Frequently Asked Questions

What does the tagline Capturing Your Lifestyle mean?
It means truly embracing who you or your family are and being able to tell YOUR story through images.

It’s a new mom taking in the smell of her brand new baby, and the big sister beaming with pride as she holds her sister for the first time.

It’s your sons’ impromptu game of football in the backyard or a walk around the neighborhood holding hands with your husband.

It’s having your high school sweetheart whom you’ve been married to for 25 years carve your initials in a fallen down tree by the lake.

Capturing your lifestyle is blowing bubbles with your children as they laugh and try to pop every one of them.

It means seeing teenagers let go of their cares and remember being kids swinging at the school playground.

It’s enjoying ice cream cones at the local small town soda fountain.

It’s riding your favorite horse—or your Harley—and feeling the freedom that comes with it.

It’s driving through your pasture on a beautiful summer day and admiring the nature that surrounds you.

It’s a celebration of life when you feel your unborn child moving within your belly.

It’s the wrinkled, weathered hands of a granddad holding the chubby fist of his great grandson.

With my attention to detail and ability to put people at ease, these moments and many more just like them will be captured and preserved forever.

What is a YOURStory Session?
This is an on-location session for an individual or immediate family members that can last 1-2 hours. Call to inquire about sessions with more than immediate family. The creative session fee includes a pre-session consultation to discuss style, clothing and location; up to two hours photographing time; artistic editing and retouching of the best images; an in-person ordering session and an optional online gallery to share with family and friends after the initial order is placed. Fee can be applied as credit to a YOURStory Album Collection. These sessions are for newborns, children, families, high school seniors or couples. Session fee: $250*

What is an Essence Session?
This is a 30-minute mini-session for up to 3 individuals ages 3 months and older. The Essence is great for parents/grandparents wanting to capture several milestones of their babies or children throughout the year and at different holidays, or for those who want to get to know Maggie Malson Photography, and the experience of custom photography. Clients will see 10-15 images in an online gallery. These sessions will be done at the photographer’s home studio or location of her choice. The “Essence” session is not available for newborns. For on-location sessions or for groups of 4 or more, please book a full YOURStory Session. Essence sessions are $100*.

*All session fees and portrait orders subject to Idaho sales tax. Session fee is non-refundable and may be rescheduled up to one time before being forfeited.

What kind of products do you offer?
Next to capturing your lifestyle with beautiful images to tell your story, having a finished product delivered and ready to enjoy is the most important thing you receive from a session with Maggie Malson Photography. I specialize in creating YOURStory albums, which are custom-designed, handmade, heirloom-quality and will last for generations. In addition, wall art and gift prints are available. My duty as your personal and professional photographer is to provide complete customer service from start to finish; therefore, it’s important you have a great session experience and receive products you can enjoy immediately upon delivery. I also realize clients these days like having the flexibility of digital images to print when they need so my portrait collections include options for purchasing these as well once an album or wall art has been selected. I am a full-service studio; therefore, digital images are only available with albums or wall art collections.


Do you have a studio or do your shoot on location?
I photograph both on-location or in my home studio. YOURStory sessions take place in and around your home or a location with special meaning to you. Essence mini-sessions take place in my home studio. These are great for business headshots or for a quick milestone session of a child. All my newborn sessions are done on-location in the comfort of your home.

What do I wear?
During your complimentary in-person or phone consultation, we’ll discuss the location, style and details of session so you feel comfortable choosing appropriate attire. Above all, it should be comfortable and not distracting from you or your family. You are the most important part of your session!

When should I schedule my session?
I am usually booked out about two months in advance, so you should call to schedule your session early. I photograph clients all year long, but there are seasons where I have less availability. Please inquiry as soon as possible.
Here are some general guidelines to keep in mind. There are always exceptions, so if you have questions, please ask!
Maternity-Sessions are scheduled for around 28-32 weeks pregnant when there is a nice, round, full bump, mom-to-be is still comfortable and feeling her best.
Newborn-It’s ideal to book this session before your baby arrives. Sessions are scheduled for when baby is 7-10 days. old.
High School Seniors-Most sessions occur during the fall before senior year. Additional winter or spring sessions can be booked as well.

Feel free to call 208-739-2265 or email me with more questions at I will update this frequently asked questions page as needed.