Investment

To create precious memories that stick, we will print pictures you can hold and make films you can play whenever you are feeling sentimental. We will work together in the creative process. I am the artist but these are YOUR memories. From customizing the scenes and settings to selecting images at your Reveal & Ordering session, this process is led by you.

Customization Appointment + Family Stories Session + Reveal & Ordering Appointment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $200
Your prints, products and films can be purchased a-la-carte or with discounted bundles at the Reveal & Ordering Appointment.

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413-752-7366

Investment

To create precious memories that stick, we will print pictures you can hold and make films you can play whenever you are feeling sentimental. We will work together in the creative process. I am the artist but these are YOUR memories. From customizing the scenes and settings to selecting images at your Reveal & Ordering session, this process is led by you.

Customization Appointment + Family Stories Session + Reveal & Ordering Appointment . . . . . . . . . . $200
Your prints, products and films can be purchased a-la-carte or with discounted bundles at the Reveal & Ordering Appointment.

Call Now

413-752-7366

Our session was such a normal, relaxed day at home,
but every moment Melody captured felt special.
-Mike F.

Your family. Your home.

Your Story

Family Stories is a way to reflect on how life is beautiful exactly the way it is. There is no need to obsess over perfectly matched attire or even to worry about everyone smiling at the same time. You can spend the day at home or out doing your favorite family activities. You and your family are free to just be yourselves.

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Create Tangible Memories

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Create Tangible Memories

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Frequently Asked Questions

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I like to leave plenty of time, about 2-3 hours, so you and your family are free to just be yourselves without the worry of a time constraint.

For any credit you put toward products prior to your session you will receive a 10% discount. The remaining balance is due at your Reveal & Ordering Appointment.

My favorite place for Family Stories is in your home. It can also be fun to plan an activity – visit the aquarium, go to a beach, or take trip to the playground. We will decide on a rough outline for the day at your customization appointment.

Yes. Sometimes there is more to our children than a photograph can capture. The way they move, dance, sing and giggle. The way a newborn flails and yawns like their head is opening to sing an opera. It’s like photographs, only better. You do not have to decide until your Reveal if you want to purchase it but you will have a hard time leaving it behind!

I’ll be sneaking in 10-second clips throughout your session. One father told me at the Reveal that he didn’t even know I was recording most of the time.

The best “props” are items that will be part of your family activities or that hold a lot of meaning to your family, so I do not bring props with me. Bubbles, puzzles, a handmade blanket. Don’t overthink it and keep things simple.

If you are comfortable in them, absolutely. If glare or reflections will bother you, call your optometrist and arrange to borrow a pair of empty frames similar to yours, or have the lenses removed from your frames. Most opticians will help you at no charge, but make sure you give them plenty of notice. Avoid transitions lenses. We want to see your eyes!

Whether you hire a pro or do it yourself, try not to change your typical routine too much. You may have heard that you need to wear more in order for it to “show up” but that isn’t the case. You want your finished images to look like you! A little more mascara and lip is all you might want to change. Avoid any shimmery powder or eye shadow.

We will come up with a rain plan at your customization appointment so there are no surprises the day of your session. It is helpful to leave flexibility in your schedule for the day in case we need to rearrange timing.

Everything in your home is part of your story. Dust and dirt are unlikely to distract from your interactions. With young children, toys strewn about are a part of daily life. Finishing the never-ending pile of dishes is only important if you want to take pictures in your kitchen. Do what you can but do not stress about being perfect.

At your in-person Reveal we will use specialized software to compare your images and make decisions easier. You will receive an online galleries for proofing and downloading your purchased images so you can get your products as soon as possible after your session.

If you are struggling to make a decision at the Reveal, we can set up a second appointment with a $200 deposit that will be applied to your order.

I love behind the scenes photos. Feel free take a few snaps with your phone while I’m working with the kids. It is best to keep phone usage brief so it doesn’t become a distraction.

I recommend that you download your images and film to a hard drive and cloud drive for accessibility and security. I will archive your purchased images as well. With the nature of digital content, I cannot guarantee that I will have your files forever. The best way to preserve your memories is with printed products.

You will receive an online gallery with the images you purchased within two weeks of the Reveal. Prints and wall art will be delivered within 3 weeks of final proof approval and albums are delivered within 6 weeks.

I will be snapping away and taking short film clips throughout your session. The final number of pictures varies with the length of the session and type of activities. You will end up with a gallery of 60-100 images to choose from.