Misty Dawn

your session

Time To Create Some Memories

the experience

When you book with us, you are in for a treat. We are a full service photography studio, which means that we’ll walk you through the process of your portrait experience from start to finish. We want these images to reflect who you are and tell your story, so we want to meet with you before your session. We’ll plan every single detail with the end in mind so you can rest assured you’ll love the result. After your initial consultation, these are the four steps to a wonderful fine art portrait experience with us:

You’ll meet with us to go over style, home decor, wardrobe options, questions, wants and wishes for your session. We want your images to be unique to you, so we’ll personalize your session just for you. We’ll also talk about how you envision enjoying your portraits and your different printing options. 

telling your story

The Design Consultation

The day of your session is where the magic happens. Our home studio is equipped with everything you can possibly need, from drinks and snacks to a changing table stocked with diapers. We even have fresh pastries in case you forgot to eat before coming to the studio. You can sit back in our comfy recliner, grab some coffee or tea, and relax knowing that your baby is in good hands. You’ll watch as Misty tenderly poses your baby in sets that will make your heart skip a beat. 

creating memories

The Session

This is the most exciting part of the experience since you’ll see your new gorgeous portraits in 5x7 professional proofs and behind the scenes video with music from your session. You’ll meet with us one more time and you’ll choose your favorite images. We’ll help you select the best ones for your gallery and will make suggestions for art pieces according to what we previously discussed at the Design Consultation.

making decisions

The Ordering Appointment

A few weeks later, your images will be ready for you to pick up at the studio. Expect to be blown away by the feel of your printed art pieces in your hands. Seeing your loved ones in professionally crafted finishes will make you feel something that no digital screen will ever do!

finished artwork

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Invaluable Memories


Booking Fees start at $199. All images, wall art and albums are bought separately at the Ordering Appointment.

How much you invest in your portrait session really depends on your specific wants and needs. Our Collections start at $399.  A la Carte Pricing is also available for individual album or wall art purchases. Digital images are only available with the Collections.

To fully understand your wants and needs, we encourage you to contact us to book a phone consultation.

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Maternity Sessions

feel loved, look amazing

Your maternity session will be one of the most pampered and powerful moments of your life. It is also your chance to write the first chapter in your baby’s story. Take the time to capture the very beginning of your child's life.

+ 1 Hour, In-Studio session.

+ Full access to our extensive maternity gown closet – we have many colors, textures, and styles to choose from.

+ Unlimited shots.

+ Partners and children are welcome and encouraged to participate.

+ The recommended session date would be between week 30 and 34 of pregnancy. To ensure availability, we kindly suggest booking your session at the beginning of your second trimester.

+ Artwork and digital images are made available to you for purchase at your personalized ordering appointment.

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Newborn Sessions

cuteness guaranteed

We take expert care in making sure your newborn is safe during the session and we have experience in a baby's physiology, reflexes, and limitations. We have a cozy changing station and everything else you’ll need to nurse and care for your baby comfortably. And for our mamas, we can help you schedule in-studio hair and makeup  while we capture your little one, so you look and feel your best for your new family portraits.

+ Up to 4 Hours, In-Studio

+ Full access to our collection of newborn outfits and props.

+ Full access to our gowns, so you look your best.

+ Unlimited candid shots and unlimited outfit/prop changes.

+ Partners & children are welcome and encouraged to participate.

+ The recommended session date is during the first 10 days after birth. To ensure availability, we kindly suggest booking your session 3 or 4 months prior to your due date.

+ Artwork and digital images are made available to you for purchase at your personalized ordering appointment.

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Milestone Sessions

capturing your baby's personality

After your newborn session, you’ll be invited to join our Baby Plan. It consist of two additional sessions: one at six months, when your baby starts to sit and one when your baby turns one, or when they start standing up. Each session includes:

+ 1 Hour, In-Studio Session with full access to our collection of sitter outfits and props.

+ Unlimited candid shots and unlimited outfit/prop changes.

+ These sessions are only available for our previous newborn clients and can be booked right after their newborn session only.

+ Artwork and digital images are made available to you for purchase at your personalized ordering appointment.

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"During my pregnancy I searched and searched for a photographer that I thought was worthy of doing my maternity photos and a newborn session when my baby girl arrived! I came across Misty Dawn Photography and after seeing how committed she is to her work I chose her and I was not disappointed! Misty made my maternity shoot a breeze and it was one of the only days I felt beautiful during my pregnancy, and I am thankful for that alone because it’s hard to feel pretty when your body is constantly changing! After informing Misty that my daughter was here she immediately had time slots where I could come in at my earliest convenience to have the newborn shoot done! Misty takes the necessary time to make sure the baby is calmed and taken care of, and that takes a lot of patience! I commend her for the job she does and the art she creates, which brings joy to many families! So if you haven’t figured it out by now, I highly recommend Misty Dawn Photography for your photography needs! Nobody else in the Birmingham area will do, I promise you will love her and absolutely love her work!"

~ Candis Williams

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this much we know

There's not a moment in one's life that deserves to be remembered more than the birth of your child. Newborns grow so quickly, that you'll want to capture their delicate features before it's too late.