Signature sessions include family, maternity or baby/child sessions. The session typically last about 1 hour and includes up to 5 participants. Sessions may take place at Molly's studio in NE Minneapolis or at an agreed upon location in Minneapolis or the surrounding suburbs.
All session fees include an email or phone consultation, Molly's time and talent, and a proofed online gallery of images followed by an in person order appointment 1-2 weeks after your session has taken place.
Newborn sessions take place at Molly's NE Minneapolis studio within the first weeks of your baby's arrival. Newborn sessions typically are 3-4 hours in length to leave plenty of time for feeding and snuggling your little one.
The session fee includes an email or phone consultation, instructions for how to prepare your baby prior to the session, Molly's time and talent, and a proofed online gallery of images followed by an in person order appointment 1-2 weeks after your session has taken place. All newborn sessions include individual poses of baby as well as family and sibling combinations if desired.
*Prints, products and digital images are purchased separately and are not included in the session fee*
Art is the expression of those beauties and emotions that stir the human soul.
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Eeek! What should I wear?
Keep it simple, I usually recommend keeping colors to a 3 color scheme. Nothing too busy, but feel free to wear layers, textures, and accessorize with jewelry, scarves, etc!
Do you have a studio?
Yes! My studio is in NE Minneapolis. It has beautiful exposed brick and hardwood floors. It is very easy to find and has free on street parking available. The address is: Suite # 205, 79 NE Thirteenth Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55413
What if I need to reschedule?
I am a mom of three kids so I definitely understand that sickness creeps up on you. I ask for a 24 hour notice if you need to cancel your session, but we will definitely get you in at the next available opening. Session fees are transferable to another date, but non-refundable.
How long is my session?
All sessions (with the exception of newborn sessions) are about an hour long. Some sessions go closer to 90 minutes, but from my experience, kids are usually done after about an hour and I have gotten more than I need in that amount of time. Newborn sessions are 2-4 hours long. Each baby is different and I make sure to leave lots of time for diaper changes, feeding and snuggling!
What happens after my session?
You can expect to see a sneak peek (with your permission) on facebook! This usually happens within a few days of your session. Once I have proofed your gallery we will set a date to meet at my NE Minneapolis studio for your in person order appointment. At your order appointment you will get to see a slideshow of all your images as well as see the products that Molly Shields Photography offers. I will walk you through the different ways to order and explain any questions that may arise. You can expect to receive your products within 4-6 weeks.
Do I need to pay a deposit?
Your session retainer reserves your session time on my calendar. I do not take a deposit for your order, but all sessions have a $400 minimum purchase required. Your minimum order will be paid at the time of your order appointment which is generally 1-2 weeks after your session has taken place.
What kind of payment do you take?
Molly Shields Photography accepts cash, check or credit cards.