Lifestyle newborn sessions are relaxed peek into your family's life at home as you cuddle up with your new baby; they focus more on your family as a whole and the connection within your family, along with some images of the baby alone.
When you book a newborn session with me, you won't see elaborate props or setups. Not that there is anything wrong with them -- that's just not me! Instead, we will focus on gathering sweet & simple moments. You don't need a squeaky clean house, a perfect 'after baby' body, or hours of prep time for perfect newborn photos. All you need is love and connection and a little bit of trust.
After you get in touch, I will send a detailed guide your way with all you need to know about the newborn process. Once you book, you'll receive all the necessary information to prep before your little one is here, including what colors and outfits work best and how to prepare for the session!
Hooray! Once booked, your due date is on my calendar. However, we'll wait to officially schedule your session once your little one arrives! Make sure to text or email me soon after the birth so we can book a weekday morning session.
The day is finally here, and I'm coming over to your house! After all, it's my passion to document the "every day" of your family in the space where your little one's life story begins: the very crib, chair, and floor that will hold so many memories over the years. As a momma, I know it's the little things that are really, truly the big things.
Our session will be relaxed and laid-back. While most sessions last up to one or two hours, I don't require a specific limit. Nursing breaks, fussy moments, or spit-up outfit swaps are all a part of the game, and I promise we'll capture sweet moments no matter what!
It's what you've been waiting for: your images! I'll deliver your proofing gallery within 5 days of your session. Once you have chosen your image collection and images, I will fully hand-edit those images and deliver your full online gallery of high-resolution images for printing, downloading, and sharing within 3 weeks.
Photos weren't meant to be stored on your device. They should be admired in your home and bring warmth into your life. I offer prints, wall art and albums so you can cherish your favorite moments and memories forever.
When you book a session with me, you have complimentary access to my beautiful client closet for both mamas and the little ones, including gorgeous dresses, rompers, bodysuits, and more in various sizes, styles, and colors.
So let's take the stress and dollar signs out of shopping for your session. If you see any items you would like to wear for your session, let me know, and we can make arrangements for you to come to try them on, or on the day of your session, I can bring them with me.
vist the closet
- Officially reserves your date on my calendar and due at booking
- Covers my time communicating and assisting with the prep of your session
- Complimentary access to Client Closet
- Styling Guide, Styling Assistance and Session Prep Guide
- Proofing gallery of 40 or more images delivered within 5 days of your session
- The $195 session fee does not include digital photographs. Image collections are chosen after your session and includes BOTH digital images and an artwork credit. Collections begin at $595.
After your session is confirmed, your Portrait Experience officially begins! You will be invited to the exclusive online Portrait Lounge, where you will find resources – from outfit inspiration to session tips – so you can make the most of your Experience!
Your session will be centered all around you and your loved ones. With all of the planning and preparing we will do before your session, you will start your session with confidence and end it with fun!
Once I have collected your finished photos, I will place them inside my gallery portal and send you a direct link to your own photo gallery. From this portal, you can purchase and download your keepsake photos.
Photos weren't meant to be stored on your device. They should be admired in your home and bring warmth into your life. I offer prints and albums so you can cherish your favorite moments and memories forever.
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!