Melissa Helman Photography: Blog en-us (C) Melissa Helman Photography (Melissa Helman Photography) Tue, 09 Jan 2018 14:31:00 GMT Tue, 09 Jan 2018 14:31:00 GMT Melissa Helman Photography: Blog 120 61 Valentine's Day Mini Sessions Exclusive Valentine's Day Mini Sessions


This year I decided to do something different.  I love mini sessions and think it's a quick and fun way to get some updates of the kids photos.  I want to offer a very minimalist style that reflects what we truly love....our children.  So...this year I decided to offer Valentine's Day Mini Sessions with a great price and minimalist style for the session.  

I want to give you beautiful images of your kids you will LOVE.   These sessions are short and sweet with dramatic lighting. These aren't your typical Valentines Day Mini Sessions with props.  These are mini session prices with what your heart really loves....your children!


It's In The Details

 January 20, 2018

2 digital images, $25 additional child, 15 min., One setup

In studio by appointment only.

May purchase additional images and or prints from the al la carte menu.


Valentine's Day Mini




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Year In Review

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Holiday Mini Sessions
Holiday mini Session

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Motherhood Mini Sessions Motherhood Mini Sessions


Hey there!

I wanted to do something special for Spring and thought about what inspires me....photographing the beauty of motherhood and children.  As mothers we do so much for our children, family, friends and never make time for ourselves or to take a breathe and just have fun with our littles.  You are so important to your children and it should be recorded not only for you but for your children.  


The Mini Session

These sessions are for you AND your children.  It's a time to capture the moments with your child(children) and all the beauty that surrounds being a mother.  Whether it be fixing a hair bow, reaching for a hand, reading a story, or sharing a laugh together.  Whatever it may be, I'll be there to capture it for you.  The environment is relaxed and special.


Who is the session for?

These sessions are for any mother or expecting mother.  Expecting mothers, your spouse is welcome to join you.


Where does the session take place?

Sessions are hosted in Greensburg,PA in studio wrapped in beautiful light.....if the weather is nice (you never know) I would be happy to shoot outdoors at a private location. Full details including an address will be sent to you within 5-7 days of our session along with materials to help you prepare.

There will be vintage quilts to snuggle up in if you so choose to include those. I also have a beautiful vintage couch and chairs  if you want that incorporated. There will be florals and other colorful elements infused if you wish to have that. 


When are the mini sessions?

April 30th, 2017. If there is enough interest, I will also open up April 29th!

These are mini sessions so please plan to arrive early. Time slots are first come/first serve and I can not make any more time due to the multiple families coming in. Being prompt is of the upmost importance.


1:00 // 1:30 // 2:00 // 2:30 // 3:00 // 3:30 // 4:00 // 4:30 pm

Each session is exactly 20 minutes long.

To reserve your time contact Melissa Helman Photography at or

How much does this cost and what does that include?

$195.00  Book your session before April 1, 2017 and save $35!!!

This session must be purchased in full at booking due to the very discounted nature. I host these at this rate because I believe wholeheartedly Mama’s need images like these. This is your legacy.

Accepts credit, cash and or check at time of scheduling. 



Package Info:

Included is:

-At least ten full resolution beautifully edited images for digital release. Images will be provided for digital download within 4 weeks from our session together.

-A gorgeous studio setup 

-Web resolution copies of each image presented in your gallery for your to use online for social media (facebook/email/instagram.)


Things to Note:

You MUST be prompt. I don’t have any extra time available to give since there are multiple families coming. I would plan on coming early.

These sessions are completely NON REFUNDABLE. There are no exceptions. Please plan on committing before you do purchase your time slot.

All of the details to help you prepare for our time together will be emailed about 5-7 days before the 30th! Be on the look out for all of that info.

Thanks again mamas!

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Holiday Mini Sessions They are here.....Holiday Mini Sessions!!!

This year Melissa Helman Photography is offering two separate days of Holiday Mini Sessions.  You have the option to choose your setup for either Vintage Holiday Family or Holiday Fun for the kiddos.  


All inclusive packages start at $129.  You will have your choice of package that fits your needs for this Holiday Season.  For more info. please contact Melissa Helman Photography.


12 spots only / 2 Days of Holiday Fun 

Nov. 12th and 19th 



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"H" Family 2016 I love getting the opportunity to work with this family.  The love they have for one another is easy and so natural. Being able to tell their family love story from behind my camera was a blast.  Here are a few of my favorites from their family session.

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"O" Newborn I loved working with this family from our first stylizing session to the gallery viewing appointment.  Here is this sweethearts gallery at a glance.

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Mommy andMe Minis and Maternity Minis New Packages and Booking Options for 2016! Now Booking!

Last year we had such a great response to our SPRING SESSIONS, I thought I would offer these as a great package.  I also wanted to do something extra special for this upcoming Mother's Day so we're doing a GIVEAWAY!


So don't forget to share with your friends and family!!!!!

Session info and pricing below under pictures.



 Instread of ONE mini session event where I host everything on one date, I'm offering several dates below.  The sessions will be held the last 40 mins of the day to get the best light possible. This creates that dreaming romantic light that is just gorgeous! I'm also including a shopping cart link.  You will use that to check out and purchase your spot and then message me either via email, the contact form or my message option to specify which date.  These are first come, first serve so be sure to message as quickly as possible as I can't guarantee the date until you and I are in touch.  I also have a special payment plan option.  You can either pay half for the deposit or purchase all at once for a discount.  


The dates below are for both The Mommy and Me and the Maternity Minis.


May 21st, May 22nd, June 4th, June 5th, June 6th, July 6th, July 7th,  July 8th, August,8th, August 9th

​(if there are weekday dates not mentioned here and you need something specific, especially for the maternity minis, we will work something out.)



​I know that as a mother myself I tend to be on the other side of the camera. I 've missed out on documenting so many fun memories with my children. It makes me so incredible sad to realize that I don't have many pictures with my children. When my kids sit down someday with their children , they will know I was there in spirit but they won't see our connection and love.  Even though my children have memories of me reading to them, singing songs together, laughing and holding their hands-we aren't recording it.  


I want to change that for you.


I want to photograph you in a natural setting. I want to record the love you have for your children as it so naturally is displayed.  This is to be relaxed and natural in an outdoor setting.  You don't need anything for the only need your children.  You deserve to have this for not only yourself but for your children.  


For those expecting Mommy's 

I find this to be the most beautful time in a womens' life.  I know how you feel....  your feet are swollen, your feeling tired and not so glam.  Whether this is your first or your last child, know that it is going to go in a wink.  It is going to go so fast in fact you will think you will remember it all, but the truth is won't.  


Let me create a beautiful reminder for you and your children during this time.  This time demands to be cherished.  I made the mistake of not having maternity photos with each my other two children will not let me live it down.  They enjoy seeing photos of you with them of when your bond first started.  


Here is what both packages include.



​-40 mins session (session will teak place 40 mins before sunset.)

-8 Full resolution images for printing.

​-A web resolution copy of each for sharing on social media.

​-A one time 15% discount on your choice of package for a full family session.  If purchasing the Maternity session you can choose to take the discount on a lifestyle or studio posed newborn session.


​YIPPEE..More good stuff!  For a limited time only purchase a lifestyle newborn in home session and receive a FREE maternity mini session. Inquire for information the new in home lifestyle all investment package option.



Two Payment Options:













These sessions are within the Greensburg and surrounding areas, PA.  Sessions are NON Refundable. These are for both of these packages only and for a limited time. Sessions must be honored in 2016.  Please specify package upon booking along with choice of date.  Dates are first come first serve.  If paying the half payment remaining half will be due 14 days before our session and must be paid in full to honor the session.

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"C" Family Holiday Session There are so many aspects that go into preparing for a session and I love it all.  But, I really enjoy styling.  Working with clients to find the perfect location and little touches to create their vision for their session is all part of the fun.  This session was full of beautiful light set in a tree farm.  We had such a fun, relaxed time together.  Here are a few from this session.  Love to this family for the opportunity to create their Holiday family portraits.


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Keepsake Box  


Keepsake Boxes

Holds 4x6 proofs and custom wooden USB drive


This wooden keepsake box comes with your package investment. They make storing your 4x6 proofs and usb easy and are beautiful to display.  These boxes can be purchased al la carte with additional usb drives.(please inquire about pricing).

I hope you'll enjoy these for years to come! To schedule your session go to the contact tab and complete the questionnaire then submit it.  I look forward to 2016 and making memories with you!





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"Newborn HW" I enjoyed this session so much because mom and dad are dear friends of mine.  It was a pleasure to be a part of this next stage in their lives as they welcomed their second child.  I adore these little kiddos who were so much fun to photograph.  Here are some of my favorites from their session.


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6 Month Old Session I enjoyed this session from start to finish.  This little cutie was a pleasure to hangout with.  She had so much personality that came through her gorgeous eyes in every shot...she made my job easy! Like all my sessions I enjoy getting to know the family and listening to their stories of parenthood.  Each family that comes into my studio ends up leaving as a new friend.  This session and family were a little different in that way.  In this case, mom is an old friend from Highschool who contacted me about having her daughters 6 month photos taken.  I can't say enough how much fun it was to be able to give her husband and her these images of their gorgeous baby girl.  During their gallery viewing appt we ending up chatting about parenthood and other things the way old friends do when they meet up.  I have to say I enjoy every aspect of my job. I 'm appreciative to my family, friends and the most amazing clients that let me continue to create and capture memories for them.  

Thank you to the "L Family" for the opportunity to work with you and your little one.  Here are a few images from this cuties session.  

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"B" Newborn I had the great pleasure of working with this sweet little girl and her wonderful parents right before Thanksgiving.  I am always so thankful for the opportunity parents give me of photographing there newest blessing.  I love what I do and it makes me so happy to be able to share it with others.  I am also so thankful for the many families I get to meet and work with during this amazing journey.

Part of my job as a newborn photographer is creating the same and warm environment for my littlest clients who visit me in my studio.  I get to talk with first time parents about the things I do to prepare.....such as an 80 degree studio.  These "little tricks" to soothe newborns are things that I picked up along the way being a parent of three little ones myself.  

My newborn sessions take about 3-4 long hot hours.  During that time I get the opportunity to listen to the clients journey and miracles that never cease to amaze me....each newborn is such a blessing.  I love to be able to chat with my client/parents about their journey ahead and it gives me such pleasure to know that I might be able to ease some fears.

Each new client becomes M.H.P family to me.  I love to watch my families  continue to grow.  Being there to capture those milestones of a baby  that has just learned to roll or a toddler learning to walk.  I look forward to watching this little sweetheart grow and learn!  



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2015 Client Investment Guide / Pricing  

Investment Guide 2015

It is important to me that I deliver images that are organic and timeless to my clients that are reasonably priced.  I enjoy meeting my clients and getting to know their stories and watching their families grow. I wanted to offer my clients more options.  Investment is never a cut and dry issue or black and white.  I feel I have finally created an investment that my clients will be excited about.  It has options for Digital ordering, Signature Print ordering, and session fees that fit your needs (now offering mini sessions..woohoo!).  Please take a look and contact me with any questions.  

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"W" Newborn Session This little sweetheart and her adorable two older sisters were a lot of fun to work with.  She slept right through her first setup with her older sisters.  As soon as they left she was wide awake.  I think this is a sister bond from the start that can't be broken! : )

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Safety First It is so important to me to always keep safety as a priority when photographing newborns and babies.  This is a pull back image to show how to create the final image.  Needless to say it does take a bit of editing to finish it all off.  : )  

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J Newborn This little one was a dream to work with.  She slept the entire time!!  I had so much fun trying out new bonnets and wraps.  Thank you to the "J" family for the opportunity to photograph this sweet girl.

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"P" Family I really enjoyed working with these two adorable girls.  They were happy to run around with me for a little that evening while we looked for butterflies.  

Part of my job is to find a great outdoor location that fits with each client and the style of the shoot.  This one was right in their backyard...literally.  This session was relaxed and just fun!!!

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Summer Newsletter 2014

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"P" Family I cannot begin to express my admiration for this family.  Having a family of my own I understand the hard work and partnership it takes to carry out everyday small tasks.  This family is blessed with four young children, Luca, Ella, Anthony and Alex. So needless to say extra hands to help were needed. During our time together in studio, the children were happiest being photographed near each other....especially the twins.  Mom and Dad worked to keep the others entertained while I photographed their individual shots.  

The best part of my job is being able to simply talk with the children I meet.  Each one of these children are so special in their own way.  I got to learn about Luca's love for trains, and Ella's love for adventure.  The twins kept me on my toes as I learned quickly how mobile they are for their age.  

Each child is special and has different likes and dislikes.  It's my job as a photographer to learn those likes and dislikes along with bringing out their personality. Here are a few of the images from our session together.

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