Packages & Prices

Melissa Cate Photography strives to offer professional photos at a reasonable price. Everyone deserves to have beautiful photographs to remember the moments that seem to fly by too quickly. Please contact me for full pricing sheets or specific price quotes, but this page should be a starting guide. Most session prices include printing packages, and printing A La Carte is available for any session. I do not require a minimum purchase order, you can simply pay the session fee and receive the prints included, or you can add as many A La Carte prints as you like. Bigger print collections may be added on to any package.

 There is non-refundable deposit due to secure your session date. Deposits go towards your session fee. ($75 for family/newborns, $125 for births & $150 for weddings) I honor booking dates on a first come, first serve basis. The deposit goes towards your total session fee.

Birth Coverage ($500)

Birth Coverage is a flat rate of $500, so you don’t have to worry about a long labor. You will receive all your edited photos on a CD. Because of the number of births I do working for Trillium Birth Center, I am always on call 24/7, and my phone is always near. You can rest assured I will be easy to reach no matter the time of day or night! Because of the private nature of birth, personal birth photos will never be publicly posted. (Note: if you are birthing through Trillium Birth Center, your birth photography package is discounted, contact me for details) A $125 deposit is due at the time of booking. There is an extra fee for traveling to births over 20 miles away.


Weddings (starting at $1,600)

Wedding packages begin at 4 hours of coverage, and prices begin at $1,600. MCP wedding packages always include two professional photographers, so not a moment of your day is missed! A $150 deposit is due at the time of booking. Wedding packages can add on a hair & make-up package with Cielo Salon downtown.


Newborn (starting at $275)

Newborn sessions are at least 2-3 hours long, and packages begin at $275, which includes prints and some printing rights (digital files on CD). All newborn sessions are done at my indoor studio, and I provide everything you need! This includes a prop collection to choose from, as well as the heating pads, noise machine, and anything else we might need to keep baby happy. We do not rush babies, we follow their cues, and everything used in our Trillium Newborn Studio is easily washable. There is an extra fee for traveling to newborns over 20 miles away.


Family, Senior, Maternity, and Baby/Child Sessions (starting at $250)

These sessions are typically around 1-2 hours long and include digital files with printing rights, and a basic print collection. (You receive your entire gallery in a digital collection, new for 2014!) Maternity, child, and baby sessions can be done at my indoor studio or outside. The studio easily accommodates 2-3, but any bigger should be done outside. The Family session price includes up to 6 people, $15 for each additional person. Contact for more details. There is an extra fee for traveling 20 or more miles.


Mini Sessions ($125)

Mini Sessions are only offered at special times throughout the year, they are not available all year round. They are a quick, 20-30 minute session with 5-7 high resolution images on disk. Mini sessions usually correspond with holiday sessions or promotional offers.




Please contact me for full pricing sheets and full package listings!




February 24, 2013 - 2:31 pm

Lacey Calkins - Hi,
My name is Lacey and I am pregnant, due August 1st. I am interested in having birth pictures done. I was hoping you have availability around that time. Please feel free to email me anytime I am always checking it so it is a great way to communicate. Thank you!

June 14, 2013 - 9:39 am

Kristi klee - Hi I am due around aug 26 with a little girl and I’m looking for someone to take newborn baby photos. Although we will likely pictures, we want to own the rights to the pictures as that’s what we did with our first son. Would you be available, how much wood as a newborn session with right to the pictures cost.

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