A painting of
childhood

For parents looking for unique photographs, different from those offered in the traditional market.

A painting of
childhood

For parents looking for unique photographs, different from those offered in the traditional market.

A painting of
childhood

For parents looking for unique photographs, different from those offered in the traditional market.

The most memorable Children photos

If you´re looking for something unique you cannot do with your cellphone, I invite you to participate in my project A Painting Of Childhood, where I will portray your kids like in a fairy tale. 

Your children will be photographed outdoors in nature or somewhere with old architecture.

I will look for spots where colors pop up and where children can play so I capture natural facial expressions.

portraits inspired by the old childhood

My photos are inspired by the childhood of my parents and grandparents from the 30´s to the 50´s, specially regarding the style of clothes.

Whenever possible, I include games so children have fun and I get the best expressions. Below a few photos from the 40´s.

and a touch of painting

I also get inspiration from old paintings. I create an atmosphere where I combine techniques so you have unique portraits of your children.

Examples of my work

I don´t force children to smile. I believe childhood is about laughing, being naughty, crying over silly things. So why not capture different feelings throughout the session instead of asking children to show their teeth?

Moms reacting to photos

With their permission, I recorded some reactions of moms reacting when seeing the photos for the first time.

PACKAGES

Available in Nice, French Riviera
Valensole: July 4 to 10

   NATURAL  

lifestyle photoshoot

  • 250€ for 15 digital portraits
  • 10€ each additional photo
  • little Photoshop. Ask for examples   
  • Available in Valensole July 4 only

   MINI   

artistic photoshoot

  • 150€ for 3 digital portraits
  • 50€ each additional photo    
  • Available in Valensole July 5 only   

CREATIVE

artistic photoshoot

  • 400€ for 10 digital portraits
  • outfit for 1 child aged 1-9      
  • 40€ each additional photo    

PREMIUM

artistic photoshoot

  • 700€ for 20 digital portraits
  • outfit for 2 children aged 1-9     
  • 30€ each additional photo

Send me a message

on whats app so I can answer all of your questions and give you booking information.

You can also e-mail me at: [email protected]

How do you know you can trust me?

I want you to feel comfortable when you decide to book with me. So please, send me a message and I will send you one or more contacts from past clients, so you can talk to them. Before, I recommend you watch this video until the end.

Message me with your questions

"How do I book?"

I request 100€ that will be discounted later from the full price from Creative and Premium sessions. For Natural and Mini, 20€ is enough.

I’ve had a lot of last minute cancellations in the past and I need to be sure that you´re serious when booking, especially if I’ll be travelling from Nice to photograph for you.

I will only work on the photos and send them to you when full payment is done.

"How long is the photoshoot?"

It takes about 30′ to 1h. Sometimes, it can take longer; it depends on the cooperation of the children. In any case, you don’t pay more.

"Is my baby too little for the photoshoot?"

If your baby is less than 12 months old or doesn’t stand, my suggestion is a mother-baby session. I’ll photograph him/her in your arms, and it will look beautiful!

"What time is the photoshoot?"

When it´s sunny,  we start about 2 hours before sunset to catch a soft light. I know it can be complicated to kids during summer to photograph after 7pm, but I promise it will be worth it.
When it´s cloudy, we can photograph anytime because the clouds work as a filter and is perfect for artistic sessions! If it rains, I´ll do my best to reschedule.

Note: I might schedule two photoshoots in the same day

"Where will the photoshoot take place?"

We can go to the beach, to a field of flowers, or to a historic town like Èze. In Nice, there is also the Cimiez Monastery Garden and Mont Boron.

"Can I buy extra photos?"

Yes. Prices are listed with the packages. With the digital files, you can print them in a large format to create a big wall art.

"What happens to my deposit if you cancel?"

In that case, you get 100% refund. If you decide to cancel, there´s no refund. But don´t worry, we can try to find another date for the session.

"How long until I receive the photos?"

I usually send them a few days later. But if I have a big volume of sessions going on, it can take 2 weeks to 1 month. 

"Do I have to pay one session for each kid?"

No, I can photograph siblings together in the same session. I only recomend booking more than one for more than 2 kids in case they are very energetic. 

"What should children wear?"

Once you book, I’ll give you detailed advice on what to wear in case you have more people participating. I’ll help you choose to get the best results. 

"My kids don´t like photos"

This is normal since sessions tend to be boring. For this reason, I try to make the moment fun: they can play, explore, have an ice cream…but if for some reason it doesn’t work, I still reassure you quality photos (we just have to be patient, that’s all!)

"Will you publish the photos?"

Only if you allow me

"Can I have a family photoshoot?"

Of course! Not only family, but maternity, mother-daughter. If you have any other request, please message me.

Hi, I´m Mykaella Carbonera, a Brazilian photographer currently living in Nice, France. 

The earliest memory I have of my childhood is when I was 3 years old.

I used to spend the weekends at my grandmother’s farm and I remember my mother bathing me in the sink

On one of those days, I arrived running covered in mud, telling my mother that I had found a diamond.

She looked at me in amazement, not because of the diamond, but because she had just given me a bath! 

In the 1980s, my family didn’t have a camera. I don’t have any photographs of that phase of my childhood whose strongest memories are those from my grandma’s.

When I decided to become a children photographer, I wanted to rescue the child that still lives in me with portraits that show innocence and mischief through my artistic look and provide parents with that delicious warmth in their hearts.

Reproduzir vídeo
Behind the scenes of a photoshoot I did in 2022 in the lavender fields, in France

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