Before Booking


All booking must be conducted via mshonellphoto.com. Rates and packages can be found at mshonellphoto.com/investment.

A signed contract and a 50% deposit is required to secure date and time for ALL sessions.  I will reserve the date and time agreed upon and will not make other reservations for that date or time, for this reason, deposits are non – refundable.

Life happens and schedules change. As a result, I typically do not schedule sessions more than 2 months in advance.


After Booking


Once a date and time for a session is established, clients will receive their personalized agreement, including invoice for the deposit.

 Contracts and invoices are due within 5 days of receipt. If contract and/or deposit is not received after 5 days, a reminder will be sent out. Deposit and contract will be due within 2 days of receiving reminder. If contract/payment is not received within the 2 additional days, client will forfeit the scheduled date.  Extenuating circumstances will be taken on a case by case basis.

If a session is booked within 5 days of the requested date, an invoice for the full amount will be issued.

Contracts and full payments are to finalized within 2 days prior to the scheduled session date. Failure to do so will result in forfeiture of the session date and loss of deposit.


About Your Shoot


Unless specified by client, I will select the location where the photoshoot will take place.

I am a natural light photographer, therefore, most of my locations will be outdoors, as long as weather permits.  I also utilize indoor locations with adequate natural light. This applies to all signature sessions, headshots, and product photography.

Location for event photography is typically established by the client.  Flash may or may not be used for event photography.


Client should arrive to photoshoot, dressed (including hair and makeup) and ready to shoot.

Timeliness is imperative for the smooth execution of each session. Additional time will not be added to a session, in the event of tardiness.

A grace period of up to 15 minutes will be given for each session. After 15 minutes, clients will incur a charge of $15.  After 30 minutes, session will be cancelled and client will forfeit payment for the session.

Expected Session Times

Mini Headshots – 30 min

Signature Sessions – 60-90 min

Product Photography – up to 2 hours

Events – minimum of 2 hours

Attendance is limited to only those individuals being photographed. Having additional people present can be distracting to both photographer and client.


In the event a reschedule is necessary due to inclement weather, illness, personal or family emergency, the new session date will be scheduled as soon as possible. If new date is not scheduled within 3 months from the date of purchase, Client session fee will be lost.

In the event that I am unable to perform required Work on the day of the session/event, due to illness, personal or family emergency, a full refund of session payment will be provided to Client within 5 days of scheduled event. Client agrees to indemnify Consultant for any loss, damage or liability.


After Your Photoshoot


Clients will receive a digital gallery of edited images (refer here for details) within 2 weeks of the session date. Galleries will automatically expire after 14 days.


M. Shonell Photography retains copyright of all images provided - print or digital. Images provided to client may not be reproduced in any way, unless indicated by a print release. Images provided by M. Shonell Photography may not be cropped or altered in any way.


The Client may publish or disclose the Work and shall acknowledge the Consultant in all such publications. When Client signs contract, the Client gives the Consultant permission to use his or her photographic likeness for online and print advertising for M. Shonell Photography. All rights not expressly granted are reserved to Consultant

M. Shonell Photography reserves the right to amend any information at any time, including, but not limited to, rates, policies and product offerings, without prior notice.