FAQ’s

What to expect from a session with Mella Photography?

We will spend up to 3 hours together. I will talk, laugh and play with your children to capture their personality in photos. Feel free to bring any personal items that you would like to include in your session. This could be a quilt that grandma made, a favorite toy or even bubbles and balls! My goal is to make you and your family relax, play, have fun and BE YOURSELF. More than anything, don’t be afraid to play with your children during our session. They may get a little rambunctious, and that’s ok! It’s the best way to get a natural smile.

What to expect from a newborn sessions?

If you’re looking for sleepy, curled up newborn photos, I recommend a session within your baby’s first 14 days of life. The younger your baby is, the easier it is to keep them asleep through all the repositioning. It’s a good idea to book your newborn session while you are still pregnant. I have a limited number of sessions that I hold each month so you want to be sure you have a (tentative) date reserved – no worries, I know our sweet bundles never come when we expect, so changes to your session date can and will be made if necessary! Newborn sessions usually last at 3 to 4 hours. Newborns are on their own schedule and there needs to be plenty of time for feeding, diaper changes, etc. If you have older siblings that you would like to include in the session, that’s great, just be sure to have another caregiver nearby to help entertain them. Have a drink and snacks close by!

Where will the session be held?

There are unlimited possibilities for your session.  I can photograph you at a special scenic getaway or I can even use your own backyard. Together we can secure a location that best suits you. Newborns are photographed in my home, I have a small area dedicated for sessions. I also offer the option to have the session in your home given there is adequate room and natural light.

What do we wear? 

It is best to keep clothing simple, avoiding logos or busy patterns. I always suggest layers/textures. In group photos, color coordinating is always more pleasing to the eye. Wear clothes that represent you and who you are. Feel free to bring a change of clothing. After you have booked your session I will email a detailed guide to help you plan your outfits. A PDF full of ideas, inspirations and even places to shop.

What if our session is rained out?

We will reschedule your session as soon as my schedule and the weather allows.

When do I pay for my session?  

The session fee of $150 is due at the time of booking to reserve your session date.

When will I see my images? 

A ‘sneak peek’ will be posted within 48 hours of your session. Your full gallery of 25-30 professionally edited images presented in both color and black and white will be available for viewing within 3 weeks of your session

Are digital images included with my session fee?

The session fee covers photographer’s time and talents only.  Digital images, prints and products are sold separately. Please contact me for a full list of pricing.

Do you offer professional quality prints?

Absolutely! I offer professional prints, cards, albums and much more. Please contact me for a complete list of what I offer and pricing.

I love doing  photography for any occasion. If you have an occasion in mind you do not see listed, please don’t hesitate to contact me. Or if you have any questions about anything you see, please let me know.  I would love to hear from you. Thank you!