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 fine art prescott family photographer

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fun • relaxed • legacy

The Family Experience

My commitment is to turn fleeting moments into lasting memories. My family photo sessions are not just about taking pictures; they're about the experience - the laughter, the connection, the storytelling, and the making of priceless memories. I understand how quickly time passes, and how today's moments become tomorrow's memories. These sessions are an opportunity to pause, enjoy, and embrace the love that makes your family special. Come, let's create visual heirlooms that embody your family's essence, immortalizing these precious moments that will be cherished for generations.


Embrace the Moment: Preserve Unforgettable Family Memories

The first step is easy - just say hello! You've looked through my portfolio and feel like we're a good fit. Reach out and tell me a little more about what you're looking for in your session. This is the perfect time to ask any questions about your session.

1. Say Hello

2. book your Session

I've answered all your questions and it's time to make it official! Once we've agreed to your session date and time, you'll receive an email with your contract and session details. Once you sign your contract and pay your retainer, your session goes on my calendar and your date is reserved. The balance of your session will be due on your session date. 


3. ask me Anything

It's time for your consultation. No need to take time off or try to schedule a sitter, we can finish your consultation with just a few emails. Your questionnaire will be our starting point in designing your session. From there we'll decide on outdoor locations or in studio, your backdrops and wardrobe. I can suggest outfits to fit your session. Some people love planning their session, and some just want to leave it to me. Whatever your preference, you can be involved as little or as much as you want! 


4. your session!

Your session day is here! The most important thing is to relax and have fun! I’ll welcome you and your family, ensuring everyone is comfortable and relaxed. We'll start with some posed shots, guiding you through different fun and natural poses that highlight your family's unique dynamics. Then, we'll move into more candid moments, capturing those genuine smiles, laughter, and interactions that truly showcase your family's bond. My aim is to make the session enjoyable and stress-free, creating an environment where your family can be themselves. After all, my goal is not just to take pictures, but to create an experience that your family will remember every time you look at your stunning photos.

5. your photographs

Approximately three weeks after your session, you'll receive an email letting you know your images are ready. Exciting! You'll be able to view and download your images from your own private online gallery. Feel free to share your gallery with family and friends near or far. You'll also be able to add any wall art or prints at this time. Your walls are your canvas, and you can turn your images into beautiful works of art that you will treasure for years to come. I'm happy to help. Let's work together to create stunning artwork for your walls!


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The Process

sessions from $750

sessions from $600

sessions from $400

Studio sessions provide flexibility for your busy schedules, giving you the freedom to plan your shoot at a time that suits your family best. When we work in the studio, we have complete control over lighting, ensuring that each image is lit to perfection. We never have to worry about the weather as my studio is weather-proof, enabling us to capture those timeless moments, come rain or shine. The studio also offers a relaxed and comfortable environment for you and your family, making the experience enjoyable and relaxed. Each session includes a fixed number of high-resolution digital images. Following the session, you have the opportunity to purchase additional images a la carte, as well as a selection of legacy artwork and wall art to add a personal touch to your home. 

Pricing Details

Say Hello

studio & outdoor

Outdoor

Studio

If you want to take advantage of our beautiful area, I invite you to join me in the great outdoors for an exceptional family photography session. There may be more variables involved when we take the session outdoors — the weather, lighting conditions, and the occasional photobombing squirrel — but it’s no problem. Since I’m also an outdoor, nature photographer, I’m skilled at harnessing natural light, finding that perfect backdrop, and putting everyone at ease, even in the midst of nature. As with our studio sessions, each outdoor photography experience includes a fixed number of meticulously edited, high-resolution digital images. Further, you have the opportunity to purchase additional images and beautiful wall art a la carte after the session.

My most popular offering is the combined studio and outdoor family photography session. This session is designed for families who want it all, offering the best of both worlds — the controlled, timeless elegance of the studio, and the raw, natural beauty of the great outdoors. It's really two sessions in one, providing you with a wide variety of looks that can seamlessly transition from your family album to wall art. Despite delivering a highly diversified and comprehensive experience, the price difference between the outdoor-only and combo session is minimal, offering significant value. This combined session allows you to enjoy a wide selection of high-resolution digital images that reflect both the unity of your family and the beauty of your world. As always, additional images and unique artwork are available for purchase a la carte after the session.

Melissa is AMAZING!! She is so kind and personable and had so much patience when working with my sassy toddler who did not want to cooperate. The pictures turned out so beautifully and I couldn't be happier! I can't recommend her enough!  -Alisha P.

Melissa took our family photos this summer and we were so pleased with how the pictures turned out! She photographed all 11 of us and took the time to do couples pictures as well as grandparent shots. She caught the real smiles of our children and captured the beauty of Granite Mountain as well! Her work is the perfect blend of professionalism and personality. I highly recommend Melissa to anyone! -Staci B.

We had family photos taken and Melissa was so wonderful to work with. She made the photo session comfortable and was great at engaging the kids to participate. Her themed photos are so fun with so many to choose from. -Jill P.

Melissa is AMAZING! She was so patient with my girls and really let them relax and have fun in the pictures and captured some of those amazing “In the Moment” pictures, I am so happy with the results and can’t get enough of how amazing they look! Loved her studio set up with all the different options for our session, it was great working with her and I can’t wait until next time! -Ashley L.

Absolutely amazing! So much fun and the photos turned out beyond my expectations! The possibilities are endless and Melissa makes it all so easy and comfortable and most importantly FUN! We have so many more ideas and can’t wait for our next session together! Many more memories to hang on the wall! Highly recommend! -Lindsay D.

Melissa was so accommodating with our schedule, but most importantly, she was so fun & creative to work with! She captured the true essence of the our happy couple: the future Mr & Mrs Johnson! Thank you Melissa, it is an absolute joy working with you! We love so many of the photos, it’s hard to choose from! -Dian T. Melissa is the best! Such a talented photographer and beyond kind! -Kendyll T.

We had an amazing experience. My girls had so much fun. They felt very comfortable. My oldest has autism and has a hard time with new places and new people. She was safe and at home at her studio and for the first time we got beautiful shots of her smiling and enjoying herself. Pictures came out amazing. We are so thankful. Thank you. We will cherish these photos for years. -Erica R.

Melissa is amazing! My daughter's session was so much fun, and the photographs are beautiful! Melissa did such a great job pulling out her personality and made it such an enjoyable experience! -Julie M.

Absolutely amazed with my pictures. Melissa spent a lot of time with us working to get the best pictures with my two silly kids and captured a lot of gorgeous moments as well as hints of their personalities. -Janelle D.

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Thanks so much for taking the time to review my work! Filling out this contact form is your first step to capturing some unforgettable memories! It's simple just include your contact info and details about your photography needs. Don't forget to add any specific questions or ideas you have in mind. I can't wait to hear from you and start this creative journey together!

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