The Details


everything you need to know
about booking a session with us



$550Come visit the studio, meet Michelle and discuss your vision for the session. We will go over what to expect during your session, products offered and the investment options for your one of a kind session with Precious Encounters Photography.Consultation02.
$550sessions take place in Kailua -Kona or Hilo. depending on which session you booked, the session may last 30min-3 hours. sessions are never rushed and are custom-tailored for each client. We want you to feel relaxed knowing we have handled everything for you!Photo session02.
$550Following your session, you will have your gallery viewing online. You will get to choose the portraits and products you love and can't live without. Online Gallery02.

Sessions offered

$45010 digital images
in studio session only
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Premier Maternity03.
$2005 digital images
expectant mom only
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Petite Maternity 05.
$95020 Digital images
Siblings and Spouse Included
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Premier Newborn02.
$55010 digital images
baby only
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$95020 digital images
custom design set
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Premier Cake Smash05.
$55010 digital images
simple set design
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Petite cake smash05.
$45010 digital images
5 months - 5 years
child only session
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Premier Child01.
$2005 digital images
child only
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a few things about our sessionsOur Details
Newborn sessions

Newborn sessions are completed in studio at 5-20 days old as this is their sleepiest and most flexible/moldable 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.

Sessions take place at the Precious Encounters Photography home studio located in Hilo, HI. Only one session is booked per day, to allow ample time for your session with no interruptions. The session is led by your baby; we ensure their needs are taken care of, and never force a pose. Since your little one will likely be in their birthday suite, we keep the studio heated comfortably for baby.

We are a full service studio, so all you need to do is provide the baby and we will take care of the rest! We do recommend a change of clothes in case yours get soiled during family photos. Since we do allow for any breaks baby needs (feeding, changes, snuggles), the average session is about 3-4 hours. We do hope that you use this time for yourself to take a breather and relax.



Maternity Sessions

Maternity sessions are completed around 28-36 weeks. This is when moms are at their most comfortable. all maternity sessions are held in-studio. Maternity sessions also include the use of our boutique gowns from our client closet. Spouse and siblings are welcome to join in in the fun; however, the focus is on the expecting mom to be and her baby bump.

Child Sessions

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, etc), and 7-8 months (also known as sitter sessions for aerial shots, tummy time, sitting and crawling). These are baby focused only sessions.


Cake smash sessions

Cake smash sessions, also known as your child's first birthday are captured with a custom designed cake smash set-up! This set is pre-planned and should be booked 2-3 months before the big day!, cake is included in the price. This session is baby focused only.

what happens after the session

You will receive an online gallery within 24 hours of your session, where you will be able to choose the images you can't live without! Images that are selected will be fully edited and delivered for digital download straight to your computer to share and print at your leisure. We do offer professional printing at an additional cost. Please inquire about this pricing.

Due to limited spots we have available, no date will be held unless it's officially booked! All newborn and cake smash sessions are held in studio only. Spouses & siblings included in newborn and maternity sessions.


All sessions are subject to 4.71% Hawaii state tax.

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21 W. Palai St

Hilo, HI 96720