Reviews from clients, the process, and what exactly makes an MSP client.
Melissa is a professional, talented, fantastic photographer! My partner and I did a couples shoot with her and we got some really amazing photographs out of it. The location was perfect and her enthusiasm and artistic eye led to a really fun shoot. My partner and I are not the most comfortable in front of the camera (to say the least), but Melissa made us feel super relaxed and the pictures came out better than I ever could have imagined. She even got some great ones of our pup! We get tons of compliments on the photos from friends and family and look forward to future shoots!
Melissa took our family’s maternity and newborn photos, and I couldn’t be happier with the results! She was so easy to chat with, and helped us pose to get the best shots possible. Even my son, who normally clams up when a camera is pointed at him, was having a blast hamming it up for her! I’ve had so many compliments on our photos, and I definitely plan on using her for all our future family shoots!
Mel’s attention to detail started before we even were together. She made sure I had thought about outfits and even helped provide guidance when I was struggling with what to wear.
She is amazing at spotting locations. Due to us having her travel, she was unable to scope out shoot locations until the weekend of. She had researched thoroughly and picked a perfect spot. She is quick on her feet and knows what will look good even when you might not see it.
The entire process felt like hanging out with your bestie, she makes you feel comfortable, doesn’t rush you, but also will tell you if you're doing something that looks awkward in photos. I so appreciated her genuine feedback and encouragement throughout the shoot. Those smiles aren’t fake at all- we were genuinely laughing from having so much fun!
Our photos turned out absolutely AMAZING! They are everything we ever wanted and more! From the moment we met her everything was just perfect! She is super kind, professional and knows what she’s doing! My husband absolutely hates taking photos but he had so much fun! I cannot wait to have her capture many more memories!
If your date is available, we'll set up an initial meeting to chat about your plans and vision. We'll make sure we're a good fit and I can answer any questions you may have. After our meeting, I'll send over your contract. Once that is signed and deposit completed, we're set!
We'll work together to ensure your wedding day dreams come true. During this time, I'm available for questions via email or over the phone. In addition, you'll receive a questionnaire to fill out so I have all the important information about your day.
We'll pick a time and location for your engagement session! This comes with location, posing and outfit guidance.
I'll be there every step of the way to make sure your love and the moments that matter are caught so you can treasure them forever.
To begin the process for portraits including branding, maternity, family, couple or senior sessions, simply submit your information here, or shoot me an email. I'll get back to you within one business day with more information!
From there, we'll work together to determine what collection works best, or create something custom. You'll complete a contract and questionnaire online so I can prepare for your session. Depending on timing, a retainer or full payment will be due.
Next up, we'll select a date, time and location for your session. In order to create the best photos, availability and timing will be dependent on season and area.
In preparation for our time together, you'll receive a helpful "What to Wear" guide and I'll be available to answer any questions you may have. When the time comes, we'll have a blast taking phots and you'll receive your photos shortly afterwards!
For couples, senior, maternity, family and branding sessions, I do not utilize a second shooter. I find that a more intimate group works best in these settings. For large weddings however, a hand-picked second shooter is available and recommended for an additional fee.
MSP is based in beautiful Denver, Colorado, but I am absolutely available (and excited) to shoot in new areas. A travel fee may apply depending on location, but I do offer discounts on certain bucket-list shooting locations!
This depends! On average, you can expect 75 photos per hour of wedding coverage. With all other photography services, number of photos depends on collection selection. Of course, if you're looking for more (or less) photos let me know and I will be happy to customize a package to fit your needs.
Turnaround time for all sessions besides weddings is three weeks. You can expect your wedding photos back within four to six weeks. Unique session types may have unique timelines (mini-sessions, multi-month branding projects, etc.) but we'll be sure to communicate about expectations before we start shooting!
All images delivered in your gallery will be hand-edited, and minor imperfections (minor blemish here or there, shirt stain, etc) will be corrected at no charge. However, extensive image manipulation is an extra fee and does increase turnaround time. With that being said, if you have specific insecurities, please let me know. I will keep that top of mind during our session and direct my posing to help. My goal is to make you look and feel your absolute best!
In order to provide the most attentive photography services, I do not provide videography. But I am more than happy to recommend a videographer for your event!
My editing style is light, bright and airy. I love shooting outdoors and in natural-light studios. I find this style to be timeless, classic and romantic. During sessions, I love capturing both candid moments as well as more posed portraits depending on the situation. I'm an enthusiastic photographer, so expect lots of chatting, laughter and energy throughout our time together. You'll probably hear a squeal or two as I look at the back of my camera and see how fabulous you look!
Absolutely! An heirloom album is included in my top wedding package, but can also be added a la carte to any other packages. You'll be able to select the photos for your album as well as customize the finishes.
I take pride in offering an elevated, personalized, inclusive and easy photography experience from initial inquiry to delivery of your photos. I love each and every one of my clients and put effort into getting to know you, your goals and concerns. It is very important to me that my clients receive not only great photos, but a great experience. I look forward to working with you!