I know between school, kids’ sports, and playdates, you have very little time to plan and prepare for a photo session. Or time for yourself for that matter! I have poured so much of my heart into serving busy Mamas like you because I know exactly what that is like! Whether you are a new mama or a mom of many, life is busy! As a photographer specializing in maternity, newborn, and family photography in St. Petersburg, I have crafted a client experience that is stress-free from start to finish.

When you look back at the images from your session, it is my hope that you feel something. I want you to remember your little one’s giggles or that sweet scent of your newborn- not the stress of finding something to wear or wondering how to prepare your toddlers for the session.

I have created a client experience where I can anticipate everything you need to prepare for your session. This means I help you every step of the way. And, I promise not to leave you with a whole lot of digital images that will sit on a hard drive. My work isn’t complete if you don’t know what to do with your beautiful images!


The first step is hopping on a quick call to chat! This is when I’ll answer any questions you have, recommend locations, or chat about the studio, and we get to know each other in the process! I love hearing more about the vision Mamas have for their sessions during our consult. Plus, it’s so much easier to chat than go back and forth via email! At this point, we will decide which collection is the best for your family or begin building your custom membership! The best news is that all of my collections include your digital files and some even include my favorite products! Feel free to look back here for more pricing info!

Wardrobe And Styling

With every AHP session, you have access to a beautiful, curated selection of dresses for Mom. These dresses are all guaranteed to photograph well, with styles and sizes for every body type. I also provide wardrobe options for kids and yes, even Dads! If you prefer to wear your own wardrobe, I’ll work with you to ensure everyone coordinates to help you get the most out of your investment!

If you’re booking a milestone or newborn session, your session includes everything you will need. You will be able to choose from a variety of swaddles, bows, and bonnets, with minimal props for your newborn session.

Hair And Makeup

If you are like me and don’t want to worry about a thing, I can book a hair and makeup appointment for you! I highly recommend this because every Mama deserves some pampering!

During Your Session

Baby or Child-led, Relaxed Session

Every session, whether it’s an outdoor family photography session in St. Petersburg or a newborn session in the studio, is led by your child. The end goal is always to document your family’s connection and love. I find letting babies and toddlers take the lead, with natural posing and prompts, helps create timeless, joy-filled images for your family. Perfect smiles are beautiful, but I find that authentic engagement is best for young families.

In a newborn session, I will always stop to let you feed your baby if you are nursing, or I can help with bottles if they are bottle-fed. Then, I will help soothe, rock, wrap or do whatever it takes to keep your baby happy. Again, this is baby-led and we will always do what works best for them!

After Your Session

Receive your Digital Gallery

Following your session, you’ll see all of your fully-edited images in an online gallery. The best news is that EVERY collection with me includes your digital files. All you have to do is select your favorites.

Custom-Designed Albums and Wall Gallery Designs

Once you’ve had a chance to pick your favorite images, I would love to help you decide what to do with them! I offer beautiful heirloom albums, framing, canvas, or a custom gallery wall measured and designed just for your walls.  My favorite by far is definitely the albums, though! I think there is something so sweet about a collection of albums will all of your favorite memories!

I would love to chat more with you about booking your own portraits! I am currently booking newborn, maternity, baby, and motherhood sessions into 2021. If you would like more details about a session with me please feel free to get in touch with me here! I would love to serve you and your family.

This post was written by a photographer at Christina Louise Photos. Christina is a St Petersburg Family Photographer capturing the intimate moments of maternity, motherhood, and childhood. As visual storytellers, we turn your most intimate moments into lasting memories. Contact us today to learn more about scheduling a photo shoot!