MAINE PORTRAIT, LIFESTYLE & BOUDOIR PHOTOGRAPHY

pricing

The prices listed are a reflection of the time and care I devote to your images. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you don't see exactly what you're looking for. I'd be more than happy to assist you in creating a customized package!

Lifestyle

$650

Lifestyle sessions include maternity, newborns, high school seniors, couples, family, etc. I will assist with styling and location ideas! Sessions include 30 digital images.

Business Branding

$750

Showcase your products, services and people on your website and social platforms. These candid sessions are intended for 1-2 individuals and include 20 digital images. If you would like headshots for a larger group, please inquire for a custom quote.

Boudoir

$800

If you want to feel absolutely amazing and confident, book a boudoir session. Boudoir sessions take place in a Central Maine studio or outdoors at a location of your choice. Sessions include 20 digital images.

Intimate Weddings & Elopements

$3500

Back yard, mountain top or seaside wedding with an unofficial venue? I'm in! Small, intimate weddings are my specialty. Intimate weddings start at $3500 and include 4 hours of coverage. Elopements (up to 10 guests) start at $2000 for 3 hours of coverage.

Wall Art

$10+

Enjoy beautiful landscapes in your own home!

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FAQ

OK, What do I need to do?

Think about what is most important to you when it comes to getting your photos. If the words genuine, beautiful and fun come to mind - I'm it! Take a look at these FAQs. Contact me with additional questions or to book!

Where are you based and do you travel?

I live in Central Maine and love to travel! If you want me to photograph your story, it may require a travel fee, depending on where it takes place. But no worries, I always try to find the cheapest way to come to you because I want to capture your moments!

What if my boyfriend/fiance/husband hates getting his photos taken?

Oh you guys!! Come on, suck it up and take a photo. Just kidding, I get it. It's hard being a dude (insert eye roll here). All I can say is every guy I've ever photographed, including the ones that came kicking and screaming (thanks wives), had a blast. They are ALWAYS pleasantly surprised at how much FUN sessions with me are.

What are sessions like with you

FUN. FUN. Did I mention FUN? That's most important right? Well aside from the obvious, I'll also help pose and direct you into natural poses that make your photos come out AWESOME! The little in betweens are where I capture the good stuff. When you think I'm not looking. But I am!

What would you say your style is like?

I have a natural editing style with high contrast, bold blacks and dark shadows. I would describe my style as a MOODY. I hope you feel something when you look at your photos. I love playing with light. So if we're at your house I'll find a window and if we're outside I'll play with the sun peeking between the trees to get the shot!

When will we get our photos?

For most sessions, the turnaround time is 3-4 weeks! Weddings require a little more work so we're talking 8-10 weeks.

How many pictures will we receive?

The number of images you receive depends on what type of session you are doing. Lifestyle and Business Branding sessions include 30+ images. Your gallery will include printing rights with the option to purchase additional images. Weddings vary depending on the amount of hours you book me. I promise you will get more than you know what to do with!

What do we wear?

This is one of the most commonly asked questions! To ensure the photos looks as amazing as possible and the focus remains on YOU, I always provide an outfit guide and will help you as much as needed. Here are some basic tips:

-Neutral colors (white, black, tan, etc.)
-No patterns (leave the floral blouse at home and opt for a solid print)
-Layering is a great way to add a little dimension to your photos
-Don't be too matchy (unless that's what you're going for)
-Dress for the environment (if it's going to be 30 degrees, make sure to bring warm clothes!)
-Bring your walking shoes because we're going to find the best places (heels can be switched on for photos - don't worry)

How do you deliver your photos

Simple. That's the way I like it. I'm going to send you a link to a photo gallery that's ALL YOURS! You can do what you want from there. Make sure to read ALL the instructions I send out when I deliver the photos to ensure you download correctly. The gallery will expire after 4 weeks so make sure to download your photos!

Do you do prints / do we have to order prints trough you?

You can order your prints directly through your online gallery! I do not customize prints for you, but it's super easy to do. If you prefer to order prints elsewhere that is also an option. Your gallery will include printing rights with the option to purchase additional images. I suggest Mpix.com for quality, but that's ultimately up to you.

Can I post these on Instagram / Facebook?

Yes, please do! Make sure you're tagging Melissa Walden Photography (Facebook) and melissawaldenphoto (Instagram) with every post! Thank you for helping spread the word about my work!

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