Branded portraits for your business or personal brand

Creative for freedom loving entrepreneurs specializing in visual branding that includes ebooks, portraits and custom materials you need to expand your brand presence.

I love working with freedom loving entrepreneurs who have a desire to make the world a better place. To live what they do and love who they work with. Coaches, creatives, fitness and wellness professionals, adventurers and magic makers.

You tell your story in words, branding tells your story in pictures.

Let’s design it and shoot it giving you a coherent message, delivered well, on/for all your channels. Plus, when you’re ready, a book for your brand.

First, let’s talk portraits for your brand then we can move into expanding your presence after that. However you start you’ll need to do your discovery work first. It’s the only way you’ll be effective with your brand.

Melissa is an amazing photographer and great to work with. From the first contact she was present to hear my ideas and vision. She offered great insight to make my photo shoot exceed my expectations. At the photo shoot she was fun, friendly, and professional. I love the photos she took — her ability to catch angles, colors, and light to make me look my best was outstanding. I highly recommend Melissa for your photography needs! — Kimi

m/ Micro session*

This is a good session if you are looking for a portrait to put on your social media accounts, yearbook or website to look more credible than having a selfie or cropping yourself out of a wedding photo. Everyone should have one or two good shots to look more professional for your personal brand or your business brand. Sometimes those are one and the same.

  • Half hour photo session. One outfit. One location.
  • 5-10 proofs to choose from (more proofs means way harder to choose!)
  • 2 final high res edited digital images
  • All rights to use as you please, wherever you please
  • $195

f/ Focused session*

This is the most popular session. It’s for anyone looking for a little variety on what they show out there on the web or in print. You’re ready to have different photos for your different web pages, social media accounts and your cover photo and profile photo like the “hello” close up, fun and the more “down to business” poses. You’ll have them all!

  • One hour photo session. Two outfits. One general location.
  • 10-20 proofs to choose from
  • 5 final high res edited digital images
  • All rights to use as you please, wherever you please
  • $295

dr/ Dynamic range session*

You’re a change agent taking over the world! You love to change it up and show your different sides or maybe just your different shoes, more than the average jane. You love using multiple portraits on the different mediums. You want to show off for your brand and have different shots of yourself on your website, profile and cover photos.

  • Up to two hours for photo session. Three-four outfits.
  • Can choose two location, if desired. Close by is best since a location change is included in the session time.
  • 20-30 proofs to choose from
  • 10 final high res edited digital images
  • All rights to use as you please, wherever you please
  • $495

*If you don’t like what you see above, let’s talk about what you need.
Product photography is also available.
Also offering travel and abstract photography photos for print.

When and where and what:

  • My shoots typically take place outside in natural light (up to) an hour after sunrise. If you prefer to shoot in your favorite coffee shop or work location we can do that too. The location is totally up to you (within reason, of course).
  • I shoot in Portland city proper or anywhere I’m traveling to. If I’m not traveling near you, you are free to pay my travel expenses to get me there.
  • If you prefer an evening shoot that can be arranged as well. About an hour before sunset also has wonderful light.
  • What not to wear or conversely what should you wear for your photoshoot? I’ve got that covered!

To prepare^ for your branded portraits, answer these questions:

  • Where will you be using your photos? What applications (website, social media profiles, book jacket, portfolio)?
  • What feelings do you want to come across in your photos?
  • What are your values (personal and/or business)?
  • What are three adjectives that describe your brand (personal or business)?
  • Close in shots? Full body? Seated? Standing? Partial body?
  • Casual or formal or both?
  • What images do you have that you must emulate?
  • Any images you’ve seen that you dislike and don’t want to even attempt?

Are you ready to book? Email me (info @ some dates that work for you and the answers to your questions.

^If any of the above questions are hard to answer perhaps you may need a little more clarity on your brand before booking your portraits? Just email info @ and ask for your free brand worksheet.