Sunday, March 20, 2011
Special Guest Sunday: Melinda Koen Photography
A friend of mine Melinda Koen, has been doing photography in the Napa Valley for over eleven years and is truly amazing at maternity, newborn and family photography.
Just over a year ago, my entire family (mom, dad, 6 siblings, 4 spouses, 4 babies) were together over the holidays. There is no way we were all going to make it to a photo studio but we wanted some professional photographs. I contacted Melinda and she came to our home to do on-site photography of not only our entire family but also individual couples and families.
I have to say while Melinda's end results were gorgeous it was the process that I found so refreshing. It was ENJOYABLE ~ really, are family photo shoots ever enjoyable? Yes, this time they were... Melinda has a very pleasant, calming effect and was wonderful with the kids.
Did I mention that she is absolutely affordable? So many of us can't spend hundreds of dollars on a photo shoot, but we still want those on-site, unique, personal photographs. She charges a basic hourly rate and for a flat fee provides all photos from the session on a disc.
Take a look at Melinda's website.
Here are some of my favorites from our photo session with Melinda...