Cedar Falls Child Photographer | Mary Grace’s 5 Year Portraits

Have you ever asked yourself this question, “What is the purpose and meaning behind a photoshoot?” 

When I get on the phone with a potential client, one of the first things I ask them is, “Why is this moment important to you?” 
You see, I believe that we are creating and capturing these moments together for a purpose. Instead of just grabbing a quick family photo to update the Christmas card, I believe we are preserving your memories for you and for generations to come. 
Collage of 5 Year Old Girl taking Milestone Portraits in Studio with one standing and one sitting on a white settee wearing a hand made velvet dress with smocking.
For example, this sweet girl turned 5 a few weeks ago. The dress that she is wearing is the dress my mother had made for me when I turned 5 years old. The bench that she is sitting on is a family heirloom from the late 1800s that we had reupholstered. My mom had pictures made of me in this dress and turned that picture into a beautiful, hand painted canvas that hangs above my parents mantel in their living room. 
Collage of 5 Year Old Girl having her milestone photos done with one standing and one with hand folded under her chin
You see, this isn’t just a picture. It is a moment – a moment that honors my mother, a moment that honors me, and a moment that celebrates our daughter. This morning we curled her and put on just enough makeup.
Collage of 5 year old girl getting her milestone photos taken with one profile photo and one of her sitting on a white velvet settee
You know what she told me afterward when I asked her how this made her feel? 
When you take pictures of your children, you are telling them THEY ARE SPECIAL.
This is why our sessions together are two fold:
1. They help us remember a moment we never want to forget.
2. They celebrate the individuals who make that moment dear.  
So what moment or memory can I help you and your family preserve? Contact me here to learn more about planning your next session 

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Meghan has been partnering with families and preserving their stories for over 7 years. She has a passion for creating candid, organic, and authentic photographs and fine art products that will spark joy for years to come. No matter what that moment is, extraordinary or everyday, she would love to help you remember and celebrate.

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