Please enjoy a few of my favorite moments.
All brought to you by unique humans willing to take each precious second as it comes.
THE CHILDHOOD MEMORIES I CHERISH MOST
aren’t the days spent at the sears photo studio in an itchy dress while my father pleaded with my sister and I to smile for the camera. They are the ones of my mother making us blueberry pancakes in the kitchen while singing her favorite Beatles tunes. My sister getting into a can of navy blue shoe polish as a toddler. (Picture that!) My father, in his favorite rocking recliner, listening to music he'd chronicled over the years on reel to reel tape decks.
These pictures are vivid in my mind, but how wonderful would it be if someone were there to capture them forever?
It would be sorta beautiful.
SHHH... I THINK I HEARD MY NAME.
Melissa is a fantastic photographer with a great eye for the details. She captured brilliantly a day in the life of my family this year, and we were so happy with the results we've booked another shoot with her. We are very satisfied with the quality and the attention Melissa gave us both during the shoot and after. She's our go to for capturing these priceless moments. ---Carol V, Park Slope, NY
I don’t even know where to begin. Melissa's photos are breathtaking and truly capture the moment! I wish she could just follow us around every weekend and take pics of our family as her photos are truly keepsakes. I cannot wait until next time she shoots for us.“ ---Aimee S. Jersey City
I was looking for a photographer to document my daughter's first birthday party in addition to some family photos before the celebration. I found Melissa's glowing review through the Park Slope Parents community and could not be more happy with my decision. Melissa showed up early and jumped right in to capturing the special day. We felt very comfortable and at ease... and the photos show us in our natural state, but elevated. We got a ton of great photos soon after the party and it was quite hard to choose which was our favorite. Would definitely recommend Melissa to capture you in your element or on a special occasion. ---Renee B. Brooklyn
Melissa Jean is amazing. I reached out to her back in January in hopes to work with her on a personal photo project. The result exceeded my expectations. She is a true professional - trustworthy, on-time, very personable and extremely pleasant to work with. If you are looking for a photographer you can trust with amazing results—it's Melissa. ---Anna L. NYC
A day in the life* / 1300
My most immersive package. I become part of your family for the day, documenting your life—morning through evening.
A full day, up to 8 hours documented
200+ moments via downloadable, sharable gallery
Highlights set to music
40% off all print orders
Optional 8x8 custom designed hardcover album (+$100)
*I only shoot 1 full day in the life per month so I can dedicate ample time for my edit/selection process and deliver in a timely manner.
Good Morning Beautiful / 950
A half day, up to 6 hours starting in the morning
150+ moments via downloadable, sharable gallery
30% off all print orders
A short story / 750
4 hours any time
100+ moments via downloadable, sharable gallery
25% off all print orders
A tiny tale / 550
2 hours any time
50+ moments via downloadable, sharable gallery
I am also pleased to shoot life events when my documentary schedule allows, such as :
If shooting an event, 30 minutes will be reserved for formal shots.
Remainder of booked time dedicated to documentary style photography.
- Fee for your unique event may be priced differently from my day-in-the-life offerings. Please inquire.
- Shoots of any kind however start at a base rate of $550.
I am also pleased to document "Birth-Days". The very first day your child comes into the world. It takes an open mind, some planning, and 24/7 availability, but should we agree to document that eventful day or night, and the stars align, you will have a collection of captured moments unlike no other.
Please inquire for details.