From beautiful Gainesville, Virginia

April 23rd & 24th, 2022

The Motherhood Event

Gainesville, virginia

brought to you exclusively by Emily Gerald Photography || Scroll down to reserve

what's included

• 20 minutes of portrait time with the photographer
• A quiet and intimate shooting space to limit distractions
• Elegant florals to compliment your motherhood portraits 
• Group portraits and one on one portraits with each child
• Online gallery of 10+ images 
• all high-resolution digital images available to download
• Optional wardrobe enhancement to your session
   (for an additional fee)

the motherhood experience includes:

your petite session...

Digital downloads of pictures you KNOW you love! 


portrait details

• Scheduling a time that fits your families needs
• An Intimate setting with the focus on your and your children
• Inviting your own mother or special woman in your life to join
• Being in front of the lens instead of behind it 
• A one of a kind floral installation
• simple yet beautiful professional, high-quality pictures
   documenting the entire experience

book your session now!

$449 + Tax

Come to the studio and enjoy a relaxing and intimate portrait experience with your loved ones. Whether you choose to include your children, your own mother, or a special mother figure in your life, The Motherhood Event is the perfect way to honor those you cherish most. 

what you need to know:

Reserve your Motherhood portrait experience at our Northern Virginia Studio and capture this moment in time. Following your session, you will receive an online gallery of 10+ images to download as high-resolution digital downloads.

Scroll down for more details on the booking process  for these unique sessions!








The Booking Process

Select below “The Motherhood Experience” and proceed to reserve your time slot and make payment.

Optional: Choose to enhance your experience with our studio wardrobe for an additional fee. (Available by appointment only)

Receive a confirmation email with a link to terms and agreements, and customize your experience with our client questionnaire.

Browse through our style guide and decide on attire for the session.

Arrive on the day of your session to capture you and your loved ones.

Receive your online gallery of 10+ downloadable digital files via email within 3 weeks of your session. 

Order affordable, high quality prints directly from the gallery to be shipped straight to you.

Reserve your spot Here!

"Family is one of the most important things in our lives, so I enjoyed the opportunity to document three generations of our ours with Emily. She made us feel incredibly at ease in front of her camera within moments of entering her studio. Even though our session was brief, she was able to capture so many fantastic images in such a short amount of time. My mom and I were both thrilled with the final gallery and it’s a gift that we will treasure for a lifetime."

Alicia L

My experience having mother & daughter images taken by Emily was absolutely perfect. From the moment you walk into her  studio you are immediately at ease because of her warm, kind, and laid-back personality. I love the natural and timeless approach she takes in her photography, but in addition, she is so incredibly detailed and thoughtful. Emily captured us in a way that was so genuine but also made sure I looked my best as she expertly posed us during our session. The sweet and tender moments Emily captured of my daughter and I are something I will treasure forever.

Jess M


While my feelings about my postpartum body made me hesitant to get in front of a camera, I knew this season with my daughter would soon be a fleeting memory. A memory that I would want to look back on, not only for myself, but for my daughter. Emily made us both feel at ease from the moment we arrived. The experience was beyond what I imagined and truly a gift. Getting to catch up and chat with Emily about motherhood and life was an added bonus. She captured my little version of motherhood so beautifully. I look forward to using her again for our whole family!

Sheri G




The Motherhood Experience will take place in our natural light studio in Gainesville, VA, located inside of a private residence. Upon booking, the details and address will be provided for your convenience and planning purposes. On the day of the event you will be welcomed into the studio by the studio assistant.

Where are the sessions held?



Imagine a delicate, floating floral backdrop to compliment your images. Our floral designer will be installing fresh garden flowers in the studio designed to enhance your Motherhood portraits but not to deter from the focus of the images: you and your loved ones.

What kind of floral arrangement will be involved? 


Yes! Each family will receive their online gallery from the event of 10 or more high-resolution, downloadable images within three weeks from the time of your session for sharing with friends and family. From the galler you are also able to share, create a custom album or make prints as gifts.



These sessions are designed to focus on Mothers. That may look different for each family, but we want to honor all mother figures. Please bring along any woman who fits that role. Dads are welcome to help little ones feel at ease, but the focus of the portraits will remain on mothers. 



Each family will receive an online gallery within three weeks of their session. Your online gallery allows you the ability to share and download your images as well as make prints in a variety of sizes, canvases to be shared in your home and create custom albums delivered to your doorstep.



Each session is designated for 20 minutes from your scheduled start time. Your family will be the only guests inside the studio. Please arrive early to ensure your full 20 minutes of shooting time. If you have more than 4 children, you're welcome to book two back to back slots.



Private appointments will be scheduled the week of The Motherhood Event to come and browse the studio wardrobe and try on your selections. You will take your selected piece(s) home and wear it to your session. We ask that you bring a change of clothes the day of your session so you can easily return your piece afterwards, and it can be cleaned and returned to the wardrobe! 

If I enhance my reservation with the studio wardrobe, what does that mean?


Anything neutral and comfortable is fine! The goal is for these to be cherished by your family for years to come, so please dress your family in what feels the most like you. Some of my favorite places to shop are: Baltic Born, Zara, H&M, Gap, Old Navy, and even Amazon!



Each session is designed to capture each mother and her children who wish to be included. However, if you have more than four children coming, we highly recommend you book two back-to-back time slots to ensure plenty of time for each child to be photographed!


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Frequently Asked Questions

Covid-19 Plans

We reserve the right to cancel the event altogether if an outbreak occurs in the Northern Virginia area. We also reserve the right to refuse service to any persons who may be traveling from COVID-19 hot spots.

The following policies will be followed during our 2022 Motherhood Experience in Gainesville, VA. 

As is always the case, only one family will be allowed in the studio at a time.

We will be running an air purifier in the studio 24/7 in the days before,
during and after our petite Motherhood sessions..

We have adjusted our session time slots to allow time in between sessions for additional cleaning. We will sanitize all frequently-touched surfaces to include the seating in the portrait area, doorknobs, and any toys or books that are used during sessions.