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Wanted: Mamas and their littles

Mamahood:

a photography book project

The Mamahood Project is about celebrating WOMEN, and all the BEAUTY and POWER of MOTHERHOOD.

We’re kicking off our second annual Mamahood book project to feature portraits and stories of mamas from all over Southern New England (to include Middle to Eastern Connecticut, all of Rhode Island & Southern Massachusetts)!

Imagine having stunning photographs of you with your family that show your authentic selves!

No fake smiles or awkward posing, just you, your partner, and your kids, and who you really are.

Plus, for bonus feels, your participation helps raise money for kids in need!

If you’ve been thinking about getting in the frame with your kids, this is the perfect opportunity to finally make it happen.

What is The Mamahood Project?

The Mamahood Project is an annual book project run by dacia vu photography (New England’s award winning family and baby photography studio) for mamas and their families with kids ages 1-18 years old.

This project is an amazing opportunity to have beautiful, fun, and creative portraits of you with your family that celebrate motherhood, your relationship with your children, and all the beauty, love, and joy that comes with being their mama.

(We are donating all proceeds from the sale of each art book to a charity that supports kids in need. You can choose the charity from our list, or nominate another.)

Once we’ve completed all the sessions, we will design and publish a beautiful hard-cover coffee table book called Mamahood, Second Edition, featuring our favorite photo of each family alongside a shared piece of each mama’s story with some fun facts and bits of wisdom too. This book will be a treasured keepsake for each mama and their family, not to mention an important part of the social history of being a New England mom in 2024!

LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE! Once we’ve filled all the pages in the book, we will close registration.
Scroll down for more detailed information about cost, inclusions, & availability.



I can't say enough good things about Dacia! We did a family session with her and she has been there for everything along the way. We planned a zoom meeting and she helped me through picking out a wardrobe for the family. I am a person who has a lot of questions and she was there for every single one and got back to me quickly. During the photoshoot she made my family comfortable and was great with helping to get my toddler smiling. She made it fun for my 7 year old son as well. It was really great how at the end of our session she also took a few pictures of me and my husband. She had captured us all so perfectly and we were all very happy with the whole experience!
Amanda Mcdowell
Family Session

How does it work?

Where

Sessions will take place at one of DVP’s preferred locations in Southern New England. The exact location will be agreed upon prior to the session date.

What's included

a DVP portrait session for the whole family with availability on weekdays (value $495)

a double-page spread in The Mamahood Project book featuring our favorite photo of your family and your answers to our heartfelt and fun questionnaire (value $150)

a personal styling consult with Dacia to design and prepare session outfits for the whole family

free access to the DVP client closet with a beautiful variety of items for moms and children

a personal purchasing appointment after your session with access to exclusive Mamahood Project packages as well as all our regular packages.

a purchasing credit of $100 to apply towards any order option you choose

what it will cost

$100 deposit retainer to hold your session date and time.

Can I buy the photographs?

Of course! While there’s absolutely no obligation to buy any of the images from your session, you will have a fun and very special viewing session on Zoom where you’ll see your stunning portraits one week after your shoot, in the comfort of your own home. Should you fall head over heels (which we’re pretty sure you will) with any of your images, we’ll help guide you through the options, ensuring the best fit for you and your family. At that time, you can apply your gift certificate toward any purchase. Our artwork starts at $495, and most clients typically spend $1200 and up on their selected portraits.”



"It was such a wonderful experience working with Dacia. From the very beginning, she was so thorough and went through every aspect of the process, so we knew what to expect. She uses a style guide where you can choose outfits for your family. She even has a client closet with such beautiful choices! The day of the photo shoot, she was so good with both of my kids, and really captured our family! I absolutely love every single photograph she took! I would highly recommend Dacia to everyone!"
Kathryn Levesque
(family session, Haley Farm State Park, Noank Connecticut)


"It was such a wonderful experience working with Dacia. From the very beginning, she was so thorough and went through every aspect of the process, so we knew what to expect. She uses a style guide where you can choose outfits for your family. She even has a client closet with such beautiful choices! The day of the photo shoot, she was so good with both of my kids, and really captured our family! I absolutely love every single photograph she took! I would highly recommend Dacia to everyone!"
Kathryn Levesque
(family session, Haley Farm State Park, Noank Connecticut)

Some pages from last year’s book:

How to book a spot

Fill out the registration form below, and we will be in touch to book your session.

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