Gervel Sampson Photography how to get ready

Mrs. Owens

Welcome Gorgeous!

If you are reading this, then I am already excited... Because you have booked a session! My goal is to create an incredible experience for you at your portrait session. I will capture and document your beauty, for you to treasure for a lifetime. Every woman is different, and no two sessions are the same. Perhaps you are celebrating a defining moment in your life or maybe just because... together we will create a collection of flattering gorgeous portraits, regardless of your age or body type, I specialize in offering all women a fabulous experience.

Ms. Jess

Preparing for your session

  • Hydrate yourself! Drink plenty of water prior to your session.
  • Eat a light meal before your session.
  • Moisturize and exfoliate your body.
  • Don't wear any tight fitting clothes, it can leave elastic or strap marks on your skin, wear yoga pants, a track suit or a loose fitting dress.
  • Make sure if you wax you do it a few days prior to your session.
  • Come with your face clean and moisturized.
  • If you have any procedures ie. injectables make sure you allow 5-7 days prior to your session.
  • Treat yourself to a manicure and pedicure, for a timeless look, you may want to do a classic red or natural color, unless of course you are doing a fantasy session.
  • Get a good night sleep.
Ms. B

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I bring to wear?

During your pre-consultation, we will plan all of your looks. I will create a Pinterest board for you with suggestions based on your concept. I have a collection of items at my studio that we may borrow from if needed. Some things to remember when choosing outfits... Clothing should hug your figure. Bring several outfits, more than you think you will need. Wear things you love.

Who will do my makeup?

I work with freelance professional makeup artists. When you arrive the makeup artist will create a look just for you. By the way you may want to plan an evening out because you will be gorgeous!

Do you have props?

Yes I have different items that we may use in your session, but if there is something special you would like please feel free to bring it.

Are prints included in my session fee?

No. The session fee does not come with any prints or digitals.

Will you post my images on social media?

No, of course not. After your session I will send you one "sneak peek", but your images are private and I will not share without your permission.

Do you retouch?

Of course we do edit all images, but you are still you!

Can I bring a friend?

Yes, and you can arrange to have a double session if you like.

How long until I get to see my images?

I will make your reveal/ ordering appointment 2 weeks after your session.

I don't know how to pose?

I will guide you during your session and pose you.

I'm nervous?

That is normal. My sessions are not timed and we will take as long as you need to relax.

Where do the sessions take place?

In my home boutique studio, I have indoor, outdoor and traditional backdrop spaces to create a variety of looks. I am located in Whittier, a suburb 20 minutes outside of Los Angeles.

How long will the session take?

Most sessions take 3 hours.

Pricing Menu

a la carte

Portfolio Boxes

Our artisan quality portfolio boxes are a beautiful way to store and showcase your fabulous images.

Petite portfolio box - 10 5/7 mounted portraits 675.

Luxury Bespoke custom box - 20 5/7 matted in 8/10 mats 1370.


I work with the finest print makers in the world to bring my clients something truly unique. Each album is custom designed to create your masterpiece.

8/8 Luxury 30 pages 975.

10/10 Luxury 30 pages 1275.

8/12 Luxury 30 pages 1275.

5/5 Little black book 10 pages 495.

Fine Art Wall Portraits

choose from metal, acrylic , fine art canvas. Custom framing available

Wall art starts at 200.


Flirt 875.

Petite portfolio box - 10 5/7 mounted portraits

8/12 Metal desktop with easel

Custom mobile app

slide show -video

10% off fine art wall portraits

Starlet 1375.

8/8 luxury bespoke album with custom cover

small fine art wall portrait

high resolution selected digital images on crystal drive

Custom mobile digital app

slide show - video

VIP client status- 1 complimentary session

20% off Ala Carte

Queen 1975.

8/12 luxury Bespoke Album 30 page

acrylic desk portrait

medium fine art wall portrait

High resolution digitals images, entire collection

Custom mobile app

VIP Status 1 complimentary session

Slide show -video

25% off ala carte menu

Digital Images

High resolution digitals of Entire Collection $2000.

Digitals images 175.00 each

For your convenience we accept cash, check, credit cards.

Payment plans and Layaway are also available.

Day of session

My home studio is located in Friendly Hills Estates, a gated community in Whittier CA. My address is 8123 Stoneridge Drive Whittier, CA 90605. Let the guard know you are here for Gervel Sampson.

Landline 562-947-3737 Phone 562-354-1429 email

IG gervel_sampson_Photography_


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