how it works

Your investment in portraits with Mika James Amaya Photography will yield beautiful images from our time together.

I never want you to have to choose your favorite images and I never want to restrict the images I edit and place in your gallery. My style of photography results in a collection of images that speak to your family's unique beauty and connection. Your session fee includes a complete portrait session experience, usually around an hour and a complete set of 4x6 fine art prints from your session.  

I realize all clients know they want digital files, yet what most come to realize is that they really enjoy prints, framed portraits and albums too. More than just an image on a computer screen, having tangible art allows family memories to be cherished, adored, passed down and poured over every day.  Conveniently, the a la carte option allows everyone to choose the products they love most, personalizing the foundation digital files create.  

I also believe that our time together should be filled with moments you normally wouldn’t experience. Part of the wonderful experience a portrait session with me includes is access to professional hair and makeup services, access to the Client Wardrobe and personalized styling to help you look and feel great on the day of your session. My favorite part however is spoiling my clients throughout the year with gifts, surprises for your children and client only events and pricing.

It’s all meant to go above and beyond what you are used to, creating a personalized experience that is enjoyable from beginning to end.


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session reservation

Choose your session type: Single or Collective Session. 

For single sessions, to reserve your date with Mika James Amaya Photography and commission me as your photographer a deposit of $200 is required to reserve your date. Your session fee includes approximately 25 edited images presented in an online gallery for viewing and ordering as well as a complimentary set of 4x6  fine art prints.

Luxury studio wardrobe for mothers and daughters is included and ready for you to borrow from.

The most popular choice is a  Collective Membership for returning clients.  Enjoy a $25 session fee discount when sessions are bundles together.  Luxury studio wardrobe is ready for mothers and daughters to borrow at each session. Initial deposit of half of Collective is required to hold dates, remaining half of Collective is due at first session. 

Example: maternity, newborn, 6 month, 12 month $700 ($175/session)  Deposit $350/Remainder $350

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choose a LOCATION


(maternity | milestones | family )

This is a such a versatile place and can accommodate just about any type of portrait session.  The field changes throughout the year, with lush greens in Spring-Summer months and beautiful brown and golden tones in the Fall-Winter months.  Sessions here are done in the late evening to take advantage of beautiful golden light and also allow for cooler evenings while creating your beautiful images.

your home.

(newborn | milestones )

Warm, cozy and familar your home is the perfect space to capture beautiful moments.  
This is a wonderful setting to create memories and portraits for maternity, your newborn and young children . Home sessions are done in the morning, ending no later than 2pm. This is when the light is best.


(maternity | family )

Here in North Carolina we are blessed with beautiful beaches. While there is a small fee to have your session at the beach, it really is a beautiful location to document family vacations, sandy toes and wind in your hair.
Family and maternity sessions are scheduled at sunrise - allowing us to capture the magnificent first  light of the day.  See beach sessions HERE.

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Display your Images

We have met on location to create your beautiful portraits. Now for the fun part! This is when you see your GORGEOUS images and choose the best way for your family to cherish your heirloom portraits. In addition to your complimentary set of fine art prints, products begin at just $10 after each session.

Please CONTACT me for detailed pricing

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Either displayed on the walls of your home or in albums you enjoy the beautiful images of your family for generations to come.


Your session with me immediately adds you to my Prefered Client list. You will be invited to attend my annual Motherhood Event, recieve special gifts in the mail and be the first to know about events and promotions.