What to Expect

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Jennifer Okamoto Fine Portraiture is a private portrait studio located in Mililani, Oahu, Hawaii. We specialize in babies, young children, families, and maternity. We love touching your heart with the images that we create and the service we provide. We strive for it every day, with every client. 

We would love to add you to our studio family. Please check out the links below to find out more about Jennifer Okamoto Fine Portraiture. Be sure to check out the galleries and the investment guide to decide if we are the right studio for you.

Scheduling your appointment

We allow a minimum of 1 hour for all sessions except the newborn session. For newborn sessions we allow up to 4 hours. For viewing sessions, please allow 1 to 1 1/2 hours (the first is usually the longest). The studio is Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm by appointment only. Some particulars regarding scheduling:

Maternity Sessions

This session is best scheduled around 32 – 36 weeks of pregnancy to ensure that you have a nice round belly but are not so far along that you are uncomfortable.

Newborn Session

For the best newborn images, schedule your session when baby is between 5 and 14 days old. Generally, babies under 2 weeks are the most pliable, which helps us get those incredibly cute newborn poses. Babies generally sleep for longer periods of time at this younger age. Babies up to 6 weeks are eligible for the newborn session, though babies between 2 and 6 weeks are not as pliable or cooperative as the younger ones.

Babies & Small Children

Most importantly, you will want to select a time that coincides with your child's schedule. Also, avoid scheduling a photo session during the several days following immunization appointments.

Reschedules

Babies and children usually need to be at their best to photograph well. Some babies and children photograph fine even when they’re under the weather, but here are a few rules of thumb for when to consider rescheduling. If any of the following apply or if you are in doubt, contact us:

•    if your child is running a fever
•    has eyes that look 'sick'
•    is throwing up
•    is listless
•    was up half the night
•    has significant swelling on the face as a result of an injury

Your Session

This studio is an appointment-only studio, which means that you will always be our main focus. We encourage you to personalize your session and share with us any needs or desires you may have. In particular, please share beforehand any concerns that you may have such as if your child is especially shy, has special needs or reacts well (or not so well) to certain stimuli. Our approach is always open and relaxed. We will spend time with you and your child, because connecting with both of you is the surest way to awesome images.

Session Preparation

Get all the details on how to get the most out of your personal portrait session at Session Preparation.

Viewing & Ordering

Viewing of your images is done in our studio. We will schedule your viewing appointment as soon as we finish up your photo session, usually for the following week. Generally, allow 1 1/2 hours for your first viewing, and 1 hour for subsequent viewings. Also, following your photo session, we will provide you with a detailed pricing guide, so that you can review it your convenience before returning for your viewing. 

During your viewing, we will assist you in determining which package that is right for you. You will never feel rushed or forced, we want to ensure you choose the best package for your needs. Decisions regarding your images and your investment are expected to be made at the viewing appointment, so please be sure to bring any and all individuals to participate in the decision making.

Delivery

Turnaround time on most orders is approximately 4 to 6 weeks from the date the order is placed and finalized.  Scheduled pickups are available during studio hours. All products  may be shipped at your convenience for an additional fee to cover shipping and handling. Images will be packaged appropriately to ensure safe delivery.

Payment

The studio accepts cash, check, Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover. We also provide INTEREST-FREE payment plans for most packages and can work with you to select a plan that will best fit your budget. This is not a lay-away - you may take your portraits home and enjoy them while comfortably paying for them over time.