How long have you been doing this?

I began as a photojournalist in 2005 before moving to school and portrait photography in 2013.

Do you Travel?

All sessions are held in San Diego County. For pricing outside of San Diego County, please contact me.

How many photos do we get?

The number of photos will vary based on several factors including the type of session, number of people, and variety of locations.

We only edit the best images from each session and offer several different options for you to choose from.

A typical 1-location, 1-hour portrait session will generally average 25-40 edited images for you to choose from.

How do we get our photos?

Within two weeks of your portrait session, you will receive a link to a private, online, watermarked gallery where you can view your proofs and order any prints or digital products you like.

Printed products will be delivered within three to four weeks to the mailing address you provide at checkout, and digital files will be delivered via email within 48 hours.

Do you retouch photos?

Yes. All photos will be color corrected and edited for consistency. Minor blemishes will be removed and other light cosmetic edits may be made.

We want to make sure your photos receive the finishing touches you are looking for. Edits on things beyond the photographer's control (body shape, clothing choice, hairstyle, makeup etc.) will be $50 an image.

What's your turnaround time?

For a portrait session, the turnaround time is no more than two weeks.

How much should I expect to spend?

How much you spend is entirely up to you, but portrait clients at Ese Esan Photography typically spend an average of $650.

Portrait session fees start at $300, and additional digital files start at $25.

How many people can be in a session?

We understand that families come in all sizes, and we would love to photograph everyone you'd like to include in your portraits. There is no additional fee for large groups, but please keep in mind that the variety of poses will be limited the larger the group.

How many outfits can I wear?

You can change into as many outfits as you like during your allotted session time. The choice of what to wear is entirely up to you, but we recommend keeping outfits clean and simple with no distracting patterns or logos.

Adding or removing a jacket, hat or scarf are quick and easy ways to create a new look.

What if I need to cancel?

Should you need to cancel, Ese Esan Photography must be notified at least 24 hours before your session. The retainer will be credited toward a future session if you cancel with at least 24 hours notice and reschedule your appointment within seven days of cancellation.

After seven days or two cancellations, your retainer will no longer be available to be used towards a session.

What if I miss my 2-week ordering window?

If you choose not to or are unable to order during the two-week viewing window, your portraits will be archived. If you decide you would like to place an order after the portraits have been archived, there will be a $25 retrieval fee which will be applied as a credit to any purchase.

Will my photos be posted online?

Some images from your session may be used online for Ese Esan Photography marketing purposes. No photos will be posted until you have received your gallery and selected your images.

If you would prefer that we do not use photos from your session, please let us know when you place your order.


San Diego County Photography


760.659.ESAN (3726)