Nicole Gracen | Studio | Los Angeles Documentary & Portrait Photographer
Documentary & Portrait Photographer

FAQs //



If you don't pose us, then what will we do?

After booking, you'll complete a pre-session questionnaire and we'll use the responses from your questionnaire to plan a session personalized just for you.

What if I don’t want pictures of myself in sweatpants and messy hair?

As fun as it may be, I don't believe I've ever photographed a family in sweatpants with messy hair.  :) What's most important is that you wear whatever makes them feel confident and comfortable. Because if you’re uncomfortable, it will show on camera. 

Can’t I do this myself?

Yes, you can take photos of your family, but will you be in them? It takes a human to truly see the moments that are happening, feel the love and connections and capture that in an image. It takes a human to get in close for the intimate details. I’ll see you differently than you see yourself. We’re all our own worst critic, so, sometimes it helps to have someone from the outside look in and help you see the good things, the love, the beauty inside and in between what may just look like chaos to you. That’s my job and I love showing families’ beauty to them through their photos.

"Bottom line, do it. You can't capture the same images a professional can."  — Suzy (family client)

Can we still take a group photo?

Of course! We like to take a few minutes, usually, at the start of a session to take a casual group photo (unposed). But, sometimes, it lends itself to take place later during the session pending how everyone (aka the little ones) feels.

what will i receive and how much does it cost?

You will receive:

  • 1-2 hours of uninterrupted family fun

  • Loving and beautiful photographs of yourself with your family

  • A way to preserve your family’s history and story

  • Access to professional quality prints and photo products

  • The joy of crossing this "to-do" off your list

Inquire for current pricing and tell me more about your family and photography needs.

Can you photograph my Brand, headshot, event, wedding, etc?

Tell me more! I enjoy utilizing my documentary lifestyle approach with other photography genres as well and will be happy to discuss your inquiry further to see if we’re a good fit.

Okay, I'm ready to book! What are the next steps?

Great! Click here to send me a note to book your session or learn more and let's get this party started!

I really love this, but I'm not ready to book right now, what should i do?

Not a problem! Get on the list below, and let's stay in touch. Let us know when you're ready to book and we'll get you on the calendar!