Wanted: Mothers & Their Children for Photoshoots

We are looking for mothers & their children (of all ages!) to photograph for new Black & White wall displays and social media content as we transition from 13 years of photographing weddings to family portraiture.

Participants will receive a Complimentary Photography Session + a $150 Gift Certificate for Artwork from our studio

There are no purchase obligations. Sessions will be photographed in black & white but made available for families in color. Fathers, pets, and other family members are encouraged to participate as well!

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What's this about?

Our studio has been an internationally recognized wedding photography studio for the past 13 years, earning 100's of awards for our work, we are transitioning our studio into family portraits and are seeking mothers and their children (both boys & girls) of all ages for our new Black & White Studio wall displays, as well as social media content. As a thank you, we will provide a complete waiver of our session fee + a $150 gift certificate to use towards artwork purchases in our studio. Fathers & Pets are welcome to join in the sessions as well!

Our studio manager will reach out to you within two days of submitting your application to go over the details, schedule your session, and answer any questions you may have. If you're a mom who wants to be in more pictures with her kids and thinks this would be a special experience, please fill out the information below and FAQ's.

No Purchase Obligations

There are no purchase obligations or minimum order amounts. We will show you the photographs during a fun appointment 1 week after your photo shoot via Zoom and if you want you can purchase artwork directly from us.

Artwork with our studio begins at $495, while most clients spend $1500 or more on their finished art pieces and digital negatives.

Wardrobe Help & Professional Studio Setup

Need some help with what to wear? Don't sweat because our team will give you guidance on what will look best in your pictures! You will work directly with Michael who will photograph you on our hand-painted sets. Don't worry, this won't look like 1980's mall photography. We photograph all of our subjects with a fine-art approach taking inspiration from Renaissance-era Artists.



The MAPhoto Experience

What we offer

Our studio is one of the most highly awarded in the United States, Michael Anthony has been a photographer, speaker, and educator to photographers for the last 13 years.

Professional Lighting

Experience the art of professional lighting during your portrait session at our studio. Our team of skilled photographers will ensure that every detail is illuminated to perfection, bringing out the beauty in every shot. With state-of-the-art equipment and expertise in lighting techniques, we guarantee stunning results that will exceed your expectations. Trust us to capture your unique essence in the most flattering light. Book your session today!

Wardrobe Advice

Picture-perfect style awaits! Say goodbye to fashion faux pas and hello to sartorial success with our expert wardrobe advice. Our studio is here to guide you through the maze of outfit choices, ensuring you're always camera-ready for your portrait session. Don't just capture moments, make a statement!

Posing Direction

Are you tired of awkwardly posing in front of the camera? Look no further! Our studio is here to provide you with expert posing advice. Our team of professionals will guide you through every angle and pose, ensuring that you look your best in every shot. Say goodbye to awkwardness and hello to confidence with our expert posing guidance so you will never have to worry about how you look....we got you covered.

High-Quality Artwork

Transform your family portraits into breathtaking works of art with our studio's high-quality artwork. Our collection features stunning acrylic wall art and exquisite Italian image boxes, complete with fine art matted prints. Elevate your home decor with these timeless pieces that capture the essence of your loved ones. Don't settle for ordinary; choose extraordinary at our studio.

Frequetly Asked Question

Where is Your Studio Located?

Our studio is located in Valencia, California, close to Magic Mountain in the commercial center. It typically takes 45 minutes to get to our studio from West LA or 30 minutes from Downtown.

Is this a competition or model call?​

No! We are looking for real mothers and children to photograph. We are using these images for new marketing material and sample displays at our studio for our new black and white fine-art line.We will shoot and edit these images in black and white, however color options are available for purchase should you decide to order wall displays or our portrait boxes.

How long do you keep the portraits for after my session?​

Due to limited storage, we are not able to maintain, store, or archive unordered portraits. Portraits that are not purchased are purged periodically to make room for new sessions on our servers.

Are there any age requirements?​

Nope! We are looking for mothers and their children of all ages! From expectant mothers to moms with 2-3 children, or even grandmothers, mothers, and grandchildren. We are looking for a diverse set of images to update our wall displays!

How do I book my session?​

We book these sessions after a short phone call to go over all of the details. After you fill out your application form, we will look through it, and our studio manager will reach out to you by text & email with a link to set up your phone call. We require a $99 fully-refundable deposit to secure your date on our calendar, which is then refunded to you at your portrait ordering/viewing session.

How long is the session?​

Sessions last around 30 minutes, depending on the number of children you have, and their ages. We can do up to 2 outfits each session and we build in time for you to change clothes if you would like.


Michael Anthony

Who Is The Photographer?

Michael Anthony is a world-renowned wedding photographer who has been named the #1 Wedding Photographer in the USA (2019, 2021) and is a 2x Gold Medalist in the World Photographic Cup. Michael has photographed celebrities, professional athletes, and politicians.

He is known for his contemporary, and cinematic style of wedding photography, which we are now transitioning to our family and pet photography studio.

Michael and his wife Jen started MAP in 2011, and quickly became one of the most sought-after wedding photography studios in Los Angeles. His work has been featured in top wedding publications and websites, including Junebug Weddings, WeddingWire, and California Wedding Day.

He has also been a speaker at international conferences and has written for Shutter Magazine, Rangefinder, and Professional Photographer Magazine.

Michael is a master of capturing the emotion and story of a his clients. He uses his keen eye for composition and lighting to create stunning images that will last a lifetime. He is also a skilled portrait photographer and is able to capture the unique personality of each subject in front of his camera.

Michael is a passionate and dedicated photographer who is committed to creating timeless images that will capture the beauty of your family.


What a fantastic experience! This was our first-time doing family portraits, before this my husband and I only did our wedding photos, and it was so much fun! Michael was great at capturing the best photos of our baby (while we did our best to make him laugh behind the scenes) and was great at directing us during the shoot. I really enjoyed going through our photos as well and the choosing for our album was smooth and so much fun (and difficult! it was so hard to choose between all the great photos!). I would definitely recommend doing your family portraits with Michael; the end results are stylish and beautful!

Jennifer R

I had the pleasure of experiencing Michael Anthony Photography, after signing up for the mother & child, black & white photoshoot. From the beginning, communication was very detailed-oriented and no question went unanswered. The studio was very nice and Michael and Courtney were absolutely pleasant to my son and I. It was our first professional photoshoot together, but Michael was awesome and an expert! He gave excellent direction, and worked so well with my son, who is 6 yrs old and very energetic. He was super patient and never made me feel uncomfortable or rushed during the photoshoot. While the shoot lasted about 45 minutes, it didn't limit the fantastic photos to select from. There were so many great choices, which was very difficult to narrow down. However, Courtney was wonderful and also very patient in helping me make selections.

Alexis Dixon

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