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TO HELP YOU SELECT THE RIGHT PHOTOGRAPHER

*PORTRAIT SESSIONS Ranging from $105-$350. 

Q: What does a session fee include? A: It includes a 30 minute consultation, price quote, 1-2 hour shooting time and professional editing/artwork.  Session fees vary depending on type, location searching,  time and locations involved.  Session fees are due the day of the session or upon scheduling your appointment.  Sitting fee for the session is a separate fee.

Q: What am I paying for when I purchase photographic products? A: I offer competitive pricing of collections with a wide variety of images, sizes and the latest products for your personal displays.  Packages include editing/artwork, design appointment, retouching, album planning, and of course, finished products.  The behind the scene expenses of producing quality images are many, including: professional dues, insurance, equipment for shooting and editing, storage of images, backdrops and props, continuing education and most importantly time.  I share pricing at your consultation.

Q: Are images copyrighted? A: My images are copyright protected.  

Q: Do you allow phones in the shooting area?  A: I do not allow camera phones in my studio; they are very distracting.   Children want to play with them. I am hired as your photographer and the poses I take are not to be copied on phones while I am doing the session.  You are welcome to use phones when I am all finished.  A picture with the photographer is always welcomed!

Q: Do you sell digital images? A: I sell digital images to business professional clients needing them for webites/advertising.  I do give some low resolution images of ordered wall portraits or albums to share socially and have on your phone.  I believe in the power of prints and am very passionate about them.  

Q: Do you post sneak peeks? A: I know you are excited and yes, I post sneak peeks of my favorites on Facebook and Instagram.  Be sure to like the Photography by Melinda pages on Facebook and follow me on Instagram to share your images.

Q: When are images ready to view? A: Images are ready to view within 1-2 weeks.  Ordering appointments are in person, and by Zoom meetings. Please allow 1-2 hours for your viewing appointment.  It will be really hard to decide with so many great choices for portraits and display options.

Q: How do I pay? A: After your order you may pay in full with check, cash or credit card.  I require 1/2 down payment to start your order. I offer payment plans on large order amounts.  Finished portrait orders are ready within 2-4 weeks.  When special framing is involved, it may take longer. A credit card fee may be applicable.

Q: Can kids come to ordering appointments? A:  Most school age children bring a book, homework, special toy and snacks.  Young children are easily distracted and you may want to arrange child care for them so you are able to make better decissions.

Q: How far is your parking area and will you help me? A: I have a large parking area.  I always help my clients bring in items from their car for their session.  I also happily carry your finished order to your car and send you off with a hug of thanks.

Q: Can I  add a personal review online? A: Yes. I am on Google Reviews and Facebook.  After you work with me, please give me a review. I look forward to and appreciate seeing your wonderful comments.

Q: How often should you be photographed? A: As often as you can!  Life flies by. Things happen.  Children change weekly and adults change, too.  Your story is very important to all who know and love you.

Q: Do you edit and print images that you did not take? A: I do.  I also offer copy and restoration work.

Q: How can I communicate with you? A: Like everyone else, through texting, emails, phone, Facebook and Instagram.  I will get back with you promptly.  317-780-7955 or photog.bymelinda@att.net 

SpecialtieS 

Don't wait until you are too busy planning annual celebrations...you can start planning your Family Holiday Session in the summer or fall before it gets too late.

Photography by Melinda Gift Certificates make the perfect gift for holidays, anniversaries, birthdays, bridal or baby showers and other special occasions. Gift cards are available in any amount.

Let me know how you heard about me. I am always curious.

EMAIL LIST, CLIENT REFERRAL PROGRAM & VIP PROGRAM: Refer a friend and/or come in two or more times a year and you'll be rewarded! Contact us for more information.

BABY PICTURE PROGRAM: Come in at least 2 times a year and you will receive a surprise with your order! My Family Album Program captures images of pregnancy, newborn, 4 and 8 months, 1 year cake smash, 18 and 24 months.  Continue coming in two times a year and keep saving on consistently beautiful images!

Are you a new mom looking for a beautiful way to celebrate your baby's arrival? Why not skip those quick hospital pictures and come in for a nice, personal session?  I won't rush you, and just for trying me out I will include a Complimentary Gift Portrait with any portrait collection!

I am also pleased to provide: Senior Citizen Portraits and armed services/ veteran Portraits,

January is a great time to plan a Valentine's Day portrait!  Surprise your special someone with a romantic session. Throughout the year I offer Gently Romantic Boudoir Artistics.

March Madness:  Pups and Their People!  15 minute session and 1 gallery 8x10 portrait only $100

JULY/AUGUST SPECIAL: Instead of those trendy school pics, how about a beautiful fine art portrait of your child? Contact us for more information about my 1 Pose School Price Match!

COMMUNITY: My Indianapolis area portrait studio likes to give back to the community by helping favorite organizations, schools and charity events.  If you are having a silent auction contact us so I can donate a Gift Certificate for a special cause.

I invite students to follow me for an afternoon in the High School Job Shadow Program.  Younger children who are interested in learning more about cameras and photography are encouraged to enroll in a summer private lesson.  317-780-7955 or photog.bymelinda@att.net