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Step 1

booking your session

 

Once you are ready to book I'll send over a quote and contract. You'll be able to pay the $300 creative retainer fee* online and that will secure your spot on my calendar.

 

If you are interested in the Membership Collective it will be $600 and you can book 2-4 sessions over an 18 month period. Then you will pick a collection for each session after you see your photos.

 

Collections are typically purchased during Step 4 below but if you'd like to pre-pay for your collection just let me know.

 

* Session retainer fee does not include any digital files or products. Those are purchased in Step 4 when you choose your collection.

Step 2

 

planning your session

 

Once your session is booked you'll receive links to my Client Dashboard, the Portrait Planning Guide, and my Product & Style Guide. These guides will help you plan what to wear, pick a location and start thinking about how you want to see your images in your home after our session! Feel free to reach out to me at any time if you need extra help or have any questions.

 

You’ll get complimentary wall gallery design services with your session. Just send me photos of 2-3 blank walls in your home and I'll design a gallery for each one. These are digital so no need to put any holes in the wall until we are happy with the design. The beauty of using your photos is you get to see the photos to scale and exactly what they will look like on your wall.

 

  • Newborn sessions take place in your home within 7-14 days after birth. These are scheduled for weekday mornings typically around 10 am.
  • Maternity and family sessions take place on weekday evenings 1-2 hours before sunset.
  • Weekends are not available as that is my family time and we are typically sailing our sailboat :).
Step 3

during your session

 

Now it's time to have fun! I'm going to help you with posing and getting your kiddos to smile. Your job is to relax and go with the flow! My sessions are about capturing your family interacting with each other naturally. All you have to do is play with your baby or kids and spouse, focus on them so I can focus on you!

 

  • Maternity and family sessions are usually around 45 min long. I find this is long enough to get plenty of images but not too long where your spouse and the kids aren't having fun anymore.
  • I schedule up to 90 min for a newborn session. This gives us plenty of time for milk top-offs if they are fussy or need extra soothing. I love it when the baby is awake for part of our session so no worries about making the baby sleep the whole time.
Step 4

 

picking your collection

 

Two weeks after your session your slideshow and gallery will be ready! You'll have 24 hours to view it over and over and choose your collection to purchase. Once you've picked your collection you'll have a full month to select the specific digital files and print items you want to use to fill that collection.

collection a

A complete set of high-resolution digital files (50+) with print release

- $1500 gift credit good toward your choice of anything in the store: prints, frames, albums, etc.

$2100

collection b

- choice of 20 high-resolution digital files with print release

 

- $500 gift credit good toward your choice of anything in the store: prints, frames, albums, digital files, etc.

$1550

collection c

- choice of 10 high-resolution digital files with print release

 

- $250 gift credit good toward your choice of anything in the store: prints, frames, albums, digital files, etc.

$975

your next step

 

reply back to me to book your session!

Melissa Arlena is an award winning Miami newborn photographer. She recently earned her Master Newborn & Maternity Photographer Certification from the National Association of Professional Child Photographers. Melissa offers maternity, lifestyle newborn, and family photography in her relaxed, natural, and joyful style.

 

Melissa serves Broward, Palm Beach and Miami Dade counties including:

Boca Raton | Cooper City | Coral Gables | Fort Lauderdale | Hollywood | Jupiter | Key Biscayne | Miami Shores | Palm Beach | Palmetto Bay | Parkland | Pembroke Pines | Pinecrest | Southwest Ranches | Weston and more

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Melissa Arlena Photography captures newborns, maternity, and families.

Fort Lauderdale, Miami & South Florida