intimate, Emotive Images to Showcase A Piece of Your Motherhood Journey
Pregnancy is unique and emotional journey worth capturing. We all have a different motherhood journey. I am here to capture this fleeting time in a beautiful way and capture the amazing mama that you truly are!
Lindsay and Dave are one of the clients that I genuinely adore. I am so happy to be on this journey with them as they become parents for the first time. Being able to capture them through their announcement, now maternity, and soon-to-be newborn is such a joy! I cannot wait to see how mama and daddy are when they hold their surprise baby for the first time!
in studio maternty
This beautiful mama was not feeling super confident in her pregnancy body, so we captured a raw and intimate maternity session to show how stunning she is. My goal was to help mama feel confident and sexy in her body during this journey!
My sweet friend and fellow photographer asked for something more epic and intimate for her maternity photographs. So, we decided to travel to Arabia Mountain to capture her dreamy maternity session. Those amazing skies and sunsets do not disappoint here! Her and Colin were seriously stunning and the chemistry between these two is undeniable! And not to mention how freaking GORGEOUS Ashley is!!
let's get raw & capture you and your baby bump
Maternity photographs can mean different things to different mothers. For some mamas, it’s to preserve what life was like before your baby arrives or to boost your confidence and feel sexy, and for other mamas, it's to honor the wonder that a woman’s body is capable of providing life. Whatever the reason, you will not regret having maternity photographs taken.
Capturing the baby bumps and the love of this life growing inside you
First step in any good relationship is to reach out! I'm here for you, I want to help you plan out your dream session whether it's in the early stages or you know exactly what you want. Let's do it!
your session guide
All of my clients receive a short questionnaire about their goals for their session. What will you want/need help on? This could be styling, feeling comfortable, being posed, etc. Little things like this help me prepare you (and me) for your session which gets you the images you want! I can help with styling inspiration, bringing wardrobe (I do have a client wardrobe available), your dream location, and what's important to you all through my questionnaire.
If your session is a couple of weeks out, it's okay to not talk to me every day. I'll pop in with any questions about your answers from the questionnaire and work on planning your session. Then I'll reach out the week of your session to go over the details and make sure you're happy with the plan or make any tweaks if necessary. Of course if you want to get a hold of me I'm always available during business hours to respond to calls, texts, and emails!
keeping in touch
Maternity sessions are a chance for you to relax, be pampered and have fun before your little one arrives. Feel free to bring your significant other, or baby’s brothers and sisters to the session to join the adventure. I will gently guide you into flattering poses and natural moments so you are able to relax and don’t ever have to wonder what to do.
Within 5 days of your session you will receive an email to your proofing gallery. Yes, that quick! Here is where you will get to see all of your images for the first time, purchase your image collection and choose your favorite images for me to fully edit. Once selected, your final images will be completed and products ordered within 3 weeks of final selection and purchase. Printed products may take and additional 1-2 weeks to arrive at your home.
inquire for availability & detailed pricing
Image Collections begin at $350
portrait session fee $195
Session fee includes the session time with me, initial consultation to walk you through the entire process, post processing of images as well as an online proofing gallery. Digital images, artwork, and albums are purchased after the session once your proofing gallery is emailed. This allows you to choose what is best for your family. Bundle to save! Save on the session fee when you book a Maternity and in-home Newborn session at the same time.
WOW! Melissa was recommended by a friend, and we were not disappointed. She is very responsive and will help you through each step to preparing for pictures to taking the actual shots. I was very impressed with her talent, communication, and friendliness. I highly recommend her for any pictures you would like captured!
Melissa goes above and beyond to make you feel comfortable and have fun taking pictures! She is great at leading you into natural poses if you aren’t a natural model. She also has such great style and a wonderful client wardrobe to chose from! She is so sweet and friendly and the magic she works in her photos is out of this world! She is truly talented and you won’t regret choosing her for your shoot! Couldn’t recommend her enough!
Melissa was an amazing photographer! She was very professional, super friendly, very go with the flow, and sweet! She makes you feel confident and beautiful. I did a maternity shoot with her and she even took a couple of family pictures too! She was interested in us, as people and not just another time slot. Her style of editing, I love!! She was very fast with editing and getting our images back to us. I would recommend her to anyone!!