresponding digital files. Each portrait is hand edited and printed in a professional lab, after which it is carefully scrutinized and reprinted 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!