Everything you need to know for your shoot


We're so glad you want to learn more about my services and booking process. Take a peek into everything you need to book your shoot with Shelly.

Ready to make your brand sparkle and bring your visions to life?

How do I book with Some Shelly?

First, visit the Contact Page and tell us all about what you’re looking for! To officially book with Some Shelly and secure your time slot, you must provide a signed contract and a 50% non-refundable booking deposit.

What happens if I need to cancel or reschedule?

If you need to cancel, the 50% booking deposit is non-refundable. If you paid the last 50% remaining balance invoice already, you will get this refund. If you'd like to reschedule, you must let Some Shelly know at least 1 week before your scheduled shoot date. If you let Some Shelly late, you will be required to pay an additional $50 rescheduling fee.

How far in advance should I book a shoot?

We recommend booking a shoot at least 3 weeks out to get your preferred shoot date and timeframe. Some Shelly typically open up books 3 months in advance. It is always better to book sooner than later since our calendar can get full quickly. We do sometimes have last minute availability so always reach out via email.

What is your typical availability for shooting?

We typically book shoots Tuesday - Friday between sunrise - sunset. We typically try to avoid midday hours for outdoor session to avoid harsh direct sunlight. We always recommend shooting early mornings or afternoon/evening golden hour time. Shelly typically does not shoot on Saturdays but we're open to it if it is your only availability. No shoots happen on Sundays.

What happens if the weather is bad?

Some Shelly shoots in all types of weather in every season. 

Some types of weather that we reschedule outdoor sessions for, that won’t require a rescheduling fee, include: 

- thunderstorms/thunder/lightning
- snow storms
- heavy rain or downpours
- winter weather warnings/advisories, including extreme cold
- excessive heat warnings/advisories, including extreme heat/humidity
- any extreme storm watches/warnings
- extreme fog

We typically proceed with outdoor sessions on a “play it by ear” basis for snow flurries, drizzles, and isolated rain showers.

Do you distribute RAWs or unedited images?

Some Shelly does not distribute unedited images or RAW files. No exceptions. After your photoshoot, Some Shelly will send over a proofing gallery where you will select your favorite photos for Shelly to edit. This proofing gallery is for viewing only.

What usage rights will I have for my final images?

You will have full digital usage rights for all your final images. If you want to print your images, please discuss with Some Shelly for a custom printing rights rate, unless it is for personal use.

When will I get my final images?

You can typically expect your final images 7 business days from the date you select your favorites unless specifically stated in your contract. Shoots that are 3+ hours long will have a longer turnaround time.

How will I receive my photos?

Some Shelly distributes all images through pixieset.com, an online photo gallery site.

I have a zit! Can you remove it from my photos?

Yes, minor retouching like skin smoothing, teeth whitening, and blemish removal can be included in the final edited images. If you’d like any major retouching, there may be an extra cost. Some Shelly does not alter or photoshop bodies to appear larger, smaller, etc.

I have too many favorite images, can I choose more than the amount we agreed on?

Yes! If you want any extra images edited when selecting your favorites from the proofs gallery, you will receive a separate invoice for the extras you’d like. Each additional image is $20. If you’d like the entire proofing gallery, a custom rate will be given to you.

Do you travel or charge any travel fees?

Some Shelly is based in NYC/Hoboken but is always open to traveling! If Shelly’s commute to your shooting location is over 1 hour via public transportation or costs more than her typical commute into NYC, there will be a travel fee. There may be a travel fee for some locations in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, or farther. Let us know your location and Some Shelly will send over rates + availability!

Will you work within my budget?

Some Shelly has a minimum shooting rate of $800, unless you are in the partnership program. We wish we could work with everyone but our rates are set so we can focus on every client and put our best work and time into every single one.

What do I wear and bring?

We will discuss all of this and more when we have our 1:1 video strategy call
before the session. We can even create a custom Pinterest board together!

Next steps

On your journey with some shelly

Fill out the form on our contact page & tell me about your vision.

i'll see you at your shoot ready to make some beauty! your photos will be ready within 7-14 business days.

I'll get back to you with a custom pricing package that fits your needs.

We'll schedule a date and location for your shoot and have our 1:1 strategy call!

Let’s make some beauty!

Your Journey with Some Shelly

Intro Email & Form


Fill out the form on the Some Shelly website or directly email Shelly to get started.

Intro email

Finalize date + time for your session


Be sure to secure a studio if your session requires studio space.

date + time

Officially book with Some Shelly


Sign contract + pay the 50% non-refundable deposit.

Book your session

Share the inspiration for your shoot


Send over any images that capture the look you’re going for.

Share your inspiration

Finalize the locations for your shoot


Let Shelly know how many locations you want to shoot at.

Finalize the locations

Schedule a 1:1 strategy call with Shelly


Chat with Shelly to answer any questions and discuss details like wardrobe changes and meeting time + place

1:1 Strategy call

Enjoy and have a super fun shoot!


Make the most out of you shoot and enjoy!

Enjoy your shoot

Receive your proofs


Within 7 business days after the photoshoot, you will receive a proofs gallery to select your favorite photos for Shelly to edit

receive your proofs

See your final product


Within 7 business days after you select your favorites, you will receive your final edited photos!

*3+ hour shoots will require 14 business days

Final Product

Let's make some


Book your session