** Due to my busy wedding schedule from May-October, I only book a limited amount of lifestyle sessions per year. Sessions book up quickly, therefore, I do recommend you get in touch early! If my schedule allows, mini sessions are also held once or twice a year (normally in the Spring and Fall) at a location of my choosing and will be posted on my website as well as social media platforms.
Starting at $549
Having a family of my own really made me understand the importance of taking photos and preserving memories. Time seems to go by at the speed of light! You tend to forget little tidbits like the feel of your partner's hands on your growing belly, the tiny freckles that scatter across your son's cheeks or the way your daughter scrunches her nose when tickled. These are all memories that can be frozen in time through your images. Ones that won't let you forget those small but sweet details that you cherish so much.
Of course I will be giving you some direction and posing you accordingly for some photos but I'm also aware that we might be dealing with tiny humans with smaller attention spans (I have those of my own and know how it can be!). Trust me when I say, I keep it light hearted, fun and high energy the entire time!
I take on newborn sessions with more of a lifestyle approach as opposed to 'in-studio'. These shoots are done in the comfort of your home where we will photograph the baby on his/her own, snuggling with parents/family and maybe even some of the new nursery!
This is a beautiful time in your life that you want to document. You are about to invite a special new addition to your family and you've got that pregnancy 'glow' to show off. This shoot can be done solo or with your partner at a location of your choice!
Family sessions are offered anytime of year! They can be done in the comfort of your home (think: cozy, snuggly family pictures on the couch and tickle fights on the bed) or they can also be done outdoors where the kids can run free in front of a gorgeous backdrop at golden hour!
“My family books a session with Melissa every year. Melissa is so good at making our kids feel like they are just hanging out with a really fun aunt as opposed to sitting there and having to be still, quiet and posed. It’s amazing! We just let Melissa direct us while still being the wacky family that we are! Months after our shoot, the kids are still asking to see Melissa again - can’t wait to see her again this summer!”
our kids feel like they are just hanging out with a really fun aunt
“I will never forget Melissa and our family shoot last year. Our son was having a really bad day. Melissa was so patient and took our son on a walk to talk about different bugs and plants. After just a small amount of time, she had his full attention! It was amazing! We went from arriving to a shoot that we thought was a bust to a wall full of great, printed photos all because of Melissa’s understanding and wonderful personality.”
We went from what we thought was a bust to a wall full of great photos!
“We have used Melissa since day one. First for engagement photos then the wedding, two maternity/newborn sessions as well as an extended family shoot. We will never choose anyone but her! Melissa is now part of our family and we always look forward to the next time we get to work with her! She can never get away from us HA!!”
We will never choose anyone but her! Melissa is now part of our family.
“Maybe it’s because Melissa is a mom herself that she is so good with kids but it always amazes me that each time, she is able to get all 6 of our eyes and smiles on camera! Melissa is hilarious and will do anything for a great shot. We love her goofy personality and our photo galleries are a blast to go through! Don’t forget to ask Melissa if you can see her T-Rex impression - it’s GOLD and sure to make everyone who witnesses it laugh hysterically!”
Melissa is hilarious and will do anything for a great shot.