Frequently Asked Questions
Why choose Melissa DeVoe Photography?
Melissa prides herself on being an expert in baby posing, and is one of the most experienced and sought-after newborn photographers in the Raleigh-Durham, NC area. She can guarantee a smooth, relaxed session with a wide variety of poses each and every time. She is also extremely cautious when it comes to the safety of your baby, and knows exactly how to handle them to keep them calm and 100% safe at all times during your session. Melissa’s clients come back to her again and again, knowing they can trust her to create a beautiful set of photos.
When should I schedule my newborn session?
Please be sure to schedule your newborn session as much in advance as possible to ensure you get a space in Melissa’s calendar. Newborns should be photographed within about the first three weeks of life. When you book your newborn session, we will pencil in your due date. After your baby arrives, we will set a specific date and time for the session (since due dates can be unpredictable). If your baby has already been born, please don’t hesitate to contact Melissa for a session! She sometimes has last-minute openings and may be able to fit you in.
Where are newborn portrait sessions held?
Newborn and baby portrait sessions are held in Melissa’s studio in Wake Forest, NC. Melissa is conveniently located within minutes from Raleigh, with easy access to I-540, Capital Blvd., and 98. Melissa has a large, comfortable studio that houses her massive collection of props. Relax during the session on Melissa’s comfortable couches, and enjoy a complimentary snack, coffee, and/or cold beverages. A cable TV and wireless internet are provided so you can sit back and relax while she works with your baby.
Where are maternity sessions held?
Melissa has several local parks that she can recommend for your maternity session. We’re fortunate to have so many beautiful locations in our area to serve as the perfect backdrop for your portraits!
When is my payment due?
Your deposit is due at the time of booking to secure your space in Melissa’s calendar. Credit cards, cash, and checks are all accepted. The remainder of your payment will be due at the time that you make your selections (approximately two weeks after your session).
Following my portrait session, when should I expect to view my photos?
Melissa will have your photos ready for you approximately 1 to 2 weeks after your session.