For sessions with the whole family, let me capture those perfectly imperfect moments that you’ll cherish forever.
The first 10 - 15 minutes usually is the warm-up, where we walk to the location together. I’ll let your kids play with my camera and teach them how to take a photo if they’d like, and then once we’re all warmed up, that’s when the fun will begin! I’ll capture all the moments - the uncontrollable laughter and breathtaking dress twirls only happen when we’re patient and let the moments happen naturally. I will typically take some candid/walking photos during the time when we are moving from one place to another.
These sessions have natural cues and I’ll adapt to the situation simultaneously by providing gentle guidance along the way. I have some prompts and tricks up my sleeve that are intended to evoke a variety of emotions, so get ready to be goofy and silly together - because those natural smiles and uncontrollable laughs are what we want to capture!
Whether it’s snuggling extra close, holding hands, tickles, telling jokes, twirling, whispering secrets, tossing kids up in the air, or playing with each other are all great ways to create breathtaking, memorable photographs that you’ll cherish forever.
Your children do not need to be “well behaved” or even have to look at the camera and smile, and neither do you. Come to the session with a kind heart, adventurous soul, and open mind. My job is to make the magic happen.
Where to begin... Melanie was a blessing to work with from the beginning, She was fast to respond, very open about her prices, extremely flexible, and arrived early to the location to begin mapping out the best route to use. Our son quickly warmed up to her bubbly personality and bright smile; let's be clear, this is HUGE when working with a two year old! We appreciate all of Melanie's time, talent, and encouragement during and following our session.
Loved having Melanie capturing beautiful moments in my family's life. She is such a visionary, incorporates every personality within each photo! She makes you feel comfortable and made it fun for each capture. 💖
Highly recommend Melanie.
We had a wonderful experience taking family photos with Melanie! None of us love being in front of the camera, but Melanie made us all feel comfortable and at ease. She’s quick to respond, professional, and easy to work with. The whole experience was great, and the final photos are absolutely beautiful. We are so grateful for what Melanie was able to capture! Thanks again!
Melanie is a gem to work with. She is flexible, responsive and extremely talented. Our first time doing family photos with her was exactly what we wanted it to be and she ensured that we were prepared and found the perfect sunlight. Highly recommend!
Such an amazing and talented photographer ! Melanie really has an eye for capturing all the different angles ,and backgrounds for beautiful well thought out photos ! We have used her services twice and every picture is amazing !
I was so nervous because I had never had professional photos done before, but Melanie made my family and me feel so comfortable and got so many amazing and beautiful pictures that I can't wait to cherish forever! We cant wait to have her perform her wonderful Magic on our wedding day too!
Melanie met us for a family photo shoot and knew some great spots for pictures! She was professional, friendly, and fun, and made the shoot an absolute pleasure for my entire family. If you're considering Melanie.co for photography, don't hesitate- I recommend her 100%.
Melanie is fantastic. She's light, happy, sweet, and natural. Melanie provides a great environment where you feel comfortable being yourself, which allows her to capture real candid moments that you can cherish forever. Our session really did remind me how much I love him.. almost like falling in love all over again. Melanie will always be my go to for major events in my life, so that I am able to experience it over and over again, and feel just as I did in the moment she captured it. Thank you for the unforgettable experience you bring with you wherever you go Melanie ❤
First of all, a great attitude goes a very long way. In my opinion, it's the most important part of customer service. Melanie only shows the greatest and most positive attitudes especially in a work environment. My experience with her was with my sister and her family photos. The venue chosen tho a little far, was WELL worth the scenery. The sun had JUST broken through the smoke screen we had for a couple weeks. Melanie captured incredible moment shots.
When we decided to do maternity and infant photos with Melanie we had no clue how great they would turn out! Never having done them with our first 2 kids we wanted it to be fun but casual but exciting....the experience was definitely all 3! The pictures turned out equally well, I love all the natural light, she has such a good eye for it! Definitely would recommend Melanie, and so would my kids! Every time they see the pictures they ask if she will come back and color with them.
Melanie did a perfect job of capturing the natural beauty of a park setting and of capturing each of our personalities in the photos she took. Our family isn't very comfortable in front of the camera and Melanie immediately made us feel at ease and helped us pose just enough to look pulled together but also really natural. I am so grateful for the beautiful way Melanie captured the light of the afternoon sun, the colors of a perfect fall day, and the happiness on our kid's faces.