Butterflies of Hope Photography by Heather Banker: Blog https://www.butterfliesofhopephotography.com/blog en-us (C) Butterflies of Hope Photography by Heather Banker [email protected] (Butterflies of Hope Photography by Heather Banker) Fri, 01 May 2020 15:39:00 GMT Fri, 01 May 2020 15:39:00 GMT https://www.butterfliesofhopephotography.com/img/s/v-12/u155836497-o406876435-50.jpg Butterflies of Hope Photography by Heather Banker: Blog https://www.butterfliesofhopephotography.com/blog 120 68 Choosing Your Newborn Photographer https://www.butterfliesofhopephotography.com/blog/2020/5/choosing-your-newborn-photographer Happy Friday!!

I wanted to share this information with you all because I believe it is super important when choosing the right newborn photographer.  I hope you enjoy!

If you are expecting, it's not too early to get on my schedule!  It is best to have your newborn session on the calendar by your 2nd trimester to make sure you time is reserved.  I hold appointment space with your due date.  

Also, I offer interest free payment plans for my First Year packages.  I know budgets can get tight while on maternity leave, so I like to make it as easy as possible to be able to capture your precious memories!  Please contact me if you have any questions!  I am happy to assist you in any way possible!

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One Year Session https://www.butterfliesofhopephotography.com/blog/2020/4/one-year-session One Year Photo Sessions are so much fun!  For our one year olds, we have two session types to choose from.  The mini session which includes one outfit with or without a cake smash.  This is a short 20 minute session and includes 10 fully edited digital images with a print release.  The full session is an hour session and includes up to 3 outfit changes with or without a cake smash.  We have options in which you can choose for us to provide cake and/or balloons or you can bring your own.  We also love to incorporate your one year birthday themes!   Family and siblings are also welcome to be photographed in this session!!

We are now booking and can't wait to see you in our studio soon!!

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Celebrating Mom's https://www.butterfliesofhopephotography.com/blog/2020/4/celebrating-moms

With all of the craziness going on in our world today, what better way to celebrate MOM than by giving her a gift certificate for a MOMMY and ME Mini session for Mother's Day? This can be for Mom's and children of any age!  The Gift Certificate Value will be $300, you pay only $275.  The Session will include a minimum of 15 Fully Edited Digital Images!!  I will coordinate dates with clients once quarantine is lifted.  If you are interested in purchasing a gift certificate, email [email protected] and simply type Mother's Day Gift Certificate with your name, cell number.  You will then receive an invoice for payment followed by email with gift certificate code!

I pray that you are all staying safe!


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Milk / Fruit or Bubble Bath Mini Sessions ... You Choose https://www.butterfliesofhopephotography.com/blog/2019/5/milk-/-fruit-or-bubble-bath-mini-sessions-you-choose I love Spring, it's my favorite season!!  We are planning some super fun sessions for Spring and Summer this year!!

Milk, Fruit or Bubble Bath Mini Sessions are booking now!!  You get to choose which option you would like, what tub you would like and indoor or outside setting!!

You will bring the flowers or fruit of your choice and milk if you would like a milk bath session!  This is such a fun session for the children and make for beautiful timeless images.

This session is good for 6 months old - toddlers.  I have large galvanized tubs for up to 3 years old of course you would want to bring a swim suit for the older children.  

The session is $175 ($25 deposit due within 48 hours of booking and $150 the day of the session). This will include 5 fully edited digital images with a print release and price is for one child.  Additional siblings would be $25 and would include 3 additional images.  Please let me know ahead if you will be bringing more than one child so that I can save more time.

To book your session follow the link below and be sure to follow up by checking your email to complete the booking process!!

Here are some samples:)

Have a great week!!


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Why Schedule a Newborn Photography Session? https://www.butterfliesofhopephotography.com/blog/2019/2/why-schedule-a-newborn-photography-session Why should you schedule a Newborn Photography Session?

I can honestly say it is so hard to remember all the little details of my babies when they were newborns.  At that time ( and now I am giving away my age) in my life, having a newborn session was nothing like it is today!  First of all, we just had a shot taken in the hospital in the hospital gown...nothing special..just a straight on shot.  Then, around three months I would take them to the Sears photo studio.  It cost a bunch of money to get a bunch of prints of the same pose...Like what in the world am I supposed to do with all of those wallets..lol

Times have changed and oh how I wish I would have known what I know now.  My kids are 22, 19 and 16.  I can't believe that they are grown already!  I can hardly remember them as babies.

When a baby is born there are so many little characteristics that only last a short time..and by short time, I mean just weeks or so.  The peach fuzz on babies ears and back, the wrinkled toes, the peeling skin, those tiny little fingers and super thin nails.  If you wait too long, you miss all of this newborn goodness!

A newborn photo session captures it all!  These are memories that you will forever cherish. It's awesome to have the digital images to save as a keepsake.  I also encourage printing some of your favorites to showcase in your home.  I also love the coffee table books and albums.  My family and friends love looking at my albums when they come to visit!  I just wish I had these of my children when they were babies!!  

What are you waiting for, get your newborn session booked:)




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Newborn Photography - When should I schedule my Newborn Photo Session? https://www.butterfliesofhopephotography.com/blog/2019/2/newborn-photography---when-and-why-should-i-schedule-newborn-photos Finding out that you are going to have a baby is such an exciting time in life!  There are so many changes that will be happening. There will be lots of things to learn and do to prepare.  How to take care of yourself with a growing being inside of you...all of the doctor appointments to watch your little nugget grow... so much anticipation to meet the baby.... will it be a girl or a boy, what will he or she look like... And the list goes on. 

One thing that tends to slip the minds of new mommies to be... planning for Newborn Photography.  

When should your Newborn Photo Session be booked?  

It is important NOT to WAIT until BABY is BORN!  Photographer's tend to have busy schedules and newborn photo sessions take more time than a regular photo session.  For that reason, a Newborn Photographer may only schedule a certain number of Newborn sessions per month.  If you wait until the baby is born, you may not be able to get in to see the photographer in time to capture those precious sleepy poses.

A newborn session ideally should be done in the first 3 weeks from birth.  I like doing them around 10 - 14 days.  I find that the babies do very well at that time. Their skin seems to be less splotchy and they tend to have adjusted some to their feedings.  The parents are also a little more comfortable with baby by this time.

So, when should the Newborn Session be Scheduled?  It is best to schedule around the Second Trimester.  

I hold the baby's photo session spot by adding the due date to my calendar. Once baby arrives, we set the exact date and time for the session.

I will be posting more information on Newborn Photo Sessions soon to include:

Why should I schedule a Newborn Session.

How to choose a Newborn Photographer.

How to prepare for the session and more!!

Be sure to leave a comment below:)

If you are interested in more information about scheduling your Newborn Photography Session, feel free to contact me by clicking here.

I am also currently booking In Studio Mommy and Me Sessions and Easter Mini Sessions with Live bunnies..for details click here.

Have a Happy Thursday!!





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2nd Place Family Favorite Award https://www.butterfliesofhopephotography.com/blog/2019/1/2nd-place-family-favorite-awardw

Well this was a pleasant surprise!!  Thanks to all of you that voted for me as Family Favorite Newborn and Maternity Photographer.  I can't explain how excited I was when I received the news from BR Parents Magazine.  I am dedicated to providing the best for you all!!







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Welcome to My Blog!! https://www.butterfliesofhopephotography.com/blog/2019/1/learn-with-heather-photographer-and-photography-educator Hello!

Welcome to my blog! 

I would like to share with you all how Butterflies of Hope Photography by Heather, LLC came to light!  

A little about me:

I am a wife to my high school sweetheart, Ron and we are celebrating 25 years of marriage this year!  We have 3 amazing children, Whitney 22, Katelyn 19, and Lane 16.  I graduated as a Registered Nurse in 1994 and worked full-time as a RN for 21 years. 

My love photography began when I was a teenager. Always snapping photos and running my film to the nearest developer.  I could not wait to get the photos back to see what I had captured through the lens.  After my children were born, my love for photography grew.  I could not take enough photos of them.  Later, I began scrapbooking with my best friends and became obsessed with trying to learn everything I could to improve my photography.

I began shooting at sporting events, family events and really anywhere we went.  I fell in love with documenting our daily lives.

People began asking me to take photos for different events and one thing lead to another. Before I knew it, I was a full time RN and photographer.  Life was crazy busy, but I loved it!

A life changing event:

On May 29, 2014, my world was rocked.  My sister, Lauryn, suddenly passed away from a myocardial tunnel at the young age of 38.  She left behind 4 children ages 2 - 18 years old.  It was then that I realized how short and unpredictable life is. I knew that I wanted to follow my passion of photography and capture memories that my clients would forever cherish.  There is nothing more important than family.  If I would not have captured my niece being born or many of those events that happened in her first two years with her mom, she would not be able to visually see the connection between her and her mom. In the photos you can see her moms love for her as she laid eyes on her the very first time.  Photos are magical and can contain stories and bring back sweet memories to last a lifetime.

I am now a full time photographer, capturing memories to last a lifetime!




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