how it works

Your investment in portraits with Mika James Amaya Photography will yield beautiful images from our time together. During the session, you can relax and enjoy interacting with your little ones while I create your magical memories. One to two weeks after the session your gallery will be ready for viewing and ordering. Together we can discuss your images, pick your favorites, and choose the collection that best fits your family's needs.

About three weeks after that you will receive heirloom products that will fill your house with joy and memories!


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session reservation

To reserve your date with Mika James Amaya Photography and commission me as your photographer a session deposit is due at the time of booking. A deposit of $200 is required to reserve date. Session fee does not include digital or printed images.

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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 - kids run free, we document your family or spotlight growing baby bumps!   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 preferably done as the sun sets to take advantage of beautiful golden light. See my field HERE.


(maternity | newborn | milestones )

Warm, cozy and predictable a studio session is the perfect space to capture beautiful moments.  The session is relaxed and natural focused on capturing your beautiful essence as an expecting mom and later, your baby’s personality. Breaks for diaper changes and snacks are taken as needed. Studio sessions are scheduled in the morning, ending no later than 2 pm. This is when the light is best. See the studio HERE.


(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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select & Display your Images

We have met 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 memories. My collections are carefully designed to give you a perfect balance between tangible art and digital archives. Collections begin at $200 (plus tax) after each session. In addition, you may choose to customize a collection or simply purchase items from the a la carte menu. With this option you may choose/pay for digital files, framed fine art prints, or an heirloom album separately; whatever best meets your family's needs.



After your Session, select one of the following collections or purchase items a la carte:

All digital images on custom USB
Matching prints, any size up to 8 x 10
24 x 36 print matted
(4) 10 x 13 prints matted
10” x 10” album with up to 30 of your favorite images.

All digital images on custom USB
Matching prints, any size up to 8 x 10
24 x 36 prints matted

All digital images on custom USB
Matching 5x7 proof prints



These smaller session last 30-45 minutes (a bit longer for newborns) and include a gallery of approximately 20 images.

For baby only up to 6 weeks old
Use of studio wardrobe/props
Includes 20+ downloadable digital images

For expecting client only
Use of (1) gown from studio wardrobe
Includes 20+ downloadable digital images

For child 3 months to 12 months only, including Cake Smashes
Use of (1) outfit from studio wardrobe
Includes 20+ downloadable digital images

At hospital or birthing center
Includes 20+ digital images from the session for download.

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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 Preferred Client list. You will be invited to attend my annual Motherhood Event, receive special gifts in the mail and be the first to know about mini sessions, model calls, and promotions.


NC sales tax of 7.25% is added to all prices.
All major credit cards accepted. Prices are subject to change without notice.