Erika Holifield Photography

Maternity

 
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Family and significant other of expecting mom are included in the session. Session usually lasts about an hour and the location will be determined based on style and desired look of the mama-to-be.

 You will get ALL the digital files from the session in both color and black and white. Your images will be delivered in a private online gallery. You will also receive a complimentary custom luxury album from your session. I will design and deliver a beautiful custom album that will last for generations to come.   


PETITE MATERNITY SESSION -

30 minute mini-session. Only available when booked with a newborn session.  


A few tips for a successful maternity session:

-Book your session around the time when you will be 32-35 weeks.

- Avoid wearing tight fitted clothing that might leave behind a mark, especially if a belly shot is desired.  Example, elastic waistbands, socks etc.  This can leave behind distracting marks, not to mention add a lot of editing time for me :)

-Make sure nails are freshly manicured since there is a good chance your hands and feet will be photographed.

-Come prepared with a few accessories for the session.  This includes anything you would like to be photographed with (props, signs, ribbon, etc.)  

-Come relaxed and ready to have a great time!  It's your time to shine!

 


Newborn

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As you anticipate the arrival of your baby it is exciting to start thinking about capturing the details of his/her little nose and toes.  I want to make this experience as comfortable and relaxing as I can for both baby and parents.  I offer TWO different newborn sessions. First 48 or Lifestyle.  

Each Session Includes a custom newborn portrait session that takes place in the comfort of your home or place of birth. Newborn sessions feature the newborn and his or her immediate family and usually last around an hour to an hour and a half.  You will get ALL the high resolution digital images from your session as well as a complimentary custom luxury album from your session. I will design and deliver a beautiful custom album that you will be able to cherish and pass down for generations to come. 

 

Lifestyle Session:

 A lifestyle session is a casual session done in the comfort of your own home.   I will capture the details of your new life with baby around the house. This includes photos of baby with mom, dad and siblings (including fur siblings) snuggled up to baby.   

First-48

This session is to capture the first 48 hours of the baby's life.  I will visit you in the location where baby was delivered and capture those special moments and details of the first 48 hours of the baby's life.  All photos will be taken in the location where you delivered the baby and include photos of mom, dad and siblings. 


When to book your session?

-I know how crazy life can be the first few months after baby is born, so I want to make this whole experience as easy as I can on everyone involved.  The sooner you book your session the better.  It's ok if you don't know your EXACT due date, we can book around your due date and adjust the date once baby arrives.  By doing this, we can make sure to book your session within 5-12 days after the birth of your baby.   The newer the baby, the better the session. Those little cuties sleep the best during the first few days of life, so booking within this time frame will be ideal!



A few “newborn strategies” for a successful session:

-A well fed baby is a happy baby. Feed, feed and feed your baby before your session.  You want them in a "milk drunk" sleepy state.

-Keep baby in a diaper or plain white onesie for your Lifestyle or First-48 Session. I don't want anything to take away from the details of the baby.  

-Sit back, relax and take in this special moment!  Let me do all the work.  I will be guiding you during our session together and I'll be the one moving around to get the perfect angle.  Very little work will be done by you, except enjoying the moment with your new little family. 



Family  

 
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Your Family Session Includes a session with immediate family members that lasts about 40-60 minutes. It also includes all high resolution digital files from your gallery in both color and black and white. You will also receive a complimentary 10X8 custom album from your session. I will design a beautiful album that you will be able to cherish and pass down for generations to come. 

  

A FEW TIPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL FAMILY SESSION:

-Come with an open mind.  If your child isn't cooperating like you thought they would, it's Okay!  My style is very organic, and I don't mind if kids want to wander around a bit.  It is usually at these times that I am able to get some of the best expressions.     

-Bring snacks or treats for kids.  Sometimes kids need a little extra motivation, but please choose items that can be eaten quickly and won't leave behind a colorful smile... ex, no red, blue or green skittles.

-Take in this experience... You are creating memories, make them good ones!

-Have Fun!

WHAT TO WEAR??

For the whole family:

Choose a palette of 3-4 colors and mix it up.  You want a cohesive feel, but without being overly 'matchy-matchy'.  Picture a page in a clothing catalog where everyone coordinates but nobody stands out more than the rest.  Checkout my Pinterest board for some inspiration.  

 

Babies and Kiddos:

Clothing can be a bit bolder with color and style.  Try to show off their fun personality with color and layered clothing.  Use nonfussy casual clothing to keep kids comfortable.  

Avoid any overly big accessories, makeup, hairspray or baggy clothing. 

 

Adults and Teens:

Choose clothes that flatter our body type and that coordinate with the rest of the group.  Solid colors usually photograph best.  

Ladies, when applying your makeup, keep it natural, but apply it a little heavier than usual.  

Avoid logos and bold patterns.  


Need More ideas?   Click HERE to visit my PINTEREST board. 

 

What to expect after your session?

A day or two after our fun session, you will receive a teaser photo from your session. Within 14 days of your session I will notify you when your photos are ready so we can set-up a time to view  your photos together.  It is during this time that  we will work together to select the best possible products for your needs.  All my work is custom, so we can create unique pieces to fit the decor of your home or to create great gift packages.  

 

** I will gladly retouch and boo-boos, scars and blemishes if required. **