everything you need to know
about booking a session with us



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We are excited to be Big Island'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 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 you just can't live without!


The session retainer of $300 is 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.


Please note that the sesssion fee does not include any digital files or printed art work. Those are sold separately at your in-person ordering appointment.


Clients typically spend anywhere from $790-$3500+ on a mixture of printed art work and digital images.


There is an added cake fee of $125 for all cake smash sessions.


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


Please contact us for our full pricing list or to schedule your pre-consultation free of charge!


Michelle has two studio locations on the Big island for your convenience.

Kailua-Kona and Hilo HI.



here's how it works!
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what happens after the session?

After your session you will have an in-person reveal and order session to choose the images you can't live without! You will come in and meet with my assistant Aaron where you will go over digital proofs captured during your session. He will help guide you through picking your favorite images and any printed products that fit your vision for your home. We offer different products with different sizes and mediums to choose from that will best fit your family.


Once all your selections have been made and order placed, Michelle will begin editing your images and placing your product order from our professional labs. Digital files will be delivered via digital download in 1-2 weeks and you will

have your stunning art work back within 6-8 weeks after order has been placed.

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Newborn sessions


We encourage booking your newborn in your second trimester to ensure priority booking. 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 5-20 days old, as this is their sleepiest and most flexible/moldable stage for creative prop shots and posing. Our studio is stocked to the brim with all the adorable outfits, clothing and props 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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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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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