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For the first time we are going to offer mini sessions just in time for the holidays!  Whether it’s for your holiday cards, to update your photos or include new additions to the family, mini sessions are a great opportunity to document your life in a quick and fun way.

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DETAILS:  20 minute session | Image files delivered via digital download | $200
WHEN: Sunday, October 25th | 8am – 4pm
WHERE: Matheson Hammocks Park (to the right of the main entrance)
Interested? Sign up HERE

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As a photographer, nothing makes me happier than being trusted to document the journey of a family and to see little ones grow throughout the year. I’ve been fortunate to have documented the first year of many of our couples. For some we have become their photographers for life from their engagement pictures to their child’s first birthday. So much happens the first year. I’ve gone through it once with my son and am almost mid-way through my daughter’s first year. It’s all a blur. Though I hold on to many memories, looking back at the pictures that I’ve taken throughout the years transport me back to those moments—the big milestones and even the little things we sometimes forget—their mannerisms, facial expressions, how they looked when they scooted across the couch. It’s all so important and deserves to be documented in a meaningful way.

Here is one example of the first year…newborn, 3 months, 6 months, 9 months and one year.

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// The Collections //

We offer two collections Belly to Baby (maternity and newborn sessions) and Belly to Toddler (maternity, newborn, 3, 6, 9 months and one year sessions plus an album of favorites).

// More About the Sessions //

Maternity

Maternity sessions are a wonderful way to celebrate the anticipation and excitement of the time before the baby arrives. I always joke that it’s like an engagement session with a bump. It’s a wonderful time for couples to enjoy time with each other before life changes. // This session lasts from one hour to 90 minutes.

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Newborn
The newborn session is the longest of all the sessions as it depends largely on the baby. The session takes place within the first eight days of the baby’s birth. The earlier, the better since newborns are the sleepiest the first week or so after they are born. I take my time with this session and take constant breaks for feeding, diaper changing and extra cuddling. These sessions take place in a client’s home. In addition to the posed photos of the baby, I love to document the little details of the nursery as well as candid moments of the family together. I want you to look back at these pictures and remember what life was like those first few days. // This session can last from two to three hours.

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3, 6, 9 Months
I consider these mini-sessions. They are primarily about the baby to document the milestones reached (sitting, standing, walking, etc.) This is great time to capture your babies developing personality. I try to take family shots if time allows and parents are willing. // These sessions last from 30 to 45 minutes.

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One Year 

The one year session is very similar to my regular portrait sessions. Though the baby is the main focus, this is also a time to celebrate the wonderful one year milestone as a family. Some of my  include balloons, posters and other fun props. Others do a cake smash at the end of the session. // This session lasts from one hour to 90 minutes.

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// Other details //

Image delivery : All sessions are delivered via digital download. Images are delivered via USB after the newborn session (Belly to Baby) and with the album (Belly to Toddler.)

Albums // Belly to Toddler Collection: Albums are 15 page, 8×8 in size with a custom photo cover. Albums are flushmount and creased in the middle for full panoramic spreads and printed on archival paper. Client selects favorite four images from each session.

Ideas for what to wear can be found HERE.

Sample Sessions:  Maternity HERE and HERE // Newborn HERE and HERE and HERE

Interested in Watch Me Grow Sessions?

Drop me a line at elainepalladinophotography [at] gmail [dot] com or click the contact button for pricing and availability.