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We are excited to be Hawaii's full service studio! One of the great things you can expect from a session with Precious Encounters Photography is an experience to remember. We offer high end heirloom products and digitals that will be cherished for generations. You will receive creative planning, access to our boutique studio filled with everything we need for your custom session, and a professional view and ordering session to choose the images and products you just can't live without!


Be prepared to be amazed from our ready to hang wall art, to our stunning albums that tell your story in printed detail.


Are you ready to book?


There is a $300 session retainer due at booking, and includes a pre-session consultation for planning, your session time in studio, use of our client closet for newborns, babies and mothers, and an in- person design and ordering appointment after your session. The session retainer is applied to a collection of choice below.


Mini Collection $790

5 digital images

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Simplicity Collection $990

8 digital images

$90 print credit

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Precious Collection $1590

15 digital images

$190 print credit

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Premier Collection $2390

25 digital images

$290 print credit

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**Session dates are not formally booked until session retainer is paid and portrait agreement is signed.



Michelle has three studio locations in Hawaii for your convenience.

Honolulu, Kailua-Kona and Hilo HI.



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Newborn sessions


We encourage booking your newborn session in your second trimester, although we do accept bookings all the way up until baby is 6 weeks old. Booking early insures you have priority dates to choose from as last minute sessions get what we have left available. We know babies arrive on their own time, so Michelle adds you to her expectant mother calendar around your due date. Newborn sessions are completed in studio at 8-20 days old, as this is their sleepiest and most flexible/moldable stage for creative prop shots and posing. We do older baby's up to 6 weeks old. Our studio is stocked to the brim with all the adorable outfits, clothing and props needed for your session.


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Maternity Sessions


Maternity sessions are completed around 32-36 weeks. This is when moms are at their most comfortable. We encourage booking in your second trimester. We offer a full client closet of gowns and props to use for your session. All maternity sessions are held in-studio.

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Milestone Sessions


Milestone sessions are a great way to document your growing baby. Milestone sessions are completed 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).


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Family Sessions


Family Studio Sessions are a perfect way to document the family together with high quality professional studio portraits. Each session is custom for each client.


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Cake smash sessions


Cake smash sessions, also known as your child's first birthday are captured with a custom designed cake smash set-up! We highly suggest booking these special sessions 3 months in advance. We like to get baby in around their 10-11 month age, as this will make sure you have your beautiful portraits back by their first birthday! This session is baby focused only.

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Senior Sessions


Senior Sessions are held in studio and outdoors within the Hilo area. Senior sessions are best booked the summer before their senior year begins, so that you have your portraits back in time to submit to yearbook. Each senior session is custom designed around your seniors interests.


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All sessions are subject to 4.71% Hawaii state sales tax.

Prices are subject to change without notice.

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located in Hilo, Hawaii

21 W. Palai St

Hilo, HI 96720



75-5782 Kuakini Highway, Suite c3-d Kailua Kona, hi 96740