This sweet family was so much fun to have in the studio! We had a ton of fun and captured some beautiful moments as well. They are baby planners, so I can't wait to see how much Henry has grown at his six month session!
This was the first time I had met sweet Chloie and her family and we had so much fun! We ended up at the Arboretum on a very warm day and despite the crazy humidity, little Chloie was amazing. I loved the colors they chose and how beautiful Chloie looked in her dress. Six months is such a fun and interactive age... the perfect time for a session. Enjoy a few of their images!
I was so excited to get these two into the studio! Photographing newborn twins is challenging but usually results in some beautiful images. They were amazing and actually cooperated with us. Love it when that happens! A few weeks after the studio session, we also got to photograph the whole family in their beautiful new home. It was a lot of fun and especially awesome to see the siblings love on the girls.
I was so excited to help welcome this little man into the world. This sweet family has six girls at home and were overjoyed to discover baby number 7 was a boy! I was blessed to be there when they had their 6th daughter, so it was so much fun to be there again. Little Joshua came out strong and mighty and had an opinion for sure. He may have been on the smaller side, but he wasn't going to let that stop him. He is just simply delicious and I can only imagine he is never set down with all those sisters wanting to love on him all the time. Congrats, you guys! He is in the best home!
I was so excited to be at this birth and even though it was intense and a lot of work for mama, it was also full of laughter and joyous tears. It was so beautiful to watch this mama and papa bring their second son into the world. Not only is he just a sweet and handsome addition to the family, but I know he will be so loved. I am excited to share these photos, especially since they have family in Europe who I am sure are anxious to see the newest addition!
Working with toddlers can be challenging. But usually I have a few tricks up my sleeve that makes it a lot easier. This session couldn't have worked out better. We got some beautiful images of mom and dad before sweet M woke up from her nap. We were able to include her in this special time as well. I love documenting the sweet moments a little family has before adding another member.
The Mini Session GIVEAWAY
That is right! In honor of May Day, we are doing a giveaway! On May 14th, we have our "On the Prairie" mini sessions. We are giving away a spot!
Contest will run from April 30th- May 5th. The contest will close at 11:59pm CST on May 5th and any entries after that time will be disqualified. You may enter once per day of the contest!
Here is how it works. You must follow each step to qualify to win!
1. "Like" our Facebook page for Earth Mama Photography
2. Post the following in your personal status (please make sure your Facebook @ link is entered correctly- if you type in @Earth it will give you a drop down menu and you can select Earth Mama Photography that way):
"Enter a chance to win a free mini session with @Earth Mama Photography~ Maternity, Birth, Newborn and Family Photography on May 14th. For more information and the chance to win beautiful images of your children, please visit "
Then click "share"
3. Then comment below that you have done steps 1 & 2 and want to be entered for a chance to win!
Once the contest closes, a winner will be randomly selected and announced on the blog and facebook! Enter to win now!
Important info about entering:
You must be available for the session on May 14th (or rain make up day if the weather is bad). No alternate dates will be provided. If you can not make the rain date, if that happens, you will be given a gift certificate towards a future session.
Your session will be 20 minutes in length and you will receive 5-7 digital images. You can have up to 4 subjects during your session.
This giveaway has no monetary value and is subject to our studio policies, contracts and restrictions.
We understand that not every client is on facebook, but in order to participate in this giveaway, you must have an account and follow the steps above. No exceptions will be made.
Contest runs from April 30th- May 5th at 11:59pm CST. All steps must be completed during this time.
We are so excited to announce our upcoming spring mini sessions! This is something I have been dreaming up for months. It took a lot of work, but the images prove that it is worth it. We can't wait to share them with you! But first, the details...
"On the Prairie" Mini Sessions Saturday, May 14th 8:30-11:00 am Allen, Texas
5-7 Digital Images & 20 Minute Session
$300 + sales tax
Your mini session spot includes up to 4 subjects. It will last 20 minutes long and you will receive 5-7 digital files. Sessions are for immediate family only. The cost is $300 for each mini session, plus sales tax. This amount is due when you book your session and is payable by credit card.
There are ONLY SIX mini session spots available. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 972-757-0995 to book your spot NOW!
We will provide the canopy bed in the field, a bucket with a frog, a wicker chair, basket of flowers, and a few other accessories that goes with the look and feel of the prairie! Vintage or prairie clothing is not provided.
Please note! This session will take place in a field. This field is real, which means it may have mud, bugs, frogs, snakes, etc. We obviously take all precautions, but want each family to understand that this is possibilty for this session. The session will take place on the border of Allen and Parker, Texas. Specific location will be given upon booking.
We recommend sweet, vintage clothes for your kiddos. Boys can wear overalls and shirts, or more classic vintage clothing. Girls can wear nightgowns, vintage dresses, denim, or a blouses and bloomers. Think light and airy as that is the type of mini session this is. Here are some places that offer clothes that we think work well for the session (if nothing strikes your fancy- search www.etsy.com for vintage or prairie clothing):
I was so surprised to hear from this beautiful family last Monday. Apparently Little Cashel wanted to make his arrival about 3 weeks early! I wasn't complaining as he arrived on a gorgeous first spring day. It was a fast and beautiful labor and I was so honored to be there. They also had the support of their amazing doula, Sarah whose birth I was also honored to photograph. I look forward to seeing him again next week for our newborn session. Welcome little man!
This little man is on my baby plan and we have managed to get a little behind. I didn't realize HOW behind we were until he showed up at our "9 month" session walking! Since he had already had his one year birthday, we just did some fun one year type shots. He was so sweet toddling around the park and patient with us as we made him swap outfits in the heat. He is just a gorgeous baby and I love photographing him! Enjoy you guys!
This time last year I was at the Arboretum with this little family. They were expecting their first little girl. I can't believe a year has already gone by. Amazing how fast time goes! I love, love, loved this session. Not only is "Baby Brooke" the cutest dang thing you have ever seen, the weather and the colors at the Dallas Arboretum were just incredible. What a fun session! Enjoy!
I love this little family! They have been with me since before their sweet girl was born and I just adore getting to watch her grow. I am even more excited to see their family grow next April too! I couldn't believe how big sweet Caitlin had gotten, running all over and dancing. She was still all smiles though and the love in their family was evident. Enjoy!
I very rarely have to reschedule session due to births. Somehow it always seems to work out. However, This poor couple was bumped twice! Early in the week I had a client go in for an induction. We decided to reschedule, just in case. We met up the following Saturday instead. Wouldn't you know that about half way through our session, I get a call from a client saying she is 10cm and I should come now! Holy cow! I felt badly for jolting out, but it had to happen! So I was glad when the NEXT Saturday, we had absolutely lovely weather and the perfect location. The gardens were blooming and mom and dad just looked amazing. I love outdoor maternity images and these are some of my favorites!
When I first met this mama, she had her hair pulled back into a pony. I will fully admit that I didn't think it was all her hair. I totally thought she was wearing one of those fake hair pony tail things (I know, very technical term- LOL) but then she yanked it out and down came the most incredible hair I have ever seen. Well, fast forward to maternity pictures and not only does she still have incredible hair but she has a perfect belly to match! She was just stunning. I was so glad that we got the maternity pictures in when we did too, because she went into labor early and we barely made it! Ok, enough chat, show the pictures!
That is right!! It is Holiday Mini Session time. PLEASE read all the details. It really helps if you read it all to make sure this works for your family. There will be a limited number of them and I want to make sure everyone gets what they need for their holiday portraits. THE DETAILS:
Session Fee: $75
This covers my time and talent at your 30 minute mini session with up to 5 people. You may add up to two additional people for $15 each. If you have 8 subjects or more, you must book a full session. You do not receive any prints, digital images or products with your session fee. They must be purchased separately.
We are offering 3 collections to choose from. As always, you may choose to purchase additional items from our a la carte menu. If you choose not to purchase a collection, you must meet our $250 minimum purchase from the a la carte menu. It is much cheaper to order a collection, but we like our clients to have the option to get what they need. These collections only apply to our Holiday Mini Sessions and are not applicable to any other sessions.
Collection #1 $275
5- 5x7 Prints 2- 8x10 Prints or 24- Flat Holiday cards
Collection #2 $425
5- 5x7 Gift Prints 1- 11x14 Wall Print or 48- Flat Holiday cards 1- Digital Image
Collection #3 $625
5- 5x7 Gift Prints 1- 11x14 Wall Print or 48- Flat Holiday cards 3- Digital Images
If you prepurchase a collection, you receive $25 off your collection price.
Your $75 (plus tax) session fee is due when you book your session. You are always welcome to upgrade later if you decide you want more. This is a very easy way to save some money on your portrait session!
HOW IT WORKS:
You can book a 30 minute session on the following days:
You pay your $75 session fee when you book your date and time. There are no restrictions on dates/times for sessions, but please understand they are on a first come, first serve basis. If you also choose to prepay a collection, you will receive a $25 discount. It must be paid at the same time as your session fee. We accept checks if received within 5 days of your booking or debit/credit via email or phone. You will also receive a link complete all necessary forms online.
Your session will take place as scheduled! Clothing changes are not permitted and you will need to arrive on time to allow for a full 30 minutes. Please make sure you schedule a time that will work for everyone involved. This means dinnertime for little children or your husbands work schedule. We will work to get 8-10 great images of your family. Short and sweet!
Approximately 2 weeks after your session, you will receive a link to online proofs so that you may select your final choices. If you live within 10 miles of 75074, you may also choose in-person ordering. Please let me know when booking. If you are unclear about the differences, we are happy to explain further!
If you choose online ordering, your gallery will be active for 3 days. During those three days, you will need to place your order. Please be assured that your gallery will not go live without your knowledge. We want to make sure you have your full three days to decide.
Once your order is placed and paid for, it will be put into production. It can take 2-3 weeks for your order to be completed and ready, depending on the type of purchase you make. For this reason, all orders need to be submitted no later than November 5th to be back by December 1st. Our goal is to have everyones prints in their hands by December 1st, allowing plenty of time to address holiday cards or mail off gift prints to friends and family.
THE FINE PRINT:
These are mini sessions! We only do these during the holiday season for a reason. We understand not everyone wants or can afford the investment of a full session. These give everyone the chance to afford beautiful and custom portraits for their family. Please understand that these sessions can not be used in place of newborn sessions, cake smash sessions, other specialty shoots or take place indoors. If your child can not sit unassisted, please plan to be in the pictures with them. We also can not accept gift certificates or coupons for these mini sessions. Beyond that, get ready to love images of your family!
Below are samples of our holiday card templates. Please note that changes will only be made with the purchase of design time. If you select a card template that requires your name, that will be changed free of charge.