You should cherish every moment of motherhood and I would love to be there for you to keep these moments alive. Not only are your memories precious, but so is your time. While our sessions are fun and relaxed, I strive to keep things simple & easy for you every step of the way. Planning and styling (Signature & Motherhood Collective clients have access to my curated studio wardrobe) relieve you of the stress on our session day ensuring that the creation and delivery of your family's artwork in your home is a truly rewarding experience.
I want to make every step of your experience simple & stress-free for you
and your family.
We'll start with a pre-session consultation where I will answer any of your questions - and including what to wear, location ideas, best time of the day for your session, and hair and makeup recommendations.
Organic, ethereal, natural, classic, timeless and light & airy--these are the words that describe the aesthetic of the images you will receive. I have the perfect locations picked out and available for my clients-- beach, in a field or in your home.
I help you choose the best setting and time for your session.
This is where the magic happens!
We'll meet on our scheduled day and time at your chosen location. I'll guide you through the session so that you don't need to worry about getting the "right" shots. You and your family can just relax and enjoy the moment. In fact, I often use a "child-led" technique so that your precious ones are the true stars of the show.
Once your images are ready, you'll have access to your own online preview gallery of hand-edited images.
In addition to any digital files included in your session, you will be able to invest in high-quality prints and heirloom artwork. The Collection choices include additional digital files, custom matted and framed fine art cotton prints, bespoke handcrafted linen albums, custom paper birth announcements. I even offer in-home design services to really take your wall art to another level!
- pre-session consultation
- 30 minutes session
- includes 10 digital images for download
- designed for milestones, holiday cards or mini maternity
- option to upgrade to full gallery & printed artwork
$600 or $800
Choice of 3 or 4 sessions to use over 18 months | maternity, newborn, sitter, 1 year
4 sessions $800 | 3 sessions $600
- 25 birth announcements (with newborn session)
- $100 credit towards printed collections from each session
**digital files, prints and artwork are purchased separately after each session
- pre-session consultation
- access to AKP 's curated wardrobe
- post-session design & ordering guidance to help you choose the best artwork for your home
- gallery of 40+ hand-edited images to keep
From the time that you place your order and make your payment in full, it can take anywhere between 3 and 6 weeks for your order to be delivered to you depending on the heirloom collection and/or artwork that you choose. Please allow for an extra cushion around holidays.
HOW LONG does it take to receive my order?
Signature sessions last about 45 minutes to one hour; however, I don't rush though your session since creativity and children can't be pushed. Newborn sessions can take 2+ hours.
The Simplicity Session is a 30 minute mini-session.
HOW LONG DOES A SESSION TAKE?
Make sure you and your little ones are fed and well rested before your photo session.
I understand that families are busy; however, it is useful to not have things scheduled on the day of your session and even the night before. Tired and over-stimulated children appear that way in their photographs (as do adults!). On the day of your session, it is best to only bring the persons being photographed to prevent distractions. Tell little ones that your going to meet a friend that will take pictures and play games too. Kids can really pick up on our stress levels, so it's important to relax and have fun!
HOW SHOULD I PREPARE FOR OUR SESSION?
Clothing is an important part of creating a beautiful image and of highlighting the emotion between you and your loves. My aesthetic is natural and organic, and meant to capture the connections that you have with one another. Subtle colors such as pastels, whites, creams, grays and other neutrals unify the look of your family, helping to bring the emphasis on the emotion and not the clothes. Signature Session and Motherhood Collective clients receive the benefit of borrowing from my specially curated studio wardrobe of high-end dresses and gowns and baby and children's clothes. Babies are most beautiful showing off their pure and perfect skin, especially newborns, by dressing them in organic cottons and natural fabrics. Bare feet are always cute and natural for everyone.
WHAT SHOULD WE WEAR TO OUR SESSION?
The Signature Session--YES!
The Motherhood Collective--After each session, you'll purchase your digital gallery.
The Simplicity Session--includes 10 Digital Files. You can upgrade to the complete gallery.
ARE THE DIGITAL FILES INCLUDED IN THE SESSION FEE?
The Motherhood Collective is the best way to ensure that you do not miss any of the milestone moments of your child's first year.
Three or Four full sessions are included (see The Signature Session) over the course of 18 months. You choose when the sessions will take place. Many Moms choose from the following:
Maternity | Newborn | Sitter/Crawler (6-9 mos) | One-Year Birthday
However, you can choose to use the sessions however you wish!
The Motherhood Collective also includes 25 birth announcements (with newborn session), priority scheduling and members-only savings on Collections.
Digital files, prints and art work are purchased separately after each session.
What Does the Motherhood Collective retainer include?
- the pre-session styling & location consultation
- a 30 minute mini-session
- gallery of 10 hand-edited images for download with print release
- option to upgrade to full gallery and order prints, wall art or gifts
This is the perfect option for the busy Mamas that are only looking to get a quick session in with some images included!
WHAT DOES THE Simplicity Session FEE INclude?
- the pre-session consultation to discuss your vision and needs
- access to AKP's beautifully curated studio wardrobe for mamas, babies and littles
- a gallery of a minimum of 40 hand-edited digital images to keep & cherish
- you will have access to your files via download and also on USB along with a set of printed proofs
- upon request, a personalized design and ordering session to guide you through creating
heirloom artwork for your home
WHat does the SIGNATURE session include?