palm beach family lifestyle photography

honest, authentic, and natural family photography {by hannah mayo}

I have always been drawn to stories. I spent a lot of time when I was young flipping through my grandmother's many family albums, and immersing myself in the tales they told—of my relatives and parents, of my earliest days and toddler years and everyday moments that spoke of our real lives years before.

As a photographer, these are the most precious things I can give: real moments captured and stories told visually to be cherished far into the future. I document a little piece of your world, and capture some of the most precious things about your wild, crazy, beautiful life that you never want to forget.

I'll bring my love for the beauty of raw and unexpected moments, my expertise in visual storytelling, and enough energy to chase toddlers if necessary. You just come as you are and be photographed.

This is not a traditional portrait session—no fancy clothes or forced poses—just your real life, in all it's perfect imperfection.






session details

I would never claim to be the photographer for everyone. Overly-polished, posed, fake and stuffy are not what I'm about. 
But if you're looking for someone honest and fun (at least I like to think I am) who's passionate and experienced but doesn't take herself too seriously, to capture the real, raw, joyful, sometimes messy, always beautiful moments that make up your life, I am your girl. 

Here's how it works:

First, pick the session that suits your current needs:

Lifestyle Portrait Sessions

40 minutes - $600
A straightforward session, in one location. Like a traditional portrait shoot (except that it's anything but traditional). 

90 minutes - $900
This gives us time for a couple different locations, possibly an outfit change if you wish, and overall just a little more story. This is my most popular session option.

All lifestyle sessions include:

  • Relaxed lifestyle family portraits. Your real interactions captured in a storytelling style, with just a little bit of natural direction from me.
  • Fully edited, high resolution digital files with print release. (You'll receive at least 40 images from a 40 minute session, and at least 80 from a 90 minute.) These are accessed through an online gallery with instant download capability.
  • A set of bordered 4x6" prints presented in a keepsake wooden box.

Storytelling Session - $1500
This includes:

  • A 3-hour documentary-style "day in the life" session, at home and anywhere else you love. Breakfast, coffee, cuddles, walks, living room dance parties, beach picnics... and all of the stunningly beautiful in-between moments. For most of our time together, I’m a “fly on the wall” just capturing bits of your real life. (No need for everyone to be in “picture mode” for hours!) 
  • Fully edited,  high resolution digital files—at least 150 images—accessed through an online gallery with instant download capability.
  • A set of bordered 4x6" prints presented in a keepsake wooden box.
  • Add additional hours  at $300 each to create a more complete family documentary. 

Birth Stories - $1500
Birth photography includes my on-call time (24 hrs a day from 38 weeks until delivery), up to 12 hours of coverage during labor, birth, and immediately after, your full set of high resolution digital files, and a set of small bordered proof prints presented in a wooden box. Documenting birth is so near to my heart, but I am only able to take limited number, in order to give my best to each client as well as my own family. Please get in touch as early in pregnancy as possible to see if I am available for your due date.

Special package options are available for expecting families booking any combination of maternity, birth, "morning after" (in-hospital shoot), and/or newborn sessions together.

After your session, order your session album and other additions.

It's important to me that you own all of your images and will have them for future use, which is why the full set of digital files is always included in your session fee. But photographs are incomplete until they are printed and held in your hands. 
Have your story printed and bound in a gorgeous fabric-bound book. This is the one you'll want to pass down through generations.
I design each spread to flow seamlessly and include your favorite images.
10x10 inch albums with 10 spreads (20 pages) begin at $850.

I've carefully chosen the products I offer, seeking out only the highest quality and uniqueness. Current options include framed wall art with multiple eco-friendly wood options, loose mounted prints, and other one-of-a-kind statement art pieces.

All products will be available to order through your online gallery.

You can bet that I'll be doing a little happy dance when I hear from you!