Willow Grove Photography | About

Hey, I'm Melissa.
I'm a wife and mother of five kids living in downtown Indianapolis.
I started Willow Grove Photography in 2006.
I'm a lifestyle photographer and photojournalist.

Get to know me a bit on my blog.

 

Weddings

- $150/hr (minimum of 4 hours)

- $100 deposit to secure date (balance due on wedding day)

- one photographer

- 50-75 edited images per hour of coverage delivered via online album

- Online album delivery typically within 1 month of wedding

- View, order, and download images directly from online album

- Downloadable files are yours to print and share as you like!

I love the process of documenting a wedding day!  Due to my responsibilities as a mama, I only book one wedding a month, and typically can't commit to a date more than a year in advance.  This really allows me to feel excited for each wedding I photograph.  I'm a low-key, go with the flow kind of photographer.  I really want to be a fly on the wall looking in, capturing the emotions, events, and details of the day.   

 

Births

- $400 

- $100 deposit (balance due at birth)

- coverage starting at onset of active labor (5-6cm) till 1.5 hours post delivery 

- photographer on call 24/7 from 37 weeks till baby's birth

- 100-200 images telling the story of the labor and delivery delivered via online album

- View, order, and download images directly from online album

- Downloadable files are yours to print and share as you like!

Births are near and dear to my heart.  I've had one c-section, three vbac home births, and one vbac at the hospital.  It's an amazing journey worth documenting.  

 

Families

- $150 (due at session)

- Last approx. 1 hour

- Sessions scheduled in afternoon/evening in the "golden hour" prior to sunset

- 50-75 images delivered via online album

- View, order, and download images directly from online album

- Downloadable files are yours to print and share as you like!

If you are looking for traditional family portraits, I'm not the photographer for you.  I'm interested in capturing families interacting.  I do not approach sessions with a list of photos to be taken, but will document the story of your family as it unfolds in front of me.  Sessions are always on location.  I would love for that location to be your home, but another space is great, too.  It's helpful for you to plan some sort of activity that helps to move the focus away from the camera and onto each other.  


Newborn Sessions

Newborn Sessions are basically Family Sessions with a large emphasis on this new little life in the house.  I'm not a posed newborn photographer.  I don't bring props or backdrops with me.  Instead, your house and family is the backdrop.  My goal is to document the family caring and interacting with this new baby.  Sessions cost $150 and last 1-2 hours.  Light is hugely important for your images to be beautiful.  If we plan to be inside, we have more flexibility on when we schedule our session.  You should anticipate 50-75 images in an online album.  You can view, order, and download the images directly from the online album.  The downloadable files are yours to print and share as you like.  My goal is to deliver the album within a 7-10 days of the session.

Contact me to schedule a session.