me and my style
I'm the natural light professional custom portrait photographer and I LOVE to do what I do. It is not a business, it is my passion, my life and my destiny. I prefer outdoor on-location photography (except of newborns). I love capturing real moments, curious, spontaneous and playful. I love new places, new ideas, sometimes little bit silly and sometimes serious, to provide stunning shots for you. It is good to have a look at my work in my galleries to know my style and if we are a good match, let's be thrilled to create an art together!
If you would like to know what my clients says about my work, please have a look on the testimonials.
This should be fun. Sessions are relaxed, do not expect super-posed shots. I love new locations, trying new things and I will have couple of props with me. I like to keep everybody relaxed, encourage kids (and you) to play, this not going to be formal. I welcome your ideas too and if you have something specific in mind, just let me know before our session and I can come prepared.
Once the session is booked, we'll discuss the location, clothing, your needs and my ideas and overall feel of our images. You will receive all information about how to prepare for the session, what to wear and what to expect.
$100 deposit must be received within a week of booking to hold your scheduled date and time. Remaining balance is due on the day of the session. The deposit is NON-REFUNDABLE. In case of bad weather our session will be rescheduled - I'll do my best to fit your time needs!
Prior to the session a copyright release form will be signed by client. Copyright remains with Pixien Photography | Monika Banas. However, you will get the license for personal use of your images as mentioned above.
These are a little bit different and specific. Best time to take newborn photos is when they are between 5-10 days old, still sleepy and fresh curly. Book your session before your due date if possible.
Do not be in hurry during the session, it will take a time so count with 4 hours please. She will be the only one baby photographed that day. We will fully follow baby's rhythm and her needs to eat and sleep. We can take our time to make her feel good and relaxed. I work in nice peaceful atmosphere and baby's safety comes always first!
babies, kids and families sessions
It helps to make sure your baby/kid gets plenty of sleep that night before our session. Do not schedule your session close to the time of their nap. Make sure their bellies are full and always bring some drink and snack. Breaks for chill out or snack time are always accommodate with pleasure.
Try to positively motivate older kids before the session and remember, bribery goes a long way in kids photography! :)
high school seniors
It’s all about you when it comes to your senior portraits. Your session is personally design to fit who you are. With unlimited outfit and multiply location options you'll have the best shots ever.
couples and engagement sessions
I strive to create a mix of photographs with a variety of looks, showing love, the couple's chemistry and their joy from being together. Unlimited outfit and multiply locations - just be together, love each other, have fun and let me capture it! Sorry, no wedding photography.
choosing the location
I'm always open to try new location if you have something specific in mind. Or - let me suggest our location - I know where to go and can help figure out some great places for our session! Newborn/babies sessions are held in my home studio or sometimes outdoor if you wish and weather permits.
what to wear
You will receive suggestions and tips on what to wear when you book the session. This is important - clothes and accessories make a big impact to the final look and feel of the picture. Please check my photo galleries for some ideas.
Feel free to bring more clothing changes, it will definitely spice the pictures up! You are welcome to bring also any unique item which is special for you (such a old chair from your childhood) and you wish to have it on the picture(s).
not feeling well
Let's reschedule our session if someone is sick. I will always reschedule our session if I or someone in my family is sick. We can find another date for sure.