I have a slogan, that “good enough is never great and I want to be great for for my clients.” Over the last seventeen years I have strived to provide the best customer service and the best images I can create for my clients. I continually invest in my education by watching online seminars, attending in person workshops from photographers I admire, a lot of times traveling across the country to do so. But it is so worth it, when I learn something that makes my sessions go so much smoother allowing me to make even better images for my clients.
Setting up and styling a newborn session is one of the funnest parts for a newborn photographer, and I am no exception. I stock my studio with the colors of the rainbow in furs, outfits, headbands, hats— you name the color I have it! I love using multiple textures in one photograph that all compliment each other. Meticulous detail is paid attention to every set up and every picture to make sure that that your gallery is cohesive and that no one picture stands out as a loner. This way if you choose to print your photos for say a canvas cluster your photos not only match each other but they go with the aesthetic of your home.
I started photography when my oldest was just shy of 1, she is now 18. 17 years is a lot of experience and I am able to use that to get even the most stubborn toddler to sit down for half a second for a picture with their new baby brother/sister.
Over the years my style has evolved and for maternity I love creating images that are both simple and have an almost ethereal look to them, to images that have an edge and a more fashion look; while my newborn work is all about your baby, yes the props are provided, but at the end of the day its about your showcasing your beautiful baby and his/her features.
Stefanie Miller Photography is located at 970 W Conway Harbor Springs, MI. The studio is centrally located and easy to get to.
The studio is a nice relaxing place for parents. There is a client lounge stocked with chips, beverages and candy in case older siblings need a bit of bribery ;-). In the client lounge you can sit back with your feet up and watch some Netflix or rent the latest movie you have been meaning to see - while your newborn is being photographed.
The client closet is filled with outfits of basically any color and multiple sizes to fit newborns of all sizes, the maternity side of the client closet holds numerous outfits from sparkly gowns to pretty shawl to simple cotton dresses all in a range of sizes to fit every mama.
It is between Harbor Springs and Petoskey and is just a short drive from Traverse City, and Gaylord.
Sessions all take place in my Harbor Springs, MI Newborn photography studio. Each session is photographed with care and expertise to make sure you have timeless photographs on your wall.
After you are booked you will receive a questionnaire asking about your style, asking questions such as what colors you like to decorate with, what the nursery is etc. This will allow me to plan your session to match your personal style and make sure the images that you will be receiving will coordinate with your home. If you have any special props/pose requests this is the time to tell me about them.
After baby is born, you will receive another questionnaire- this one just lets me know the birth stats of baby so that I can choose props, hats/headbands and outfits are the appropriate size for your baby.
Once the session is here you will be able to relax in the client lounge or of course you can watch the session. Each session includes pictures with mom and dad and sibling portraits if there is a sibling. For families with more than one child the family portion is done first, for first child it is done usually at the end. You will be photographed in both a traditional smiling looking at the camera as well as connection type poses with you looking at your baby etc.
During a session we will do a lot of variety. Some with baby naked, some wrapped, some in props. At the end of the session, I usually try to wake baby up as well to try and get a handful of those funny face black and white portraits - that always end up being the favorite.
After the session is photographed we will take roughly a 10 minute break and I will download your images- then you will be able to see your images the same day. This portion of the session is called the view and order and where you will order your images. You do not order any images before you see them.
The studio has three collections and an ala carte option. Products include albums, wall art, and digital images.
Digital images are turned around in two weeks. Products will either ship to the studio for pickup or your home.
Collections start at $500
Ala Carte Digital starts at $250
Please inquire for full pricing info.
Studio hours are Monday-Friday 10-6. Studio is located in Harbor Springs, MI. Please note there are no more bookings for the Essexville, MI Studio. The Harbor Springs studio location is accepting late June due dates and beyond.
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