FAQ

:: THE SESSION ::

How far in advance should I book?

For your choice of dates, plan to book at least 2-3 months in advance. However, last-minute appointments are sometimes available, so it never hurts to ask!

What should I wear to our session?

This is the fun part! Once you book your session, Nealy will contact you to schedule an in-person fashion consultation (Luxe and Lavish sessions only) for full guidance on what-to-wear. She will also send you her custom what-to-wear guide for lots of great fashion advice, where to shop, and basically everything you need to know to prepare for your session.

How do I choose a location?

Nealy has numerous favorite spots around the Twin Cities! If you have a style preference, please let Nealy know the style of pictures you are wanting in your pre-session quiestionnaire. Nealy will then come up with the perfect spot with the best lighting and background for your portraits!

What is your payment process?

The session fee is due at booking via PayPal. No sweat, the session fee is refundable if you have to cancel (within 48 hours notice, please).

Should my parents come to the photo session?

It is not required that parents attend the photo session, but it sure is fun to have mom or dad come along! Nealy also loves to snap a quick mom-daughter (or dad-daughter, dad-son) picture at the end of the session.

What should I bring to the fashion consultation?

Please bring the clothing, jewelry, shoes, and accessories that you are planning to wear, as well as your Pinterest board (you can start pinning as soon as you book your session). Mom or dad, or a friend/sister, is welcome to come along if you like, but not necessary!

What should I bring on my session day?

Please make sure to bring ALL clothing, jewelry, hats, shoes, accessories like hats, jackets, scarves, that you plan to wear. Make-up touch-up, a brush, bottled water are always helpful as well.

Where will I change my outfit?

Most seniors change their clothes in their car – this allows for the maximum amount of time for pictures. However, if you are uncomfortable with that, we can always find a public restroom or make our own pop-up tent with a blanket!

What equipment do you shoot with?

Nealy only shoots with the finest equipment: Canon’s 5d Mark iii and Canon 5d Mark ii as a back-up camera body. She uses a variety of lenses, her favorites being the 85mm 1.2L! Also in her camera bag are the 50mm 1.2L, 35mm 1.4L, 100mm 2.8 macro, ~ all Canon). She then culls and color-corrects all of the images in Lightoom, then retouches and finishes up the images in Photoshop, spending extra time of eye-brightening, skin softening, to give you a flawless and glowing, yet natural, look!

 

:: ORDERING ::

Where does the ordering session take place?

The address to Nealy’s studio is: 13172 Aulden Ave Rosemount, MN.

Who needs to come?

Mom or dad must be present at the ordering session, as well as the senior. Any decision-makers must come along.

Are the digital files included in the session fee?

Digital images are not included in the session fee but are available to order separately.

How long until we see the photos?

Your ordering session will most likely be scheduled within 2-3 weeks of your session.

Is there a minimum order requirement?

At this time Nealy requests a minimum order requirement, depending on which session you choose.  You can see the minimum order requirements listed here.

I’m ready to book a session! What are the first steps?

Please fill out the this form to book your session and Nealy will be in touch to within 24 hours!

 

Additional questions?

Please feel free to contact Nealy at nealy@photographybynealy.com. Thank you and I really look forward to hearing from you!