top of page

What's a family session like?

My only expectation for children during our sessions is that they are behaving like children... snuggling, exploring, dancing, pouting, giggling, climbing, jumping and being silly. You see, my goal is to capture the beauty of your life. 

I do some directing and gentle posing but I do it in a way that lets your authentic self shine. We sneak a few posed shots in here in between beautifully candid photos.

I don't set strict time limits on sessions for two reasons:


First, location. Locations vary and some may require some hiking. We may move around a location for variety and we may pause for a few moments for the most perfect light. 


Second, because little humans sometimes need time to adjust and settle in, sessions are out of their routine and I get that. Aside from being a mama and a grandma, I owned and operated a daycare business for many years. I'm happy to say that little ones are a specialty of mine!


Your session will be relaxed and fun for everyone. That's how it should be! 


"When I began this journey into photography I knew that I wanted to do more than take pretty pictures, I wanted to show the beauty in the authentic connection that you share with your loved ones. I've learned a lot through the years and although my work has evolved, my mission has not. Every photo session tells a story, your story and I am thrilled to be here to capture your snuggles, giggles and kisses in the process."


"Melinda is truly a talented and fun photographer to work with. She allows not only you, but your family to be open and true to who you are so each of your personalities shine through, hence creating true photos of smiles, love and laughter."


bottom of page