Frequently Asked Questions

How long have you been shooting professionally?  I began my Photography business in 2005, and have since been professionally shooting Weddings, Families, Children, Events, Sports & Commercial Photography.

What is your photographic style?  When it comes to any type of photography I pursue, the best way to describe my style is clean, classic, creative and timeless. In some of my portraits you'll see I like a slight editorial and photojournalistic feel. 

Do you have insurance?  Yes, we are always insured and can provide documentation as needed. 

Do you have a back-up camera and equipment? Yes, we carry only the best Canon SLR Cameras and lenses.

Are all of the digital files included? This depends on the package you choose. Please contact us for our full pricing menu. 


Booking your session:

The session retainer fee is due when booking your session. We accept Credit Cards, Checks or Cash. Unless otherwise noted, sessions typically last between 1-1.5 hours. If you need to reschedule your session, please give at least 48 hours notice. Retainer fees are non-refundable.

Ordering your prints:

Viewing your proofs for the first time is exciting! We want this experience to be stress-free by assisting you through the process. Your viewing and ordering session is scheduled approximately one to two weeks from your portrait session. The session will begin with a slideshow of your images, then we will work together choosing your favorites, looking at product options and samples along with placing your order. (Please make sure any decision makers are at this session with you.) We can schedule this session in the convenience of your own home, or in our home studio located in Oswego, IL. Your portraits will be ready for pick up within 3 weeks of submitting your order and payment. Direct shipping is available for a fee. 


Reprints can be made at any time. please just call me or e-mail me to place your order. Your initial print order must be made before you can order re-prints.


Melissa Jean Photography & Design owns the copyright to all images. It is illegal to copy, scan, or reproduce photographs or digital images created by Melissa Jean Photography & Design without permission. By doing so, you are devaluing my work as an artist. Fines will start at $50,000 for copyright infringement.