Newborn Sessions


Preserve the tiniest details of your baby's newborn stage with Precious Encounters Photography. Our newborn portraits capture every precious aspect, from those adorable cheeks and tiny toes to the delicate hands and fleeting dreamy smiles.


We understand that this stage passes by all too quickly, and our aim is to help you hold onto these cherished memories forever.


Newborn sessions are completed in studio at 8-20 days old, as this is their sleepiest most flexible/moldable stage for creative prop shots and posing. We do photograph babies up to 8 weeks old for newborn portraits.


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 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 reveal and ordering session by choosing a collection below.


Simplicity Collection $990

8 high res digital images


Simplicity Collection $990

15 high res digital images

$90 print credit (prints, canvas, metal, acrylics, albums and more)

Premier Collection $2390

25 high res digital images

$190 print credit (prints, canvas, metal, acrylic, albums and more)

"Had a wonderful experience working with Michelle yesterday. She handled our newborn son so gracefully and took the most beautiful pictures that we will treasure for a lifetime. Michelle has such a warm personality and I love the fact that things never felt rushed and we were able to go on our “newborns time”. Totally worth the time and the price. You can tell when someone genuinely loves what they do and for me Michelle displays so well. Highly recommend!"

Frequently asked questions

When should I get on your expectant mother calendar?

It is recommended you book at the beginning of your third trimester, or as early as you feel comfortable. Our schedule only accommodates 5-7 due dates a month.


Your session will take place when baby is 8-20 days old. This gives mom and baby time to settle into a routine and recovery from delivery.

How long is a newborn session?

We work strictly on baby time. Which means if baby needs more snuggles, feeding and settling during our session time, we stop and allow for this. Sessions will last anywhere from 2-4 hours and sometimes longer if baby needs it.

How many images will I get to choose from?

You will have a proofed gallery of roughly 30-80 images. This number all depends on baby and what all parents are wanting out of their session time with us. Some opt for only baby and others want to include siblings and parents. We do also love incorporating your fur babies!

How many images will I get to choose from?

Other than the usual baby essentials like milk, diapers and a pacifier we supply everything else! Our studio is equipped with all the props, outfits, wraps, headbands, hats and backgrounds we will need to create memorable portraits for you and your family.

Newborn Portfolio

Locations In:

Honolulu, hawaii

212 Merchant St

suite 320

honolulu, hi 96813

Hilo, hawaii

58 kino'ole st

suite 102

hilo, hi 96720