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*PORTRAIT SESSIONS Ranging from $95-$350.
Q: What does a session fee include? A: It includes a 30 minute consultation, price quote, 30 minutes-3 hour shooting time and professional editing/artwork. Session fees vary depending on type, time and location involved. Session fees are due the day of the session or when 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 packages with a wide variety of images, sizes and the latest products for your displays and gifts. Packages include editing/artwork, design, 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 on in my studio as they are very distracting. I am hired as your photographer and the poses I am taking are mine and are not to be copied on phones while I am shooting a session. You are welcome to take fun selfies with my props when we are finished. A picture with the photographer is always welcomed!
Q: Do you sell digital images? A: I sell some digital images to business professional clients needing them for webites/advertising. I do give some low resolution images of ordered portraits or albums to share socially and have on your phone. I am very passionate about the power of prints.
Q: Do you post sneak peeks? A: Yes, I post sneak peeks of my favorites on Facebook and Instagram. Be sure to like my Photography by Melinda page on Facebook and please 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, or by Zoom meetings. Please allow at least an hour for your viewing appointment. It will be really hard to decide with so many great choices!
Q: How do I pay? A: After you order you may pay in full with check, cash or credit card. I require 1/2 down to start your order. I offer payment plans on large order amounts. Finished orders are ready within 2-4 weeks. When framing is involved, it may take longer. A small 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. Children are easily bored and you may want to arrange child care for them so you are able to make decisions.
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 leave you 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. You can never have too many pictures.
Q: Do you edit and print images that you did not take? A: I do. I also offer copy and restoration work and framing.
Q: How can I communicate with you? A: Texting, emails, phone, Facebook, instant messaging and Instagram. I will get back with you promptly. 317-780-7955 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
BABY PROGRAMCome in at least 2 times a year and you will receive a discount and surprise!
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 special, intimate session? I won't rush you, and just for trying me out I will include a Complimentary Gift Portrait with any portrait package!
I also proudly provide: Senior Citizen Portraits and armed services/ veteran Portraits. I love the USA and am a proud American!
January is a great time to plan a Valentine's Day portrait! Why not surprise your special someone with a playfully suggestive romantic session? Try a classy, romantic, boudoir artistic to celebrate you!
March Madness: Pups and Their People! 30 minute session and 1 gallery 8x10 portrait and 1 phone image, only $125!
JULY/AUGUST SPECIAL: Instead of those trendy school pics, how about a beautiful portrait of your child? Contact us for more information about my 1 Pose School Price Match!
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 can have a private lesson. 317-780-7955 or email@example.com