Motherhood collections

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.

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To the session information & pricing guide

Motherhood collections

Maternity

Lifestyle Newborn

Miniature Newborn

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

$375 plus tax

- 2 Hour Session
- In Home or Studio Location
- 30-35 images
- Multiple Outfit Changes
- Online Gallery

$525 plus tax

- 1 Hour Studio Session
- 15-20 images
- 1 Outfit Change
- Online Gallery

$395 plus tax

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First year collections

Bump to Belly

First Year Collection

Add Ons

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

$800 plus tax

- Maternity Session
- Lifestyle Newborn Session
- Milestone Sessions at
6 Months and 1 Year
- Online Gallery
- Personalized USB

$1,100 plus tax

OPTION TO ADD PRINT PACKAGES
+ HEIRLOOM ALBUM

Starting at $225 + tax

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"In the green of the grass...in the smell of the sea...in the clouds floating by...at the top of a tree...in 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

frequently asked questions

HOW LONG IS THE PHOTO SHOOT?

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.

CAN YOU DO THOSE NUDE CURLED UP NEWBORN SHOTS?

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

WHAT IF THE WEATHER GODS AREN'T ON OUR SIDE?

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.

WHAT SHOULD WE BRING? (ON LOCATION)

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

CAN OUR BELOVED DOG BE INVOLVED?

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.

WHAT IF WE ARE SICK?

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.

HOW AND WHEN DO WE GET OUR PHOTOS?

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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business hours

253-279-4033

phone number

mistie@mistiemclaughlin.com

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