Michelle of Precious Ecounters Photography, specializes in newborn portraits, and your babies first year on the Big Island of Hawaii. Her unique style, boutique home studio and her experience in these specialties are what set her apart. At Precious Encounters Photography, Michelle wants you to rememeber not only the beautiful images captured but the experience and personal attention of a custom portrait photographer.
She is a highly sought after photographer and only takes a limited number of sessions per month. It is recommend you book your session, at your earilest covenience, to get on her schedule.
When should I schedule?
The sooner the better! Michelle takes a limited number of newborns, maternity, milestones and cake smash sessions each month, so that she can maintain the flexibility necessary for these sessions.
Newborn sessions are completed in studio at 5-20 days old as this is their sleepiest and most flexible/moudable stage for creative prop shots and posing. Newborn posed sessions are inclusive of parent/sibling shots if desired & are completed in the morning on weekdays only. It is recommended that clients book no later than their 2nd trimester to ensure booking as Michelle only captures 7 newborns max per month.
Maternity sessions are completed at 28-36 weeks pregnant. This is when moms are at their most comfortable. Clients have the option of doing their session in-studio or on-location. A travel fee will be applied if the on-location site is more than 30 minutes from the studio. Maternity sessions also include the use of our boutique maternity gowns. Spouse and siblings are welcome to be apart of the session if they desire; however, the focus is on the expecting mom to be and her baby bump.
Milestone sessions are a great way to document your growing baby. Milestone sessions are completed in the first year at 4 months (aerial shots, tummy time shots), 7-8 months (also known as sitter sessions for aerial shots, tummy time shots, sitting, and crawling).
Cake Smash Sessions
Cake Smash sessions also known as your child's 1st birthday are captured with a custom cake smash set-up. This set is pre-planned and should be booked at least 2-3 months in adavance. These are only done in-studio. We do not provide the cake, but work with local bakers who will design the cake according to the set planned.