Despite all of our struggles and short-comings, there is still beauty in being who we are at this very moment with the people we love. The little moments are the biggest memories we will look back on years to come.
This is for the senior who knows that the struggles & successes they have experienced have all led to this moment, and senior photos are more about telling a story rather than just smiling at the camera.
A photo session is about more than just getting photos. It's about laughing, dancing, loving, embracing the moment, and above all having your story told as authentically & truly as possible.
Want to know if I am a good fit for your wedding? Tell me in my contact form that you are inquiring about wedding services, and I'll send you my pre-booking questionnaire to see if we are a good match!
Pictures of mom and the little one because little toes don't stay little forever, and before long your little one will be outgrowing the snuggles of your arms and getting ready to take on the world.
Newborn sessions happen in Mikki's downtown Grant, Nebraska location.
Please Inquire for pricing.
This is the closest thing to freezing time as your newborn grows into a toddler. Milestone sessions are offered for 3 month, 6 month, 9 month, and one year sessions. We also offer a heavily discounted Maternity through 1 Year package!
Getting to know you is the most important part (and my personal favorite part) of the entire experience. I want to tell your story through images and films that can serve as heirlooms for generations to come, not just take pretty pictures. After your $100 non-refundable deposit is paid, I will send you a questionnaire tailored to you so I can plan a photography session that showcases who you truly are.
Between booking your photography session and heading out for pictures, a lot of prep work happens behind the scenes. Based on your questionnaire, I will decide upon a location for the shoot, and I will help style your outfits. If you have a location request, please put it in the session questionnaire. Every session receives a style guide, access to the client closet at no additional charge, a styling consultation with me, a prep guide, and more.
Not sure what a client closet is? Check it out HERE!
My goal is not to capture staged poses but real, raw emotions that remind us of the power and beauty in the everyday importance of the love of family. While I will start sessions with a photo of everyone looking at the camera, eye contact is not what I focus on. I focus on movement, emotions, and connection. This is a time for kids to be kids and pups to be pups - let them run and play. The greatest moments are the ones we least expect.
Sessions take place during golden hour. I do not shoot during direct sunlight due to my editing style, and I do not reschedule for tardiness.
You will receive a sneak peek of your photos 1-3 days after your session, and your full gallery will be delivered within 3 weeks (weddings are delivered within 6 weeks). Photos are delivered in digital format via email in a password protected gallery and remain open for one week in order to share and download photos. An online print store is attached to each gallery for your convenience. You can also order from your favorite print shop.
There is nothing I love more than delivering your galleries and hearing your reactions! After your photos are delivered, show them off and tag me on social media!
"I can’t recommend Tripods & Tails enough! My husband and I had such a fun session with Mikki - we felt so relaxed and comfortable the entire time, resulting in beautiful candid photos! (I usually do not love photos of myself, but these are definitely going to be printed!!) I LOVED the dress I borrowed from Mikki’s gorgeous client closet! She is creative & suggested prompts that had us all laughing so hard, creating natural smiles! Tripods & Tails is professional & dependable yet down to earth and caring, doing whatever it takes to create photos you’ll love forever. Mikki is the absolute best photographer and we can’t thank her enough for these photos we will cherish for a lifetime.
-Sophia & Levi
"Mikaela Stephenson is the type of photographer that makes everything out of nothing. She is a master of the camera. She didn’t just want the perfect shot, she wanted the perfect session. And she made it happen.
You will start your session with your photographer, Mikaela, and end it with your friend, Mikki. Mikki is intelligent, kind, energetic, and hard-working. She even consulted with our outfit choices. She loves being outdoors, and is always able to catch “golden hour” just right. We couldn’t have found a better photographer or friend for our family photos! We are so grateful for the memories she has provided us with, and are looking forward to having her continue to take our family pictures for the years to come.
"Mikki took such good care of our sweet little girl during her newborn photos! She was only 3 days old during her session and Mikki so meticulously captured the beauty of those special newborn days that fly by so quickly. Our baby girl is already growing up so fast which makes me forever grateful for Mikki's ability to capture every little detail from her tiny fingernails to her short little toes. This session was the best way to freeze time just for a moment. Now we can always look back and be reminded of those first few days with our first baby that forever changed our world. It will never be the same again, but in such a wonderful way!
"Mikki goes above and beyond. She took my husband and I’s engagement and wedding pictures. She helped me get my wedding dress pinned up when the bustle broke. She also helped us create our wedding timeline and find the perfect location to take our pictures. She is so responsive, easy to work with, and FUN. She made us feel so comfortable in our own skin. Mikki had lots of fun prompts that created genuine smiles and laughs. We had the best experience and received the most beautiful pictures. We will definitely be booking more sessions with her!
- Kaley & Jace