“Melissa is an absolute joy to work with and she clearly goes above and beyond for her clients. She produced images more amazing than I ever dreamed! We loved her and how she captured that special time in our lives so much that we hired her as a newborn photographer too! Melissa is such a talented photographer and made each session so comfortable and fun. I want another life event to happen just so she can photograph it! :)” – Taylor & Conor

 

You want gorgeous photos of this amazing moment in your life!  Your excitement is growing everyday to meet this new bundle of joy and to finally stop having to pee every 5 minutes.  Everything will seem like such a blur during those first weeks home with your new baby and they will grow so quickly.  You will want to take a moment to pause everything and just enjoy the moment.  That is exactly what we will do at your portrait session, you will get that time to relax and snuggle with your new baby and your spouse.  You will get beautiful photos capturing those moments so you can look back in 10 or 20 years and remember what you felt in that moment.

My style as a photographer is a mix of modern and traditional.  My clients love the fun, sweet, caught in the moment images but they also love more traditional everyone looking at the camera portraits.  My job is to give you both types of photos and then you can decide which are your favorites to hang on the wall! Keep scrolling for pricing.

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– MATERNITY SESSIONS – All-inclusive collections start at $550

  • 15 High resolution digital negatives with print release
  • Locations tailored to your personal look & style, so that you can relax & just enjoy spending time together
  • Editing to carefully enhance only the best images from your session so they are just as beautiful as you imagined
  • Advice and tips for stress free styling on what to wear for you and everyone in the family so you look and feel stylish
  • Guidance during your session so you feel confident and look beautiful & natural
  • Complimentary design services where we can sit down together to create the perfect products that fit your life & style to display your beautiful portraits. Think of me as a trusted friend by your side to help you make any decisions along the way

– NEWBORN SESSIONS – All-inclusive collections start at $850

  • 25 High resolution digital negatives with print release
  • 4×6 proof prints of your session images in a wooden keepsake memory box
  • At home lifestyle session so you can relax and not worry about getting out of the house with a newborn
  • Editing to carefully enhance only the best images from your session so they are just as beautiful as you imagined
  • Advice and tips for stress free styling on what to wear for you and everyone in the family so you look and feel stylish
  • Guidance during your session so you feel confident and look beautiful & natural
  • Complimentary design services where we can sit down together to create the perfect products that fit your life & style to display your beautiful portraits. Think of me as a trusted friend by your side to help you make any decisions along the way

We also offer milestone sessions for babies 3 months and up, check out our Simply Baby page to learn more!

Collections:

Our portrait collections give you flexibility to choose what you want and get what you love! They include a mix of product options and digital files to satisfy any client’s needs.  A $500 booking retainer is required to secure your session.  My clients typically invest $550-$2950 in custom wall art (framed prints or canvas gallery wraps), albums, print boxes and digital files.

To get the most out of your session, be sure to schedule 2-4 weeks in advance.  In order to create a more personalized experience for my client I only accept 1-2 portrait bookings per month.

Custom Wall Art:

Instead of looking at empty walls in your home wouldn’t you rather see a photo of you and the ones you love laughing and smiling? I specialize in creating gorgeous custom wall art for your home. We will work together to create the perfect collection of images to hang on that empty wall.

Products:

Products available for purchase include Fine Art Gift Prints with hand torn edges, beautifully Framed Prints, modern Gallery Wrapped Canvases, custom Linen Albums and of course Digital Negatives.

 

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 Client Love
Let me start out by saying that Melissa is an absolute joy to work with and she clearly goes above and beyond for her clients. We hired her for a maternity session with some fairly specific images in mind that greatly depended on the location and weather. After viewing her portfolio, I knew that even if we couldn't get those exact shots, her work would still be beautiful. Not only did she research locations and take time to scout them out, she produced images more amazing than I ever dreamed (and worlds better than my example photos)! The best part was how she guided us through the whole session to create seemingly candid photos and still made sure my big belly and I were comfortable the whole time. We loved her and how she captured that special time in our lives so much that we hired her as a newborn photographer too! Melissa came to our house for the session when our son was 6 days old (so amazing because there is no way we could get it together enough to go anywhere). She was so patient with our little guy and soothed him back to sleep a few times to get those perfect sleepy baby shots. She even worked with our crazy puppies to get a few family pictures in the mix! Needless to say, we ended up ordering all 100+ photos because we were too in love with every single shot! Melissa is such a talented photographer and made each session so comfortable and fun. I want another life event to happen just so she can photograph it! :)
Taylor Breen
2015
Melissa is AMAZING! She's done both my maternity, and newborn sessions for my precious baby girl. I will be using her again whenever we decide to add on to our family or want any familly portraits done. Not only is she wonderfully warm and funny, but she made us feel so comfortable during our sessions. The best part of my maternity session was that, even though she was 8.5 months pregnant, she wasn't afraid to jump on the ottoman to get some different angles. She was also ready to brave the freezing cold, to get some outside shots that I wanted to do. The best part of the newborn session was how patient she was with all of us. Having a 5 day old baby is scary enough, and she made us feel so comfortable and let me have time to take a feeding break. She takes the time to make sure everyone is comfortable, and then gets incredible shots. We've had such a great time getting to know her, and I would recommend her to anyone, whether they're looking for family portraits, newborn session, or maternity session. I can't wait to book her again.
Nikki Robinson
2014
Melissa has photographed our family milestones - engagement, destination wedding, pregnancy announcement, and now Bane's newborn photos! She did such a beautiful job with his portraits that Minted actually chose his images for their website! Honestly, I had planned to have his nursery staged, tidy and perfect for the day she was to come over. The reality is, in the craziness of life with a newborn, that didn't happen! I was also self conscious about all the leftover swelling and baby weight, since I had gained 50 pounds during pregnancy, and Bane was fussy the entire session. But, you wouldn't know it in the images, because Melissa was not only patient and waited for me to either nurse or rock him back to sleep, but she also gave me some valuable tips of soothing a newborn -- that I've used since then! She also managed to work around, or even help to move furniture and clutter to get all the nursery shots! She brought her own props and blankets, so I didn't have to worry about having the perfect items.
Veronee Family
2014
"Melissa was fantastic! We love our photos!"
Gregory Family
2013
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