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freeze time forever?

Not taking advantage of simple joys in your ordinarily lovely life means they are gone. Maybe forever. One way to hang on to those sweet moments is in pictures. To be able to watch your children grow up is a true blessing. To be able to hold on to those moments with a photograph? Unmistakably wonderful. 

Trust me, I know life is busy. I also know time is a thief.

Time moves slowly, yet passes oh so quickly. This much I know is true.

I always respond in a timely manner and my work is timelessly consistent. You don’t have to be concerned with doing much at all, just say yes to a session and be yourself. I promise to always hold to my end of the deal of delivering beautiful memories of the fleeting moments of childhood and family life. 

Working with me is easy.

It’s effortlessly enjoyable.

Seasonal mini sessions

are only available twice per year. These sessions are 20 minutes at an agreed upon location. The client will receive 5 hand-edited, high resolution files chosen from an online gallery. Additional images may be purchased by the client at a rate of $25 per file with an option to purchase the entire gallery for $200. Due to the quick nature of these sessions, they are limited to 6 family members or less.

Mini sessions:

starts at:

$225

Full family sessions

are available year-round. These sessions include 60 minutes of shooting time at your home or other agreed upon location. The client will receive 30 hand-edited, high resolution files chosen from an online gallery. Additional images may be purchased by the client at a rate of $25 per file with the option to purchase the entire gallery for $200. Full sessions are limited to 6 family members or less.

Full sessions:

starts at:

$550

Family film sessions

are available year-round. These sessions are relaxed (think: Saturday morning pancakes) and include up to 2 hours of shooting time at your home. The client will receive a 4-5 minute, hand-edited custom film. The client will also receive up to 10 hand-edited, high resolution still images. All you do is be yourself, I'll come in and film it all for you to remember.

film sessions:

starts at:

$750

Hi there! I’m Melissa.

Wife to my super fly high school sweetheart and mom to four girls (Yes, I actually did say four.) ranging from newly licensed teen to paci loving preschooler. I’m a former elementary school teacher and I have been a photographer for over 14 years. God has given me a talent of documenting moments with my camera and telling stories through short stories. But for some reason? He also gave me four girls and not one lick of ability to do hair. 

get to know me better!

Does all of this sound great to you, too?

I’d love to meet you!

Are you ready to have authentic and beautiful moments of your family coloring the walls of your home?

Please note, sessions fill quickly as I only take 5 families per month. Click below and let’s do this! 

Yes! i am ready! 

Amy S.

Melissa is kind, quick, fun and extremely talented. She managed to get so many great shots of our crazy family in 20 minutes that I had trouble narrowing down our selections! Her editing is light and beautiful. We could not have been happier with our experience! I highly recommend Melissa!

I’d love to show you just a bit of my most loved images.

Want to see? Come this way!

Yes! show me more! 

frequently asked questions

just in case any of these come to mind

click on the question to view the answer on the right

Most certainly! After you’re presented with your gallery, you have the option to purchase additional single files or the entire gallery. The rate for your entire gallery will depend on the session type you choose. 

Will I be able to purchase all images?

05.

This is a hard no, sorry. Since half of my art consists of editing and presenting polished images to you, clients are never given unedited RAW files. It’s a bit like a painter handing over a half-finished piece and calling it a day. 

Can I purchase unedited files? 

04.

I despise waiting, don’t you? That’s why I like to deliver your images within 4 days of our shoot. Rarely does it take any longer than that. After all, the whole idea is for you to have the images, right? Well, let’s get them to you! 

What is the turnaround time on images? 

03.

Good question! Your hand-edited, high resolution files will be delivered in a private online gallery via Shootproof. Once the images are ready, you’ll receive some happy mail in your inbox letting you know that your gallery is available for viewing. From there, you can choose the images you love best (this part will be hard) and download them directly to your computer. That’s it! They’re yours forever and ever. Amen. 

How will the images be delivered to me? 

02.

Oh, that’s simple! Just wear what makes you happy and shows your true personality. If you’re usually a Chuck Taylor + cute top kind of girl? You probably shouldn’t wear a ball gown. Nobody would recognize you and that would be silly. Solid colors work best and don’t forget fun accessories like hats or maybe even your child’s lovey. Please avoid clothing with logos. Another tip? Choose one person’s top and build off of that. For example, put Little Sally in her favorite purple shirt and then choose a purple scarf for mom, a golden yellow shirt for dad and cute purple pants for little sister. The idea is to coordinate, not match. If you’d like to see examples, check out this Pinterest board that I created while snacking on m&ms. 

What should we wear? 

01.

Oh, that’s simple! Just wear what makes you happy and shows your true personality. If you’re usually a Chuck Taylor + cute top kind of girl? You probably shouldn’t wear a ball gown. Nobody would recognize you and that would be silly. Solid colors work best and don’t forget fun accessories like hats or maybe even your child’s lovey. Please avoid clothing with logos. Another tip? Choose one person’s top and build off of that. For example, put Little Sally in her favorite purple shirt and then choose a purple scarf for mom, a golden yellow shirt for dad and cute purple pants for little sister. The idea is to coordinate, not match. If you’d like to see examples, check out this pinterest board that I created while snacking on m&ms. 

https://www.pinterest.com/melissagibsonphotography/
family-photo-wardrobe/

Good question! Your hand-edited, high resolution files will be delivered in a private online gallery via Shootproof. Once the images are ready, you’ll receive some happy mail in your inbox letting you know that your gallery is available for viewing. From there, you can choose the images you love best (this part will be hard) and download them directly to your computer. That’s it! They’re yours forever and ever. Amen. 

I despise waiting, don’t you? That’s why I like to deliver your images within 4 days of our shoot. Rarely does it take any longer than that. After all, the whole idea is for you to have the images, right? Well, let’s get them to you! 

This is a hard no, sorry. Since half of my art consists of editing and presenting polished images to you, clients are never given unedited RAW files. It’s a bit like a painter handing over a half-finished piece and calling it a day. 

Most certainly! After you’re presented with your gallery, you have the option to purchase additional single files or the entire gallery. The rate for your entire gallery will depend on the session type you choose. 

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