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I always love hearing from clients!  For me to better serve you, please call the studio.  We are available from 10-2:30 to answer any phone calls.  Please note, that we are generally on location for shooting after 2:30.  If those times do  not work for us to talk, no worries!  Please leave us a message and we will be sure to call you when its convenient for you.

Phone:316.266.4659
310 W. Central Suite A
Andover, KS 67002
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TESTIMONIALS

Don't just take our word for it.  Read what our clients are staying about Melissa Kelly Imagery...
 
We had a wonderful Christmas experience at the studio and my son enjoyed every minute of the session. Melissa and her staff are very kind and accommodating and the quality and experience shows in every detail.
-Shawn Jett
 
We presented Melissa with quite a challenge... to photograph an extended family of 18 on a hot August day outside! She was so considerate of the location with respect everything needed for successful pictures. She and her assistant manipulated all of the lighting, changed out props, fiddled with our hair during the breezy moments--and we just had to be present, have fun and smile! She was delightful to work with, and had a great eye for positioning our large crew. The final product was amazing.
-Blessed Girl
 
Melissa Kelly is a fantastic photographer. She has the ability to bring out the inner voice of her subjects. My daughter is very shy and Melissa was able to get great photos of her for her new business. I absolutely will be using her again for future shoots and for future senior pictures. Thank you so much for your patience and for making this a positive experience for Jessica. She really did have fun and really enjoyed being around you!!!
-V. Hartman
 
Two of my teenagers have had Melissa take their Senior pics. Absolutely professional and does a wonderful job of reading their individual personalities to maximize the experience. Only wish we had discovered her before my oldest had her Senior pics taken.
-Michelle Campbell
 
Melissa is so talented and does phenomenal work. I knew she did a great job before we got pictures from her but have been even more impressed since personally working with her and receiving our pictures.
-Crystal Block
 
Melissa has an exceptional eye for interesting and beautiful photography. Her energy and fun vibe gives her an innate ability to make the photo shoot fun. She transformed the dread of my son's senior pictures and turned it into a great time with amazing photos.
-Donna Ray
 
Melissa did an amazing job photographing my daughter Sophie! Getting a two year old to hold still or smile is very challenging, but we could not be more pleased with the results. She had fun dressing up and the results speak for themselves.
-Justin Kufahl
 
I love the pictures Melissa took of my daughter! She is so fun to shoot with and really knows what she is doing. Booking to take more that’s how much we love her work.
-MJ Valdes
 
I love Melissa's professional, fun and friendly attitude. Her images are amazing show that she is passionate about what she does. She is a joy to work with and helps make taking photos be a stress free and fun experience.
-Ashley Metlar
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

INFO

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WHAT TO EXPECT

From the first moment you call or step into the studio, we strive to make every client feel welcomed and understand our love for creating lasting memories with portraits.  

Melissa Kelly Imagery specializes in fine art portraiture of babies, children, families and high school seniors.  We pride ourselves in not just creating fine art portraiture, but capturing an overall memorable experience.  

Our newborn sessions are scheduled at our relaxing studio with a private parking lot for you convenience and easy front door entrance.  In addtion, we have many designer props and backgrounds to make your newborn's session special and unique.  During our newborn sessions,  we offer a comfortable, quite environment that will allow you to relax from all the stresses of becoming a new parent.  Our studio will be approximately 85 degrees to keep your baby warm and comfortable.  There is always someone assisting while we photograph your newborn baby.  Our utmost concern is the safety of your baby while in a bucket or bowl.  Approximately two weeks after your session, you will have a private in studio viewing of your images.    Clients can expect their fine art portaiture products to arrive3-4 weeks after their order has been placed.

Children's sessions may be scheduled in the studio or on location.  We seek to find each child's individuality and personality.  We try to capture every expression, focusing on what is unique and special.  Approximately 2 weeks after your session, you will have a private in studio viewing of your images.  Clients can expect their fine art portaiture products to arrive 3-4 weeks after their order has been placed.

Our high school senior sessions are like no other! We pride ourselves in finding unique locations and backgrounds to reflect each senior's personality and style.  We pride ourselves  on the senior experience and ensuring that the session is as unique as the senior themselves!  Our senior clients receive a free Senior Consultation appointment.  This allows us to get to know your senior and give us a better understanding of what he or she would like from their portrait session.   High school senior clients also receive our free Senior Style Guide to help prepare for their upcoming portrait session.  Clients can expect their fine art portaiture products to arrive 3-4 weeks after their order has been placed.

INVESTMENT

We offer both traditional print portrait sessions and digital image portrait sessions. With traditional portraiture we will retouch and print to give you a timeless, high quality piece of art.  Our prints are mounted, textured and printed at competition density to look great under any lighting and will give you the quality to last a lifetime.  With digital image sessions, you still receive the look and art of Melissa Kelly Imagery, but we give you a digital image print release that allows you to print and email the work of Melissa Kelly Imagery.   Please call the studio at 316.266.4659 for more information.  We are happy to answer any questions and email you a pricing menu.

High School Senior Sessions start at $75.  This includes the artist, Melissa Kelly's time and talent, retouching the images, color corrections and a private studio viewing. All of our High School Senior Clients recieve our Senior Style Guide to help prepare for their session and a Senior Consultation to help us capture the personality and style of your senior! Each Senior Session is fun, unique, personalized and offers outfit changes as well as different locations!

Family Sessions start at $125.  This includes the photographer's time and talent, retouching the images, color corrections and a private in studio viewing.  For clients that live greater than one hour from Melissa Kelly Imagery, we do offer an online viewing for your convenience.

Newborn/Children's Sessions start at $50.  This includes the photographer's time and talent, tons of designer props and backdrops to customize your session, color corrections, retouching the images and a private in studio viewing.  Melissa always has an assistant during Newborn Sessions to ensure your baby is safe while in a bucket or bowl.  We also offer a private parking lot with convenient door side parking.  

Your paid session fee will reserve your time on our studio schedule.  Because sessions book out in advance, session fees are non-refundable.  

Again, if you have any questions or would like to inquire about scheduling a session, please call the studio Monday - Friday between 9:30 am - 2:30 pm (please note that we are on location for sessions most days after 2:30 pm)

FAQ'S

What Should I Wear?
Solid Colors in neutral tones work best for portraits.  Our goal is to focus on the expression and features rather than the clothes, so try to stay away from patterns.  That being said, I do enjoy a pop of color!  This could be a necklace or accessory.  For example, think of it as an accent color in a room in your home.  One wall of a pop of color looks really nice, but it may be overwhelming if all 4 walls were painted that same pop of color.   Classic clothes will remain in style for years and are a great option.  Seniors:  See the Senior Style Guide.

How Will I See My Portraits?
Approximately two weeks after your session, you will be viewing and choosing your portraits at the studio.  You will first watch a a beautiful story telling slideshow presentation of your images.  We will then help you choose the best  decisions based on your needs.  Because we will be choosing your images, we like to make sure that all the decision makers will be present at the time of the viewing.   In addition, we do have an online gallery available for clients that live greater than one hour from Melissa Kelly Imagery.  

How Do I Book A Session?
Please call the studio at 316.266.4659.  All sessions are pre-paid at the time of booking. Please note, that we have limited amount of sessions and times available, so please call early to reserve your date and time.  We would also like to book your Client Viewing Appointment at that time, so please have your calendar and credit card ready.  

How Do I Get There?
Melissa Kelly Imagery is conveniently located in downtown Wichita at 557 S. Topeka.  Please take Highway 54 (Kellogg) to the Central Business District Exit.  We are located on the northwest corner of Topeka and Dewey.  Our studio is located in a very urban old motel, but is completely renovated for your comfort on the inside.  This location allows us greater conveniece to capture portraits in an urban or a landscape setting.  

What Is An "On Location Session?
Most of our sessions are done at our studio in downtown Wichita.  However, at your request, we can do a photoshoot at a location of your choice, such as your home, a park, downtown, or any other place you can thnk of (if it is a business or privately owned, pleased be advised that we will need prior approval 7 days before your session), but if you do not have a particular location in mind, don't worry!  We have a ton of locations where we love to phtograph our clients!

Family portraits may also be captured on location or in the studio.  We believe in capturing the special relationships between family members.  Whether it be focusing on the parents, a parent and child, sibilings, or grandparents, each session is designed to be unique, interactive and a casual evironment, where your family is most comfortable.  

Please feel free to call the studio with any questions or to schedule your customized portrait session at 316.266.4659

 

 

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