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.
Expect to be yourself, your silly, unique, imperfect self!
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.
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!
Normal sessions produce 150 + Images. Your story is delivered via private web gallery, with a special curated gift with every session delivery. Your images will be yours to print and do with as you like, or choose artful and beautiful Albums + Archival Prints.
After you receive your images, you can decide which prints and products you would like as artwork in your home!
Scroll down to view the different type of Sessions I offer!
Newborn + Baby Sessions
+ WA State Sales Tax
90 minutes - 2 hours in the comfort of your home or visiting you in your delivery space.
Your package includes homemade gifts and is carefully wrapped + delivered by Alec.
Who says newborn pictures can only be done in the first 2 weeks?! I say document your baby when you are ready. I work hard to create a session that is relaxing and enjoyable, and whether it is 1 day after your baby is born ... or 4 months. Let's document you, right now!
Add-On Maternity Sessions
Only available when booked with a Newborn Session
+ WA State Sales Tax
1 Hour session at a single location of your choosing. We can tour your home, take a bath, garden or bake a favorite family recipe. Spend an evening in the forest or at the beach with a blanket and your love.
Sessions with Alec
couples ~ maternity ~ families
+ WA State Sales Tax
90 minute Sessions on location or at your home.
Whatever we can fit into a our 90 minute window is game.
Playing in the low-tide or making cookies and playing with trains on the floor.
Scroll down for ideas on your type of session...
A little more information about booking a Session with Alec
Your Session Style
Engagements + Couples + Family + Maternity + Newborn
In home sessions can be intimate, homey and are truly special for catching those silly day to day moments and fun traditions. Newborn sessions are done in your home or hospital (if that is how it works out).
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!
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 New Client Questionnaire. All of which allow me to better serve you during your session. Businessy stuff is essential ;-)
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 upon request.
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 a meal or snack (or something...) 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.
** Check out a few kind words from a couple of my clients! **
"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
You can expect 3- 4 weeks delivery for your final session 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 the same day your gallery is ready.
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!
I love photographing love!
Reach out now to reserve your wedding date. Currently booking 2 more weddings for 2018.
Wedding Packages start at $2900
* 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.