Frequently Asked Questions

When should I book a portrait session?

I recommend advance booking as portrait session availability is limited and my calendar fills up quickly. The sooner the better! It is best to inquire about scheduling a newborn or maternity session in the beginning of your second trimester.

Child or family portraits should be scheduled 6-8 weeks prior to the desire session date. I do offer last minute booking in some cases, so please do not hesitate to contact me with the date inquiries.

How do I pay for a session?

Please refer to the investmentpage for information on session pricing. A non-refundable retainer is required to reserve a date on my calendar. I currently accept cash, check, and PayPal. Payment plans are available upon request.

Do you provide a print release?

Yes! I include a print release when you purchase the high-resolution digital images. Clients are able to print as many copies as they want, wherever they want!

What print products do you offer?

Mishelle Vinu Photography offers traditional tabletop and wall prints, canvases, albums, and custom birth announcements.

What kind of portrait sessions do you book? 

Although I have photographed more than 400 weddings and quinceañeras during my career , due to personal reasons, I am currently only booking portrait sessions for maternity, newborns, kids and families.

Do you offer mini sessions?

I offer an exclusive number of seasonal session specials throughout the year that are always announced on my Facebook page. The spaces available are limited and sometimes book within hours. Keep an eye out!

What time of the day is best for a session?

The best lighting occurs in the early morning or early evening. Direct sunlight creates harsh lighting environments that overexpose images and cause squinting of the eyes. Ideally an hour before sunset is prime lighting.

Where do you photograph sessions?

There are many different beautiful locations throughout the city, a photoshoot can be done anywhere, all this details are discussed on the pre-session consult. Newborn and baby sessions are almost always done indoors at the confort of your home.

Do you offer gift certificates?

Yes! A gift certificate to Mishelle Vinu Photography is the perfect gift! Certificates can be purchased in any amount and expire in 12 months from date of purchase.

What should we wear?

Once we set a date for the session I’ll send you a “What to Wear Guide” for tips on coordinating a wardrobe for portraits.

How long does it take to receive my images?

Typically clients receive their session images 2-3 weeks post session date. The editing and retouching stage of image processing is time consuming and requires attention to detail. Sessions are edited in order as they are taken. Holiday seasons may lengthen turn around times. Please let me know if you need images by a certain date at the time of booking.

Do you archive images?

Yes I do. All edited images are archived for 6 months. Recovery of images past 6 months will be subject to an additional fee and can’t be guaranteed. If you purchase the high resolution files, please back them up as soon as you receive your files,  I am a firm believer that you cannot have too many copies of digital files for safekeeping.