Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions – Kelly Mooney Photography: Model Portfolio Sessions

For a model portfolio session, variety is key. We suggest bringing multiple outfits that showcase different styles and looks. After booking, we’ll send you our comprehensive “Model Portfolio Prep Guide,” and we’ll dive deeper into wardrobe choices during our pre-session Zoom consultation to ensure your looks align with industry standards and your personal branding.

Yes, you’re welcome to bring someone along for support! It can be helpful to have a friend or family member there, especially if it’s your first professional shoot. They can provide encouragement and assist with outfit changes or other needs.

Our studio in Oregon City is fully equipped with a dressing room, complete with a hair/makeup station and a clothing rack, providing a private and comfortable space for outfit changes and styling.

Absolutely! If you have a stylist you trust and enjoy working with, feel free to bring them along. We also have fantastic stylist partners who work with us regularly and can meet with you at our location prior to your session and who can stay on site for the duration of the shoot, if you like. We recommend stylists familiar with portfolio shoots, and they should bring their own equipment. If your stylist needs early access to the studio, just let us know, and we’ll arrange it.

We’re flexible with locations and happy to shoot in our studio, outdoors, or at a location of your choice. We have all the necessary equipment to adapt to various settings, ensuring your portfolio is diverse and dynamic.

You’ll get a proofing gallery within two days of your shoot. Once you’ve made your selections, the final retouched images are typically ready within 48 hours.

Our standard retouching package covers skin smoothing, teeth whitening, hair flyaway reduction, and glare removal from glasses. We’re committed to making sure you look your best while keeping the images authentic to your look.

Yes, we can accommodate specific alteration requests for an additional fee. Our goal is to make sure you’re delighted with the final images, while still ensuring they represent the real you.

We require a non-refundable deposit to book your session, with the remaining balance due on the day of the shoot. We’ll invoice you electronically and accept various payment methods for your convenience.

We understand that plans can change. If you need to reschedule more than a week in advance, your deposit will be applied to your new session date. For cancellations within 24 hours of your shoot, the deposit is non-refundable but can be applied to a future session, depending on the circumstances.

Absolutely! If you’re new to the industry, I’m here to guide you through posing, expression, and ensuring you get a range of shots that showcase your potential. If you don’t have an agent yet, I can offer recommendations based on your look and goals to help you get started on the right foot.

Creating a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere is my top priority. I’ll guide you through every step, from posing to expression, ensuring you feel confident and at ease. We’ll review images as we go, allowing us to adjust and refine in real-time to ensure you love your photos.

Whether we’ve connected you with a stylist or you have one of your own, we have your stylist coordinate directly with you regarding arrival times. Typically, we suggest arriving about 90 minutes before your scheduled shoot to allow ample time for styling.

Our sessions generally book a few weeks out, but we strive to accommodate immediate needs whenever possible. Reach out early to secure your preferred date, and we’ll do our best to accommodate your schedule.