My goal is to present you with beautiful finished work and help eliminate an easy habit of putting a CD in a drawer or left forgotten on the computer. Real pictures - printed on professional quality paper - has more longevity than a transient file.
THE EXPERIENCE - it's more than just the click of my shutter
You will be provided with the best service I can deliver, unlike perhaps you've ever had having your photos taken. Your job is to have a great and memorable time, my job is to eliminate your worries and focus on all the details. Then, we create beautiful photographs that make it difficult to choose just one favorite and enjoy the process of having your picture taken.
" I was not excited when my daughter suggested a 3 generation photo because I don't like photos of myself. But I thought the photos would be an important keepsake for my daughter and grandchildren in the future. [During the session] we felt like stars! Jill H ~ Rutledge, MN
In order to have the full experience, the pre-consult is a really important step. There is never any obligation to purchase anything or even book a session! It is informational as we discuss package pricing that fits your needs, see and touch the beautiful products and talk about all your ideas, tell me your vision or let my creativity go wild. If you decide I am the right photographer for you, you will then come to the session feeling confident and informed.
" With Melissa, you will get a very detailed and personal experience. She walks you through the whole process and creates beautiful and magical photos. Jenna B ~ Dresser, WI
I am devoted to your session which is why I will only schedule 1 per day. Some people feel overwhelmed on session day, and because of that we don't have a stressful time limit! The first several photos are meant to relax the nerves and ease into your confidence and more often then not, the last photos are always everyone's favorites. You never have to worry about what you are supposed to be doing. I guide you from your feet to your eyes! My goal is to make you look fabulous on camera. I spend ample time fixing hair, straightening outfits and making sure you are presented in the most flattering poses for your body type, male or female!
" Melissa was so welcoming! She captured me at my best! The photos she took of me were amazing. Ashley D ~ Cambridge, MN
THE REVEAL APPOINTMENT
This is one of my favorite parts of our time together, To see the outcome of our pre-planning and session! You will view all photos culled down and fully edited and retouched to the very best images. You will enjoy watching your behind the scenes video, image slideshow and be emotionally brought back to the fun you had at your session. Then, I will help you sort through your images and assist you with picking out the product(s) you are most drawn to. You are never under any pressure to purchase anything - you only buy what you love. All prints and products are purchased separately, but is accompanied with a complimentary, matching digital file. Images begin at $275 and packages begin at $1200 - with A la Carte options and elite member rewards. Ask about the referral program too!
After 3-4 weeks, your art pieces will be available to be picked up or hand delivered by me. I will call or email you indicating it is ready to take home and be enjoyed for a very, very long time.