"What Makes a Good Portrait. ... First, a good portrait draws attention to the subject. This is normally achieved through some combination of a shallow depth of field, composition, color, and lighting. When it's done right, as soon as a viewer looks at the portrait, their eyes instantly settle on the subject." -  Harry Guinness

I create portraits for the following subjects: Newborn, Infants/Children, Families, Individuals, Maternity, High School Seniors, and even pets! 

The Experience

First: Your In-home Design Consultation

During your Design Consultation, all of the details for your Photo Session will be ironed out.


  • I will evaluate your personal coloring (hair, eyes and skin tone) and give you a suggested color palette to flatter your unique features .  
  • I will advise you on what patterns and clothing styles will be most flattering to your body shape. 
  • I will (color & style) coordinate every person being photographed.
  • I will examine the decor of your home and advise a color palette and aesthetic for your session. This is so I can customize your portrait to seamlessly fit into your style & decor.  
  • I will take measurements of every person utilizing my specialized wardrobe. 
  • I will photograph and measure your walls for the design and presentation of wall art. 
  •  We will go over pricing to ensure you have a full understanding of the investment you’ll be making. 

Second: Your Photo Session

Your Session can take place in a Studio or on Location. 

  • Hair & Make up artists will be scheduled 2-3 hours before your session.  
  • Be sure to allow at least a half day for your portrait session. 
  •  For infants and those with compromised immune systems: I am current on all required vaccinations: PPD, MMR, Tdap, Polio, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis A, Whooping Cough, Varicella, Pneumonia and Flu. 
  • I am up to date on FBI and SLED background checks. 
  • I am CPR & First Aide/AED certified. 
  • I am Trained in development of Infants/toddlers and children, as well as individuals with Special needs. 
  • I am trained in the safe posing techniques of infants and toddlers.
  • I am fully insured through Hiscox Insurance company and The Professional Photographers of America. 
  • I am licensed to do business in the state of South Carolina and the following townships: Mount Pleasant, Isle of Palms, Charleston, and Seabrook Island. 
  • When applicable, I will come with at least one assistant who may also take behind the scenes video/photos of your session, for the promotion of my business. 
  • Every person being photographed will be asked to sign a model release.  

Third: Your Selection Appointment

This is the time for you to finalize your portrait order, so we insist that all decision-makers be present. 

  • You will see unedited previews during your session. 
  • Your in home reveal will be 15-30 days after your session. 
  • For out of town clients, in home consultations & reveals may be done using face-time or Skype. 
  • Using state-of-the-art software and photos of the walls in your home, I will show you portraits scaled onto your walls, ensuring you get portraits which fits your walls perfectly.
  • For security; digital archival files on a USB drive is included in all of our print packages. 
  • Social Media files can be pulled from our website upon final payment of your prints. 
  • We accept Cash, all major Credit Cards, Pay Pal and Bank transfers.  

Last: Delivery & Installation

Delivery time is based off of the print lab in which the order was placed. European products will yield a longer delivery time than American products.  

  • Once all of your orders have arrived, I will return to your home and personally deliver your order and hang your wall art for you.  


Session Fee $200 and up


Our session fees are based off of the amount of time required for providing excellent customer service, as well as any expenses incurred (permits, vendors or studio/ location fees). We offer 3 unique session types for you to choose from.    

Packages $200 and up


We offer 3 Packages for each session type that we offer, as well as some seasonal add on items.  

Pricing is based off of  your selections.  

schedule your experience today!

Magic Moments Photographer

Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, United States

Tonya@magicmomentsphotographer.com (843) 789-0812