FINE ART PORTRAITS
My name is Melissa, and I am a portrait photographer based in Longview, Texas. I specialize in creating custom portraits for you from seniors and families to personal branding and headshots, along with contemporary glamour. Bring me your ideas or we can develop them together to create a one-of-a-kind portrait session that exhibits the many sides of you.
How It Works
Our initial consultation takes place either in person or over the phone. During this time we discuss what your needs are, how the process works in detail, availability, and pricing, which depends on the type of services and products you’re needing.
Once you have committed to booking your session, we get into the fun stuff! We can schedule a second consultation to really plan things out if there is a lot of detail involved or work via phone and email to plan the rest.
Styling & Wardrobe
I offer guidance and assistance through all wardrobe and styling as needed. This will all be discussed while planning your session, but I will not leave you hanging with wondering what to wear. I promise to walk you through it all to make you look your absolute best!
Professional Hair & Makeup
I highly suggest professional hair and makeup for each session as it gives you a polished look, however, if you are gifted in doing your own, then that’s fabulous! I work with local professional, licensed hair and makeup artists to provide you with a complete and extraordinary experience.
You will arrive to your session about 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment, bringing any clothing items, accessories, etc. you would like to include or use during your session. I will have everything else we planned for ready to go. You do not have to worry about being in front of the camera and not knowing what to do. That’s my job! I will guide you through poses that show your best angles and curves, and always with our goal in mind. Once we get going, you will feel more relaxed and that’s when the great shots come out!
Reveal & Ordering Appointment
A scheduled time will be set for you to return to the studio to see the best images from your session, all completely retouched. During this appointment I get to share beautiful images and see your reaction to seeing how incredible you look! After viewing your images, you get to decide what you’d like to purchase. You will only purchase what you truly love! My job is take the most beautiful portraits you have ever seen of yourself so you want them all!