Denver Lifestyle Family Photographer and Portrait Photographer
posted by: Amber Johnson
Mile High Mamas is regularly contacted by local photographers who want to partner with us. We recently sat down with Vala Vincent and Mariah Ehlert to find out what sets them apart from other photographers.
Tell me about Vala Vincent Photography and Mariah Ehlert Photography, and how you both ended up working together?
Vala: I am a lifestyle family photographer who uses a documentary style to capture the beauty a family life has to offer.
Mariah: I am a portrait photographer. I specialize in headshots, professional branding and families with an editorial style in my turn of the century brownstone church studio.
We have distinct styles, yet love to collaborate on projects and bounce business ideas off each other. There is strength in creating versus competing, and we are definitely working that muscle.
What sets you apart from other photographers?
Vala: I give my clients a lot of service. I work very hard to get to know my families before our photo session, so not only will I capture exactly what they want, but their personalities, those real smiles and perfect moments. I have been known to rifle through a client’s closet before a photo session as part of my wardrobe consult. Due to this, I have great success every time and deliver amazing galleries to my well deserving families.
Mariah: Through my photography I celebrate, empower, and serve my clients. I learn my client’s ‘why’ and mission statement of their business model, which helps me create images that show their personality and what makes them distinct in their market. I do the same with families and individuals, creating sessions that celebrate their lives, their successes, and most of all how they want to be seen in the world.
Working with kids is memorable, I’m sure! Do you have any funny moments from one of your shoots?
Vala: Once I was photographing a newborn, I had placed the baby in dad’s hands when we heard a loud fart accompanied by a shriek from the father. The baby had done a poo right into his hand.
Mariah: Dogs and kids always have good moments and laughs, unless you’re a robot. Mostly everyone is laughing at ME and the crazy sounds I’m making to get the pups’ and kids’ attention at the same time.
Tell us about your packages and what kind of offerings you have for families.
Vala: I offer both in-home and outdoor lifestyle sessions. My digital packages start at $845 and product packages starting at $750. I also offer mini sessions which start at $445. Those are great for special needs kiddos or the little ones who aren’t ready for an hour or more session.
Mariah: My session fee is $250, image packages start at $1,200 with printed images matted in beautiful archival papers and custom made photo boxes. I also offer quickie headshot sessions for busy professionals at $200.