“Nikki is truly an amazing and creative photographer! She was so much fun to work with!! My daughter enjoyed everything about her shoot!!”
“My sessions with you have been so easy. I say easy because it was natural for me because of you. You make me very comfortable. The session is very personal and I can feel very vulnerable in front of the camera. I need to really trust who is behind the camera. I value your opinion on what looks good as far as clothing and poses. I gained memories that will last a lifetime.” – Jessica
Why Nikki Monet Photography?
Your experience at Nikki Monet Photography is equally as important as the keepsakes we create together. We want your session to be designed specifically for you with our level of expertise to guide you from start to finish. From the consultation, to your styled session, to your beautiful reveal, NMP takes great pride in making your portrait session a true experience you will enjoy.
Where are you located?
Our studio is located in Somerville. Exit 29 off of 93 north coming from Boston. I was born and raised in Boston and shoot often in the city.
How long have you been taking pictures?
I have been taking photos since 2010 and our studio space has been open since March 2016.
Is this your full-time job?
It sure is! I’m blessed to be able to do something I love each and every day.
How do I book a session?
To book a session just call or email the studio. Both a signed contract and non-refundable retainer are required to reserve your session.
How much are your sessions?
Session retainers are 50% of your collection fee. Custom art collections start at $500. Your collection fee covers your three appointments, the time and talent of the photographer, and a collection of digital images and/or art. To see a full list of session fees visit our investment page. Special deals and mini sessions may require full session fee up front.
Do you shoot weddings?
Sorry! We don’t currently shoot weddings. We do offer both engagement and bridal portraits!
Do you shoot headshots/personal branding?
Yes! Take a look at my portfolio and prices here.
Do you offer mini sessions?
What is included with my session fee?
All sessions include a collection of digital images and/or artwork as well as your consultation, your session, and digital viewing gallery. It also includes use of any props in studio and newborn sessions include wardrobe. Cake smash sessions include the cake.
How far in advance should I book?
It is best to book your sessions as early as possible, at least 3-4 weeks in advance is ideal.
What should I wear for my photos?
We will discuss wardrobe in detail during your consultation. Generally, I recommend staying away from prints and logos in clothing. Complementary colors are usually preferable to one color choice for sessions with multiple people. Wardrobe for maternity and newborn sessions are available in studio and additional maternity and child session wardrobe is available for rent. For family session wardrobe inspiration you can view my What to Wear Pinterest board.
What location(s) should we choose for our session and is travel included?
Typically sessions take place in studio but outdoor or on location sessions are available as well. For outdoor sessions, I’m happy to provide location suggestions within 15 miles of the studio. Travel is included for the locations within a 15 mile radius. There is an additional $50 fee for sessions outside of 15 miles from our studio.
How long will it take me to receive my images after the session?
You will receive your lightly touched up viewing gallery 2-4 business days after your session. Once images are chosen you will receive your digital gallery within 5-7 business days and your artwork within 7-14 business days depending on order.
Do you offer digital images?
Digital images are included in our collections. When you purchase digital images you will receive full-resolution digital files with a print release. This allows you to print as many of your images as you need. You receive two versions of each image. A low resolution image which is for web usage and a high resolution image for printing purposes. Individual digital images are $100 and are also available in sets of 5, 10, and full gallery.
Why are digital images so much?
Digital images have the most value because they offer you many options. Purchasing your digital images provides you with a print release allowing you to print your images time and time again for many different products without having to return to your photographer. They are therefore priced according to their value.
Can I purchase prints/products from you?
Most definitely! It is our hope that you do. We take pride in the artwork that we sell and we offer amazing quality products that are beautiful and long-lasting. Printing your images is a high-priority for us because it offers you a keepsake that can be passed down through generations. We love designing custom art collections for your family! For a more detailed list of products and packages contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where should I print my pictures?
We would love to print your photos for you! Our photos are color-tested with our lab to give you the optimum color payout in your prints. We cannot guarantee images that are not printed with our lab but should you purchase digital images and choose not to print with us, we recommend MPix for printing (we are in no way affiliated with them). We do not recommend printing your images at stores such as Walmart or drugstores as the color and quality of the image will be altered.
When is payment on orders due?
Payment on orders is due in full upon placing your order. No orders are completed until they are paid in full.
When can I expect my order?
All orders are expected back to the studio within 7-14 business days unless otherwise stated.
What forms of payment do you accept?
We accepts all major credit cards, cash, or check.
Do you offer gift certificates?
We sure do! Gift certificates are available in any amount.
Maternity and Newborns
What is the best time for maternity portraits?
It is recommended that you book your sessions to be photographed around the 7 month mark. It is best to call and schedule in your second trimester.
Is maternity wardrobe available?
Yes! Maternity dresses are available for a $50 rental fee.
What is the best time for newborn portraits?
It is best to call us during your second or third trimester and we will schedule a session date around your due date. Once your baby is born, if necessary, we will reschedule your session based on the baby’s actual birth date. Please notify us as soon as possible. Newborn sessions only take place on weekdays.
Will you come to my home for newborn sessions?
Due to the nature of the session and the necessary equipment, newborn sessions are only done in studio.
At what age should newborns be photographed?
Newborns should ideally be photographed between 5 and 15 days old.
May I bring my other children?
Yes! We definitely want to photograph your new baby with their sibling(s). We photograph sibling shots first and then we do ask that someone other than mom then be available to either watch the children in studio or take the children once their photos are done. Newborn sessions tend to be long and it is sometimes hard for young children to sit that long.
What should I bring for my newborn session?
Please bring a pacifier to soothe baby between shots as well extra diapers, wipes, and if you’re not breastfeeding, extra formula for baby to eat between sets. Mom and Dad might want to bring an extra outfit as well in case little one has an oops.