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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 expecting mothers, and an in- person design and ordering appointment after your session.


The retainer DOES NOT include any digitals or prints and products. Those are purchased separately at your ordering session.


Session retainer for all sessions is $300/ Print products begin at $90/ Collections begin at $990.

Please contact us for our complete pricing menu.




**At Precious Encounters Photography, we understand that financial constraints can make it difficult to access the services we offer. That's why our flexible payment plans help make our services more accessible to everyone. Our payment plans are designed to fit within your budget and ensure that you can receive the services you need without having to worry about large upfront costs. We work with you to create a personalized payment plan that can be adjusted to suit your unique financial situation. Our goal is to make sure that everyone has access to preserving their fleeting moments.

Contact us today to learn more about our payment plans and how can help you get the services you deserve.



**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.


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).


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