Melissa Markle Photography is proud to provide our clients with what we call the Melissa Markle Experience. When you work with Melissa, you receive the absolute best care in the industry with premium products and services.
* A one-on-one consultation to custom design your personalized service.
* Special preview night of your portrait or engagement photos including wine and a gourmet cheese plate
* Brides receive my exclusive magazine Engagement Session Style Guide
* Beautiful boutique packaging of your images
* Digital packages available of your edited images
* Free shipping on all prints, canvas, and USB drives
* A special gift just for you!
Want a taste of the Melissa Markle Experience? Let's get together and chat about how to make your photography vision a reality.
Have you photographed a wedding like mine before?
While most weddings do have similar traditions, it has been my experience that no two weddings are alike. Each wedding is planned around the bride and groom's personalities, their likes and dislikes, making their wedding unique and different from any other wedding. I am always being introduced to new traditions and unique ideas by my brides and grooms.
wILL WE RECEIVE ALL THE IMAGES FROM OUR WEDDING OR PHOTO SESSION?
All of your images are captured in raw color format. After your wedding or photo session, I hand pick the final images and work with each selection to bring it to its full potential and to match my artistic style.
For weddings and major events, your edited images will be available to view on an online gallery and you will receive a USB drive of the final edits optimized for printing. The final images from all photo sessions are presented to you in a stunning slideshow/ordering session. Most of my clients receive between 20-40 images from our time together.
DO YOU EDIT ALL THE IMAGES WE RECEIVE?
Yes, I take the time to edit each image that you receive. Edits include color correction, blemish removal and skin retouching. Every image is adjusted within the guidelines of my personal photography style.
CAN I REMOVE THE ENGAGEMENT SESSION IN ORDER TO LOWER THE COST?
All of my wedding collections include a "Gift" Engagement Session. This session plays an important part of your wedding collection as it gives me the opportunity to work with you before your wedding day, getting to know you and your personalities. Because it is my gift to you, the engagement session is not included in my collection price, so choosing not to use the engagement session does not alter the price of your wedding collection.
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HOW MUCH TIME IS A PHOTOGRAPHER REALLY NEEDED ON THE WEDDING DAY?
During your consultation, we will go through my suggested timelines for your wedding day. My suggestion is to determine what timeline fits your wedding best and work backwards from the ceremony time and then forward from the ceremony to determine your start and finish times. Remember, you only need us at the reception to cover the main events such as the dances and the bouquet toss. Unless you are doing a big send off, we do not need to stay for the entire reception.
Can I have the raw images and edit them myself?
When my clients hire me as their portrait or wedding photographer, my previous work plays a huge part in their decision to hire me (which it should). Those images have been individually hand edited to match my specific editing style thus making my photos my art. For these reasons, I do not provide raw images to clients and request no edits be added to my images after delivery.
Are you a member of the Professional Photographers Of America (PPA)?
Yes, I am a proud member of the PPA and also of the Texas Professional Photographers Association (TPPA). I am always taking classes and workshops to assure I am always using the latest and best technology, techniques, and to stay in tune with the most recent trends in the industry.
How many weddings do you photograph in a year?
As much as I love photographing weddings, I also have a family and it is important for me to spend quality time with them. For that reason, I only book 26 weddings each year.
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