Frequently Asked Questions

Kelly Mooney Photography: Family Photoshoot FAQ

Start by filling out the Q&A I send over—it’s a great way for me to get to know your family better. We’ll also have a Zoom consultation to discuss everything from outfits to the shoot’s location. I’ll provide a “What to Wear” guide to help coordinate your looks without being too matchy. Preparation is key, but remember, the most important thing is to come ready to have fun and be yourselves!

Absolutely! Whether you’re drawn to the cozy atmosphere of my studio or have a special outdoor location in mind, I’m all for it. The location should reflect your family’s personality and the vibe you want for your photos. We’ll discuss all the possibilities during our Zoom call to find the perfect spot.

No worries at all! My approach is all about creating a relaxed and enjoyable environment where everyone can feel at ease. I have plenty of experience working with camera-shy individuals (both young and not-so-young) and have a few tricks up my sleeve to make everyone feel comfortable and even forget the camera is there.

I have a variety of packages available, but most families choose sessions that last between 30 minutes to an hour, to ensure the crew doesn’t get too restless or tired. This still gives us plenty of time to capture a variety of group shots, individual portraits, and those candid moments in between without feeling rushed.

Yes, I do offer optional hair and makeup services to add that extra polish to your photos. If you’re interested, just let me know during our planning session, and I’ll arrange everything for you.

If Mother Nature doesn’t cooperate on the day of our outdoor shoot, we can either reschedule to a better day or move the session to my studio. We’ll stay in touch leading up to the shoot day and make a call that ensures everyone’s comfort and the best possible photos.

After the shoot, I’ll provide a private online gallery of the best images for you to review. You can take your time selecting your favorites for final retouching. This process is all about ensuring you love your family’s photos!

Definitely! If you have a graduate in the family, we can combine the sessions at no extra charge, provided they’re on the same day. It’s a wonderful way to celebrate the milestone and capture beautiful family memories all at once.

Your session fee covers planning and shooting time. A non-refundable deposit is required to book your session, with the remaining session fee balance due on the day of the shoot. We’ll send you electronic invoices for both, making the process straightforward and convenient.  After your shoot, you’ll be invited to select from any number of custom-designed Keepsakes including digital files, fine art prints, gallery wrapped canvases, framed prints, albums and more.

You’ll receive your proofing gallery within a week of your shoot, and once you’ve made your selections, the final Keepsakes are typically delivered within two weeks. (Less for digital-only selections, of course).  I pride myself on a quick turnaround time so you can enjoy your family’s photos as soon as possible.

Absolutely! With our virtual design tool, I can help you preview how your photos will look in your space, making it easy to choose the perfect images for your walls. It’s all part of the personalized service I offer to ensure you’re thrilled with your family’s keepsakes.

Yes, for sure! Pets are a cherished part of the family, and I’m always happy to incorporate them into your family photoshoot. Just let me know ahead of time so we can plan accordingly and choose a pet-friendly location if we’re shooting outdoors.

Absolutely! Depending on the length of the shoot, you’re more than welcome to bring a few different outfits for some variety in your family portraits. We’ll discuss how many changes can comfortably fit into our session time during our planning call.

Yes, I do! A family photoshoot gift certificate makes a wonderful present, and I provide a beautifully mounted certificate packaged in my branded packaging, so it’s ready to gift. Whether for a holiday, birthday, or special occasion, it’s a thoughtful way to give the gift of cherished memories.

Thank you for considering Kelly Mooney Photography for your family’s special moments. If you have any more questions or are ready to book your session, I’m just a message away!