My Philosophy

Motherhood is been the most beautiful and challenging journey a woman can experience. It's filled with love, joy, learning, and some days just pure craziness. I love focusing on the beauty.

The soft embrace of my daughters, clinging ever so tightly yet gently. The way they kiss my cheeks and nuzzle into my neck. They way they hold my hand for guidance. The warm sun glowing on their sweet faces. The wind gently flowing through her hair. The way they look at me as though I'm their whole world. These are the things I love most. These are the moments that light up my life. These are the moments that make motherhood so magical. And this is what I'm passionate about capturing for you to cherish too.

My goal is to help guide you through every step of this photography experience. You have enough on your plate between work, schedules, and every day things. I'm here to help you plan your session to make this a stress-free experience. Let's make your vision come to life!

What to Expect

Once you've booked your session date, paid the retainer fee, and signed the contact, we let the planning begin! I will provide you with a style guide and we will discuss your vision from location to any details you'd like to include. 

On the day of your session, you just need to show up , relax, and have FUN! Let me worry about guiding you through natural poses and fixing your hair if it's out of place. When you're happy and carefree, your images will capture you at your best!

After the session, you will recieve your images in an online gallery that you can share with friends and family. You'll have printing rights so you are then free to print as you'd like. I do provide lab recommdations to ensure the best quality.  At this time you can also order prints and products from me if you like as well.

Frequently Asked Questions

When should I schedule maternity photos?

Maternity photos are best done between your 7th and 8th month in pregnancy (31-34 weeks). I recommend booking a date as soon as you're able to so we can start the planning and styling process.

What location should we use?

I have a list of locations I love so if you're undecided about what setting to use, I will gladly guide you in the direction your envisioning. We work together to find a location you love!

What is your turnaround time?

Your images from your session will be presented in a private online gallery within 3 weeks of your session date, ready for you to download. Your gallery will be in a password protected gallery for you to view and share with whoever you like!

I have toddlers and they don’t take direction well. Will this work for me?

A huge thing that I stress in my sessions is just to relax and have fun. We interact, we play, and I like to treat the session as an adventure for kids. Having two toddlers myself, I understand the need to take breaks when needed, and we switch things up frequently to keep it fun. So yes - this WILL work for your family!

When should I schedule newborn photos?

I prefer newborns to be 2-3 weeks old for their newborn photos. Since you can never truly predict exactly when your baby is arriving, the best way to save space for your newborn session is to contact me as soon as possible. This way I can leave some room in my schedule to ensure you have a few dates to choose from. And then one your baby has arrived, we can set up a date that works well for your growing family.

What should I wear?

Wardrobe is key in a photo session as you want to look and feel your very best! I actually love this part of the planning process and we work closely together to ensure you feel confident in your outfit choices. Upon booking, we discuss your vision and I provide custom style recommendations based on your input.

Do you offer products other than digital files?

Yes I do! I offer prints, canvases, heirloom linen albums, and handmade linen keepsake boxes with engraving. Please inquire to see more details on products offered

This all sounds perfect! How can I book a session?

You can click on "inquiry" at the top of the page to message me, or email me at shawnabielat@gmail.com! I can't wait to chat with you!

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