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Melissa J Thompson Photography bio picture

    Growing up, as I recall, I never had too much to say. An observant child; I have always had a great sense for depth of field, and a different perspective than those around me. I was very shy and quiet. Lanky and awkward. I have fond memories of painting four-foot murals in my mother’s sewing room, and riding my horse on the abundant horseback riding trails in the rural area where I grew up. “Melissa’s a Social Butterfly”. I will never forget when a friend described me as such. A self-described planner, an eternal realist, I give people what they want — decisive moments captured within an optical lens. Timeless archives cherished for generations to come. I look forward to working with you and capturing your decisive moments!! *Bio photo by: Kristen Honeycutt Photo Co.


Interested in booking a session? Let’s talk investment. You are investing in making memories, documenting milestones, celebrating special occasions, living and loving your life and the lives of your loved ones! This is an investment. I’ve invested in a ton of fancy (well-made and expensive) equipment so I can capture you with the best possible lenses and camera’s I have available. Trust the artist you hire. Part of this trust comes along with my crazy ideas about the time of day and location of which we shoot… Don’t get me wrong, if you have an idea, let’s roll with it! I love it when couples have a plan and props are wonderful too! Let’s approach it in a smart and strategic manner. If the time of day that I’ve scheduled for you seems wacky, let’s discuss but understand and trust my expertise and experience. Are you questioned when doing your job when you feel you know it well, and were trained and schooled in the field? Part of trusting the process, is trusting the professional.

Email me at:  melissa@mjtphoto.com and we’ll get you all set up!

Wedding Investments

All wedding days are unique. I believe all wedding photography investments should be unique as well. We’ll work together to create a package that works well for your wants and needs. All Wedding photography includes at least five hours of coverage, and collections start at $2,100.00*. Each investment package includes a DVD of edited high resolution digital images with a print release, and online galleries for viewing as well as creating print/album orders based on your needs. **

Custom and destination packages available upon request. Who doesn’t like to travel?:)

Portrait Sessions

Birth Photography $400.00*

Photography of your entire labor (from time you call and I arrive, this usually starts around active labor ~4cm dilation) and the birth of your newborn. Coverage/time varies per labor/birth. Coverage of the event from the time I’m called; as well as up to two hours postpartum. Documentation of newborn procedures and family time. Part of the cost to be considered is being on-call 24/7 for a five week period waiting for your sweet babe to arrive. You can expect about 75 final edited images in the full gallery.

Portrait $250.00* – hour long sessions (except newborn sessions, which are about three hours in length – in the privacy of your own home)

Including, but not limited to: Milestone sessions (newborn, 3 months, 6 months, 1st birthday {cake smash}, etc.). From senior portrait sessions to a professional head shot, to a new lifestyle change. (Senior photo sessions also include one image sized for yearbook photo.) All sessions include an initial (email/phone) consultation finding out your vision and interests for the session. $25 per person beyond four people. Family sessions are shot on-location at your favorite park, venue, or in the privacy of your own home. Lighting, props (newborn sessions) and photo gear is included in the experience of your session.

Boudoir $250.00*** – a two hour session in a luxurious space

Photographs captured to honor your beautiful body for you or your significant other! This experience will be so much fun; the goal is to enjoy yourself, reward yourself, and honor yourself! These images are perfect for anniversaries, your partners birthday, Valentine’s Day, Christmas gift, or just because! Enjoy strawberries and champagne at a luxurious hotel, or the privacy of your own home. Boudoir sessions include five high resolution digital images of your choice.


Portrait session fees do not include prints or digital files. Those prices are available upon request.


*50% of Total is due upon receipt of contract to reserve your Wedding date. For Portrait sessions, 100% of fee is due on date of session.

**All Wedding packages include a two-hour Engagement Photo session on-location (up to 3 locations)

Online gallery will be available to view final images, choosing favorites for digital files and prints/albums.

***50% of total is due upon booking session.