Marni Bellavia Photography | Your Session


I aspire to have my photos capture the connection between you and your loved one whether it is a pet, child, friend or family member. Cherished photos are memories that last a lifetime.


Helpful Guidelines for Planning Your Photo Session


  • Significant Shots – It is important for me to know, in advance, what picture combinations you desire most.  Of course, I will take many other photos as well. Your ideas, specific poses and concerns should be shared with me before the shoot.

  • Clothing – Simple solid colors work best.  For studio shoots I recommend solid pastels and vivid colors such as royal blue, green, hot pink, orange, etc.  White and black are fine, but not best for studio shoots.  Khakis and jeans photograph well.

  • Comfort – Simple, fun, uncomplicated clothing is the best bet.  You need to be able to move easily in your choice of clothing.  Everyone in your group does not have to be dressed alike, unless that is your preference.

  • Your Arrival – To eliminate stress, please be on time for your shoot.  Leave enough time for everyone to settle down a few minutes prior to your session.  Most shoots take approximately one hour.

  • The Photographer’s Job – The best way you can help me is to follow my directions once you enter the studio.

  • Viewing Your Proofs – I will review your pictures and select the best images from your shoot.  A private online gallery on my website will be available for you to view and to select your images.  Once your gallery is ready I will contact you via email.  You will then have two weeks to decide which images you would like to purchase.

  • Pick Up – Once your pictures are ready I will mail them directly to you or you may pick them up at my studio.