Like a Vapor

The wait time between those two pink lines and a sweet newborn in your arms is like a vapor in the wind. As mommas, we search for the best products and gadgets to keep our little one comfortable and safe. With the same care, we must choose a maternity and newborn photographer to capture this short sweet time.

Life Photo + Design creates beautiful photographs that will transport us back to the times of feeling our little one kick in our bellies and the weight and warmth of holding our newborn one in our arms. With personal touches and partnership in the vision of sessions, we do our best to ensure your photos are an accurate representation of this special season of life!

Customizable and unique to your family.

Life Photo + Design wants to capture your maternity and newborn experience in partnership with you! Unlike other photographers, we have session and style options that helps express your family as you want to remember them.

Maternity Collections

Simple & Sweet

Looking for a smaller session or on a budget?
Simple & Sweet is for you!
-1 location
-1 Outfit Change
-Approx. 1 hour of service
-Choice of 10 fully edited digitals from proof gallery
*Add-on print/digital packages available for purchase

Value: $349

The Mosaic

Have a cute outfit you want to try on the kids? Mosaic is for you!
-1 location
-2 Outfit Changes
-Approx. 1.5 hour of service
-Choice of 15 fully edited digitals from proof gallery
*Add-on print/digital packages available for purchase

Value: $425

The Family

This one is great to include extended family and additional meaningful locations!
-2 locations
-2 Outfit Changes
-Approx. 2 hours of service
-Minimum of 25 edited digitals
*Add-on print/digital packages available for purchase

Value: $599

At Life Photo + Design, you choose your newborn:


Session Type

Editing Style

1. Choose Your Newborn Collection

The Lullaby

-In-Home Studio/Lifestyle Set Up
-2 Themes
-Baby Only
-Choice of 5 fully edited digitals from proof gallery
*Add-on print/digital packages available for purchase
*Approx. 2 hour session

Value: $349

Baby's Breath

-In-Home Studio/Lifestyle Set Up
-3 Themes
-Baby and Parents
-Choice of 7 fully edited digitals from proof gallery
*Add-on print/digital packages available for purchase
*Approx. 2.5 hour session

Value: $449

The Heritage

-In-Home Studio/Lifestyle Set Up
-3-4 Themes
-Baby, Parents & Extended Family
-Choice of 15 fully edited digitals from proof gallery
*Add-on print/digital packages available for purchase
*Approx. 3 hour session

Value: $599

2. Choose Your Newborn Session Type


This session offers:
-Mobile Portrait Studio set-up in your own home
-Prop or minimalist set up
-Many color palettes to choose from
-Option for family heritage items to be used in photos

*We are trained in newborn safety!

(Additional $49 equipment fee)


This session offers:
- Prop-less session
- More family involvement
-Natural posing of baby
Best within first 14 days.

No additional fee

3. Choose Your Editing Color Palette

Vintage & Moody

Vintage & Moody editing style creates a romantic, vintage look to any session. These can typically be more neutral, warm tones with a dark and moody contrast. These give a nostalgic feel to your photos that are timeless!

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Vibrant & Contrast

Vibrant & Contrast sessions are full of bright, vibrant colors! These photos make you feel energized, excited and happy when you see them. This editing style is a great way to showcase a child or family's personality!

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Pastel & Light

Pastel & Light gives a classic look to any session. There are many pastel and whites used in this editing style. They are bright, but the colors do not distract from the main subject of the session- your family!

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Call (843) 478-7160 or Message Us Today!

Maternity & Newborn Session Bundles

Bundle: Maternity & Newborn

You can schedule your maternity & newborn session all at once!
This bundle includes the Simple & Sweet Maternity Session & The Palmetto Newborn Session.
*Upgrades available for additional investment. $150 Nonrefundable deposit required to reserve session.

Starts at $499

Message us below to get started or call (843) 478-7160

The Process: What to Expect

1. Initial Contact

Hello! Bonjour! Hola! We are so glad to meet you! No matter how you found us, we are so excited that you are here and ready to celebrate your life stage with Life Stage Photography services. Let's get to know each other! Session consultations are recommended to ensure we clearly understand your vision for your session.

3. Fill Out Questionnaire & Reserve Session Date

Once you have determined your collection, we will send you a questionnaire for contact information, session preferences, session times available, and a form to purchase your initial collection to reserve your date. In order to secure your time and date, you must pay the initial base collection investment.

5. Sign Your Life Away... JK ;)

We will send you basic photography contracts that bring us to mutual agreements and protection for both parties. We will also have minor release forms to be allowed to photograph your beautiful littles! Forms must be completed online before your session date.

7. Sneak Peek Online

After your session, you will recieve an email with instructions of what to expect next, as well as a sneak peek of your session on our Facebook page! Be sure to share the post with friends and family, but please know that if you save the image and try to print or re-upload it will look pixilated!

9. Two to Four Weeks: Delivery of Printed Products

Waiting is always the hardest part! But oh so worth it! Within 2-4 weeks, your photos will be fully edited and delivered based on your order. Personal pick-up is also available. If any product is not to our quality standards, we will work with you to get the problem swiftly taken care of. We want to serve you and make sure your photo legacy is secured for years to come!

2. Choose Your Session Type & Collection

Select your base collection with the number of desired digital images, locations, & outfit changes. Once your session is complete and proof album delivered, you can add more keepsakes to your order, such as prints, wall art, brag books or a Full CD of your purchase!

4. Prepping For Your Session

We will walk you through how to plan for your session. Malana is a licensed cosmetologist and can give recommendations as to attire, hair styles, and color coordination to help your family look their best! We will also send you style guides for inspiration and customized Pinterest boards to make sure the session reflects your vision.

6. Say Cheese! Your Session is Here!

The day has arrived! You are prepped and ready for your session. Now we enjoy time together over some coffee, a camera and memories you will be able to pass down for generations!

8. Two-Four Weeks: Pick Your Favorites & Keepsakes from Edited, Online Proof Album

Within 2-4 weeks, you will recieve a link to an online album to view your entire session. There, you will pick your photos from your purchased collection and then choose and purchase your keepsakes to add to your original order. You can share this link with family and friends and they can order keepsakes too!

10. Enjoy forever!

We can't wait to see you again soon!

Book Today by calling (843) 478-7160

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