Your Session Experience
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!
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!
Lifestyle Portrait Experience - $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
Session fee does not include the cost of prints or digitals. Those are selected separately at the time of the ordering session, see “Wall Decor” section below for more information.
This Session type can apply to Maternity, Newborn, Family Portraits, and ‘Smile’stone Sessions
Lifestyle Portrait Experience enhancements
Maternity + Newborn Combo - add $100
Milk Bath - $50 additional per session
*Milk bath sessions can take place in your home tub or at a location I can provide.
Session Fee including enhancements and signed contract required to secure your time. These can be completed online.
FUN FACT: MY HUSBAND AND I WANT TO LIVE IN AN RV AND TRAVEL THE US ON UNSCHOOL ADVENTURES WITH OUR KIDS
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.
The Birth Story
The Birth Story
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.
$400 Retainer to reserve on call time
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
Maternity Session prints and digitals are not included in Birth Story Experience Fee. Those are selected separately at the time of the ordering session, see “Wall Decor” section below for more information.
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 and/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. These can be completed online. Please reach out about payment plans or arrangements if you are interested in them.
Fun Fact: 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.