MATERNITY INVESTMENT GUIDE

DOCUMENTING JOY IN THE CHAOS

MATERNITY INVESTMENT GUIDE

DOCUMENTING JOY IN THE CHAOS

HEY THERE!


if you’ve gotten this far, you’ve probably already seen a little bit about me. But just in case, my name is Gabriela! I’m a El Paso, Texas based lifestyle family and portrait photographer. I’m a military wife, mama to my wild three year-old Olivia Rose. I’m all about taking sometime to myself going to antiques & thrift stores, and always running with one to two cups of coffee.


My photography style is very laid back, natural, and timeless. I believe in the little in between moments make for the best photos, and I’m not about capturing awkward prom poses and forced smiles. I want the real stuff- the stuff that’ll make you laugh til your cheeks hurt and will make your heart beat faster. I want to photograph the things that make you who you are, and the things that make your love unique. Because there’s only so many angles and poses and pretty locations, and they’ve all been done before- but what makes each photo special is the memories attached to it, and my goal is to make those unique to you!




What to expect the day of your session


I totally understand getting your photos taken can be awkward. But the once nice thing about a maternity session is that you always have something to do with your hands! I will help guide you through the basic poses, like how to hold your belly, where to look, etc. I will also give you some actions and tips to help things feel more candid... and fun! Typically, I offer suggestions of where I think the photos will look best, based on the lighting. Byt I always love when clients have input! Please feel free to bring any props you'd like to include. Some clients will bring on ultrasound photos, blanket, letterboard, chalkboard, special baby outfit, baby shoes, etc. But don't let this stress you out, some clients don't bring anything and the photos are still perfect! This is completely up to you!

When is the best time to book your session?


Most clients schedule their photo session between 28 and 36 weeks. It all depends on how much you're showing, and which phase of pregnancy you'd like to capture. I recommend not scheduling too close to your due date, for obvious reasons like babies having their timeline!


The lighting for outdoor sessions is the best during the 1-2 hours before sunset or 1-2 hours after sunrise. Lighting for indoor sessions varies depending on the location. If a indoor studio is something you're interested in, please let me know!

Taking a child- led approach

during family sessions



It's perfectly okay if your child(ren) are energetic, shy, or easily distracted during the session; flexibility is key, and I'm experienced in working with children of all personalities and temperaments.

We can also incorporate fun activities like blowing bubbles, playing ring around the rosie, sing along to London Bridge is falling down with a blanket, or having a picnic, to keep everyone entertained and capturing moment.

Some of the most memorable photographs are often the unplanned ones—candid shots of children exploring, laughing, or even having a tantrum can be incredibly authentic and meaningful. I'll also involve the children in the process, encouraging their input on poses or locations to help them feel included and empowered, which leads to better cooperation and enjoyment during the session.

the GVP EXPERIENCE:

Complimentary Styling Assistance using Style & Select:



Style and Select simplifies the stress of finding coordinated, camera-ready outfits for your photo sessions.

With this service, you can easily browse and choose clothing items from various clothing stores, GVP Client Closet, or your own wardrobe – tailored to your session's goals or desired vibes.

It's a time-saving solution that allows you to achieve your desired look hassle-free. Key features include the ability to upload images of your own pieces for comparison, handpicked selections from popular brands like H&M and Target, and the flexibility to decide which items to purchase.

Booking a session grants you access to set style goals, share color inspiration, and receive a custom style board with shopping ideas. No worries, I can also send various style boards to help you!

TRY-ON APPOINTMENT


Once you gain access to Style and Select, you'll unlock the door to Gabriela Vreeland Photography's Client Closet! Here's how it works: you'll have the opportunity to pre-select your desired items, choose a convenient time for your visit, and I'll ensure everything is prepared for your gown-fitting experience.

Try-on appointments are available Monday through Friday, from 10 AM to 4 PM, providing ample flexibility for your schedule. I’m also available to travel to you with all the items you’re interested in!

DAY OF THE SESSION


We will meet at the pre-determined time/location. In the event you're unable to schedule a specific try-on appointment, don't worry. We can allocate 15 minutes prior to your session start time for you to transition into your photo-ready outfits. Additionally, if necessary, a changing tent will be provided for your privacy and convenience.

LOCATION


If you're seeking ideas or suggestions for breathtaking outdoor locations in El Paso or New Mexico, I'd love to share my Location Guide with you! It's filled with stunning pictures and useful information such as the best times to start your session, and parking availability.

kind words:

If you are looking for an amazing photographer, you need to hire Gabriela! The amount of time and attention she puts in her shoots is phenomenal from her pre-shoot questionnaire about your likes/goals to her incredible editing. Photoshoots always gives me anxiety with coordinating outfits and colors but she was with me every step of the way. She was so calm and patient with our kiddos and fur baby. Our ultimate product was breathtaking! I will definitely will work with her again for further shoots!"

-Meagan D.

Services:

A Storytelling Adventure Session

GOLDEN HOUR MAGIC

The images captured during the golden hour are more than just photographs; they are timeless keepsakes that freeze in time the love, joy, and anticipation unique to your family, maternity, or newborn journey.

  • 45- 60 minute photo coverage
  • All the best images (40+)
  • Up to 2 outfit changes
  • Printing Rights
  • Full styling assistance using Style and Select
  • Access to Gabriela Vreeland Photography Client Closet with Try- On Appointment
  • 4 months of unlimited photo downloads
  • Locations within 1.5 hours of 79924 (Las Cruces & White Sands)
  • Immediate family only*



INVESTMENT:

$500 + 8.25% STATE TAX


10 % discount for Active Duty US Armed Force Military Members and Veterans, Police & Fire.


Payment plans are available, see Frequently Asked Questions for more information**


a snapshot of family joy

MINI MOMENTS IN THE SUN

This mini session is perfect for those who want to update their family photos for a short period of time.

  • 20- 30 minute photo coverage
  • All of the best images (20-35)
  • One outfit
  • Printing Rights
  • Full styling assistance using Style and Select
  • Access to Gabriela Vreeland Photography Client Closet with Try- On Appointment
  • 2 months of unlimited photo downloads
  • Locations within El Paso. Locations outside of El Paso will be charge a Travel Fee*
  • Immediate family only*


INVESTMENT:

$350 + 8.25% STATE TAX


10 % discount for Active Duty US Armed Force Military Members and Veterans, Police & Fire.


Payment plans are available, see Frequently Asked Questions for more information**


Mama & Me Moments Session

MOTHERHOOD

These session is all about highlighting the special connection you share with your children. We focus on natural, candid moments as well as classic, posed shots that showcase the love, and joy of motherhood.

  • 20- 30 minute photo coverage
  • All the best images (20+)
  • One outfit
  • Printing Rights
  • Full styling assistance using Style and Select
  • Access to Gabriela Vreeland Photography Client Closet with Try- On Appointment
  • 2 months of unlimited photo downloads
  • Locations within El Paso. Locations outside of El Paso will be charge a Travel Fee*

To maintain the highest quality and personalized attention, I only offer a limited number of Mommy & Me Moments sessions each month. This exclusivity ensures you receive a unique and tailored experience.


INVESTMENT:

$300 + 8.25% STATE TAX


10 % discount for Active Duty US Armed Force Military Members and Veterans, Police & Fire.


Payment plans are available, see Frequently Asked Questions for more information**



a lA CARTE

EXTENDED FAMILY $35/EACH

Collections only include immediate families per family session, for each additional person it is $35 per person including children and infants. The reason for this is because its when there are more people present for the photos, it requires me to do additional skin correcting than I would do if it it were only a immediate family. This add on is perfect for extended family photo sessions!

RUSH GALLERY $200

Opt for our expedited service with a gallery delivery in just 10 days instead of the standard 3 weeks. By choosing this option, your project will be prioritized in the editing queue, ensuring that I commence the editing process promptly for a quicker turnaround.

profesional sercives

Looking to pamper yourself for the day of your session, but unsure where to turn? Look no further! I've teamed up with a talented local makeup artist who specializes in creating stunning soft glam looks.

Professional Makeup: $85

Professional Hair: $50

Please note: Travel fees are not included in the listed rates. Let me know if you'd like more information before your session date!



Fine Art Prints & Products



Fine arts prints and products


are available to purchase a la carte after you receive your final gallery.

If you’d like more information about products, I’d be more than happy to schedule a free consolation appointment via phone call/ meet up in person with you between Tuesday through Friday

10 AM- 2PM.


Free shipping on orders over $100.


What now?



01.


Get in touch!


Please feel free to contact me if you have any further questions. Once you're ready to proceed with booking your dream session, I'll send over a personalized proposal and contract. Once you sign the contract and pay a 30% non-refundable fee, your booking will be confirmed.


If you require a payment plan, please let me know and we can arrange one that aligns with your financial requirements. No credit check is required for this option.



02.

Preparing for your upcoming session.


After the contract is signed and the non-refundable fee is paid, you will receive my comprehensive Information + Styling Guide. This guide is designed to ensure that you and your family look exceptional on your session day. As part of this process, I take great pleasure in providing personalized styling assistance to help you prepare for your shoot. Additionally, you will receive an exclusive code for access to Style and Select.


You will receive a customized family questionnaire within a few days. Once completed, I will begin the process of tailoring your upcoming dream session.



03.


Session Day


Every session is filled with giggles and silliness as I capture what you love to do as a family, the moments that light you up, and the connections you have with one another. So don't stress, relax and enjoy this moment with your love ones, let me capture those beautiful moments for you.



04.


Gallery Delivery Day


Your best images will be ready for download within 2-3 weeks after your session in a online private gallery. You will be able to also purchase products via the shopping cart and purchase a la carte fine art prints and products.

FAQ

How can we initially book you?

Read through the guide, choose a collection: from there, we'll decide on a date and location based on availability. Afterwards, I will email over a custom proposal. Once the retainer is paid and the contract is sign, you'll officially be on my calendar!

I have never invested this much in family photos- can you share more on your pricing structure & investment?

First off, I am eternally grateful to my amazing clients who have been with me since I started by business- the ones who have encouraged me to stand firm in my value. I'm so honored to even be considered as a documentarian of your life as it stands. I'm appreciative of every single person who reaches out in hopes they can get in front of my camera. I want this to feel so, so special and will continually craft an experience that is worth every penny- that is one of a kind.

I have learned this past two years since I've started my journey in the photography business and becoming a better artist has allowed me to curate and deliver an extraordinary experience. So, that in which I currently offer has quite literally increased in value.

By reducing the amount of sessions I accept and charging my worth, I am able to put more energy, care, creativity and attention into the sessions I do book and show up for. This is huge- as a client experience is number one for me. I want to be the best version of myself for you and yours.

When do we receive our image?

Typically, I deliver your gallery within 2-4 weeks. You will receive two types of files. One will be large in file, ready to print size. The second will be small file, ready to share across any social media.

What if the weather is bad?

I always encourage embracing whatever the weather ends up like, especially since I can shoot in any type of light. It's going to be unique experience no matter what other nature throws at us. However, if it is crazy town and could damage my gear or it's just not safe- we can absolutely reschedule the session!

How many images do we get?

Depends on the collection you choose. Time plays a big role with how many images you will get in return.

What if our house is a mess? my child has a meltdown, or I need to feed during the shoot?

Don't worry! I will find beauty in the mess. For your consideration, my favorite rooms to shoot in are generally the bedroom and any room with amazing natural light. Meltdowns are a part if their childhood and I totally understand. I've seen lots of bribery in my day. We can take a quick break and let them cool down! You can definitely feed during the shoot- I actually love documenting mama's breastfeeding. I think it's a beautiful momentane if you're okay with it, I'd love to document this moment for you. Otherwise, I can move onto different family members or catch candid moments with your little ones.

How does payment work?

I require 30% non-refundable fee to secure your date. Once the contract is signed and the retainer is paid, you will officially be on my calendar! I do have payment plans available.

I understand that investing in your dream session is important, which is why I offer flexible payment plans to accommodate your needs. Secure your date with a 30% non-refundable fee, and let's chat about breaking down payments in a way that suits your budget and ensures you get the session you've been dreaming of. No credit check is required for this option.

Can we include or dog/pets?

Uhm, yes?! Bring your fur babies along!
Getting in the water (river, creek, pond) just wading around, feeling free. Bathing, swimming in any capacity.

Going to a park or open field and bringing a ladder, a kite, bikes, something whimsical where I am focused mostly on perspective and negative space.

Using florals.

Having the styling to be more of the focus- elevating that.

There's always something we could dream up together!

When do you typically shoot maternity?

Once you you enter your third trimester- typically around 30-34 weeks depending on how you are showing.

How long is a session?

The sessions range from 30 minutes up to 1.5 hours in coverage. This includes introductions, change into a few outfits, a home or location tour, putting on music, looking through your outfits, taking breaks.

What do you retouch on photos?

Besides color correcting, I retouch impermanent blemishes/marks/bruises. I don't retouch anything that is a part of your body (curves, double chins, etc.). If you're particularly self conscious about something, please let me know as I want you to feel 100% comfortable and confident with the posing and direction I give you while we shoot!

Let's create magic, you and I

Let's create magic, you and I

I would love to be there to document this season for you and your sweet family. Invite me in, so I can make photographs for you to treasure for years to come.


It is a wild ride- I want to slow it down for a little while and allow time to stand still so you can remember what ill all feels like.


Thank you for being here and for trusting me enough this far. Reading this means you connected deeply enough with my work that you can envision you and your love ones in it, and that means the world to me.


I can't wait to connect further with you!


-xx, Gabriela