Q: What should I wear?
A: I have you covered! With every portrait session I offer an in-home consult. We can get together and I can assist you with putting together that perfect outfit. If you prefer we can also do the consult over the phone and I can provide you with some examples via my Pinterest board.
Q: Will you edit my skin to remove blemishes?
A: Yes, I do light retouching on all portraits so that you look like the best version of yourself. I will remove or reduce temporary blemishes like acne but will leave permanent features alone. If there is any extensive editing you would like done, I can usually do this for an additional fee.
Q: Will my photos be displayed on the internet?
A: Typically, I post a few photos from every session on my website or social media, and may use some in advertising. However, if privacy is needed for a job or personal situation, I can keep photos off of the internet at your request.
Q: What types of products do most clients buy?
A: The majority of clients purchase a collection and add on additional items. I offer 3 collections.
Q: Do you offer the digital files for sale?
A: Yes, I do have an option to purchase high-resolution digital files with a print release.
Q: Did you go to school for photography?
A: I have taken photography and art courses. My first photography class involved shooting and developing my own film in a darkroom. This experience of "getting it right in camera" definitely has helped me as a professional photographer.
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“Melissa is an amazing photographer. Her pictures capture the special moments we experience as a family and tell our story. She is authentic and creative while meeting the needs of her clients.”
- R.T. Bradenton, FL