Taking photographs is my way of remembering, of feeling the moment and creating a visual that can be experienced over and over.
I love capturing the most mundane of things, and showing you how beautiful those little moments are. Like cooking an epic pancake breakfast or reading books together in bed with a cup of coffee.
I take great care to create a session that is unique to you, an experience that will translate into beautiful and timeless imagery of your family.
What I hope to give you after our time together is a collection of images that you can return to over and over.
Something tangible, that you can flip through on a whim.
Expect to be yourself, your silly, unique, imperfect self!
All Inclusive Packages + Homemade Gifts from Alec
My packages are All Inclusive. This means our time together + all of the Hi Resolution Digital files from our session will be yours. Simply, you do not have to select favorites and I am not restricted on what I can include in your gallery. Hurray!
I really enjoy wrapping and making your gallery delivery special. Every delivery season is different, but you can expect handmade and homemade gifts + treats to be enjoyed while viewing your gallery. Check my Instagram Stories for inside sneaks at delivery examples!
Scroll down to view the different types of Sessions I offer!
Or, read a first hand account of the client experience, written by a client Here!
Half Day Sessions with Alec
+ WA State Sales Tax
All the Digitals
10 x 10 inch Heirloom Album
Your package includes homemade gifts and is carefully wrapped + delivered by Alec.
Each Session is carefully approached to capture the essence of your family. Usually this means waking up, getting the day started with breakfast and family time. Because our time is not a concern, we can move slowly. Relax into a rhythm together and just hang out. Whatever we can fit into this timeframe is game. An EPIC hike in the PNW mountains... I am game.
Morning pancakes and a walk through your local Farmer's Market... YES!
This is a recording of this moment in your life, and I want you to take away a tangible, beautiful heirloom album to hold and flip through for years to come.
*Full Day 7 hour Sessions are available starting at $2,800
Jammin' with Alec
+ WA State Sales Tax
All the Digitals
9x6 Heirloom Album - 10 Spreads
Sessions are built around capturing your family doing something you love. We select a single location for your session.... We can garden or bake a favorite family recipe.
Spend an evening in the forest or at the beach with the sunset, a blanket and your loves.
These sessions are all about connection, and finding something you can all get involved doing. Even the simplest of things, like reading a book to your toddler or giving your baby a sink bath can hold meaning years down the road.
+ WA State Sales Tax
5 Digital Files
** 20 minute Mini Sessions are offered twice a year. **
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These Minis are fun, relaxed and casual.
A little more information about booking a Session with Alec
Your Session Style
Engagements + Couples + Family + Maternity + Newborn
Really I just want to celebrate YOU, wherever your journey has taken you.
I believe anytime is a good time to document your family's story.
Everyone's family is different, and I want to make your session unique to you. Here are a few ideas and ways to consider planning your session!
Newborns + Babies
Who says newborn pictures can only be done in the first 2 weeks?! I say document when you are ready. I work hard to provide a relaxing and enjoyable experience for my clients, and that starts with inviting me into your space when you think the time is right.... and whether that is 1 day after your baby is born... or 4 months... when the time is right.
Newborn sessions happen in the comfort of your birth space or home, generally in the early-ish hours of the day... when baby is usually happiest and calm.
Couples + Maternity + Families
In home sessions can be intimate, homey and are truly special for catching those silly day to day moments and fun traditions. I find that morning hours are generally the best for young families, and tend to give great natural light inside your home.
For an outdoor location, the best time is usually that 2 hour window right before the sunset, you know that GOLDEN hour light is really something special. This light can also be achieved first thing in the morning, and allows us to avoid the crowds during the summer months.
We could go for a hike, or spend an afternoon having a picnic at the beach, plan an epic cookie making competition, or go get huge ice cream cones for everyone... Our choice are endless...but it is mostly about what clicks for you and how you want this moment remembered.
I like to engage, to laugh, to be vulnerable.
Lets connect and see what we create together.
Need a few ideas to get you started on your session?
Booking Your Session
It is as simple as sending me an email!
I will send you all of the important information, including my Client Welcome Guide, Contract + Release, and Client Questionnaire. All of which allow me to better serve you during your session.
We do a little back and forth like you do, settle on a shoot date, and move from there.
A deposit of $300 will be due at booking to reserve your session, with the balance due 1 week before your session date.
Payment plans are available, please do not hesitate to ask.
For any questions, I mean anything at all, please feel free to reach out!
No really, don't panic! And if you get that reference... we are friends already.
I know it is hard to be in front of the camera, but don't worry, I have done this a couple of times... you almost don't even know the camera is there... almost ;-)
We will chat and get to know each other as we go. I will gently guide you, and sometimes pose you... but only to get the ball rolling. But I will not be asking your kids to smile... I will make funny faces and strange noises to get their attention...maybe even some very bad jokes...;-) I want to see their true character shine through, and if your kids are anything like my kids... their faces are more expressive on their own.
If there will be kiddos, it helps to have them well fed before our session unless we have planned a meal or snack for our time together.
Most of the time, it's the kids who have the run of our time, and things tend to unfold as they will.
Calm and chaos and everything in between.
I am happy to brainstorm about ideas for our shoot, if you have questions about what you or your family should wear & prepare I would love to chat.
** Read a blog written by a recent client to get a better idea of what it is like working with Alec**
"Alec managed to make me authentic but beautiful during every session. She captures the reality of motherhood and family life, yet somehow makes that reality seem like it’s the most natural and beautiful thing in the world."
After Your Session
2 Weeks after our session I will send you an Album Ordering email and form to understand your preference for design and delivery.
You can expect 3- 4 weeks delivery for your final digital gallery images, more during the busiest parts of the year.
However; I do like to send sneak peeks, as I love the anticipation of seeing images right after a session!
Delivery of a handmade + packaged gift can be expected on or around the same day your digital gallery is ready.
You album will be designed after the delivery of your digital gallery, unless otherwise discussed.
You may order additional art and products any time after your gallery has been delivered. However, I strongly suggest downloading your digital files ASAP and backing those babies up.
In addition, you can decide on an array of beautiful products from your session.
Request my Welcome Packet for additional information on Prints and Albums!
Included with every full session is a beautiful, artisan Story album.
Jammin with Alec sessions include a 9 x 6 inch album
Half + Full Day Sessions include a 10 x 10 inch album
Your album will be designed by Alec at the same time as your digital files.
You then have 2 options;
Option 1: Ask Alec to design and print your album! I pick the very best of the bunch from your gallery...design, print and package up your album and deliver it along with your digital gallery. Making for a big and beautiful package on delivery day!
Option 2: Ask to see a draft of your album before printing. This means your album draft will be available digitally with your final gallery delivery. Once we have approved the design, your album will be ready for delivery within 2 weeks of that final approval date.
* Washington State sales tax is NOT included, it will be added to your invoice at the time of booking.
*Clients must sign my contract that insures clients have accepted my terms and what my services entail, including a model release allowing Alec Mills Photography to use photos of the client and client’s family for editorial, trade, advertising, and any other purpose and in any manner or medium; to alter the same without restriction; and to copyright the same. This contract allows me to add to my portfolio.
* I love to travel for sessions, anything outside of 1 hour from my home will add a small travel fee and any expenses. Please ask...as I love to travel ;-)
* Pricing subject to change at any time.