It's kind of a big deal! Capturing your final year of high school is one of my favorite things to shoot here in Austin, TX!
Taking photos where you want to take them and creating a story that is all about you and where you are right now in life is what my mission is when you book with me for your senior pictures. I offer a variety of collections to please every price point and keepsake albums that are perfect for your Grad Party!
(Don't live in Austin? No worries, as you can see - I travel to make sure seniors are represented anywhere!)
"Working with Melanie was a delight and our pictures were amazing! We enlisted her services for a senior photo shoot for my son, and gave her a bit of information about his personality and vibe for the shoot and she picked the perfect spots on S. Congress Ave. Both stills and photos with movement were incorporated, giving us a lot of choice. It was hard to pick our favorites, because we loved virtually all of them! Most importantly, however, she was incredibly easy to work with. Casual, not stuffy, easy for a teenage boy (and his mom) to engage with, punctual, and all of this done during a pandemic with proper social distancing. It was a real opportunity for us to do something “normal“ during a crazy time, and the experience could not have been more fantastic. Thank you Melanie, you have helped us memorialize such a special time in my son’s life."
"Simply put, best photographer in Austin! We have been using Melanie’s services for the past 6 years. Provides a fast turnaround from shoot to receiving images & photos which is important. It’s not all about capturing the perfect photo, timing and reliability is everything, especially around the holidays. She’s perfect!"
"What if my kids misbehave?" "My spouse doesn't love family pictures." "We aren't very photogenic." ~ I've heard it all and my job as your family photographer is to put you at ease in front of the camera and capture you in the best light possible - literally and figuratively. I am a mama myself and was an elementary school teacher for over a decade - there is *nothing* your child(ren) could do that would possibly surprise me or keep me from doing my job. I've worked through temper tantrums and tears to the biggest belly laughs and smiles you didn't know your child could produce. So rest easy - we will make it through your session and even your husband may say "Hey - that wasn't that bad. I actually had a good time." Oh and that one about not being photogenic ... you just haven't had the right photographer yet - seriously - we are all beautiful, unique and fantastic in our own ways and it's my mission to make sure you see that in your photos!
"We choose to do our family pictures on the University of Texas, and Melanie was Amazing. Not only was she accommodating to the fact that we came from out of town but she managed to get the most from a group of moody teenagers and a husband who wanted to do anything but be in front of a camera. What I love most about her pictures is her use of angles and her color saturation. She just really knows how to bring her subjects to life. As for her kindness and professionalism? It is unmatched from any photographer I've ever met before or since! I would highly recommend her. Best photographer in Texas, I daresay."
"Melanie is THE BEST! Whether she's shooting Xmas cards for my daughter and I, or helping me with new promo shots for my books and website, she always helps 'direct' the mood and tone, is timely and delivers images promptly.... and of course most importantly her photos are FRAMERS! I love love love working with Melanie. PS - Bring your sense of humor - she's a hoot! She has the gift of capturing that moment you really want on your mantle or in your social. You'll love all of her deliverables. Promise!"