Details

I want to book! What's the investment?

When booking with Michelle, you are booking a unique experience custom designed to document these fleeting moments in your lives. She offers several options to create the perfect portrait experience for you and your home. This includes wall art, heirloom albums, and digital files that will be preserved for generations. 

Michelle's clients reserve their sessions by paying the $200 booking retainer. 

Michelle takes a limited number of clients per month to ensure the best possible experience. Booking at your earliest convenience is recommended. 

808-238-8578

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Consultation Come 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.
Photo session sessions take place in Hilo, at Michelle's home studio. 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!
Online Gallery Following your session, we will have your gallery viewing online. You will get to choose the portraits and products you love and can't live without. Portraits ordered will be edited & products ordered.
Premier Maternity 10 digital images
in studio session only
online gallery
$450
Premier Newborn 20 Digital images
Siblings and Spouse Included
online gallery
$950
Premier Cake Smash 20 digital images
birthday child only
online gallery
$750
Premier Child 10 digital images
child only session
online gallery
$350
Our Details a few things about our sessions
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. Clients have the option of doing their session in-studio or on-location. 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.

Milestone 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 at least 2-3 months in advance. These are only done in studio. We do not provide the cake, but do provide everything else for this special session. This session is baby focused only. We work with a local baker who wil design the perfect cake for your session.  

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 dowload straight to your computer to share and print at your leisure. We do offer professioanl 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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