Highlights from my studio tour:
- The Studio- I loved the entire studio space as a whole and all the little details that made it so welcoming. It was open, calming, clean, organized and aesthetically pleasing. The studio was complete with various set ups for photos including the newest one for Fairy sessions, a diaper changing station, a playroom, kitchen & snack area, a laundry area, prop room with over 10,000 props & accessories, clothing/costume closet, a photo review room along with Melissa's office. Even the waiting area has plenty of room for families to be comfortable while surrounding you with Melissa's eye-catching work.
- Melissa's approach- While touring her stunning space, Melissa gave me an overview of what a photography session is like and how she and her team ensure that expectations are discussed and set during pre-session consultations, parents are reassured and able to sit and relax during newborn sessions, how siblings are included and cared for after the sessions (snacks, playroom, etc.) and that every little detail is in place for a well executed photoshoot even before clients arrive. Because Melissa is so well prepared, her sessions typically last about an hour which is very convenient for maternity, newborn and family portraits.
- Timing- As a mother herself, Melissa knows all too well how precious time is to us all. She described in depth how she can accommodate families who may have had their babies early. She also explained her "wait and watch" process and how she takes her time and waits for the perfect moments to present themselves to capture the best photos because patience can be the bring some of the most memorable moments in life. Communication is a key element for her artistry and she wants to give her clients the best experience possible no matter when they work with her. Every client that Melissa works with has a top tier experience with a plethora of ideas and options for family keepsakes.
When looking for the right person to capture those precious family moments, from pregnancy to the early days with a newborn & parenthood, Melissa is the expert artist to call on for a luxury experience from start to finish. It only lasts a short while, so be sure to secure those cherished memories and book a session with Hayes Fine Art.
A Special Gift
Best of Both Worlds Doula Services is excited to offer a complimentary photo session with Hayes Fine Art that includes a keepsake portrait. A limited number of these sessions will be available for 2023. Contact me for more information.