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Welcome Mothers & Families!

My goal with every motherhood and family session is to capture all the real moments that can easily be forgotten. The laughs, the smiles, the perfect moments that happen in a split second and interactions between families and loved ones are timeless heirlooms that I’m here to capture and share with you. 

If you’re looking for some posed family photos mixed in with the candids, I got you covered. My style is 25% posed, 75% documentary, with prompts along the way. I will provide you with gentle guidance to help position your body in a flattering way, but I’ll always encourage you to interact with each other more than trying to look at the camera because we don’t want forced smiles.  

From the moment we begin talking, I am ready to hear your story and genuinely care about capturing you and your family with utmost intention and care. At the end of the day, I am here to capture this entire journey of motherhood and family life WITH you.

An extraordinary motherhood and family photography  experience happens when we both come prepared and show up with a relaxing carefree atmosphere that’s built on a foundation of trust, fun, and adventure. 




You have hundreds of photos of your kids and zero photos *with* them.
let's change that.

I AM SO GRATEFUL TO DO WHAT I LOVE.

THEY CARE ABOUT THE DETAILs and HOW THEY TREAT PEOPLE IN THE PROCESS. NOTHING MAKES MELANIE.CO HAPPIER THAN TURNING CLIENTS INTO FRIENDS & BEARING WITNeSS TO CLIENTS' LIFE JOURNEYs & CAPTURING ALL THEIR LIFE MOMENTS!

They value my work and they value each other.

MY dream CLIENTS LOVE ADVENTURE & travel, gorgeous EARTHY tones, and HAVE KIND HEARTS & AN UNAPOLOGETICALLY AUTHENTIC STYLE,




WHO I SERVE

they are the adventure-seekers, family-lovers, go-getters, heart-on-fires, crazy-in-lovers.

Learn more about MY PHILOSOPHY

THE MOTHERHOOD EXPERIENCE

Mothers are beautiful warriors who are often rarely captured on camera since they are the ones behind it and never in the pictures themselves. Let’s change this and celebrate your motherhood! Regardless of whether your child is 5 days, 5 years, or 50 years old, I'm here to capture all the special memories.

Motherhood sessions honor your beauty, your unconditional love for your children, and their wild love for you. They’re filled with organic, natural moments inspired by natural cues. It captures how you relentlessly love and protect your children, by nursing (if applicable), hugging, singing, and playing.

Your gallery will be filled with beautiful, timeless, and artistic images that you and your loved ones will cherish forever. 

Motherhood sessions include maternity sessions, mom & children, or nursing sessions. 

THE FAMILY EXPERIENCE

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. 

THE PROCESS

Send me a message

After you send me a message through my website's contact form, I'll send you a detailed pricing collection guide with everything you need to know about what my collections include! 

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LET'S TALK AND MAKE SURE WE'RE
THE RIGHT FIT!

YOUR family's STORY DESERVES TO BE TOLD WITH UTMOST INTENTION! THE BETTER THE FIT, THE BETTER I'LL BE ABLE TO TELL YOUR STORY. THE BETTER I TELL YOUR STORY, THE MORE EXCITED YOU'LL BE ABOUT YOUR SESSION AND TO PASS THESE PHOTOS DOWN FOR GENERATIONS TO COME.

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LET'S MAKE IT OFFICIAL!

AFTER WE TALK AND DECIDE THAT WE'RE A GREAT FIT, WE'LL MAKE IT OFFICIAL! I'LL BE THERE EVERY STEP OF THE WAY AND PROVIDE YOU WITH MY STYLE GUIDE.

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IT'S YOUR MOMENT TO SHINE!

THE DAY HAS ARRIVED! YOUR JOB IS ONLY TO HAVE FUN AND TO LIVE FULLY IN THE MOMENT WITH THE ONES YOU LOVE. I WILL MAKE SURE TO CAPTURE IT ALL! 

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DELIVERY

SEEING THE NOTIFICATION THAT YOUR PHOTOS ARE READY FOR VIEWING IS LIKE CHRISTMAS MORNING! I WILL KEEP YOU IN THE LOOP ABOUT HOW EVERYTHING IS GOING. NORMAL TURNAROUND TIME IS one MONTH FOR motherhood and family sessions, depending on the season of your session.

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THE PROCESS

Choose your photos or upgrade to the full gallery!

all My collections include a set number of digital photos for you to keep! After looking at your gallery, you'll choose your favorite digitals and checkout with your unique code. You can also purchase additional photos or the entire gallery if you want to!  

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These timeless photos are what you and your grandchildren will look back on in 50 years. Your kids will reminisce about all the special memories you’ve created as a family, and I can't wait to capture these heirlooms for you.


MELANIE.CO
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MELANIE.CO COLLECTION GUIDE

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1 HOUR SESSION
20 PROFESSIONALLY EDITED DIGITALS
OPTION TO UPGRADE TO FULL GALLERY LATER 

COVERS anywhere in wa
PERSONAL ONLINE GALLERY
PRINTING RIGHTS 
STYLE GUIDE
& MORE 

25% RETAINER DUE UPON BOOKING TO SECURE YOUR SPOT. PAYMENT PLANS AVAILABLE!

STARTING AT 
$697

I want to learn more!

Destination Motherhood & Family Sessions

Intimate Ceremony Collection

Next Collection

Starting at
$1,450

Last Collection

3 hours OF coverage 
300 professionally edited digitals
Access to all professionally edited photos 

covers 100 miles roundtrip
personal online gallery
printing rights 
style guide
& More 

Add-Ons available including 10-Minute highlight film, engagement session, drone footage, & more

I want to learn more!

Next Collection

Starting at
$2,950

Last Collection

8 hours OF coverage 
800 professionally edited digitals
ACCESS TO ALL PROFESSIONALLY EDITED PHOTOS 

covers 100 miles roundtrip
personal online gallery
printing rights 
style guide
& More 

Add-Ons available including 10-Minute highlight film, engagement session, drone footage, & more

I want to learn more!

Next Collection

Last Collection

Add-Ons available including 10-Minute highlight film, engagement session, drone footage, & more

I want to learn more!

Next Collection

Ultimate Collection

Last Collection

U.S. Destination Collection

Next Collection

Starting at
$3,450

Last Collection

8 hours OF coverage 
800 professionally edited digitals
ACCESS TO ALL PROFESSIONALLY EDITED PHOTOS 

covers ALL AIRFARE & TRAVEL
personal online gallery
printing rights 
style guide
& More 

Add-Ons available including 10-Minute highlight film, engagement session, drone footage, & more

I want to learn more!

Add-Ons available including 10-Minute highlight film, engagement session, drone footage, & more

I want to learn more!

Next Collection

Last Collection

International Collection

Next Collection

Starting at
$4,450

Last Collection

8 hours OF coverage 
800 professionally edited digitals
ACCESS TO ALL PROFESSIONALLY EDITED PHOTOS 

covers ALL AIRFARE & TRAVEL
personal online gallery
printing rights 
style guide
& More 

Add-Ons available including 10-Minute highlight film, engagement session, drone footage, & more

I want to learn more!

Add-Ons available including 10-Minute highlight film, engagement session, drone footage, & more

I want to learn more!

Next Collection

Last Collection

2nd Shooter & Highlight Film

Next Collection

Starting at
$2,375

Last Collection

8 hours OF coverage 
10-minute highlight film
ACCESS TO ALL PROFESSIONALLY EDITED PHOTOS 

covers 100 miles roundtrip
personal online gallery
printing rights 
style guide
& More 

I want to learn more!

I want to learn more!

Next Collection

Last Collection

Add-Ons available including engagement session, drone footage, & more

Add-Ons available including engagement session, drone footage, & more

1 HOUR SESSION
20 PROFESSIONALLY EDITED DIGITALS
OPTION TO UPGRADE TO FULL GALLERY LATER 

COVERS 100 MILES ROUNDTRIP
PERSONAL ONLINE GALLERY
PRINTING RIGHTS 
STYLE GUIDE
& MORE 

25% RETAINER DUE UPON BOOKING TO SECURE YOUR SPOT. PAYMENT PLANS AVAILABLE!

STARTING AT 
$497

I want to learn more!

Local Motherhood & Family Sessions

Intimate Ceremony Collection

Next Collection

Starting at
$1,450

Last Collection

3 hours OF coverage 
300 professionally edited digitals
Access to all professionally edited photos 

covers 100 miles roundtrip
personal online gallery
printing rights 
style guide
& More 

Add-Ons available including 10-Minute highlight film, engagement session, drone footage, & more

I want to learn more!

Next Collection

Starting at
$2,950

Last Collection

8 hours OF coverage 
800 professionally edited digitals
ACCESS TO ALL PROFESSIONALLY EDITED PHOTOS 

covers 100 miles roundtrip
personal online gallery
printing rights 
style guide
& More 

Add-Ons available including 10-Minute highlight film, engagement session, drone footage, & more

I want to learn more!

Next Collection

Last Collection

Add-Ons available including 10-Minute highlight film, engagement session, drone footage, & more

I want to learn more!

Next Collection

Ultimate Collection

Last Collection

U.S. Destination Collection

Next Collection

Starting at
$3,450

Last Collection

8 hours OF coverage 
800 professionally edited digitals
ACCESS TO ALL PROFESSIONALLY EDITED PHOTOS 

covers ALL AIRFARE & TRAVEL
personal online gallery
printing rights 
style guide
& More 

Add-Ons available including 10-Minute highlight film, engagement session, drone footage, & more

I want to learn more!

Add-Ons available including 10-Minute highlight film, engagement session, drone footage, & more

I want to learn more!

Next Collection

Last Collection

International Collection

Next Collection

Starting at
$4,450

Last Collection

8 hours OF coverage 
800 professionally edited digitals
ACCESS TO ALL PROFESSIONALLY EDITED PHOTOS 

covers ALL AIRFARE & TRAVEL
personal online gallery
printing rights 
style guide
& More 

Add-Ons available including 10-Minute highlight film, engagement session, drone footage, & more

I want to learn more!

Add-Ons available including 10-Minute highlight film, engagement session, drone footage, & more

I want to learn more!

Next Collection

Last Collection

2nd Shooter & Highlight Film

Next Collection

Starting at
$2,375

Last Collection

8 hours OF coverage 
10-minute highlight film
ACCESS TO ALL PROFESSIONALLY EDITED PHOTOS 

covers 100 miles roundtrip
personal online gallery
printing rights 
style guide
& More 

I want to learn more!

I want to learn more!

Next Collection

Last Collection

Add-Ons available including engagement session, drone footage, & more

Add-Ons available including engagement session, drone footage, & more

1 HOUR SESSION
20 PROFESSIONALLY EDITED DIGITALS
OPTION TO UPGRADE TO FULL GALLERY LATER 

COVERS anywhere in wa
PERSONAL ONLINE GALLERY
PRINTING RIGHTS 
STYLE GUIDE
& MORE 

25% RETAINER DUE UPON BOOKING TO SECURE YOUR SPOT. PAYMENT PLANS AVAILABLE!

STARTING AT 
$497

Destination Motherhood
& Family Sessions

I want to learn more!

1 HOUR SESSION
20 PROFESSIONALLY EDITED DIGITALS
OPTION TO UPGRADE TO FULL GALLERY LATER 

COVERS 100 MILES ROUNDTRIP
PERSONAL ONLINE GALLERY
PRINTING RIGHTS 
STYLE GUIDE
& MORE 

25% RETAINER DUE UPON BOOKING TO SECURE YOUR SPOT. PAYMENT PLANS AVAILABLE!

STARTING AT 
$497

Local Motherhood & Family Sessions

I want to learn more!

Intimate Ceremony Collection

Next Collection

Starting at
$1,450

Last Collection

3 hours OF coverage 
300 professionally edited digitals
Access to all professionally edited photos 

covers 100 miles roundtrip
personal online gallery
printing rights 
style guide
& More 

Add-Ons available including 10-Minute highlight film, engagement session, drone footage, & more

I want to learn more!

Next Collection

Starting at
$2,950

Last Collection

8 hours OF coverage 
800 professionally edited digitals
ACCESS TO ALL PROFESSIONALLY EDITED PHOTOS 

covers 100 miles roundtrip
personal online gallery
printing rights 
style guide
& More 

Add-Ons available including 10-Minute highlight film, engagement session, drone footage, & more

I want to learn more!

Next Collection

Last Collection

Add-Ons available including 10-Minute highlight film, engagement session, drone footage, & more

I want to learn more!

Next Collection

Ultimate Collection

Last Collection

U.S. Destination Collection

Next Collection

Starting at
$3,450

Last Collection

8 hours OF coverage 
800 professionally edited digitals
ACCESS TO ALL PROFESSIONALLY EDITED PHOTOS 

covers ALL AIRFARE & TRAVEL
personal online gallery
printing rights 
style guide
& More 

Add-Ons available including 10-Minute highlight film, engagement session, drone footage, & more

I want to learn more!

Add-Ons available including 10-Minute highlight film, engagement session, drone footage, & more

I want to learn more!

Next Collection

Last Collection

International Collection

Next Collection

Starting at
$4,450

Last Collection

8 hours OF coverage 
800 professionally edited digitals
ACCESS TO ALL PROFESSIONALLY EDITED PHOTOS 

covers ALL AIRFARE & TRAVEL
personal online gallery
printing rights 
style guide
& More 

Add-Ons available including 10-Minute highlight film, engagement session, drone footage, & more

I want to learn more!

Add-Ons available including 10-Minute highlight film, engagement session, drone footage, & more

I want to learn more!

Next Collection

Last Collection

2nd Shooter & Highlight Film

Next Collection

Starting at
$2,375

Last Collection

8 hours OF coverage 
10-minute highlight film
ACCESS TO ALL PROFESSIONALLY EDITED PHOTOS 

covers 100 miles roundtrip
personal online gallery
printing rights 
style guide
& More 

I want to learn more!

I want to learn more!

Next Collection

Last Collection

Add-Ons available including engagement session, drone footage, & more

Add-Ons available including engagement session, drone footage, & more

1 HOUR SESSION
20 PROFESSIONALLY EDITED DIGITALS
OPTION TO UPGRADE TO FULL GALLERY LATER 

COVERS 100 MILES ROUNDTRIP
PERSONAL ONLINE GALLERY
PRINTING RIGHTS 
STYLE GUIDE
& MORE 

25% RETAINER DUE UPON BOOKING TO SECURE YOUR SPOT. PAYMENT PLANS AVAILABLE!

STARTING AT 
$497

Local Motherhood & Family Sessions

I want to learn more!

1 HOUR SESSION
20 PROFESSIONALLY EDITED DIGITALS
OPTION TO UPGRADE TO FULL GALLERY LATER 

COVERS 100 MILES ROUNDTRIP
PERSONAL ONLINE GALLERY
PRINTING RIGHTS 
STYLE GUIDE
& MORE 

25% RETAINER DUE UPON BOOKING TO SECURE YOUR SPOT. PAYMENT PLANS AVAILABLE!

STARTING AT 
$497

Local Motherhood & Family Sessions

I want to learn more!

Intimate Ceremony Collection

Next Collection

Starting at
$1,450

Last Collection

3 hours OF coverage 
300 professionally edited digitals
Access to all professionally edited photos 

covers 100 miles roundtrip
personal online gallery
printing rights 
style guide
& More 

Add-Ons available including 10-Minute highlight film, engagement session, drone footage, & more

I want to learn more!

Next Collection

Starting at
$2,950

Last Collection

8 hours OF coverage 
800 professionally edited digitals
ACCESS TO ALL PROFESSIONALLY EDITED PHOTOS 

covers 100 miles roundtrip
personal online gallery
printing rights 
style guide
& More 

Add-Ons available including 10-Minute highlight film, engagement session, drone footage, & more

I want to learn more!

Next Collection

Last Collection

Add-Ons available including 10-Minute highlight film, engagement session, drone footage, & more

I want to learn more!

Next Collection

Ultimate Collection

Last Collection

U.S. Destination Collection

Next Collection

Starting at
$3,450

Last Collection

8 hours OF coverage 
800 professionally edited digitals
ACCESS TO ALL PROFESSIONALLY EDITED PHOTOS 

covers ALL AIRFARE & TRAVEL
personal online gallery
printing rights 
style guide
& More 

Add-Ons available including 10-Minute highlight film, engagement session, drone footage, & more

I want to learn more!

Add-Ons available including 10-Minute highlight film, engagement session, drone footage, & more

I want to learn more!

Next Collection

Last Collection

International Collection

Next Collection

Starting at
$4,450

Last Collection

8 hours OF coverage 
800 professionally edited digitals
ACCESS TO ALL PROFESSIONALLY EDITED PHOTOS 

covers ALL AIRFARE & TRAVEL
personal online gallery
printing rights 
style guide
& More 

Add-Ons available including 10-Minute highlight film, engagement session, drone footage, & more

I want to learn more!

Add-Ons available including 10-Minute highlight film, engagement session, drone footage, & more

I want to learn more!

Next Collection

Last Collection

2nd Shooter & Highlight Film

Next Collection

Starting at
$2,375

Last Collection

8 hours OF coverage 
10-minute highlight film
ACCESS TO ALL PROFESSIONALLY EDITED PHOTOS 

covers 100 miles roundtrip
personal online gallery
printing rights 
style guide
& More 

I want to learn more!

I want to learn more!

Next Collection

Last Collection

Add-Ons available including engagement session, drone footage, & more

Add-Ons available including engagement session, drone footage, & more

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We are truly blessed to have had an amazing photographer who not only delivered services but also became a friend and such a great one at that. Her heart is pure and full of love and joy to share with others. She made this trip one to remember; giving a child a memory of a lifetime is priceless, so thank you from the bottom of my heart! 

“We found a gem in washington for sure.

from Lave & Ellie

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My daughter and I had a Mother Daughter shoot and it was so fun. We had so much fun bonding, playing and twilring our dresses for photos. We were given great direction, poses and playgul things to do for the shoot. The entire time Melanie was cheerful, really good with my daughter and very professional. Our photos peeked our expectations and we cant wait to do more shoots in the future.

“Melanie was so amazing to work with...

from Asia & Aria

5-STAR REVIEWS

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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 ❤

“Melanie provides a great environment where you feel comfortable being yourself

from Natassja & Jonah

5-STAR REVIEWS

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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.
 

Things meant to last in only memory and she got them on print!
5/5 will recommend her for anyone needing ANY professional photography!

from Hunter

5-STAR REVIEWS

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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. 

Definitely would recommend Melanie, and so would my kids!

from Meko & Michael

5-STAR REVIEWS

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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.

"Our son quickly warmed up to her bubbly personality and bright smile

from Jasinski Family

5-STAR REVIEWS

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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%.

"She was professional, friendly, and fun, and made the shoot an absolute pleasure for my entire family.

from Nick

5-STAR REVIEWS

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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 !

"We have used her services twice and every picture is amazing...

from Bentley Family

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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 made my family and me feel so comfortable

from Madeline

5-STAR REVIEWS