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Your session with Melanie! 

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Hi friend!

I am so excited that you have chosen me to photograph your beautiful family this year! I cannot wait to capture all the love, laughs and memories for you to have forever! I know preparing for your family photos can be stressful so I have put together a little guide to help you along in the process! If you need ANY help, please always feel like you can message me anytime! 

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I will always start out the session with a "Christmas card" worthy photo where we start with everyone smiling at the camera, after that I no longer want you to look at me. Its all about getting those true moments of connection. Don't worry about everyone smiling just perfectly or how your child is behaving. Trust me, your kids will recognize negative energy so just try to relax even if your family is driving you crazy! (I get it, trust me! I'm truly the most laid back person ever and I have met so many different types of kids, don't worry about anything! 

My sessions are super laid back and go with the flow! I will help direct and position you, but I want you to just forget i'm there... forget about how stressful work has been and what you have to do once you get home tonight... just have fun and look into your beautiful babies eyes and just enjoy every detail of their perfect face. You might even find a new freckle or two!  Kiss your husband and think about those butterflies he gave you when you first met, or maybe he still gives you those butterflies! tell him that! I totally get it is easier said than done, but if you just let go of all that stress and just play I can guarantee you I will capture some incredible moments for you.

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What to wear

First of all, I think that the outfits you wear can really impact the look and feel of your photos, and because of this I offer styling assistance at no extra cost to you. Style and Select is a tool that will help you design a wardrobe allowing you to feel fantastic during your session. With Style and Select, you pick a color scheme and a style, and they show you trendy outfit choices for your wardrobe. I want you to feel excited about dressing up for this special day! If you find this useful, please let me know! 


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After your session 

Payment is due either before or on the day of your session. 

Typical editing time is around three weeks. I know how painful it can be to wait for pictures but I will post a sneak of your images on Facebook or Instagram sometime during  those weeks! 

side note: if payment is not made the day of your session, the three weeks turnaround starts from the date of payment.

Photos will be delivered in an online gallery where you will be able to download your images in full resolution quality. 

Photos will be kept in the online gallery for 30 days. After 30 days the photos will be taken down. I cannot stress enough the importance of downloading your images within those 30 days. There is a retrieval fee of $50.00 to re-upload galleries. 

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