Your experience with Melissa Walden Photography includes much more than a few photos. You receive personalized location and styling assistance prior to your session and professionally guided prompts to get the best candid photos during your session. You receive a shareable website link and phone app of your photo gallery with 30 complimentary high resolution digital images.



Lifestyle sessions include maternity, newborns, high school seniors, couples, pups, family, etc. I will assist with styling and location ideas! Your session includes 30 digital images. *Repeat clients receive a $100 discount!

Business Branding


Showcase your products, services and people on your website and social platforms. These candid sessions are intended for 1-2 individuals. If you have a larger group, please inquire. Your session includes 30 digital images.



If you want to feel absolutely amazing and confident, book a boudoir session. Boudoir sessions take place in a Central Maine studio, your home or outdoors! Your session includes 30 digital images.



Back yard, mountain top or seaside elopement? I'm in! Elopements start at $2000 for 2 hours of coverage. Elopement packages are intended for small groups of no more than 10 guests.

Wall Art


Enjoy beautiful landscapes in your own home!

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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 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 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.

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'm happy to customize prints for you if you prefer.

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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