The Xiaopan Xue Experience

Photography should be welcoming, inclusive, and accessible to all humans. Xiaopan Xue photography welcomes all races, genders, loves, faiths, and abilities. My mission is to help humans find their authenticity so that it can be genuinely captured to be remembered forever.

My shooting and editing style is: authentic, vibrant, and timeless. I take a cinematographic approach to photography, imagining what your life or brand would look like in movie stills.


1. Consultation Conversation

Every single client journey starts with a free, 30-minute video or phone consultation conversation. This is a pressure-free zone for us to get to know one another to determine if we are a good fit and more importantly, for me to listen to your story. Learning about you teaches me how I can best serve and support you. I also answer any questions you may have.

2. Proposal + Booking

Once you decide to book with me, a contract and invoice will be sent to you for signature and a 50% retainer. These documents matter because they keep us both accountable and protected in working together.

If you’re ready to book your free consultation now, click here and I can’t wait to chat with you.

3. Collaboration + Co-Creation

I send you my comprehensive guide that is made exactly for your session type. It will go over all the information you need and my recommendations for the session. If needed, we will book an additional 30-minute video or phone call to talk about all the things that you are dreaming up and hoping for in your photo session. I use these calls as a collaborative and co-created working space for me to offer my professional and tailored expertise to achieve your vision.

4. Shoot!

As if we haven’t had enough fun already, it’s photoshoot time! We will come together in person to make photography magic. We’re going to have a f**cking BLAST. I’ll make corny jokes, you’ll laugh (but not because they’re quality). I’ll be in constant communication and affirmation with you — the nerves will disappear and be replaced with excitement, laughter, and real emotion.

5. Edits

I get home and start my cull and edit process; I have perfected my process to maximize efficiency and quality. I promise you that all photos are scrutinized and edited with a whole lot of heart and soul. All of the photos I deliver to you will be edited, high quality resolution files. You will always receive as many images as I can edit — I don’t believe in limits.

6. Receiving YOUR IMAGES

You see the email you’ve been waiting for… “Your Gallery is Now Ready”!!! You excitedly open the email and the link to the gallery and say “Dang. I/We look freaking amazing. I/We can’t wait to show these off, print them out, and keep them to look back on forever.”

Bonus step/Extra Credit: We remain friends and gas each other up on social media. We also share occasional fur/human baby photos and send relevant memes and videos to each other. Rinse and repeat.

Here is what you can expect when you book with Xiaopan Xue Photography:

I’m the photographer for you if…

You love a photo style that is vibrant, timeless, and classic.
You value organic and authentic moments.
You believe the human comes before the product, quote, and bottom line.
You understand that it is the imperfections that make humanity worthy of capturing.
You want an experience that is tailored and unique to you.
You believe that your identities and story matter.



Branding sessions with me are intentional and aligned from start to finish so that you can get a worthwhile return on investment and photos on rotate for months and months to come. You’ll get tailored guidance and templates on setting a schedule for your session, clothing and props, and strategies on creating the emotion you want to evoke for your ideal client. All branding photo sessions come with a brand strategy session, digital gallery, and USB with your gallery on them.

Starting at $900 for comprehensive branding sessions

*Custom packages and payment plans available for all sessions.

*Custom packages and payment plans available for all sessions.


Lifestyle photo sessions are for the important moments you want to remember forever. This includes engagement sessions, family portraits, senior or graduation portraits, maternity sessions, newborn portraits, birthday events and any sweet moment in between. These are the photos you’ll develop and look back on in the years to come. These are the photos that make history. All lifestyle photo sessions come with a digital gallery and a USB with your photo gallery on them.

Starting at $450


Wedding coverage is a special part of my photography business. I only accept 8 weddings a year because I take the responsibility of capturing your special day very seriously. Every wedding collection comes with a complimentary engagement session. The 8 weddings I choose are aligned with my business values and the humans involved want their story told in a way that is uniquely them. You can rest easy knowing that I will capture your day in a manner that does your love and community justice. All wedding collections come with custom timeline curation, a digital gallery, and a USB with your photo gallery on them.

Starting at $1800 for micro weddings/elopements and $3000 for full weddings

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If you’re absolutely convinced that we are photographer-client soul mates and you feel aligned with my mission, values, and philosophies, I’d love for you to book a free consultation here. You can also fill out my contact form (if that’s a better option for you) in the same place.


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