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Life Photography by Melissa
Capturing Life's Most Precious Moments

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Colorado Springs Highest Rated Photographer
Maternity, Newborn, Milestones, Cake Smash and Family Photography

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Colorado Springs Maternity and Newborn Photographer

Melissa is the highest rated
photographer in Colorado Springs

When asked what kind of photography Melissa does, she describes herself as being an "Emotive" Photographer. Melissa has the unique ability to capture the in-between moments. Her specialized training includes the unique ability to calm infants to capture them in their most precious moments.

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Colorado Springs Maternity and Newborn Photographer
Colorado Springs Maternity and Newborn Photographer

Newborn Photography

Known as the "Baby Whisperer" Melissa will guide you through your entire Newborn Photography experience.

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Maternity Photography

You'll never forget the moment you heard your baby's heartbeat for the first time.

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Family Photography

The moments you will treasure for a lifetime.

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1M
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Photos Taken
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Editing Hours
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Years in Business
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Client Satisfaction

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Life moves way too fast. Its important to slow these moments down to a standstill. With every detail created, deserves to be captured, remembered and treasured for years to come. Together, Melissa will create breathtaking tangible heirlooms for you and your family to cherish forever. Every session is perfectly unique, Melissa wants your experience with her to be exclusive and memorable.

Melissa's studio is perfect for Maternity, Newborn, Milestone and Cake Smash sessions, it is complete with an entire collection of everything needed for your session. Including, designer maternity gowns, newborn outfits, headbands, hand knit bonnets and hats, newborn wraps, backdrops and so much more. Having everything accessible will eliminate the stress associated with any preparation needed for your session. All you need to do is show up and Melissa will take care of everything else.

Melissa only takes a selected number of sessions per month. Typically she is booked a couple months in advance. If you are thinking of booking your next photography session with Melissa, be sure to contact her as soon as possible to be sure you can get in on one of the dates available.

Newborn sessions take place between 7-14 days old.
Maternity sessions take place between 28-32 weeks.

Sessions are done Monday - Friday only. Times vary depending on session, location and time of the year.

How long does a typical session take?
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Each session is unique, depending on the type of session, the location of the session and how many people are part of the session. On average sessions are between 30-120 minutes.

Where do you take newborn photos?
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Melissa has a beautiful home based studio, were all newborn sessions take place.

What do I need to bring to my newborn session?
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Melissa has everything needed for your newborn session. She will welcome you into her beautiful home studio where you can sit back, relax and watch the magic of newborn photography happen. If you have something special you would like to bring to your session, please do.

How long does a newborn session last?
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Every newborn is different, and has a different schedule all their own. Melissa works with your newborn to calm them, keep them warm and photograph them as they allow. She always allows for feeding time, diaper changes and sometimes just some snuggles with mom is needed. On average newborn sessions take about 2 hours.

How long does it take for me to get my photos back from a session?
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You will receive a beautiful online gallery, displaying the images taken from your session, within 24-48 hours.

Do you offer Maternity sessions?
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Yes! Melissa has a large client closet for the mamas to be. If you are looking for a special gown, or something more basic, she has you covered.

Do you do outdoor photography?
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Yes, Melissa offers a large variety of location suggestions based on the type of session you are looking for, and the style you would want to hang on your walls for years to come.

Do you help with clothing selection?
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Yes. When you book your session with Melissa, that is something you will work on together. Melissa will help you choose the most flattering attire for your session.

Do you suggest printing my images?
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Yes, Yes, Yes! What's the point of a photo session if those images are going to be sitting on your computer? Take a step back in time when printing photos was the only thing, and digital images did not exist. Melissa offers the prints, canvas albums and so much more from the highest print labs in the world.

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Melissa only offers mini sessions one time a year. Join her email list to ensure you don't miss out.

What sessions do you offer?
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Melissa offers Maternity, Newborn, Milestone, Cake Smash and Family sessions.

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“Melissa was absolutely amazing to work with! She did our sons 1st birthday cake smash shoot and I had a preview back with in an hour of our shoot and his gallery back within 2 hours!! She was so patient and calm with our son and has a beautiful studio!!!”

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Elizabeth J., Cake Smash Session Client

"Melissa is a great photographer and wonderful to work with. She was very patient with me and helped with posing. I love when I can feel comfortable and happy during a photo shoot and she definitely came through. 😁 I HIGHLY recommend her services and I plan to book my baby's newborn photos with her as well."

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Shima N., Maternity Session Client

"Melissa does an amazing job! She is flexible, quick and knows exactly what to say and do. She makes your dreams come true with whatever your vision is."

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