As an award-winning portrait artist, I dedicate my time to creating emotive family photographs near my studio in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. Whether I'm capturing family photos among the gorgeous environments of the upper Midwest, documenting the beauty of motherhood in a whole new way, or preserving the enchantment of new life, I am inspired by the families who trust me to bring their stories to life.
Whether reserving for a studio or on-location session, your session fee is due at the time of booking to secure your place on my calendar. Please note that this fee is a session fee only, including our consultation, session together, ordering session, as well as my time and talent. Additional cost applies, as digital images and products are sold separately.
If you are interested in maternity and newborn photography, because the ideal timeframes for these sessions are short, you should contact me as early as possible to confirm my availability. My popular Bellies to Babies Plan may be the perfect fit for you — ask me about the details and perks!
Before your portrait session, we’ll have a short phone call to discuss an in-person consultation. We’ll chat about your goals for your session, and how you envision using and displaying your images.
Next, we’ll meet, and design your session. If you are a maternity and newborn client, this is when you’ll try on the beautiful gowns available to you to wear during your session. We’ll browse my newborn prop library, including fabrics, outfits, hair pretties, knits, and wraps. We’ll also review color preferences and selections.
If your portrait session will be outdoors, we’ll choose a location for your session. I have a list of suggested locations, or, if you have a specific location in mind, I’d love to see if it will be a good fit for your portraits.
Session day will be free from stress, and filled with light and love!
If you are a maternity client, makeup is included in your maternity session, with my compliments. My professional partners will give you a flawless, fully customized look.
Shortly after our session, we’ll see each other again for your gallery reveal. Together we’ll design your walls, order your breathtaking new products, and place your orders for print and production.
When your orders arrive, I’ll personally inspect each product to ensure it meets my standards before you receive your fine art creations handmade just for you.
Our design consultation allows me to project your portraits for viewing so you can truly see them showcased. I’ll present you with the many and varied opportunities you have for displaying your images, through my exclusive product line. I want you to see exactly what your images will look like in your home, in specific products, and in your life! Through this time together you’ll be confident in your purchasing decisions.
Handmade in Italy, my Heirloom Album is the most versatile album. Transform it into a framelike display with its transparent lid. Layflat binding allows you to view a panoramic page without seeing a separation in the seam. The Heirloom Album can accommodate up to sixty pages; twenty are included.
Boasting all the features of my Heirloom Album, your baby book will be perfectly coordinated to your taste. With lay-flat pages that create a full, sensory experience, the Baby Book can accommodate up to forty pages; twenty are included. A custom foil overprint may be included on the cover or box, elevating and perfectly completing your Baby Book.
A favored selection of my Baby Plan clients, Legacy Albums are designed to bind together the stages of your child from belly to baby: maternity, newborn, and first year. Made in Italy with soft and close-fitting suede, and durable wood fiber, Legacy Albums can accommodate up to twelve slip-in mats.
The innovative yet classic design of the Memory Box transforms it into a tabletop frame when vertical. Cherished by Baby Plan clients, each box is expertly handmade in Italy, to exact specifications. This one-of-a-kind product is simply luxurious. An optional false bottom gives you the ability to add to your collection through future portrait sessions. Here you may also store small keepsakes from your baby’s first year such as hospital bands, footprints, and your baby’s hospital hat and bassinet nametag.
Select the Amalfi Panel or HD Fine Art Mega Mat to be framed in museum grade white or black. Each piece is designed with a hidden compartment that can accommodate up to three prints of the same size. Store prints from previous sessions, or rotate through seasonal images with your fully designed gallery wall intact.
Perhaps the most popular choice for wall art. Your vibrantly colored image will be printed by artisans in Italy onto superior quality cotton canvas, free of staples or unsightly mounting like other canvas panels. My canvases are solid in construction, so there will be no warping over time. A UV soft-touch coating is also applied to the canvases, to avoid markings. All-around perfection.
Wall art is custom framed by me, in my studio. Classic and refined, framed art provides you with a timeless solution for displaying your fine art images. My exquisite frames are high in craftsmanship and quality. I offer a variety of styles, from modern to traditional moulding options. Together we’ll design the perfect frames for your prints and enhance the magic of your images. Your gallery quality art arrives ready-to-hang.
High-resolution, retouched digital image files from your session are available for purchase. I highly recommend printing through my professional studio. Printing through my professional labs ensures that your images are printed with the correct color profiles, as well as on heirloom quality, archival materials. My products will stand the test of time and can be passed on to your children.
Your investment includes the session itself, my time and talent, a consultation prior to your session, archiving and professional image preparation post-session, and our private ordering session. Products and digital images are sold separately.
My most exclusive offering, Bellies to Babies clients receive priority scheduling, complimentary makeup, access to the studio wardrobe, print credits, as well as framed artwork or a Baby Book at the end of our first year together, to showcase your sweet baby.
Megan Papachristou of Megan Papachristou Photography is a custom portrait photographer in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, specializing in maternity, newborn, and family portrait photography. Serving the general Milwaukee area, Ozaukee County, Washington County, Waukesha County and destinations worldwide.