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Stunning Birthday Photos

Free mini session with photographers vetted by your local community. Pay only for the pics you love.

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Client Reviews

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Alviso Marina County Park, San Diego

Flawless process and I absolutely love our pictures. Our photographer made the shooting experience really care-free and easy and we had such a variety of shots--way more than I was expecting for a 30-minute session. Overall a great experience!

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Gallup Park, Detroit-Ann Arbor

We are incredibly awkward people, but our photographer made us feel pretty comfortable for our shoot. The process and the low-pressure of not needing to purchase anything until we saw the shots was just what we were looking for!

Family dotes on baby girl in front of city skyline for their free outdoor family photoshoot

Hoboken @ Pier 13, New Jersey

Shoott was incredibly easy to use. It took no more than 30 seconds to book a session and then day of our photographer texted us exactly where to meet. Not only did she fully understand the vibe of our photos but was able to wrangle a baby and a dog to get fantastic photos!

Couple hugs for their free outdoor engagement photoshoot

Eastern Market, Detroit-Ann Arbor

Booking was simple and convenient, especially being that there is no charge up front... We loved so many of our photos that we essentially had no option but to purchase the whole gallery!

Family poses in front of cactus for their free outdoor family photoshoot

Gilbert Trails, Phoenix

Everything!! It was so easy to schedule, the locations are great and our photographer was awesome! My husband said we can’t get photos done any other way now! :) Thanks!

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Santa Monica Pier, Los Angeles

Could not be happier with photo session. The photographer was amazing and had the best ideas for poses to create the most beautiful photos. The experience was beyond better than anything we expected!

Birthday Mini Sessions

It's your special day - why not commemorate the milestone with a professional photoshoot? Great for cake smashes, kids, and adults!

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What Sets Us Apart

No upfront cost*

Your 30 minute photo session is free!

You get to choose!

Attend your shoot & see your photos before you buy

Vetted locations

We’ve scouted & obtained permits for the best local parks & hot spots

Top talent

We screen photographers rigorously & only accept 2-5% of applicants

We handle all logistics

We coordinate with your photographer on all the logistics of meeting up and delivering your photos

We're a small business

Shoott is a female-led service run by a small team of 11 folks

* Your first photoshoot will be free to book; your next session will be free if you spend $100+. Read more.

How it works

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Step 1

Choose from Shoott's roster of events

We offer an array of times and locations for your city. We’ll assign a top rated photographer for your session.

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Step 2

Enjoy your customized photo session

Whether you’re looking for family photos, maternity portraits, engagement pics, birthdays snaps or content creation, you can relax at the hands of our talented pros.

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Step 3

Pay only for the photos you love

Receive a gallery of 40+ lightly edited digital photos in just 3-5 business days - the more you buy, the more you save!

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Our Mission

Our mission is to democratize access to professional portrait photography by disrupting the traditional business model for freelance photographers.

Shoott's business model works because we aggregate demand at our locations, which allows us to pass along the benefit to both clients and photographers.

We’re proud to offer our photographers a minimum pay guarantee per shooting hour, flexible scheduling, tips and regular paychecks.

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