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Frequently Asked Questions - Oahu Photographer, Michelle Scotti - Honolulu Hawaii

Frequently Asked Questions

When should I book my session?
I recommend booking 1-2 months in advance, around 3 months ahead if your schedule is not flexible. I generally do not take bookings that are more then 6 months out.

What is included in the portrait package?
Check out my pricing page for detailed information 🙂
What is required to book a photo session?
Once we settle on a date, time and location I will send you my online booking form. Fill that out and submit along with a non-refundable payment of $150. You will receive a booking confirmation.

What should we wear?
Read my article on what to wear for you Hawaii photo session and take a look at my What to Wear Pinterest board for ideas.

How long will the session last?
A mini session is 40 minutes long, a standard session is 60-90 minutes long.

Can we wear more then one outfit?
If you would like to wear multiple outfits then you will want to book a standard session. I recommend sticking to 2 outfits for families and couples and no more then 4 for maternity and senior portraits.

What if it rains?
A few sprinkles or “blessings” as we call them in Hawaii won’t hurt, if there is a major winter storm we will do our best to reschedule. We do not reschedule for wind or clouds. You can view more on the topic here.

How many photos will I get?
You will receive a minimum of 40 individual photos from a mini session and minimum 60 for a standard session. Images are edited at the photographers discretion and raw photos will not be released.

Are the photos retouched?
All photos are retouched for color and sharpness. Some distracting elements in the foreground or background may be removed as needed. Minor skin retouching and other minor corrections are at the photographers discretion.

Can I make my own prints of the photos?
Yes. Your photos will be available for you to download along with a print release. They are the highest resolution jpegs available and may be printed to any size that you like. I recommend choosing a quality printer. A cheap printer, or printing from your own home printer is going to produce inferior results.

How long will it take to see my images after my session?
Turn around time is approximately 6-8 weeks. You will receive an email notification when your photos are available for download

How long will my gallery be available online?
Your photos will be available for download for 1 month after you have been notified. Please back up files safely.