Frequently Asked Questions for Family Photography | North Oaks, Minnesota Child & Family Photographer

 

Are you ready for this?  I thought I would put together a bunch of questions that I frequently get asked about for family sessions.  I figured if a couple of people have these questions many more may as well.  So without further adieu  . . .

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  • May we bring props to our session?

Props can add interest and personality to your photos.  If you would like to include props, please let me know ahead of time so I can plan accordingly.

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  • How long do sessions last?

Session time varies depending on the package you select. Mini sessions are approx. 30 minutes while regular sessions span average about an hour sometimes session can last over an hour if we are having fun.  Newborns can take anywhere from 1-3 hours!

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  • Will you suggest a location for the session?

I’d loved to share some of my favorite places! Don’t feel like you are limited to my suggestions. Also, please keep in mind that when kids are involved, it’s best to stick to one setting, such as a park or playground. Pick a place where they are comfortable being themselves.  I also have a location guide I send out once we get close to your scheduled date if you need help deciding.

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  • How can we best prepare for the session?

Get yourself and your family excited about the session. Whether you go all out on a styled shoot or purchase new outfits for everyone. It’s great when you can involve the entire family.

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  • When is payment due?

The session fee is due on the day of the photography session.  You may choose your collection either before or after you receive the password protected gallery.  All initial orders must be placed within one month.

  • I see a lot of ideas on Pinterest, can we suggest ideas for photos?

I’d love to hear about your vision for the session.  And I promise you we can discuss your vision and my experience. If there is an image from Pinterest that you love, bring it in and we’ll look at it together.

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  • Is there a time that is better than others for outdoor photo sessions?

The best time for an outdoor photo session is either early in the morning or right around sunset.  I’ve found that the best light is usually 15-20 minutes before sunset and 15-20 minutes after.  I schedule my outdoor sessions 1  to 2 hours before sunset.  Morning sessions are held 1 hour after sunrise.

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  • What is included in a session?

All sessions include travel to the location, my services during the shoot and basic editing of the images.  A set number of images are provided upon completion based on the duration of session.  For example, with an hour session you will usually receive a min. 25 images.  I offer two collections to choose from or a la cart ordering is offered as well.

  • What type of payment do you accept?

I accept cash, checks, and all major credit cards.

  • How long after the session until I see my photos?

Turnaround for photos is approx. 2 weeks.  I will usually post a sneak peak image to social media within 24-48 hours of photographing the session and a blog post with a few more images to share within the week, so make sure you are connected!  Michele can be found on Facebook or Instagram.


Michele is a lifestyle portrait photographer in North Oaks, Minnesota.  She enjoys photographing children and their families.  To book your next session please e-mail Michele at michele@mqnphotography.com

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