When motherhood started to become the majority of what was in front of my camera, I knew that I wanted to offer some sort of baby’s first year portrait package. However I knew that my package would need to look and be described differently than what was typically out there- as I am far from the typical photographer. I didn’t want 6 month studio sitting up pictures, or one year cake smashes with pearls- heavens, no. That wouldn’t fit my work at all.
Rather I wanted a first year collective that celebrated Motherhood itself. Because when I approach a maternity portrait session- I am photographing those first moments of feeling like a mother. The way your face smiles when you feel the baby move. The way your husband looks at you like you have never in your life been more beautiful to him than you are right there, round belly and all. When I arrive at a newborn portrait session, I am not going to curl your baby up into buckets, beanbags, or try to make them look like a frog. No, I am there to photograph something deeper. Like how tiny they are on your chest. How that nook under your neck seemed to be actually created just for their snuggle. The look on your husband’s face when he sees you rocking your baby, and the look on yours when he quiets the baby’s fuss with a single gentle shush. When I meet you when the baby is 6 months, or 12 months- it’s still not just about your baby- it’s about how far you have come. Celebrating the milestones of being parents! I love to photograph the new facial expressions babies begin to make as their personality shines through, but more than that I want to document how their face smiles when they are looking at you.
It’s more than a first year picture package. It’s a celebration. It’s documenting the first year of being that baby’s mama. And it’s so incredibly beautiful. There’s a reason why it’s the most popular.
Over the years, The Motherhood Collective has taken on different tweaks, as I am always trying to meet the current needs of my clients to the best of my ability. When I first released the collective, it offered a choice of three sessions over the first year. This past year, it included two sessions for a bit less of an investment. Now, for the first time, The Motherhood Collective is available with your choice of two or three sessions. I am not really sure why I never thought of offering it that way before!
Now, if a maternity and newborn session is really what you’re wanting the most, you can choose the two session collective. If you found me while looking for a newborn photographer, you can still choose the three session collective with a newborn session, 6 month session, and One Year Session- the point is that the possibilities are custom to exactly what you are most wanting to book. There are also now a few exclusive additions only available in The Motherhood Collective, making it an even better value, and more exciting to book.
What I also adore about The Motherhood Collective is how I get to be with families along the way. Inviting a photographer into your home, into your MOMENTS…it is a sacred honor that I do not take lightly. It is a big deal who you choose as your family photographer! I love being able to be there along the whole first year. It is so special to photograph you as an expecting mother, all the way through your first family portrait as your baby grows. I get to know families in such a special way, and it creates a meaningful experience for you as well.
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To learn more about booking your Maine Maternity, Newborn, or Family Portrait Session, or the popular Motherhood Collective, contact Tiffany via the Connect link in the menu, or email directly at TIFFANY@TIFFANYFARLEY.COM
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Tiffany Farley frequently travels for maternity, newborn, and family portrait sessions and has clients from Bar Harbor to San Francisco. To find out details regarding her upcoming travel dates to a city near you including Southern Connecticut, Rye New York, Charleston, Acadia National Park- or to book a custom travel session, please contact for more information.
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