SESSION DETAILS

LIFE IN BLOOM PORTRAIT SESSIONS
Hello & Welcome! I'm so happy you found me! 

Raise your hand if you like things simple, because I sure do! Each and every session with LIB is all inclusive, meaning every session comes with your high resolution digital images in an online gallery for you to cherish and print for a lifetime. Style, location, and personalities are what inspire me and will guide our fun and relaxed session. My goal is always to capture the love, giggles, cuddles, and fun you have as a family.

A deposit of $100 reserves your session date and is applied towards your session balance. To ensure my clients receive the personal attention they deserve, I only accept a limited number of sessions each month. It is advisable to book your session in advance. Studio sessions are scheduled on weekday mornings and outdoor evening sessions are typically booked for Tuesday/Thursday evenings one hour before sunset. Feel free to email me if you need to check different availability!


NATURAL NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY 
I specialize in natural newborn and family photography. My goal is to create timeless images that you can cherish forever.
My style is pure, simple, and light. I love soft, neutral colors and textures and I incorporate them into all of my work. My focus will be on your sweet baby and all of their tiny little features and parts that will change so quickly. I am not a big user of large props, I like to use natural fabrics and baskets. I believe that less is more and that your baby should be the focus of the art that we create. My approach and style to newborn photography is very natural. Your baby will be kept warm and comfortable and I will not be posing your brand new baby into forced positions or awkward props.


THE STUDIO 
Mallory has a natural light studio with a warm and welcoming environment for families to relax and enjoy their session. LIB studio is fully stocked with beautiful baby clothing, wraps, headbands and sweet natural accessories for your baby. 
My studio is located near Monroe, Iowa and is perfect for my natural newborn sessions, maternity sessions, milestones, families, branding and boudoir sessions! I love having a space where I am inspired by the soft light. I have all the props, textures and equipment available, and where I can control the temperature to be warm enough for an unclothed newborn. Your drive to my studio likely means your brand new babe will arrive sound asleep and ready to be photographed! I find great delight in welcoming you into my space, and making you feel comfortable and special! Let’s make some magic of your family!

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT TYPES OF SESSIONS DO YOU OFFER?
I photograph newborns, children, families, seniors, boudoir and business branding sessions.

 

WHAT TIME OF DAY DO YOU BOOK SESSIONS?
l typically book outdoor sessions a couple hours before sunset as this is the time that the sun is at just the right spot to create beautiful, flattering light for your session. Studio sessions are scheduled mid morning for best natural light.

WHERE WILL MY SESSION TAKE PLACE?

My studio or I shoot outdoor sessions all over surrounding areas of Monroe to Des Moines, Iowa. I have my favorite sweet spots for every season in Iowa! Travel fee may apply outside of Des Moines but I love to travel!

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR FOR MY SESSION?
This is a very important question! In order to achieve light, airy photographs, I recommend my clients to wear light, mostly solid clothing. Think white, cream and light pastels! Upon booking, I send my clients a Style Guide. The goal of my sessions is to create images that are minimalistic, with the focus on your kids and interactions of you with your family. For this, I recommend wearing light neutral colors adding a little bit of pattern on someone. Think creams, white, light pink, light grey, etc. For mamas, I recommend loose fitting dresses with feminine details and for the dads, I recommend a casual button-up or t-shirt with khakis or light jeans. It may sound silly, but a white tee on dads looks so great with a baby in a white wrap for newborn sessions!

 

WHEN WILL I RECEIVE THE IMAGES FROM MY SESSION?
You can expect to receive your final images within 2 weeks of your session date. 

If you’re anything like me, you want to know all the deets before you book a session… so here’s the breakdown in five simple steps.

 

STEP 1

Go to the book online tab at top of website on your right! You can see all my availability and different session types. You'll fill out a little questionnaire that goes over some basic details and your hopes + dreams for the session, submit a deposit of $100, and choose your session date + time, all online in just a few minutes. Of course email me with any other questions.

STEP 2

As soon as we're officially official, I’ll send you a welcome guide that goes through how to prepare for the session, some tips and answers to the most common questions people have. I will also send you a shoppable guide with several looks for the entire family you can shop directly from!

STEP 3

A couple of days before the session I'll be in touch to confirm our time and location and answer any last minute questions you may have.

STEP 4

It's here! The day of your session we will have a giggly, snugly, lovey time photographing your people. 

Then 1-2 weeks after the session, you’ll get an email from me letting you know your photos are ready.

STEP 5

The BEST part!! You get to view your photos for the very first time! Getting your photos is a HUGE DEAL and I want it to FEEL like a huge deal!

View, cry happy tears, and love your photos. From here you may download your gallery straight to your computer to order prints/products or you can order straight through your gallery! Your choice! They are yours forever.

 

So yup, to secure a session the only payment due at booking is the $100 deposit up front. Remaining balance is due one week before your session.

Please reach out to secure your newborn due date on my calendar! We'll schedule after baby arrives.

Let's make some magic of your family!

XO

 

INVESTMENT

The Full Session $575
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  • Typically 1 hour session

  • The ultimate lifestyle family session to play, connect and relax. You can expect a gallery full of life and love. My goal is to capture real life moments you'll want to remember forever.

  • family/maternity/couples/children

  • outdoor or studio

  • posed/playful /artistic lifestyle images

  • full gallery and print release (typically 70 + images)

  • contact Mallory for extended family session pricing

Newborn Session $650
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  • 1-2 hour session​

  • parents/siblings included

  • all newborn clothing/accessories provided

  • gallery and print release

  • (typically 80+ images)

  • studio or at your home/lifestyle session

  • we set up session date after birth

  • can be posed or more lifestyle/relaxed

Collective Membership
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the collective membership includes a minimum of three sessions of your choosing booked within your baby’s first 12 months for a discounted price!

  • contact me for pricing on the sessions you’d like!

  • includes online gallery of images from each session and print release.

  • family + siblings shots included

  • choose from: maternity, fresh 48, newborn, any special monthly milestones you’d like.

Boudoir $500
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  • 1-2 hour session

  • studio or outdoor

  • 3-4 outfit changes

  • posed/artistic lifestyle images

  • gallery and print release

  • email Mallory to see a gallery of boudoir work

Senior $700
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  • 2-4 hour session​

  • multiple outfits/locations

  • gallery and print release

  • prints/products available for ordering options​

  • add on's include

  • full make-up

  • in person ordering consultation with Mallory

Branding  $500
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  • 1-2 hour session

  • up to three outfits + props for your business

  • gallery + print release

  • in studio or on location

Milestone  $350
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  • 30 minute session

  • one child for a special milestone ( 3,6,9,12 month etc + birthday)

  • 15 digital images

  • gallery + print release

  • in studio or on location