My signature process

I want your experience at Four Fireflies to be unlike anything you might experience at another studio. I offer a personalized, high-quality experience to capture those precious moments and provide you with museum quality heirlooms to last generations!

I believe my approach is unlike anything you will find with other photographers. Let me show you the difference and treat you like royalty.

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What makes the experience so special?

It starts with a call to talk about your expectations and preferences. Once you have booked and are locked in, we will pick a time for our Planning Session to nail down all the important details to make your session exactly what you want.

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Next is the Planning Session. I prefer this term to the more typical “consult” because I want to work WITH you to plan the session you want. We will meet at my St. Louis Studio and go over everything including selecting any clothing or accessories from my huge Client Closet you might want to incorporate. And if what I have doesn't suit your theme, I’ll just add something new!

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Your session will begin with Hair and Makeup for Mom before we go through the setups we planned for you.

We will go through a number of setups and end up with a wide variety of pictures to choose from.

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A few weeks after the session you will come back to the Studio to view your finished images and decide on the Heirlooms and Wall Art you want to bring home.

Then it's just a short wait for your pieces to be finished for you to pick up!

behind the scenes

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At Four Fireflies Photography your maternity session starts with hair and makeup (included), followed by your session using a selection of couture gowns, modern bodysuits, trendy accessories and more!

If you don’t see the style you are looking for, speak up, I am always looking to add to my client closet and may be able to acquire something to match your vision!

If you are wanting to try something a little different, Body Henna is available for an additional fee!

Your session starts with...

Your session is a day of being pampered and being treated like a queen.

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After your session, one to two weeks after you will come back to the studio for The Reveal!

This is the best moment as you'll see your images for the first time and get to choose your heirlooms, and to be honest, no words can describe the feeling!

The Reveal

Working together

The sessions

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Maternity ⟶

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Photos are a timeless treasure. They serve as proof of the precious, fleeting moments that have passed. However, with maternity photos specifically, it is even more important to capture these days in their highest quality for you to cherish forever. 

Learn more about how we work together to capture the magic of pregnancy and motherhood.

I look forward to working with you!

Newborn ⟶

Motherhood ⟶

Birthday ⟶

Milestones ⟶

In order to give each family a customized and detailed experience, I only take a set number of sessions per month. The schedule, especially for weekends, is often booked up a few months in advance.

For maternity I recommend booking early in your second trimester for a session between 32-36 weeks.

For a newborn session, I pencil in your due date and then we pick a firm date when baby gets here. You should aim to lock in your due date spot in your second trimester.

For all other sessions it is recommended to book 6+ weeks in advance. Booking early also allows time to schedule your planning meeting without a rush!

Already past these dates? Feel free to reach out to see if there are any last minute spots open!

You can see my signature process on the Services page, but you can learn more about each of the different sessions we offer and their detailed information inside each of their pages!

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Maternity ⟶

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Newborn ⟶

Motherhood ⟶

Birthday ⟶

Milestones ⟶

The answer to this is not as simple as giving you a hard number. Because you only buy what you love the, total investment for each family is different.

The session fee for full sessions is $250-350 depending on the type of session you would like.

**Collections, albums, wall art and digital images are NOT included in the session fee**

A la carte wall art starts at $800, albums at $1000. Most families will choose a collection that includes wall art, an album and, for most collections, digital images.

Most families will invest $2900 or more on Heirlooms and Collections.

All wall art is offered in few different finishes to match any room. Canvas, acrylic, wood rounds, and framed prints with many options are all included for your wall art.

The short answer is yes... but no one ever does.

It is really important to me that I am helping my families create heirlooms that will still be around 100 years from now. I know that digital images are important and that is why they are included in most Collections. But, technology changes so quickly... That USB of images you were given 5 years ago is no longer practical. Some computers don’t even come with a USB drive anymore. USBs will someday go the way of the floppy disk. The idea of cloud storage is so new, there is no way to know how long it will last or how your family will be able to access it in the years to come. Printed images are forever. 

Even images that were not properly cared for, and using lower quality materials, can be beautifully restored. Once a digital image is corrupted, it is gone forever. 

Outdoor mini sessions are offered each spring and fall.

Additionally I offer Milestone Mini Sessions every other month, perfect to capture those quick moments in between full sessions.

The heirlooms

Preserve your memories

The art of personalization is at your fingertips with the many options to fit any unique style and need, from custom newborn albums up to beautiful family wall art that will fill any space in your home with love.

I'll help you create pieces tailored specifically around what YOU want.

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Four Fireflies Photography is about creating beautiful memories that last for generations. I love working with families to help them create heirlooms for future generations of loved ones, to be passed down so they never forget the fleeting moments.

portfolio

Signature work

See the portfolio ⟶