Although a fairly new company, California Captures is no stranger to photography. Both Taylor and Anjanette Baskin have been studying photography and capturing beautiful images throughout their lives. Anjanette, or Aj as friends know her, studied photography at Fresno State University, completed a bachelors degree in art history and currently teaches in Kerman. Her husband, Taylor, started his photography journey around 20 years ago in high school with 35mm film and dark rooms and continued to pursue the art through college. He has since focused primarily on fine art landscapes, having his work featured in publications such as "Outdoor Photographer" as well as being awarded in numerous exhibitions. His attention to detail and eye for compositions add that artistic touch sure to compliment any photograph. We at California Captures believe in a "quality before quantity" practice. Because what will you really do with 30, 50, or even 100 family snapshots taken last fall anyways? Instead we make the very most of our time spent with you during the shoot and after to create amazing and unique images. By focusing on fewer images from your shoot, we are able to give the same quality time and attention to detail to your pictures in post processing as well. And because we know our clients are as unique as the pictures they wish to create, we offer a variety of different Session Packages that will work for almost any occasion and they can be easily customized to meet your needs, event, and ideas. All sessions include travel up to 30 miles from Fresno, post processing of your pictures and an online gallery of your images for viewing, proofing, and ordering prints etc. We encourage anyone with questions, or wanting more info to please contact us.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I go about actually booking my session?
To get more info or to book any session simply click the "contact us" link found at the top of the page and throughout the website. Include your name and contact info in the message, as well as what kind of session you are interested in and when you would like to schedule it. We will then get back in touch with you to begin working out the details and collect a $50 non refundable deposit (normally through PayPal) to book your session. Full payment is collected on the day of your shoot. Again if you have any questions or for more info please contact us.
How much will it cost to add on prints or products to my package?
Because of varying discounts on specific packages, custom sizes, and availability, this question can only really be answered on a client by client basis. Either before or after your session will go over the details of ordering extra prints and provide you with a full price list of products we are offering at that time. If one of our predesignated packages doesn't suite your needs, we will always be glad to quote you a price for a customized package that may better suite you.
Can I use my own props?
YES! Absolutely, we encourage you to offer your own ideas, settings, clothes, hats, or any other prop you want to incorporate. Of course we will provide some backdrops, props, and our own creative ideas to your shoot too if need be.
Will you travel farther than 30 miles?
Of course we will. If you want engagement shots around the bay, family pictures hiking in Yosemite, or even a wedding shoot in Bora Bora we would be excited to tag along. Of course there will be a travel fee associated with such a session but the actual package prices will remain the same. Travel fees vary by location. Please contact us for pricing your destination shoot.
Do you shoot weddings?
Yes. Even though we specialize in newborns we offer a vast range of abilities, knowledge, and experience to meet any of your photography needs. We feel that wedding are so unique to an individual that it would be impossible to try a lump everyone's desires on their wedding day into a couple of packages. From tight budgets to lavish requests, one couple's needs from their photographer can vary greatly from another. For this reason we only offer pricing for weddings through a one on one quote unless we are currently having a special. For more info please contact us!