Let's capture the moments you never want to forget
Making the decision to have a child is momentous. Words can not express the joy that they bring into our lives and the mark that they leave on our hearts. Newborns are tiny for such a brief moment in time. Let me help you preserve those cherished first memories.
" We got newborn photos done by Melissa and they were INCREDIBLE. She has amazing patience working with newborns and her attention to detail in unlike any photographer I have worked with in the past. She has everything there so it made the experience stress free and enjoyable. I would definitely go back!! "
" Melissa is the best! Our family loved working with her. She gave us so many tips and notes before the session that prepared us to have the best shoot ever. Our little guy took a while to calm down and get to the “sleepy” state and Melissa kept us calm and kept the process moving. As a mama who just gave birth, she kept me positive and helped to ease my insecurities. Her work is absolutely gorgeous and we will cherish them forever! We cannot recommend her enough. "
" Melissa does not disappoint! We have been using her for years and I don’t have a single negative thing to say about her! I can speak to those looking for someone for their engagement, newborn, milestone birthdays and family photos - We have used her for it all! She has a striking attention to detail and gives easy to follow directions so every picture captures the personality and beauty of each person. She is also extremely patient and makes every session enjoyable and seamless so nothing is forced or rushed! We recently had her take our family pictures and Our two toddlers (both under 4 years old) were tired and hungry before it started so their attention span and willingness to cooperate was nonexistent. Melissa managed to not only get them to do exactly what she wanted, but they were laughing and smiling the whole time! We moved quick to not loose the momentum we had going and the pictures turned out amazing! The packages and pricing she offers are affordable too! I recommend her to everyone and will continue to for as long as she is in the business! "
" We had the best experience for our newborn photo shoot! After we left, we kept calling Melissa the baby whisperer. We have no clue how she was able to move, change, and manipulate our sleeping baby without waking her once! We can’t even change her onesie without her crying!
The process was easy, and she had everything prepared ahead of time. The pictures turned out beautiful, and I love that we have this memory of our little one forever! "
How it Works
Reach out and let me know what type of session you’re looking to schedule.
Contract + Deposit
A $150 non-refundable retainer is due immediately to secure your session date. That $150 will be applied to your session fee. The remaining balance will be due a week before the photo shoot.
I will send you an email with lots of styling information & tips for how to look your best on the big day!
Now comes the fun part! Time for me to capture those memories that you will cherish for years to come.
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Melissa Kusek is an award winning newborn and family photographer, based in Elgin, that serves the Chicagoland area.