Specials, Announcements, Fun Stuff

March Mini Sessions – Helena MT Child & Baby Photography

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[Pssst:  all the details about our brand new Mini MLP Sessions are included below – so be sure to keep reading if you’re interested in learning more!  Eeek – such excitement!]


We had the very first ever Mini MLP Sessions at the MLP Studio last week!!  And I’ve been so impatient to share a few sneak peeks with you guys (aaaaaggghhh, picking only one image from each session was TORTURE!  Seriously can’t wait to show these families their full sets of images!!).


We had Siblings




And Suckers




And Big Kids




And Peek-a-Boo




And lots





And LOTS of giggles!




It was a fanTABulous day!  Thank you to all of my families for being the best-ever First Mini Session Peeps:)  Your images will be ready by the beginning of next week!!  Woot!:)


For the rest of you who are thinking huh…? Mini-what’s??

Well, up until now we’ve only had one type of session available at MLP:  Custom Portrait Sessions, but I’m soooooo excited to announce that we now have Mini Sessions available too!


So what’s the difference between a Mini Session and a Custom Session????  Here’s the scoop:


Mini MLP Sessions:

  • One outfit
  • 20-minutes
  • Babies &/or Kiddos only included in photos*
  • ALL Photographer-Selected images delivered digitally to you (typically ~20 images).  Print Permission included with Disc.


Mini Session Fee:  $299

Digital images (with print permission) ARE included with this fee.  Prints & products are also available.

*  Parents are not included in photos, Mini Sessions are for your children only:)  If you want all kinds of fun family photos check out our Custom MLP Sessions below!



Custom MLP Sessions:

  • Unlimited Outfits & Props
  • Unlimited Photo Session Time
  • Entire family included in photos (not just kiddos)
  • Post-Session Ordering Session included (we enjoy a glass of wine or a cup of coffee while viewing your images and picking out the perfect products for your needs)


Custom MLP Session Sitting Fee:  $149**

** No digital images or products are included with this sitting fee.  Products start at $299.  Digital Images (with print permission) are available as an Add-On product.



In a nutshell, the biggest differences between a Mini MLP Session and a Custom MLP Session are

1)   Amount of Time (20 Minutes vs. Unlimited Time)

2)   Number of Outfits (One vs. Unlimited)

3)   Who is photographed (Kids Only vs. the Whole Family)

4)   What is included with the initial fee (Digital Images Included vs. Images & Products Purchased After Session).



I’m really excited about this new option!!  And I’m also excited to announce that [drum rollllllllllllllll]:


The next Mini MLP Sessions will be happening on Monday April 1st at the MLP Studio.

And booking is OPEN NOW!


Sessions will be filled on a first-paid basis so contact me ASAP (I expect these to fill super fast – the very first Mini Sessions filled in less than 3 hours.  Yeah, whoah).


WANT TO BOOK?? Here's How:

Just email me or call with this info:

1)   Your name & phone number

2)   Payment Info:  Card Number, Name on Card, Billing Address (including zip code).  Your card will be charged $299; this fee is non-refundable.

3)   Your preferred time block:  Morning  (9:30 – 11:30 am), Afternoon (3:00 – 5:00 pm), or Either

4)   Names & ages of your child(ren)

*******SOOOOOO IMPORTANT*********  Sessions will be filled with those people who PAY first so be sure to include all of your payment info in your message or you will NOT have a session reserved for you.


As soon as I receive your email or voicemail I will email you a confirmation email with a receipt of your payment and a link to sign the Contract.

AFTER I have filled all of the sessions I will email you the specific time of your session and more details about what to bring, when to arrive, directions to the studio, etc.




I’ve tried to make all of this info as easy to understand as possible…but if you’re feeling a little confused I would be more than happy to have a chat to help you decide on the best session for your photography needs!  Feel free to call or email anytime:  406-431-6452 or megan@meganlanephotography.com.  :)



If you would like to be on the waiting list for the NEXT Mini Session date please send me an email with your Name, Phone Number, Email Address, and “I want to be on the Mini Session waiting list.”  I’ll let you know as soon as the next date has been picked!

You can also sign up for the Mini Session Email List.  An email will be sent out each time a Mini Session Date is announced–you will NOT get any other emails from me, I promise:)  Just email me with your Name, Phone Number, Email Address, and “I want to be on the Mini Session Email List.”


Can’t wait to photograph your babies and kiddos!  ***mwah***


Be sure to connect with us on Facebook – we love new Likes:)  You can also find more of our work and info about our pricing on the MLP Website.

Like us on Facebook Website Contact

I also love to chat so call anytime:)  406.431.6452





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Our New Photography Studio! – Megan Lane Photography – Helena MT Studio Photography

Posted by in Life, Joy, Laughter, Specials, Announcements, Fun Stuff

I would like to welcome you all to the beautiful, new, oh-so-fabulous Megan Lane Photography Studio!



This studio space has been in the works for over two years, and the fact that my [incredible] hubby Scott built it entirely himself makes it even more special(!!).  We broke ground in May of 2011 and this November we were finally able to say “WE’RE DONE!!” (there were also quite a few “whoohoooo’s” and “YIPPEEEE’s” and booty-shakin’ happy dances, I’m not gonna lie:).  And we’ve been having awesome photo sessions there ever since!


Which means that I’ve been quite remiss in not posting pictures of the new space…yikes.  But better late than never, right?:)  So I’ve finally prepared a little virtual tour for you guys!


Here are our shooting areas.  The seamless white backdrop is super versatile and can work for one tiny baby, a couple energetic toddlers, maternity sessions, or family pictures.   The smaller backdrop system to the left is perfect for babies and toddlers.  The small backdrop can be switched out quickly (you can see some of the other backdrop options leaning in the corner) and I’ve got lengths of trim painted several fun colors so we can mix and match for all kinds of different looks!

We also designed this space so that it can accommodate a large group or extended family session.  When extended families get together and schedule a time for photos we often don’t have the luxury of re-scheduling due to weather – and we all know that nice weather in Montana is never a guarantee!  So we made the back wall (behind the backdrops) a completely blank wall – we didn’t even put outlets there – so we can use the entire wall as a backdrop.  Pretty sweet, huh?  Which means that I now have the perfect back-up location for those big family shoots!  Yippee:)



Here’s the space that’s devoted to hanging out!  After Photo Sessions, clients come back to the MLP Studio for their Ordering Session and we enjoy a glass of wine (or a beer) or a cup of tea (or coffee) while we view all of their pictures and plan the perfect wall display, album, or canvas grouping for their home.  This is also where I get to talk weddings with brides & grooms (and/or Mothers of the Bride/Groom) – such fun!

Bonus:  the big screen TV can double for entertainment during those sometimes loooooong newborn sessions;)




We started offering custom framing this fall – and it is SUCH a gorgeous finished product.  From contemporary to shabby chic, and from rustic to ornate, there are fabulous options for every house and every style.   (this is only ONE of the four drawers that are filled with all of the different frame & mat options – yeah, whoa!)




From this angle you can see the private Studio entrance (the door on the right) so you can come directly into the Studio from outside.  You can also see the opening that connects the Studio to the rest of our home.

From the beginning I knew that I had no desire to move the business out of our home, and we wanted the Studio to feel like an extension of our living space, so connecting it to the house like this was the perfect solution for us!   We also have plans to build a big barnwood door (which will be hung with external sliding hardware) so we can easily close off the Studio from the rest of the house when desired.  Plus the barnwood will make a really cool backdrop!



Here is a shot of the cozy client area.  We have a rocking chair for nursing &/or soothing babies, magazines for parents (everything from Vogue and Better Homes and Gardens, to Extreme Elk and Bowhunter Magazine – we are quite the eclectic household, lol), plus lots of specific solutions for baby-needs and storage.  More details about these in the next few pics:)



Here’s the hanging rod for all of the darling little outfits that clients bring with them for their babies and kiddos.  And then, because I’m super Type A, we can organize the outfits into the order we’re going to use them during the session!  Perfection:)




The entry table also doubles as a changing table (see the changing pad underneath?  We just put that on top and, voilà! change away!:).  The baskets underneath hold extra wipes and other baby necessities.




I guess I should just admit this now:  I’m pretty much addicted to buying little things that can be used during photo sessions….

Like headbands and bows and wraps and teeny tiny ties (you can’t see the ties because they’re in the left bucket – but they’re there:)…



And darling hand-made hats….



And tutus…

(ack – I’m a complete and utter sucker for tutus)



And we’ll end with a shot of my collection of tiny little chairs.

**Oh my goodness me, I do so luuuuuuve tiny little chairs…!**

(you can also see the oh-so essential Posey Pillow and Boppy in the background)




So there you have it!  The Megan Lane Photography Studio!

We’ve tried to think of every little detail to make your photo session as fun and relaxed and pampering as possible – AND to make sure your pictures are absolutely gorgeous!


The bottom line?  I can’t wait to have you over to play pictures:)



***Scott – thank you for making this dream a reality.  Your love & support mean everything to me – and your building skills are truly incredible! xxo ***


Be sure to connect with us on Facebook – we love new Likes:)  And please contact me if you’re interested in booking a photo session in our new studio!  (we also do LOTS of sessions outside when the weather gets nice – but those months tend to fill up very quickly, so don’t be afraid of calling to get your session booked several months in advance:)

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I also love to chat so feel free to call anytime!  406.431.6452





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Megan Lane Photography’s Brand New Logo – Eeek – Such Excitement!

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I spilled the beans about this on Facebook last week because I could.not.wait any longer!!  But I know that not everyone sees everything on FB the first time it posts…and I figured it would be good to have an “official” announcement on the Blog about this too:)  So what the heck am I talking about?? (sheesh, get to the point already – right?:)  Welllllllllllllllllll, I’m talking about Megan Lane Photography’s new LOGO!!!!!!!!  Eeek!  Happy dance!  Excitement!  Woot-woot-to-the-hoo!!

That’s right – I have officially retired our old logo (which is a little nostalgic because this was the original logo that has been with us since I very first started the business four years ago…wow, *little pat* for old logo, she’s done me well).




But the business has grown (and grown!) and with the official launch of the new studio just a few short weeks away (yep, I keep teasing you guys about this – I promise, all will be revealed SOON!) I thought it was time to invest in a new logo.

And obviously this is **kinda** a big deal (and those of you who know me know that I’m just a *tiny* bit of a perfectionist, haha, and there’s NOOOOOOO pressure whatsoever when you’re designing something that is supposed to “represent” you – to people who don’t know you!!!! – ack!!)…so I’m so so SO glad that I was working with Kaye my super talented graphic designer! (www.designedbykaye.com)  She is also working on an all-new look for our business cards, brochures, studio packaging, etc!  SOOOOOO exciting!  Woot!

I will be sure to share all of that with you guys in the next few weeks but for now check out the brand new logo-look for MLP!!!!  YAAAYYYYY! :) :) :)

I’d love to hear what you guys think about the new look.  And I’d love to hear about any big changes, updates, happy dance moments in your lives!!  Spill it, we want to do the happy dance with you!:)




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Jason & Jaimie Wedding – Scott vs. Megan Contest Winner

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Well…it was definitely a CLOSE race between Image #3 (taken by me) and Image #13 (taken by Scott) – but


Image #3 ended up squeaking out a 1 vote win.

Whew.  Close call!:)


Image #3


Thanks for all of the fun comments & voting you guys!  We seriously check the Blog every couple of hours when we have a Contest going because we loooooove seeing your comments (and we *might* enjoy giving each other a little heck over who’s winning and who’s losing…heehee:).

Love the S vs. M Contests?  Well, head on over to our current Scott vs. Megan Contest from Erich & Kaela’s wedding and cast your vote there to see if Scott can take back the title this week!



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Scott vs. Megan Contest Winner – James & Ashley’s Wedding

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Sooooooo, funny thing about the results from James & Ashley’s Scott vs. Megan Contest…there’s a three-way tie!!

(seriously, 100% exact same number of votes…what are the odds of that?!)

Image #12


 Image #10



 Image #6

Funny, right?!

But it gets funnier – guess who took every single one of those three pictures?????

Scott did.

Yep.  That’s what you call a complete & utter S vs. M win:) (and yes, he’s pretty proud of himself, lol)

Gorgeous images honey – I’m so lucky to get to do this with you! xox



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