*PORTRAIT SESSIONS Ranging from $95-$450.                                           *Portrait Packages or Ala Carte

Q: What does a session fee include? A: It includes my skill as an artist, a 30 minute pre-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: The value and joy the photograph brings. I offer competitive pricing of prints or 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 being a professional photographer with a studio are many, including: professional dues, insurance, utilities, equipment for shooting and editing, selling, storage of images, backdrops and props, continuing education and, most importantly, time. I will 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 cell phones in my studio. They are very distracting. You hired me as your photographer and the poses I am capturing are mine and are not to be copied on your phone 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 digital images to business professional clients needing them for webites/advertising. I do give low resolution images of ordered display portraits to share socially and have on your phone. I am very passionate about 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 as you 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 an hour or two for your viewing appointment. It is very difficult to decide with so many great images.

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 is applicable.

Q: Can kids come to ordering appointments? A: Most school age kids bring a book, homework, game and snacks. Small children are easily bored and you may want to arrange child care for them so you are able to make good 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 warm 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 everyone who knows and loves 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 custom framing.

Q: How can I communicate with you? A: Texting during hours, email:, Facebook, Instant messenger and Instagram. 317-780-7955.

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. 

CLIENT REFERRAL PROGRAM: Refer a friend and/or come in two or more times a year and you'll be rewarded! Ask me for more information.


DISCOUNT PROGRAM:  Come in at least 2 times a year and you will receive a discount! 

Looking for a beautiful way to celebrate your baby's arrival? Skip those quick hospital pics and come in for an intimate session. I won't rush you, and just for trying me out I will include a courtesy gift with any portrait package!

I Proudly Provide: Senior Citizen Portraits, armed services/ veteran portraits, firefighters, and law enforcement officers.  

January is a great time to plan a Valentine's Day portrait! Why not surprise your special someone with a playfully suggestive, romantic boudoir shoot or classy, artistic maternity session! Celebrate you!

I invite students to follow me for an afternoon in the High School Job Shadow ProgramYounger children who are interested in learning more about cameras and photography can have a private lesson. 317-780-7955 or

Hourly studio/park rental quotes available.

Previously ordered image files are are stored and available to re-order.


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