Matheny Media | FAQs

How long does this process take?
From start to finish, the process for a portrait session can actually take as little as 4 - 6 weeks or sometimes longer, depending on your schedule and my workload. Here’s a timeline for a typical session:

  • 2 weeks to several months – booking, planning, and getting ready for the session.

  • 1 hour – the session itself

  • Up to 2 weeks after the session, you’ll receive your images!

  • 1 week after that – design work, revisions, & organizing your final order

  • And then 1-2 weeks after all design work/revisions are done, you should receive any remaining shipments.  

Do you do weddings?

Not at this time; however,  I do offer engagement and bridal sessions.


Can you photograph a birthday party, family reunion, or do you offer event photography?

Absolutely.  For events with 20 or less attendees you can book online today.   For events for 20 or more attendees, please contact us at   


What should I/we wear to the session? How can I pick the right clothing?
We will discuss this during your free consultation.  Additionally,  I will send you a clothing guide when you book your session.  I also can provide referrals for make-up artists.  If additional help is needed, give me a call or on the day of your session I can look over all of the clothing option to help you decide what outfits will look the best on you and in your images.


Where will we hold the session?  What are some good locations?
We will discuss what type of look and feel you want and based on our discussion we will work together to determine the best location.   Additional fees may apply to locations more than 30 miles outside of Raleigh.