A Shoot With M.Bee Studio


How it works

A photo shoot with M.Bee Studio is unique because of its focus on the individual desires of each client.  Whether the session is a simpler Personal Branding package or the more glamorous Contemporary Portraiture package, we tailor each booking to the individual and their needs in our boutique studio.  Our services are much more than a quick photo shoot: we are with you for the entire process and beyond.


Initial Discussion

The process begins with a brief telephone call to discuss the basic needs of each client, i.e. what is the purpose of this photo shoot?  Does the client require updated professional images? Perhaps he or she has decided is has been too long since being professionally photographed.  This initial discussion will establish a date for the client to come to our boutique studio for a complimentary tour and consultation.  


The Consultation and Booking

During our complimentary consultation in our boutique studio, clients have the opportunity to tour our space, actually see and handle the products we offer, and have a look through our studio wardrobe.  The meeting includes a style consultation, and each client will be provided with a packet that provides guidance on what to bring to the shoot and how to prepare in the days leading up to it.  The packet also includes a product menu and other pertinent details for the shoot.  *For those who live outside of the immediate area or are otherwise unable to come in, Skype consultations are also available.

The consultation is also where we determine the date for our photo shoot. A deposit is required to hold the date, and the balance of the shoot price is collected prior to the photo session itself.


The Photo Session

Here is where it really gets fun.  When clients arrive in our boutique studio, the space is theirs for the duration of the session.  Light refreshments are provided, music is played, and we create a comfortable and enjoyable atmosphere.  After a quick review of any wardrobe and accessory items that are brought in, the client is then turned over to our Hair and Makeup artist to get glammed up.  Once hair and makeup is complete, the photo session itself begins.  Depending on the package purchased, the shoot can include anywhere between 2 and 5 looks.  Clients are expertly guided through a series of poses designed to bring out the best features of each individual.  Our ultimate goal is capturing a connection, and we always get it!

Here is a peek into a photo shoot:

The Reveal

After your photo session, we we will contact our clients to schedule a viewing appointment.  The appointment is typically within 2-3 weeks of the photo shoot itself and is held in our studio.  Clients unable to come to the studio have the option of requesting a reveal over Skype.  At the viewing appointment, clients are shown digital versions of the best images of the photo session.  Depending on the type of session that was booked, we typically present 20-30 of the best images, which have been professionally retouched and finished.  Clients select their desired photos, which can be folio collections, a la carte, or any of the products we offer.

Details on our product menu can be found on our Products page.  Payment plans are available.  


The Delivery

 Digital images are delivered within 24 hours of full payment via online gallery and prints are typically delivered within one week.  Turnaround time may vary for wall larger scale portraits, metal prints, and canvases.  We happily coordinate with clients on their preferred method of delivery (mail, pickup, etc.)


While this may be the end of our process, we feel that clients are like family and invite them to return for portraits whenever the mood strikes them.  Many of our clients enjoy having a yearly photo session or schedule sessions to commemorate special occasions.  We look forward to continuing to be part of our clients' lives and capturing them in all phases of life.