What types of photography sessions do you do?

My MikiFoto photography sessions focus mostly on professional business portraits and branding photography. I love to work with go-getting women entrepreneurs to share their message and story with photos. I specialize in branding photos - images for your website and for all of your marketing platforms. I also do business headshots, but only at my Get Gorgeous photography events which happen every quarter. I do offer family photo sessions a few times a year and those are announced through my newsletter (you can subscribe HERE). I do not photograph weddings or special events. I also lead branding and creative workshops - all live events - because I believe in creating experiences where you can connect and get the most impact. 

 

How can I book my photo session?

Connect with me at mallika@mikifoto.com or call 352.682.2533 and we can discuss what you’re looking for and which package will be the best fit. Then I will send you my calendar to explore possible shoot dates and find one that works for both of our schedules. To secure a date, I require 50% deposit for branding photography packages like Stand Out and Reveal. I ask for full payment on events like Get Gorgeous and workshops. I typically book about 6-8 weeks out. 

 

Do you still do family photography?

I am only offering family photo sessions on a limited basis. I also only offer mini sessions twice a year on predetermined dates and locations. Sign up for my newsletter so you can be alerted when they are announced. Mini sessions often get sold out quickly.

 

Where will our photo session be?

I love to shoot in natural light, so I typically prefer to shoot outside. But we usually do a combination of both indoor and outdoor shots. Depending on the photo package you choose, that will determine the number of locations. For Get Gorgeous, we shoot indoors at the Blow In Blow Out salon. For the Reveal and Stand Out packages, after our strategy session we will determine the right outdoor and indoor locations to tell your story. I have several partners in my area that I can ask to use their space from boutiques to flower shops to restaurants. You can pick your favorite spot (coffee shop, local park, downtown) or I am happy to make some suggestions. But together we’ll find the perfect spot to capture your story. Please note that there’s an additional $50 travel fee for sessions outside of a 25-mile radius of the 07078 zip code. 

 

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN MY MIKIFOTO PACKAGE?

Every branding and business photo package includes hair and makeup. I have talented experts on my team and I help make arrangements for your shoot day. I want to take all the stress out of the photo experience so I am a big believer in hiring professionals to help you feel and look beautiful on your shoot day. All you need to do is show up, relax and enjoy the pampering. 


Can you help me plan and pick outfits?

Yes! I am happy to help you with wardrobe styling. First stop is visiting my Pinterest board for inspiration. If you require more expertise, I can also recommend local personal stylists. I collaborate with amazing,stylish and talented women.

 

Once I book a session can the date be changed or rescheduled?

I know that as much as we try to set things in stone, life happens. I’m a busy mompreneur who is balancing a million things at once. If your kids get the stomach bug, weather gets in our way, or something else comes up, we’ll just work together to find a date to reschedule your session. I can’t promise it will be the very next day or even in the same week, but we’ll do our best to reschedule your session in a timely manner! If you need to reschedule for something other than an emergency, I just ask that you give me a week’s notice so I can plan accordingly!

 

What is your editing process?

When you receive your photo gallery to review and select your images, they will be proofs (not fully edited). Once you make your picks then I will enhance the photos as needed with adjustments to exposure, color and lighting. I will remove blemishes and smooth skin in the most natural way possible. My editing style is natural, fresh with a glow. But I won’t change the way you look!

 

When will my photos be ready?

Your digital viewing gallery will be uploaded and ready for you to review within 10-14 days after your photo session. I am known to be lightning fast and usually deliver your slideshow quicker than expected. You’ll be able to view your photos online and also share them with family and friends. The online gallery will be available to you for 7 days. Once you have placed your final order it will take approximately 2 weeks for your final products to arrive.

 

Do you sell digital files?

Yes! All of my packages include digital files that you will receive in high resolution (for print) and web sized (for online) formats. All finished images are sent electronically by Dropbox and I ask that you download within 5 days of delivery time. 

 

How can I make a payment?

I accept personal checks and debit/credit cards. Your 50% session deposit is due once you are ready to book a session date for the branding photography packages and that amount will be deducted from your final payment. All events require full payment at time of booking.

 

What camera and lens do you shoot with?

I have a Canon 5D Mark III that will help me capture your story. My favorite and most used lens is my 50mm 1.2. 

 

Can you help me with my branding?

Yes! After 9 years of being in business and a background in advertising/marketing, I am passionate and skilled at creating powerful messaging and branding. I am now offering brand strategy through my masterclass called MikiMojo. We go through a set of exercises and resources to empower you to discover what makes you different and stand out as a leader in our industry. 

 

What kind of workshops do you offer?

I love to lead creative workshops and create experiences where you can connect and learn something new. I call it MikiSocial. From vision boarding to photography styling to networking events, I love bringing people together through live events. Real in-person connection is where the magic happens. Join us for a fun time!

 

Are you available to Guest blog, be a guest on a podcast or speak at our conference?

Yes! I love to share my passion for visual storytelling and branding with others. I have spoken both live and virtually about brand photography, Instagram, social media, personal branding and entrepreneurship. See a list of my recent features here. Let’s connect at mallika@mikifoto.com.