Moms are too often the unsung heroes of family documentation—always behind the camera, rarely in the frame. As a mother of two myself, I know firsthand that it's nearly impossible to capture the perfect selfie with my girls, or worse yet, set up a picture-perfect shot only to have my husband crop out my head or photograph me mid-sentence as I'm "art-directing." This is where Motherhood Portraits swoops in to save the day! These pop-up sessions are short in duration, yet rich in meaning—and with over 10 years experience photographing little ones, I guarantee a final gallery of photos that will undoubtedly melt your heart and make it to that coveted spot on the mantle.
Each shoot includes ten-to-fifteen (painless!) minutes in front of the camera with your kiddos, and results in 15 edited hi-res photos that you can download and keep forever. I photograph you in soft and flattering natural light, I don't require anyone to sit and say cheese, and I have a host of tricks up my sleeve to ease even the most camera-shy babe. The ultimate goal is finding natural, love-filled moments and preserving memories that are anything but staged. Mamas, it's high time you treat yourself to some time in front of the lens—you and your children will treasure these gifts for years to come, and dare I say you'll have some serious fun in the process!
2018 pop-up at festoon la
where and when?
The next Motherhood Portraits Pop-Up will take place on Saturday, December 8th from 10am to 2:30pm at boy+girl in Los Angeles. The address is 214 Venice Blvd, Venice CA, 90201.
how much and what do i get?
All sessions are $385 and payment must be received up front in order to confirm your booking. Each session includes the following: a 10-to-15-minute portrait shoot with Nicki (that's me!), a private online gallery with 15 hi-res images, a direct download of all edited photos to keep, and a holiday gift bag worth over $150 featuring goodies from our generous friends at Solly Baby, Birdling Bags, Beautycounter, Alice&Ames, and more!
when will i receive my images?
Images will be delivered—via an emailed invite to your own personal, password-protected gallery—on December 23rd (just in time for Christmas, if you celebrate). It's the ultimate gift for any mama, if I do say so.
what do I bring and what do we wear?
In order to keep these sessions as natural as possible, I generally refrain from using props. That being said, if your little one has a lovey that he/she just can't part with, or refuses to put down his/her favorite stuffed animal, we go with it (after all, we're capturing the real and the now)! As far as wardrobe choices are concerned, the simpler the better. Light neutrals are always a good idea, and subtle prints and patterns are great too! I would avoid large logos or anything with too much pop, because we don't want to detract from your gorgeous faces and your photo-worthy expressions.
How old should my children be?
Motherhood Portraits sessions are for babies and kiddos of any age! I've photographed brand new babes less than two weeks old, as well as teenagers and even multiple generations! If you can snuggle them, then you can bring them.
Great, so how do I book?
CLICK HERE to sign up for a spot on Saturday, December 8! And here are a few helpful instructions: First, select your preferred time (all visible timeslots are available timeslots). Then, kindly provide your name, email and phone number and from there you can check out securely with your credit card payment. Once booking is complete, you'll receive an email confirmation with the necessary information outlined for your convenience. Questions? Please don't hesitate to email me at nickisebastian[at]gmail[dot]com.
WHAT IF I NEED TO CANCEL?
I totally get it—things happen (especially when little ones are in the mix)! Unfortunately at this time, we're unable to offer refunds once a session is booked. That being said, you are more than welcome to transfer your time slot to a friend and take care of the transaction yourself—just email me at nickisebastian[at]gmail[dot]com to let me know in advance so I know who to expect!
WILL YOU BE OFFERING THESE POP-UPS IN OTHER CITIES?
I really hope to some day soon (but with two kiddos at home, one of whom is only a year old, travel has been a little tricky to pull off). That said, it's definitely on my future wish list, and I'd love nothing more than to take this show on the road. Stay tuned, mamas!