Your Session Experience

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Memories By The Smile Photography is a small business comprised of ME. Milena ViVenzio! I am currently a bit of a one woman show, and being a full time mommy as well, it is important to me to create a photography experience for you that I would want for my own family.

After 8 years in business, I have seen so many stories, documented the beginnings of so many sweet lives. I have shared so much with so many families and each session makes me fall more in love with this job!

With each family I am honored to work with, I try to build a real relationship. I think about them even when I am not working on their sessions! Haha! I pray for them before, during and after every shoot because they aren’t just another client to me. I don’t take it lightly that you are entrusting me to not only take beautiful photos of your family, but to take part in the telling of your story.

Besides taking care of my family, photographing families’ and their precious children is one of the most rewarding parts of my life. I am so excited for you to keep scrolling and learn how working with me isn’t your typical photography experience. It is so much more!


my philosophy

I get it. Life is literally flying by. Maybe you are pregnant and overwhelmed by how suddenly short 9 months of pregnancy feels! Maybe you are a mother of 3 or 4 gorgeous kiddos and haven’t slowed down to soak in your memories in a while. Whatever season of life you find yourself in, photography is so important to preserving the stories taking place all around you! My goal as your photographer is to create a photographic experience that knocks your socks off and serves you FIRST every step of the way. Photography is so much more than just images, it is literally like time capsules on display in your home: each image a memory, frozen in time to transport you back for just one more fleeting moment to enjoy what once was. I am here to walk you through this process and make it wonderful for you!

When my families feel comfortable and relaxed in front of the camera, the results are genuine, emotion-filled images that tell a beautiful story! That is why I work hard to get to know about any family that reaches out to me for photography. I take time in their homes to learn about their space, their vibe, their personality and what would serve them best. I want to make sure we are a good fit to work together, but also to make sure that I serve them well! I could just go in and capture pretty images, but it works so much better when I know where they might end up being displayed and the plans for their arrangements! When you have a vision for “a collage in the nursery, and one big canvas over the mantlepiece” it helps me make sure I am on track during the session itself! (Check out some ideas for how to display your wall art here!)

So if you haven’t already, I encourage you to take a look at The Process Page and consider your plans for placements in your home and what you want me to know about you. Once we have decided we are a good fit to work together, I will be planning a trip to your home very soon! So get excited. This experience is getting close to becoming a reality for you!


 
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The Birth Story

Experience

The Birth Story

Experience

Birth photography is about anticipation, new life and the love that comes with it. It’s a documentary of your support in labor, those first precious moments with your baby, and all the small details that tell the story of bringing your baby into the world. There is only one first impression, one first glimpse, and one first embrace.

Your story is unique. It is yours. It should be preserved and captured in a way that brings you back to the celebration and the joy of those incredible and fleeting moments. You have been working so hard, you’ve grown this person and now you are bringing them home. I believe every breathtaking moment should be documented and preserved for your family to treasure for a lifetime.

 

$1950

Your story will be documented wherever you choose to give birth and will include:

  • Complimentary In Person Consultation to get to know one another and talk about Wall Art displays, answer any questions and discuss expectations

  • 1-2 hour Maternity Session in your home or on location

  • Ordering Session to choose Wall Art for Maternity Session (all images chosen for print come with digital copies)

  • Personalized online client portal to help guide you through each step of our process together

  • Complimentary Access to online styling guide to help plan Maternity session attire

  • 15% discount toward the purchase of any attire at www.sewtrendyaccessories.com

  • My time on call from 38 weeks until your baby is born

  • Photographic Documentation of your labor starting when labor is deemed active until roughly 2 hours postpartum

  • Digital negatives of all edited images

  • Birth Story Album with all Birth Story images printed inside (10x10, 40 pages)

Enhancements for Birth Photography

The following options are only available to Birth Photography Clients.

  • Fresh 48 Session - $499
    2 Hour documentary style session taking place within the first 48 hours of birth. Perfect for documenting first meetings of siblings or other family. Up to 40 additional images will be included in your Birth Story Album from this session.

  • Companion Birth Story Album - $599
    10x10, 20 pages; Curated version of Birth Story Album for displaying in shared spaces or gifting to other family

  • Newborn Session Fee added for only $100
    This fee covers the session after baby is born, typically within 10 - 14 days of birth. Session fee does not include prints or digital images

  • Milk Bath for Maternity or Newborn Session - add $50 per session
    This fee includes milk, flowers, and a lace dress for your session. We will talk about the location for the bath if you do not have a suitable bathroom at your home.

Non-refundable Reservation Retainer of $400 and signed contract required to reserve your dates (talk to me about payment plans/ arrangements). These can be completed online.

 

Fun Fact #1: I used to be a doula. I treasure the birth space as sacred, and I usually can’t help offering a little help to my birthing mamas if I see it is needed.

 

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Maternity + Newborn

Experience

the Lifestyle Newborn

Experience

Mama, you are glowing! You are blossoming, you are blooming! You are beautiful, incredible, and full of LIFE. No matter how many babies you have carried inside you, is there anything more powerful, more awe-inspiring than the fact that you have created a whole human to bless the world with? It is my goal to discover and capture the divine moment you are in as you enjoy and experience every bump, thump, twist and tumble and then welcome that sweet babe into your loving arms.

When a baby is born, the bonds forged between parents and siblings are sacred and precious things. I love to quietly document the joy and subdued (or exuberant) excitement and love as a family acclimates to their newest addition. The warm embrace of mother’s first feeding sessions, the glowing look of a proud new father, the curious excitement of a new older sibling… these are the sweet details I will focus on as you soak up every precious moment of your new baby’s arrival.

$300

These sessions take place in your home or on location (for Maternity) and include:

  • Pre-Session Consultation to determine plans for where to display artwork in your home, as well as answer any styling and expectation questions

  • 1-2 Hour Maternity Session on location or in your home

  • 2 Hour Lifestyle Newborn Portrait Session in your home, or Fresh 48 Session at home or still in birthing location

  • Personalized Ordering Session to Select Prints (all printed images come with digital copies)

  • Personalized online Client Portal to walk you through each step of your experience

  • Complimentary Access to online styling guide to help plan Maternity session attire

  • 15% discount toward the purchase of any attire at www.sewtrendyaccessories.com

 

Add Milk Bath to either or both sessions for additional $50 per session

Combo Session fees and signed contract required to reserve your times. These can be completed online.

Fun Fact # 2: if you didn’t know, My favorite color is purple. I may be slightly obsessed with it!


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lifestyle Family portrait

Experience

 

Lifestyle Family

Portrait Experience

It is only moving faster, this life we are living. Each day more fluid than the last. You find yourself wondering how your little girl is almost 4 already?! Have you been married 8 years this year? It was just yesterday you and your love first made your vows surely! And yet, time slows down not one bit for any of us. We only get one shot, so we have to soak up each season.

When I capture your family, I want to soak up those moments with you. We will go to a location that best fits you and your family energy, whether on a walk through a park, splashing through a river, or playing tickle fight on your couch and making pancakes in your kitchen. I’ll meet you where your memories are happening.

$200

These sessions take place in your home or on location and include:

  • Pre-Session Consultation to plan for artwork locations in your home as well as answer any styling and expectation questions

  • 1-2 hours of photographing

  • Personalized Ordering Session to Select Prints (all printed images will come with digital copies)

  • Personalized online Client Portal to walk you through each step of your experience

  • Complimentary Access to online styling guide to help plan Maternity session attire

  • 15% discount toward the purchase of any attire at www.sewtrendyaccessories.com

This Session type can also be used toward single ‘Smile’stone Sessions

Session Fee and signed contract required to secure your time. These can be completed online.


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Wall Decor

Fine Art Canvas Wraps starting at $199

Mounted Gift Prints Starting at $55

Custom Memories Albums starting at $599

Digital Galleries with print rights (without choosing prints) $999
*Detailed quote for products can be provided upon request

*My Wall Art Galleries are customized individually based on your home and your needs, so I don’t have any set packages. However, most galleries start around $700 and go up from there.


A Year in Your Life

I am pleased to provide a new type of photography experience which allows me to follow my clients through their entire year and document their experiences and thoughts throughout the year. Each season of our lives is significant. I want to create artwork that celebrates that fact! This photography experience can be used to document special events throughout the year (limitations apply*) or ‘Smile’stones of a baby’s life! However you choose to follow the progress of your Year of Memories, I am excited to walk in it with you.

For each session in your year, you will be provided a questionnaire to fill out and provide me information on what thoughts and feelings you are going through during this time. What is significant about this event or season for you? What does it represent to your family? What new accomplishments has your baby done lately? This unique and personalized touch is what makes your custom album created at the end of the year such a unique masterpiece. Let’s dive in and choose the package that is right for you!

*Please note these sessions cannot be applied to large events such as weddings or births that may require a more significant investment of time either on call or photographing. Each session may be no more than 3 hours long, unless otherwise discussed and fees adjusted.

Year of Memories Packages

Each Package will start with an in person Art Consultation to discuss the upcoming year and what kind of galleries may be built out to document it as we go.

4 Sessions + 10x10, 40 page Album…. $1849 (or $463 per session)
Great for use with infant stages such as 3 month, 6 month, 9 month, 12 month… Or create sessions around Milestone Achievements: Maternity, Newborn, Sitting, Walking

3 Sessions + 10x10, 30 page Album…... $1649 (or $549 per session)
Great for Milestone Achievements: Newborn, Sitting, Walking, or you choose the Milestones (i.e. Maternity, Newborn, 12 months or Newborn, 6 months, 12 months… etc.)

*Payment plans are available for all products offered by Memories By The Smile Photography. Many clients pay for their packages in increments before each session.

After each session, there will be an ordering session for viewing and selecting images for the annual album, as well as any possible printed images for your walls. All Year of Memories Packages include a complimentary custom art consultation, typically in your home, to allow us to plan how you might decorate your home with your custom art as the year progresses.

Session fees of $100 per session in your chosen package and signed contract for first session required to reserve your times. These can be done online.
Payment plans can be arranged over the course of the year for these packages- just let me know if that interests you!

Year of Memories Package Enhancements

6x9 COMPANION YEAR OF MEMORIES ALBUM - $399

ADDITIONAL HOUR OF COVERAGE AT EVENTS - $99 PER HOUR