"Mary is extremely detail-oriented and makes the whole photoshoot experience very fun, calm, and made us feel super comfortable!"

WHY IS IT AN INVESTMENT?

I know what you may be thinking. Why exactly do I call my photography services an "investment"? Why do my prices increase? Why do I charge $200 for only a one hour photo session? I want to help you understand that booking a session with Mary Knack Photography is not just me taking photos of you and then sending you right along. My services are about the experience of your photo session, as well as leading up to your session and following up after your session!

I want to ensure each session is tailored specifically to each person or couple, and to do this I've created an experience to help us get to know each other better prior to our session, and deliver beautiful images on your online gallery as well as prints after your session. I constantly ask myself how I can better serve my clients, and how I can deliver lifelong memories that will only gain value over time!

BEFORE OUR SESSION

Prior to our session, I want to get to know who YOU are and what your story is. That's what I'm here for, after all! My goal is to create images that envelope your personality and share your story through a moment in time that I've captured. To do this, I will collect some background information and then tailor your photo session around the information you've provided me with!

What exactly does this include? Well, prior to our session I hope to chat with you either on the phone or via email quite a bit, in addition to sending you a questionnaire. I hope to gather some details about you and also what you hope your images will look like so that I can ensure the photos I deliver are the ones you desire! The questionnaire will generally include questions about your hobbies, your favorite physical feature, and how you envision your photos!

In addition to questionnaires, check out more details on the experience prior to your session below!

ARE YOU READY? AT OUR SESSION

Photo Session Storytelling

At our session, my process will not only depend on the client but also the type of session. However, all of my sessions are catered to my client’s desires while also staying true to my brand and style as a photographer. I will often start out with simple shots and poses to get you comfortable in front of the camera, then as we go on I will introduce different prompts and more ideas! 

Feeling nervous about being in front of the camera? I always recommend bringing a friend (or better yet, your mom! They know you best.) to your session to help you stay comfortable in front of the camera and be your most authentic self! I welcome all the weird quirks and fun stories to our sessions, they help create great photos! 

For equestrian sessions, I highly recommend bringing an extra person to help with getting the horse’s ears up and to hold an extra horse if you have more than one. If you don’t have anyone in mind, don’t be afraid to let me know and I will bring someone!

All in all, let’s have FUN! I want to have a fun time and I want you to feel comfortable to be yourself so that I can capture all these wonderful photos I have been talking about. 

Before all love story sessions, I send a questionnaire for both partners to fill out individually. I ask that each person keeps their answers to themselves until after the photo session, and then I use their raw, beautiful words about each other to create intimate, REAL moments to capture with my camera during our session. It truly makes the experience more authentic and in the photos you can see the true love my clients have for each other!

I'm not going to lie, receiving these completed questionnaires is one of my favorite things! I love reading about your love for each other, it makes me SO happy and excited leading up to our session!

Not only that, but I also ask one of the clients to name some songs that the couple might enjoy or listen to together, because music can create authentic moods and feelings during our session! Don't mind me, I carry a huge speaker around downtown Minneapolis during many of my love story sessions!

Experience love story sessions differently

Before all love story sessions, I send a questionnaire for both partners to fill out individually. I ask that each person keeps their answers to themselves until after the photo session, and then I use their raw, beautiful words about each other to create intimate, REAL moments to capture with my camera during our session. It truly makes the experience more authentic and in the photos you can see the true love my clients have for each other!

I'm not going to lie, receiving these completed questionnaires is one of my favorite things! I love reading about your love for each other, it makes me SO happy and excited leading up to our session!

Not only that, but I also sometimes ask one of the clients to name some songs that the couple might enjoy or listen to together, because music can create authentic moods and feelings during our session! Don't mind me, I carry a huge speaker around downtown Minneapolis during many of my love story sessions! 

Experience love story sessions differently

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