Melanie Ann Photography offers a variety of portrait sessions that vary in length and include a professional and artistically edited digital gallery with print release. You can share your beautiful photos on social media and print them to have memories hung on your walls and enjoyed for years to come!
All sessions require a $100 non-refundable deposit and signed client agreement to reserve your session date and time. The remaining session balance is due 48 hours before your scheduled session. If you're booking within a week from requested session date, the $100 deposit and session balance is due in full at time of booking.
Contact me today for detailed package/pricing information and session availability.
Frequently asked questions
How does the booking process work?
The booking process is simple. After we have discussed details, a date and location for your session and you decide to go ahead with the booking process, I will send you an online contract and deposit invoice. Once the contract is signed and deposit is paid your date is officially booked in my calendar. You then receive a Client Welcome Guide and Outfit Inspiration Guide via email with more information regarding what to expect through the process and some "what to wear" tips.
What is the flow of a family session?
Our session typically begins with some naturally posed portraits. After we capture those classic images, our session becomes more relaxed to give you a chance to have fun as I take candid photographs, capturing you and the ones you are with at your best; genuinely enjoying each other’s company and making new memories together. I’ll be sure to capture siblings being silly together, parents sharing soft moments with their children, and couples showing the spark that initially brought them together.
What time of day is best for photos?
My portrait sessions typically take place in the hour before sunset, or “golden hour”, to provide for the most flattering lighting so I can get that dreamy and soft look to your photos. I prefer to shoot when the sun is lower in the sky to avoid harsh shadows and bright sun patches, this is ideal for beach sessions as there is limited open shade. In the winter, sunset runs close to 5:30 pm and in the summer months it can be as late as 8:30 pm. Therefore, my session start times will vary based on the time of year. I schedule sessions during what I believe will be the best light of the day - which means that it’s super important to be on time. A few minutes late is totally ok, but if you’re more than a few minutes late we could run out of light before we’ve finished shooting.
I am traveling to the area and would like beach portraits, where is the best location?
I can conveniently meet you at your condo, hotel, or vacation home but I also have a list of preferred beach locations on the Space Coast that I can recommend for your portraits.
Can I include my pet in the session?
Pets are such a big part of families, which is why I love when clients choose to incorporate pets into their session. However, keep in mind that bringing a pet along often means that we’ll need to choose a pet friendly location.
When should I book my maternity session?
I recommend that maternity sessions be scheduled between 30-35 weeks. This is a time sensitive session, so please book well in advance to be sure to get your desired date.
What happens if I deliver before my session date?
Clients who deliver before their session date will receive a full refund, as well as the option to put that payment toward a milestone or family shoot in the near future.
When should I book my babies milk-bath session and what does it include?
Milk-bath sessions take place at an outdoor location and include your choice of flowers or fruit props and two different tub options. For safety reasons, baby must be 6-10 months old at time of session and be able to sit unsupported.
How are the images delivered?
Up to 10 business days after your session you will receive a link via email to your private online gallery. The online gallery will allow you to download the edited images in high resolution based on your session package.
Do you travel for sessions?
I provide family portrait photography services in Cocoa Beach, Florida and surrounding areas. I would love to capture your family in meaningful locations! If that means that I come to you, then it will be my pleasure to do so! Depending on the location, travel fees may apply.
Do you offer mini sessions?
Minis will be offered throughout the year, at set locations with limited dates/times available. They are centered around holidays or natural wonders and usually include props. Follow along on Facebook & Instagram for announcements!