Michelle of Precious Ecounters Photography, specializes in newborn portraits, and your babies first year on the Big Island of Hawaii. Her unique style, boutique home studio and her experience in these specialties are what set her apart. At Precious Encounters Photography, Michelle wants you to rememeber not only the beautiful images captured but the experience and personal attention of a custom portrait photographer.
She is a highly sought after photographer and only takes a limited number of sessions per month. It is recommend you book your session, at your earilest covenience, to get on her schedule.
When should I schedule?
The sooner the better! Michelle takes a limited number of newborns, milestones and cake smashes each month, so that she can maintain the flexibility necessary for these sessions. We understand that there is a good chance your baby will not come on his/her due date. Once you sign a contract and pay the retainer, Michelle will add you to her expecting mother calander for your due date. Once your little one arrives we ask you to contact us to set your newborns session date. Michelle likes to photograph newborns between 5-20 days of life. Please keep this in mind once baby arrives as most newborn sessions are scheduled during the weekdays at 9am. So please let us know at booking, if you need other accommodations.
When booking a cake smash session, Michelle likes to have amble time to plan a custom set for your birthday child. She prefers to have 2-3 months to plan and order anything she may need to make this set perfection. We understand last minute bookings, and Michelle will design your set with what she has on hand. The cake smash is for the birthday child only. The cake is not provided for liability reasons, but we do have a list of approved vendors we recommend using, as Michelle will design the cake to match the set with these vendors.
What should I expect from each session?
All sessions require a $100 retainer fee (which is applied towards the cost of the session) as well as a signed contract to hold the date. The balance will be due 3 days before the session date.
Sessions are scheduled Monday - Friday between the hours of 9-2. All newborn sessions start at 9am. If a weekend is preferred there is an additional fee to book a Saturday. We are closed on Sundays.
All of our sessions come with a set number of digital images. If you find that you would like to purchase more after seeing your gallery, you will have the choice to make that purchase. We also offer professional printing through our professional lab as your images deserve to be displayed and seen for generations to come!