Melaine Schweighardt Photography
There are a million photographers out there. How do I stand out from the crowd? It's not just another job, it's an adventure. I tend to be a little more outside of the box, I love the non-traditional! I am always willing to work with your needs. I will meet with you and hash out all of the details. We will make sure that we are the right fit for each other and if we're not, I will try to suggest other photographers that would be better suited. I just want you to look back on those photos and not only smile because you love the pictures but smile because you had a great experience. https://photoswithhardt.wixsite.com/mysite
I enjoy building relationships with my clients. I will usually get hired and then end up shooting their future engagements and their family and friends. I love making memories.
Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
We meet... We talk about what you're looking for and make sure we will work well together. We make a shot list and I get a contract set up and send it over. You send over the signed contract and the deposit. We make sure we have everything finalized before the day of the shoot.
Day of shoot~!
After the shoot, I send proofs. You decide what you want and we make one final appointment when you make your final payment.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have over 20 years of experience. I have about 9 years of experience in family and engagement photography. I have 6 years with weddings, boudoir, headshots, newborn, cake smash, and events. I have been shooting bands and events for 10 years. I love what I do!
Do you have a standard pricing system for your services? If so, please share the details here.
My pricing is ever-evolving. Go to my wixsite and it's all there. If you have a budget, email me through there. I am all about making relationships with my clients. https://photoswithhardt.wixsite.com/mysite
How did you get started in this business?
My Mom took me to the mountains when I was 4 and put a camera in my hand. She taught me to shoot and I have been ever since.
What types of customers have you worked with?
I work with families, parents, couples all the way to rockstars.
Describe a recent event you are fond of.
I have too many that I love.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a pro in your area of expertise?
Ask questions and meet the photographer. Make sure you are on the same page. Look at their work and make sure you like it, because that's what they do.
What questions should customers think through before talking to pros about their needs?
How much time it actually takes to get the job done. There are so many factors but you should always plan enough time!!