Frequently Asked Questions

It’s important to me that your questions are answered before your session. I want you to be fully prepared! If there are questions that haven’t been addressed below, please feel free to reach out and ask, via the contact page.

What are your hours and where is your studio?

Our studio is in Poplar Bluff, Southeast Missouri and the regular hours are 10am-6pm; by appointment only.

Can I choose session location?

Yes,  client can choose any safe location for the photo session. It can be in Doniphan, Sikeston, Dexter or Cape Girardeau, or Corning, Jonesboro… You name it. A travel fee at .58/mile will be charged for locations over 30 miles away from Poplar Bluff, Missouri, within same day driving distance. For in-home studio photo session, an equipment set up fee of $100 will be charged.

How long is a photo session?

A typical “one location one outfit” session normally lasts 30-45 minutes. Sessions involved with hair and make-up, multiple outfit changes, etc., such as Boudoir Session, may take 3-4 hours. We do not rush to allow enough time to capture the best shots we could.

What is a Retainer?

A signed contract and a non-refundable retainer are required at booking to secure the date and time of your photo session. The retainer is also a session fee that covers a pre-session wardrobe and style consultation and plan; A photo shoot session;  Signature editing and retouching and a photo reveal and order session. The session fee does NOT include any images or products.

Do you offer Payment Plans?

Yes.We accept PayPal credits and offer up to 12 months no interest payment plans, to make the photography services relatively affordable for all budgets; because everyone deserve to have high quality professional photos!

Do I have to order prints through you?

Clients who purchase high resolution digital images can have them printed anywhere. However, as photographer’s signature editing is specifically calibrated to our professional lab’s printers, in order to ensure quality, we highly recommend clients order prints through us. 

When can I expect to receive my photos?

Fully edited images will be ready for you to review and order in one week after your photo session.  Once order is placed and sent in for print, as most of the print products are handcrafted by one of the best professional labs in the world, which is based in Europe, please allow at least four-six weeks for the labs to print and deliver your order. Highly recommend to book your session and order print early to ensure you have your photos in time.

Can I have the unedited/RAW photos?

RAW files require special software to open and view or print; Unedited images are unfinished products. The final images we deliver to our clients are a direct reflection of the photographer’s complete work and skill, therefore, we do not release images other than the final fully edited versions. 

What if I don't like my photos?

We promise you would love your photos! Just in case, after your session and you don’t like your photos, for whatever reason, you are not obligated to invest any further. However, we highly recommend clients to take a look at photographer’s portfolio before booking, and schedule a free pre-session consultation, to make sure we are a good fit.

Are you going to post my photos online?

We respect our clients’ privacy. All the photos you see on our website, we have a signed Appearance Agreement from the subjects or the parents(if they are minors). They are happy to share their beautiful images!

All Available Portrait Session Types

Here at Bella Sky Photography, Traditional Portrait, Fine Art Portrait, Glamour Portrait, Surreal Portrait are available to fit your needs.

Take a look at my porfolio, reach out to talk about your vision; let's create your portraits!


Interested in a session? Or, just want to clarify a question you have? The form below is the best way to reach out, and I’ll get you on the calendar, or get you some answers!

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