FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


 

DO YOU SHOOT DIGITAL OR FILM?

I actually shoot both! I started out on digital in 2012, but film has more recently stolen my heart and has become a staple to my business. There is a timelessness and feel to it that is so wonderful and unique. I think both have their strengths and their places in my workflow.


WHAT DOES A PORTRAIT SESSION ENTAIL?

Your session will be at an outdoor location, in your home or both, where we will tell jokes, giggle, and talk about your favorite things. I love having fun with my clients, couples or families. I’m very hands-on and not afraid to get to know you and find ways to get you to laugh. That’s usually when I get the most cherished shots.


WHAT IS IN INCLUDED WITH OUR SESSION?

Every portrait session comes with an online gallery hosting all of your edited images (usually around 50), ready to download straight to your computer with a photography print release. If you choose to print your own photos, I recommend Mpix.com. Please contact me for all pricing information.


WHAT SHOULD WE WEAR?

First off, you don’t need to spend a ton of money or buy all new clothes to look good in your photos. This is about capturing you as you are now. The best photos are ones we look back on while smiling and remembering how we were. If you’re being photographed in your home, simple, light colored clothing looks best. Barefoot? Even better. Want to involve food? You're basically my favourite client. For outdoor sessions, don’t try to match everyone together. It is best to keep clothing simple, avoiding logos or busy patterns. I always suggest layers/textures. So pick a few colors and try to get everyone on the same wavelength. Coordination is key. If you still need some guidance, I’ve put together a Pinterest board with lots of great examples. And if you still need help after that, contact me for information and I will gladly help!


WHEN WILL I GET MY IMAGES BACK?

Portrait session images will be delivered via online gallery within four to six weeks. Weddings are within six to eight weeks.

WHAT DAYS DO YOU TAKE APPOINTMENTS?

I have limited availability on the weekends and thus I offer portrait session appointments on Mondays and Thursdays, either in the morning or in the evening, about two hours before sunset.


HOW FAR IN ADVANCE SHOULD I SCHEDULE?

The spring, summer and fall month bookings fill up quickly, so it’s best to contact me at least three months in advance. For spring & winter months, at least one month is preferred. However, sometimes I’ll have unexpected openings, so email anytime!


HOW SHOULD WE BOOK YOU?

Simply let me know you would like to book a portrait session, what type of session (i.e. family portraits, engagement portraits, boudoir portraits, maternity portraits, etc) you are looking for, and what dates work best for you through my contact page or email me at hello@michellemock.com. For wedding photography please send me your date, venue location, and budget, and I will send you my wedding packet with more information.


DO YOU TRAVEL?

I love to travel. My passport is up-to-date and I’m always more than happy to offer discounts for any of my destination sessions or weddings. For portrait sessions outside of Vienna, there is an additional fee. Contact me for details.


WHERE IS ALL YOUR WEDDING INFO?

Why it’s all wrapped up into one beautiful pdf, thanks for inquiring! Contact me so I can send it to you!


WHAT’S IN YOUR BAG?

Canon 5D Mark ii, Contax 645, Pentax 645, Canon EOS-1V, Canon 35mm, Canon 50mm, Canon 85mm, Canon 100mm, Zeiss Distagon 45mm, Zeiss Planar 80mm, video light and reflector. Lots of memory cards, and a lot of 120mm and 35mm film (Fuji400, Portra 400, Lomography 100). 

 
Vienna Portrait Photographer