Photograph of pregnant mother in black dress and black backgroundA picture of a newborn baby girl wearing a white flower headband and a pink blanket with pink backgroundA picture of a pregnant mother in a teal dress holding her bellyPhotograph of a newborn baby in a gray blanket sleeping in a star shaped bed
A photograph of a newborn baby swaddled in a yellow blanked lying in a basket with floral backgroundNewborn baby photographed in teal outfit laying in a basket with fluffy teal decorative blanket, set against a gray backgroundA photograph of a family of four against Garden of the Gods backgroundA photograph of a mom holding babyA photograph of a baby swaddled in a pink blanket with pink headband
Photograph of newborn baby girl in pink flower outfitPhotograph of newborn baby sleeping with white blanket onA photograph of a family of three containing a mom and two kids on a bridge with a forest backgroundA photograph of a newborn baby sleeping with a blue blanket onA photograph of a young girl in a dress against flowery nature background
A photograph of a family of four containing a mom and three kids set against nature and mountain backgroundA photograph of a newborn baby swaddled in a blue blanket with white stars lying on the same blanketA photograph of a newborn baby lying in a basketPhotograph of family in forest, there is a dad with a son on his shoulders and a pregnant mom holding her belly
A photograph of a pregnant mother in a dress posing on mountainous terrainA photograph of a newborn baby sleeping in a bucketA photograph of a couple with expectant mother posing against a mountainous backgroundA photograph of a baby smashing a cake
A photograph of a family of 5 wearing formal wear with dark backgroundA photograph of a family with infant baby and dog against mountainous backgroundA picture of a newborn wrapped in and laying on a green blanketA picture of two children dressed in costumes against forest nature background
A photograph of a high school aged child against nature backgroundA photograph of two babiesA photograph of a high school aged boy sitting on a deckA photograph of a young girl in a dress against flowery nature background

Life Photography by Melissa
Capturing Life's Most Precious Moments Forever

Colorado Springs Highest Rated Photography Studio, specializing in newborn, maternity, and family photography

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Gallery

Photograph of a newborn baby girl sleeping and wearing a pink outfit with purple background
Photograph of family at garden of the gods
Picture of newborn baby in green outfit with green background
Photograph of pregnant mother on bed holding her belly
A photograph of an expectant mother in a white dress holding her belly against a nature background
A photograph of two babies
A photograph of a family of four against Garden of the Gods background
A photograph of a sleeping newborn baby with dark hat on in a small wicker crib
A photograph of a young girl with her dog
Picture of newborn baby with white flower headband wrapped in tan blanket and sleeping in gray basket
A picture of a newborn baby girl with a flower headband wrapped in a blanket

Melissa Stynski 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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Newborn Photography

We help newborns relax and fall asleep easily to capture stunning portraits.

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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

We capture moments of you all just being together and showing love.

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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

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a session cost?
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All sessions are different prices, truly depending on how many people, location, what type of session and for how long you are wanting a photographer for.

How long does a typical session take?
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Sessions average about an hour. It will depend on the type of session and what you are wanting photographed.

Where do you take newborn photos?
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Newborn photos take place in my home studio.

What do I need to bring to my newborn session?
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Truly, I have everything you would need for a newborn session in my home studio. You bring the baby, I will take care of everything else for you.

How long does a newborn session last?
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Newborn sessions take about 2 hours, depending on the baby. Some go faster, some take a little longer. I do allow times for baby to have a break, to be fed, changed or even just some time with the parents.

How long does it take for me to get my photos back from a session?
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Typically, you will receive a proof gallery within 24 hours.

Do you offer Maternity sessions?
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Yes! Maternity sessions are near and dear to me. I offer a large client closet of maternity gowns that you are welcome to use for your session as well.

Do you offer hair and makeup?
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I do not but I highly recommend Kim Clay Artistry. I have worked with her for several years and she is amazing to meet your needs.

Do you do outdoor photography?
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Yes, I love outdoor sessions.

Do you help with clothing selection?
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Yes. I will help you choose colors and to help you achieve the look you are wanting for your images.

Do you suggest printing my images?
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Yes, I highly suggest printing. Though you may have a digital image, not all print labs print the same. I ONLY recommend printing through my print lab for the best quality and color match.

Do you photograph weddings?
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Unfortunately, I no longer photograph weddings. I am happy to give you some referrals if you are looking for one.

Do you offer “mini” sessions?
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I only do mini sessions once a year. Join my email list to be sure to be the first to hear when they are available.

What sessions do you offer?
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I offer Maternity, Newborn, Family and Children 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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5/5 Stars

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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5/5 Stars

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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5/5 Stars

Jackie B., Newborn Session Client

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