emotive family images that tell YOUR story

family

come as you are

“My favorite part about the session was how Melissa worked with all of my children. She made sure that each child was comfortable and she engaged with all of them!”

I just love me a good family session. And the more the merrier! Family sessions can take place anywhere, but I highly recommend an open field at sunset hours. If you are a little bit formal and want to dress up to look the part, consider the chic Blue Back Square in West Hartford or I’ll come to your town’s center. How about your house? You know, that place you all feel most comfortable? A rented natural light studio space in Manchester is also an option. … I love thinking outside of the box on locations

Because my sessions tell a story, all edited images are included as digital downloads (with print rights). You do not have to pick or choose any images. You can share your images with family and friends as well as print the files as much as you wish. Not only that, but you receive a story-telling hardcover book, perfect for display on a mantle, coffee table or anywhere else in your home.

I am not a prop photographer (except for a blanket or an occasional chair) but instead I use the surroundings and just your family to tell the story. Sessions generally last about an hour or so. All (immediate) members of the family are included and encouraged to participate, yes.. even Fido! (extended families are welcomed, but let’s talk further about those details and cost).

Sessions are usually booked well in advance but at times I might be able to accommodate a last minute booking. Contact me to discuss further questions, share your vision or book your session!

FULL SESSION $999

$225 DEPOSIT REQUIRED, REMAINDER OF TOTAL INVESTMENT DUE AT LEAST 24 HOURS

PRIOR TO YOUR SESSION DATE

Perfect for the family looking for the full experience. A 45-60 minute family session that takes place at a gorgeous tall-grass field in Farmington (for a nature feel), in Blueback Square, West Hartford (for an urban feel), a natural light studio in Manchester (for a more formal feel) or in the comfort of your own home (for a more intimate feel) . Outdoor sessions can take place any time of the year. Full sessions result in at least 50 edited images.

session includes:

  • time and talent of Melissa to capture you and your family (45-60 minutes)

  • all edited images as high-resolution files with prints rights (delivered via download)

  • a luxury custom-designed 10x10 book that documents your session

  • a "session prep" and "what to wear" guide

Melissa travels to the greater Farmington Valley area. Travel fees apply for locations 30 minutes outside of Farmington, CT.

MINI SESSION $595

$225 DEPOSIT REQUIRED, REMAINDER OF TOTAL INVESTMENT DUE AT LEAST 24 HOURS

PRIOR TO YOUR SESSION DATE

Perfect for the family on a budget or those who only need a few updated images. A 20 minute family session that takes place at a gorgeous tall-grass field in Farmington (for a nature feel) or in Blueback Square, West Hartford (for an urban feel. Outdoor sessions can take place any time of the year. Minis result in at least 10 edited images. 

session includes:

  • time and talent of Melissa to capture you and your family (20 minutes)

  • all edited images as high-resolution files with prints rights (delivered via download)

  • a "session prep" and "what to wear" guide

Melissa travels to the greater Farmington Valley area. Travel fees apply for locations 30 minutes outside of Farmington, CT.