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 !