I'd love to hire you! But how?

We'd love to work with you, too! If you're looking to hire for portraiture (headshots, graduation, lookbook, etc.), please fill out this form.


If you're looking to hire for romantic stuff (weddings, engagements, maternity, etc.), please fill out this form instead.

Where are you based?

We are based in Washington D.C., by way of our old stomping grounds in New York City.


We are also willing to travel!, Whether up and down the East Coast, over to the West Coast or anywhere in between, or wherever else globally, let us party with you!

How do I pay you?

For portraits, engagement walks and maternity sessions, your deposit, a minimum of half of which is due prior to your session, can be paid electronically via our CashApp Page, or the invoice that you receive via email. Your balance can either be paid in cash or check the day of your session, or within the 30 days following your session, electronically or via check.


For weddings, your deposit, a minimum of half of which is due no later than 6 months prior to your day of union, can be paid in installments electronically via our CashApp Page, or Venmo Page, or otherwise via check. Your balance must either be paid in cash or check the day of your service.


How long does a session last?

No two projects are the same: individual sessions typically last from one to three hours.


Group sessions can last roughly the same amount of time and, depending on the number of people in the group, extend into the four to six-hour range.

When do I receive my images?

Approximately 10-15 days of editing follow a standard session.


Weddings and other large events typically yield a 30-50 day edit window.

Can you Photoshop me?

We do our utmost to ensure that you are as comfortable as possible before and during your session. Then we'll move quickly to find the best and most creative uses of light to flatter you during the photo session in an effort to capture your best self in-camera.


Lastly, we work diligently to craft a unique editing style that both reflects the portfolio you've come to know and highlights the essence of you as we have come to know and collaborate with you. This is our standard ethos and practice.


*We are not in the habit of digital bodily transformations, especially in the case of making your likeness into something that does not best represent you.



** Requests for re-editing of any number of images can be obliged for an additional fee, as will be stated in your invoice.

May I have all the RAW images?

Kindly, no:


Choosing Neat Shiny Owl concurrently means that you are also choosing to trust our creative and artistic judgment, expertise and editing styles, held to very high standards that have been carefully instated for more than six years.


Please trust and take joy in knowing that you will only be delivered the absolute best from our time together! All final edits are delivered in pristine web and print resolution for multi-purpose needs.

I want to post to Social Media!

We're thrilled that you do and can't wait to be tagged and credited in your caption!


When you are ready to post, please refrain from adding filters or re-editing any images you receive.


A great deal of pride and effort is put into each bit of imagery before it is sent your way and your assistance in the preservation of our specific art form (tailor-made to you) and brand is greatly appreciated!

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