At Mistie McLaughlin Photography, I believe everyone has a unique and special story and photography is my way of telling your story. Through a collection of natural, posed and unposed images you will have your most treasured moments frozen in time. It will be an experience to remember.

It is my greatest privilege to become part of your daily life and preserve your ‘story’ in beautiful images. This is one of the reasons I offer Lifestyle Newborn Sessions, so you have a way of remembering those first memories as a family.


To the session information & pricing guide

baby and belly packages



studio mini

- Up to 1 Hour Session
- 1 Location
- 25-30 images
- Online Gallery

$325 plus tax

- 2 Hour Session
- In Home or Studio Location
- 25-30 images
- Multiple Outfit Changes
- Online Gallery

$525 plus tax

- Up to 1 Hour Session
- 1 Location
- 10 -15 images
- 1 Outfit Change
- Online Gallery

$375 plus tax


watch me grow packages

baby + belly

watch me grow

add on 

- Maternity Session
- Lifestyle Newborn Session
- Online Gallery
- Personalized USB

$750 plus tax

- Maternity Session
- Lifestyle Newborn Session
- Mini Milestone Sessions at
3,6,9 and 1 year
- Online Gallery
- Personalized USB

$1250 plus tax


Starting at $225 + tax


"In the green of the the smell of the the clouds floating the top of a the sound crickets make at the end of the day...

"You are loved. You are loved. You are loved," they all say.
- Nancy Tillman

what to expect

This really is such an exciting time, especially if this is your first baby. I view maternity sessions as a time to celebrate the now, before life drastically changes. Be it a couple becoming 3, or adding to your growing clan, it's so great to capture and celebrate the family before it grows.

Maternity sessions with me are relaxed and fun, if we are out on location I like to move around for a variety of backdrops and poses. You are welcome to bring a change of outfit or two for if timing permits.

If you have older children, there is no need to tell them to smile - just be positive and excited about the shoot and leave the rest to me!

Be yourself! Remember, these are pictures of you so don’t try to be like that person from Pinterest. We will try a number of shots and not all of them will turn out and that’s okay. The ones that do turn out will be the most natural and beautiful versions of you and your family!

It is really important to arrive on time, or be ready for me to arrive to your home on time. We are booking your session according to the light so we may be limited, especially for sunset sessions, it is very important to start on time. It's best to plan to arrive early.

A final note: Let me know what your favorite music to listen to as a family is.

I can't wait to capture your growing belly and family!

maternity session

what to expect

My aim for each and every session is to create a relaxed, friendly environment for everyone, when I arrive I will have a quick look around to decide where the best light is and formulate my plan for the session, if there are older siblings I will spend a bit of time getting to know them, I want them to feel comfortable with me and make them feel as if it is completely normal that I am there. This often looks like me asking them to show me their new baby or asking them to show off their bedroom.

I love creating warm, fun photos filled with love. All you need to be is open, and from here I can capture those moments. Bring your happiest mood to add some zing to your photos. Be prepared. The best shoots are always the ones where parents are stress-free and in good spirits.

Having everyone ready before I arrive helps alleviate stress for you. As best you can, it helps if children are well rested and fed! (obviously, life can get in the way - should they be cranky, hungry and tired - I can work with that!). If like usual you have left yourself getting ready to last, I will happily start with photos of bub while your do your final touches.

As newborns are unpredictable, there will be plenty of time to feed, change and settle, sometimes I don't stop snapping away and often those 'in-between' moments make the cut as a great real life memory of life with a newborn.

It is really important to be ready for me to come to your house on time. We are booking your session according to the light so we may be limited, especially in home, it is very important to start on time. It's best to plan to arrive early.

I can't wait to capture your family!

newborn session

I wish I was as eloquent with words as I am telling a story with my camera but with a heart that thrives on relationships, I want to share my story.

So here it goes...a little about me.

I grew up in Chelan, Washington, running barefoot in my grandparent’s orchard , working in my parents’ restaurant. In my childhood, I was the “nerdy kid” who loved learning and spending time with a close knit group of friends but after graduation, I packed my bags to leave my hometown and headed for college and the big city. I started my higher education on track to major in International Business with dreams of jetting around the world…but Business Law quickly put an end to that plan. I worked at a few different restaurants, made some amazing memories… and then, I met my husband, Bryan. 

We had a boy-meets-girl-girl-laughs-and-says-no-way-girl-falls-for-boy courtship. I recommend never overlooking the friend that constantly makes you laugh - he is usually a diamond in the rough. After dating for a year, Bryan surprised me with a birthday getaway to the ocean, one of my favorite places. It was so romantic, I remember overlooking waves crashing on the shore and champagne chilling when we arrived. Sitting on the couch looking out the window of the hotel, all of a sudden he was in front of me, on bent knee. I would like to say I remember everything he said to me, but all I could hear was YES! in my head. Fifteen years later, we are still madly in love and now raising our three boys to be kind, generous and free spirited.

Growing up, I always loved taking photos – primarily landscapes. Then one day, I I decided that I wanted to take my sister in law's maternity photos. I had just gotten a new camera and was so excited! What could go wrong? Well, let's just say she was one very patient, pregnant momma (of twins)! One of the images I captured is still my favorite of all time. It was a pivotal experience for me. I was hooked; I had found my passion! I asked anyone and everyone to pose in front of my camera (even dogs) and with lots of studying, trial and error, I finally started feeling confident in my abilities. 

In 2012, Mistie McLaughlin Photography was established. Since then, I have had the privilege of photographing many families, couples, and individuals that I now call friends. I have seen families grow up in front of my camera and loved every minute of it! 


a little bit about

frequently asked questions


Maternity sessions are usually one hour... However, we allow two hours for each so there is no rush. Studio Newborn Sessions are 45 minutes and Lifestyle Newborn Sessions, I allow three hours, leaving plenty of time for feeding and settling throughout.


We will mix in some photos of baby on their own, but Lifestyle sessions focus on a day in the life of your new family


If it is wet and soggy, we will reschedule. If it is hot, we will find some shade. If it is overcast but dry, we will go ahead as some of my favorite sessions have taken place on cloudy days.


Treats for the kiddies (bribery perhaps?), a beautiful blanket, water, your little ones favorite toy..... a relaxed and positive vibe.


Absolutely! Fur babies are most welcome. If you bring your pup along on location, make sure they get some brisk exercise before coming. This will allow for a (hopefully) slightly calmer canine during your shoot. You can also bring along a friend to hold your pup while getting photos without them.


If you’re sick, we reschedule! Simple as that. Working with children I have come to expect that last minute texts or calls will occasionally happen. We want this to be a 1000% positive experience, so there’s no need to force it if anyone is unwell.


Approximately 3 weeks after your session your photos will be available for viewing, downloading and ordering via your own private online gallery. You will be provided with a link and pin and select the images to be printed for your included package and any extras you may wish to purchase. Once your order is placed I will send you a confirmation email.

Kind Words

We love Mistie! We live on the Western side of Washington but got married over in Leavenworth. We had her take our wedding photos and we loved her so much that she has become our family photographer. We make the trip over every year to have her capture our family! She is great with kids and always picks a beautiful location. We definitely recommend her!

— Toni

Mistie did our senior daughters photos. What could have been an awkward, forced experience turned into a bundle of laughs and really brought out our daughters sense of creativity and adventure. The results prove her worth. What a blessing Misty is to our valley! Trust Misty. She knows what she's doing.

— Jennifer

Not only is her photography beautiful, but she was so patient and worked with us to get great shots - even when we couldn't stop laughing at each other. So glad we chose her for our engagement photos!

— Morgan

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