questions, and answers...


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 my session?

This is the fun part! Once you’ve booked your senior session, Nealy will 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 backgrounds 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 on my session day?

Nealy’s guide that you will receive in the mail will include all of this in detail, but for the most part, please make sure to bring ALL clothing, jewelry, hats, shoes, accessories (hats, jackets, scarves, etc.) that you plan to wear. Make-up for touch-ups and a brush also come in handy.

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. 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, and retouches and finishes the images in Photoshop, spending extra time of eye-brightening and skin softening to give you a flawless and glowing, yet natural, look!



Where does the ordering session take place?

The address to Nealy’s studio is: 13172 Aulden Ave Rosemount, MN. For directions, just enter the business listing “Photography by Nealy” in Google Maps. That will take you right to the door!

Who needs to come?

Mom or dad must be present at the ordering session, as well as the senior. Any other decision-makers in the family are welcome to 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 asap!


Additional questions?

Please feel free to contact Nealy at nealy@photographybynealy.com or call her at 651-336-2424. Thank you and I really look forward to hearing from you!