How It Works


I want to give you a little insight on how your portrait experience will progress.  If you haven’t worked with a professional photographer before, it can seem a bit overwhelming, but I promise you, it’s a breeze.  This step-by-step information will help guide you all the way from your initial inquiry to delivery of your finished products.


 

 

STEP 1 – GET IN TOUCH

Once you've looked through my website and have decided that I might be a good fit for your portrait needs, feel free to contact me either by filling out the contact form or by emailing me directly at info@melissakleinphotography.com.

STEP 2 – BOOK YOUR SESSION

After our initial chat, I'll send a link for you to pay the session fee.  This will reserve your session date.  I'll also send a form for you to fill out online so I have all of your contact information.

STEP 3 – BEFORE YOUR SESSION

Have another look around the website. Especially the portfolio pages as this will give you a feel for the sort of clothing that works well and the type of images we’ll create.  If you'd like some help with styling, I offer a currated studio wardrobe for mothers, babies and children, which is available for all sessions.  I'm also available for feedback with any questions you may have regarding outfit choices.  

Start thinking about what you’d like to create with your images in terms of photographic wall art and/or albums. Most of my imagery is very neutral and compliments most home decor. If you'd like, we can meet at my studio for a pre-session consultation so you can see everything in person, or you can have a look through the finished products page for inspiration.

STEP 4 – YOUR PORTRAIT SESSION

This is where the fun really starts! My sessions are laid back, never rushed, and usually involve a lot of laughter.

All sessions are baby-led, meaning we follow their cues. We play, we chat, we take time for baby to warm up to both me and the camera.  For family photos, I will give you some direction, but there will be no stiff poses.  I want to capture the authentic, candid connections between you and your family.

STEP 5 – IMAGE SELECTION

Your images will be ready for viewing approximatly two weeks after your session.  For your image selection and ordering, you have the option to view your images in an online gallery or to come back to the studio to view your images and place your order.

For the online gallery, your images will be uploaded for viewing for three days, and I will be available to answer any questions you have either via phone or email.

For the in-person image selection, I'll have you back to the studio to view your images.  We'll watch a slideshow of your images, and sort through printed proofs to find your favorites.  I’ll be there to help answer any questions you might have, as well as advise you on what works best to create your ideas from step 3. Together we’ll create something amazing for your home.

All of your artwork comes finished and ready for display, with a range of products to suit everyone’s style and budget. Matted frame-ready prints start at $75 and ready-to-hang wall art starts at $350 for a framed and matted print. Most clients spend $750 to $2500+ on a mixture of artwork and digital files, but there is no minimum purchase requirement - you are free to spend as little or as much as you would like.

STEP 6 – COLLECTION

Your finished wall art, prints and albums will be ready to be collected from the studio approximately 4-6 weeks after your Image Selection Appointment.

The artwork is made with the highest quality products available to the photographic industry and all come with a lifetime guarantee on craftsmanship.

As soon as the images are ready to be collected I’ll be in touch to arrange a date for pick up.

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