Mother’s Day Sessions 2022 West Michigan Lifestyle Studio Photographer

“Motherhood is messy, and challenging, and crazy, and sleepless, and giving, and still unbelievably beautiful.”

Rachel Martin

Motherhood is something I am very passionate about. I always have been, even before I had children… but since becoming a mom to my 4 wonderful babes, my passion has taken on a whole new life.

I am determined to tell the story of motherhood… for the momma who sometimes feels unseen, working hard in the background, giving everything she has for her family, but still feels the beauty hidden in all the secret places and wishes she could hold on to that forever.

If you’re like me, you are probably the one constantly taking pictures of your kids or sweet moments between your partner and kids. You ache to have some of those moments captured too.

This event is for you, momma.

… because you deserve it! But…

It’s also for them.

Because children deserve to have images that remind them of just how loved they are by you.


First off, these are not mini sessions. If I’m being honest, I want more than 10 minutes with you… to allow you to settle into the session, get comfortable with your kids, and with me. I want the opportunity to discover your relationships and guide you into capturing that in a authentic way. It takes time to create a beautiful image that tells a story. And that is what I’m all about!

You can expect my signature lifestyle approach out of these Motherhood sessions… which is a mesh between lifestyle, portraiture, and whimsy. The melding of these styles creates emotive and stunning artwork that also tells your story and holds the ability to draw up beautiful memories years from now.

This is a “treat yo self” event, momma. Because you work hard, and you deserve this!

Check out sample images from this years set under “The Set & Style” section below!


April 23rd & 24th. (Registration is open March 21st – April 2nd)

  • Open to moms and kids of any age
  • Sessions will be held in my studio at 457 River St. in downtown Manistee, MI. (view sample images below)
  • Access to studio wardrobe, styling and planning consult.
  • Sessions are in 45 minute blocks. We’ll shoot for approximately 30 minutes with wiggle room for getting dressed and touch ups etc.
  • Receive anywhere from 20-50 images in an online gallery for two weeks.
  • Download your favorite 10 images (included in the price).
  • $150 is required at booking and $200 is due 1 week before the session. ( $150 Savings!)
  • (Optional add-on) upgrade to the full set of digital images for $300 (over 50% savings!)
  • (Optional add-on) gorgeous 8×8 heirloom album designed for this event only! ($230 event only item)

This is my petite lifestyle session including 10 digital images at a discounted rate. This is the only time I will be offering discounted sessions this year so you don’t want to miss out on this opportunity!

IMPORTANT: After you select your date and time through the link above, you will receive an invoice for the retainer within a few hours. You must pay the retainer within 24 hours of receiving the invoice to reserve your spot!


This is how you can expect your lifestyle mommy and me photos to look and feel. I created the floral installation special for this event. The colors are light and airy creams and greens with lots of textures. This allows a variety of colors to look beautiful in the set, but neutrals and earth tones will be stunning.

Depending on your preferences I can help you put together an outfit plan and recommend places to shop, or we can style something with my studio wardrobe (or a little of both!). You do not have to wear a dress if that’s not your thing! I can help you put together any sort of outfit that will look great in this set.

If you’d rather book a full family session for this summer or fall, you can do that too!

Click here to fill out an inquiry form and I’ll send you all the session info!

Alissa Saylor is an award winning lifestyle and portrait photographer in west Michigan specializing in intimate motherhood, family, baby, maternity, and newborn photography. 

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