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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!


Our clients don't want the stress of planning their own photoshoot. They want to show up to couture gowns for their maternity session, a studio filled to the brim with newborn props and baby couture outfits and custome designed cake smash sessions waiting for them. We value quality over quantity, and so do our clients. We offer our clients a unique and memorable session.


Be prepared to be amazed from our ready to hang wall art, to our stunning albums that tell your story in printed detail and digital images to preserve your family's legacy.


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.


Session retainer does not include digitals or prints and products, those are purchased separately at your ordering session. Collections start at $690.


Please contact us for more detailed information on current collections. - 808-238-8578


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



Michelle has two studio locations in Hawaii for your convenience.

Honolulu, 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 8 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.


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

58 kinoole st suite 102

Hilo, HI 96720


212 Merchant st suite 320

honolulu hi 96813