“This life is but a vapor…”
I see you.
We are kindred spirits, you and me.
I know all the ways your heart whispered to the heavens for a child you had yet to even hold.
How you've been captivated by a tiny human since your eyes first met their precious gaze.
How they have brought havoc to your home, your body, but most importantly wrecked you with the most impossible love.
I recognize it in you because I've seen it in myself too.
We are forever changed.
It is because of this I find my greatest honor in documenting this fleeting season for your family. Because, sadly, littles don't keep, so we must preserve these moments while we can.The way their hands reach knowingly for yours. The way they nuzzle into your neck, the perfect fit. The way, simply by being "mama," you, too, are being transformed into all you were made to become.
First, we become officiaL
You’ve seen the evocative motherhood imagery we produce and you can’t imagine not having this fleeting season with your baby documented in such an intimate way.
We reserve your date
Due to the nature of maternity and birth, scheduling is done specifically around each family’s tentative baby timeline. Once we select an appropriate window for your session, you will receive planning resources (including a personally tailored styling guide) and information to make your session simple and seamless (because you have enough to stress about in planning for your newest little love...your photos will be a joyful process and won’t feel like a burden!).
Congratulations, mama! It’s time to get together and celebrate this new little life you’re so eager to meet. Sessions are either scheduled at home (for a more lifestyle newborn approach) or on location (for beautiful and organic maternity imagery). Full digital gallery collections are typically delivered within three weeks of the session date, and an heirloom guide will be sent to you to help you determine how to make the most of your images.
Once you’ve had an opportunity to enjoy your digital collection, we will begin to chat about your heirloom options! Clients have an opportunity to select curated tangile heirlooms, including albums, canvases, frames art prints, and heirloom print boxes.
Meet the Nikki Santerre
“You envision documenting your first few days at home with baby in their light-filled nursery you’ve spent the last nine months curating.”
“Your desire is to capture your relationship with your precious baby, more-so than have your baby photographed posed in a basket.”
“You’ve dreamed your whole life of this moment, this season, and believe you’ve become the best version of yourself as your child’s mother.”
You might be a Nikki Santerre mama if…
When I was unsure, she was confident. When my baby was fussy, she was ever patient and caring.
During an emotionally overwhelming time, inviting someone into your space to photograph your still sort of puffy face and tired eyes can feel like the last thing you want to do. But it was the best thing we could have done.
Becoming a mother has been one of the sweetest, most rewarding experiences of my life and I am forever blessed to have the breathtaking images that she created for us!"
- Annamarie Akins, photographer and motherhood client
She was easily accessibly via e-mail, and even phone when necessary, and went above and beyond for us when our session dates needed to be rescheduled due to weather and twin pregnancy complications.
As my belly grew larger, so did my concern about feeling and looking my best for our session, but Nikki was able to ease my fears and help me feel confident capturing such a special season of our lives. I look back at the images she took of us during a difficult pregnancy with such joy, and can't thank her enough for that gift. Above all else, her love for her clients is so apparent in the way she treats them, and she genuinely shares excitement for new life which shows through the photographs we received."
- Emily Gerald, photographer and motherhood client
Nikki brought such a peace into our home as she captured our family of three in our earliest form - A true testament to her spirit & talent, since those first newborn days sometimes feel anything but calm. I look back on those photos and am completely engulfed in those moments. The smell of my baby son's tiny head, the quiet resilience of learning to nurse him, the looks of pure bliss and disbelieve exchanged between me & my husband. We are so grateful for Nikki's ability to bottle up the sweet emotions of the fleeting newborn stage in photo form. They are truly heirloom memories that we will treasure forever.
- Kelsey Bethune, wedding designer and motherhood client
Contact us today
Motherhood Collections begin at $850.