Fine Art Print $25
Deckled Fine Art Print $35
Birth Announcements $100
Keepsake Box $275
8x8 Album $625
10x10 Album $825
Wall Art Collection $625
$1900 for four full sessions
(a $2,200) value paid in two installments
One hour- all inclusive
Each Session Includes:
Booking of date, planning and dreaming of session, wardrobe styling + access to client wardrobe, access to scouted locations and the HCP studio.
The Motherhood Collection includes up to four sessions at a major discount over the course of 18 months such as a pregnancy announcement, maternity session, newborn, sitter session, or one-year-old cake smash session. If you know you are going to book at least four sessions over the next 18 months, this package is for you!
30 Minute Session
Access to Private Locations
Access to Client Wardrobe
20 Digital Files
30 minute petite session-
One Hour Session
up to two Locations
Access to Private Locations
Optional Outfit Change
Access to Client Wardrobe
40 Digital Files
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If you have decided you are ready to book your session, the first step is finding a date that works! Then it will be time to sign your contract and pay your deposit. After that, the planning begins!
Once your date is reserved, we'll connect to start chatting about possible locations for your session. We generally recommend choosing one location and if it's a place you haven't been before, it might be helpful to visit during the time our session will take place.
That way you have an idea of the light, crowds, closing time, etc! If you're not sure about where you would like to take your photos but you have a general idea of the look you would like, just let us know because we would be happy to recommend a few locations based on your aesthetic!
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If picking out outfits for photos takes you back to your high school days when you literally tried on everything in your closet and piled it on your bed but still felt like you had nothing to wear, you're in luck.
We have a client wardrobe with beautiful dresses in all sizes that will be the anchor of your family outfits. Once you have mom figured out, the rest of the family will have outfits that compliment that. We are here every step of the way if you need help styling. We also have a Pinterest board with lots of inspo!!
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On the day of your session, we'll connect to make sure the weather still looks like it's going to corporate. We'll exchange numbers and finalize our meeting location. Please plan for your session to take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour start to finish.
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All images from our sessions are typically delivered within about two weeks of the shoot date via an online gallery. This gallery will allow you to share your favorites with family, order prints and even download images to share on social media.
Your gallery will remain active for six weeks.
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We are proud to offer our clients a variety of ways to turn their images into keepsakes. Wall-mounted canvas prints to decorate your home, beautiful handmade albums and more.
And we offer a lifetime guarantee on all our products so you never have to worry about the quality of your investments fading over time! What a special way to remember this season you’re in!
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WHAT TO EXPECT –
Tucked in the back of a beautiful park in Cumming, GA is one of my very favorite locations. It has beautiful light regardless of the weather and time of day. It is open which gives the little ones space to be wild and little. During the summer Matt Park has beautiful greens and feels very alive, during the fall it shows off with beautiful leaves, and in the winter has a warm glow with tall wheat. I absolutely adore this location!
Two beautiful farms located in Cumming, Georgia with lots of space and variety, green grass, florals, mountain views, and stunning sunsets.
Richards Family Farm & Blue Silo Farm
A natural light studio located in Cumming, Georgia perfect for newborns, maternity, milestone, and more!
The HCP Studio
our favorite places to shoot
The best session locations are often meaningful to our individual families; however, we’re also happy to make recommendations. Here are a few of our favorites!
Richards Family Farm
Blue Silo Farm
Garrard Landing Park
Caney Creek Preserve
Farm and Parks
HCP Studio- Cumming, GA
Kiah Studios- Woodstock, GA*
Relic Studio- Buford, GA *
The Cottage Studio- Cumming, GA*
Mary Alice Park
The Chapel on McEver
Indian Seats Lookout
The Inn at Serenbe*
The above locations are all beautiful but we also love exploring meaningful locations with our families!
*Have location fees
If you're looking for a little more outfit inspiration, we recommend heading over to our Pinterest boards to browse outfit ideas for the entire family.
With the growth of online shops, shopping for your littles is more fun than ever! We recommend choosing color families (neutrals, blues, etc) over perfectly matching outfits. If you're looking for some inspiration or some of our favorite shops for kids, check out the link to our Pinterest boards below!
When picking outfits we recommend keeping in mind the word “complement” rather than “match.” For example, if Dad is wearing a blue and pink pastel plaid shirt, Mom may want to choose a long, soft blue dress. It can also be a great idea to choose “color-families,” such as pastels or jewel tones.
Look and feel your best
One thing we’ve learned over the years is that our experience of our children is different from what others experience. For example, if you’re at the grocery store with your three year old son and he starts yelling, you probably think he’s irritating other customers more than he is. Most likely, those other customers just see a cute (slightly loud,) three year old.
The same holds true for photo sessions. Your child is in a new element and a stranger is holding a big camera in front of their face. They’re likely not going to entirely be themselves. They may show off more than usual or your extrovert may suddenly become shy.
Rest assured, it’s all okay.
The best thing you can do for your kids is to go with the flow and stay positive. The more you relax and have fun with things, the more likely your little one (or big one,) is to get on board.
It can also be helpful to pack a few treats and bribes for younger children. Favorite toys, special snacks and the promise of ice cream afterwards work wonders.
We’re incredibly patient with kids and that we have a few tricks up our sleeve to help get even the smallest ones to cooperate.
We know that some family members just happen to be furry and we love when families choose to incorporate pets into their session. Keep in mind that bringing a pet along often means that we’ll need to choose a pet friendly location.
We recommend planning for your pet to be at the first part of your session and having a friend take them home. We won’t use the pet in every single photo so it’s also nice to have someone available to hold him or her in between shots.
If you’re going to bring a pet, we recommend exercising your pet before the session and bringing your pets favorite toy or treats! Depending on your pet’s fur type, it might also be a good idea to groom them before the shoot.
When it comes to posing for your session, you don’t need to worry about a thing! We’ll guide you through the entire process beginning with “poses” that are super easy and natural. If we tell you to do something that feels a little funny, it’s probably because we know it’s going to make everyone laugh - and that’s the photo we’re actually looking for.
Throughout your session, we’ll keep an eye on your hair, makeup and outfits to make sure things stay in place. We want you to feel as relaxed as possible and enjoy your time together!
You’ve likely realized this by now, but babies can be a bit messy. It’s always a good idea for all members of the family to plan an extra outfit just in case.
This is a season when you might not quite feel like yourself. A fresh outfit you feel good in goes a long way. We’ve found longer, a-line dresses that are nursing friendly are often the most flattering. Brands like Petal and Pup and Morning Lavender tend to have quite a few of these at affordable prices. Session days are also a good day to take others up on that offer to help. You are one hard working mama and if you have time to nap, shower and get ready in peace, you’re going to love these images a lot more.
While your entire house doesn’t need to look like it’s ready for Pinterest, we do recommend cleaning up the nursery and any places you think we might shoot. This might include your bed, the couch or a spot in your home with beautiful natural light. But truly, that's all you need to prep. We know you're in the throes of newborn life and we won't judge the pile or dishes in the sink or baby paraphernalia that has suddenly taken over the house.
Feed and change your little one’s diaper right before we arrive. This helps ensure that they are ready to go as soon as we arrive. However due to the tiny size of their tummies, it’s also likely that they’ll need another feed (and maybe a diaper change) during the shoot.
Please don’t worry about pausing the session to feed your little one. This is normal! We plan extra time for newborn sessions.
If we’ll be photographing the newest members of your family, the following tips below will help ensure everyone is happy throughout the session.
We’ve found that there isn’t a “good” or “bad” time to take your photos. We normally plan sessions based on a particular “look” our clients have in mind, spring flowers for example, or based on schedules.
Sessions typically last anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour and when when we can—we love to begin sessions about an hour and half before sunset. We prefer to shoot when the sun is lower in the sky to avoid harsh shadows and bright sun patches. The first two hours after sunrise is also an ideal time to shoot.
We schedule sessions during what we believe will be the best light of the day - which means that it’s super important to be on time. If you’re late to an evening session, we could run out of light before we’ve finished shooting and if your session takes place in the morning, the sun gets more harsh as it rises.
The sooner the better! Our weekends tend to fill up pretty quickly - especially during the spring and fall, so the sooner you reach out to us, the more likely you are to get your desired date! We typically have Wednesdays and Fridays for outdoor sessions, and Tuesday and Thursdays for studio sessions.
To reserve your date, we'll need a contract as well as a deposit. And if something comes up and you need to change your date, just let us know!
Unless you've modeled professionally, you're probably going to feel awkward in front of the camera. Heck, we take photos for a living and we even feel like a deer in the headlights when we're in front of the camera.
You're going to feel awkward at first, but as the session goes on and we coach you through images, we think you'll find that being photographed can actually be fun. And don't worry about your kids. We're well versed in capturing even the busiest of little ones.
No one wants to look like a wet dog in their photos so if it looks like it's going to rain, snow, hail or some other weather catastrophe, we'll be in touch via email or phone to reschedule.
Often, when we're scheduling our initial portrait session date, if it works for our calendars, we'll actually set up both a main date and a rain date just to make sure we don't have to postpone your session for very long if the weather is bad on the original date.
Within a 1-2 weeks of your session, you'll receive a link to a digital gallery that will allow you to download high resolution images.
The gallery is also set up to make ordering prints, canvases and other keepsakes as easy as turning on a Roomba to clean your floors. No worrying about tricky things like color correction, DPI and image format.