The Legacy Portrait

What is the experience like?


The sitting fee to book your experience starts at $250 and includes an in person Consultation, the Portrait Session which includes professional hair and makeup, the Reveal, and the Unveiling.


We take our time and get to know you so we can capture your true personality. We will discuss up to five wardrobe changes and help you prepare for your big day. We offer champagne and sparkling apple cider to add glamour and fun to your special experience in the heart of Kailua.


Your Vanity Fair-style magazine photo shoot includes the services of professional hair and makeup artists in our studio or on location or both, if you choose. High-end studio lights and wardrobe changes will make you feel like a super model and give you the inspiration and confidence to look your absolute best.

Most of our photo sessions are completed in three to four hours, but feel free to take as much time as you require. Your session is based on creating what you desire, not how much time we spend together, so relax as you consider what look and style represents you.

All studio sessions include carefully chosen hairstyling and makeup application. Grooming for men and boys is available by request. For sports portrait sessions, Special FX makeup is included to heighten the drama and excitement of the final image. The makeover elevates your special experience and images. You will look and feel unforgettable.  

Your beautiful gala dresses, flattering cocktail dresses and sharpest tuxedos were made for moments like this. Or you might consider our wardrobe of beautiful dresses, from vintage-style 1920s gowns to elegant Diane von Furstenberg wrap dresses. For people who love sports or the outdoors, we enjoy capturing toddler soccer players, young football players, teen basketball players, and adult paddlers. Dream your ideal image and we will work together to make it reality.


Approximately two weeks later I will invite you back for your Reveal. It is my joy to share this moment of seeing your images for the first time. We often see mothers – and occasionally fathers – weep with joy when they see the final images. It is truly a moving moment. You will then order only the photographs you want, and each purchased image includes the digital file.


  • Matted artwork, beginning at $250

  • Custom framed image with acid-free, archive quality mattes and UV glass.

  • Image Collections in an exquisite Artisan Leather Folio Box handmade in Italy.

Monica Lau Photography accepts all major credit cards. 


Once your finished artwork is ready, you will return to our studio for your Unveiling and a toast to celebrate. 


The Legacy Portrait

How will you make your portrait session unique?