life is once, forever.

Mel Christina is an Austin, TX, based photographer, inspired by modern, authentic, and unscripted beauty.

Currently Booking limited sessions through 2018 

accepting bookings for 2019 


Hola! I’m Mel, a life-excited lover, mama, photographer based in Austin, Texas. My days are shared with my sweet family, our garden, and our pup, Inca. I’m all about hip hop music, crafts, gardening, bird watching, flowers, decorating, baking, crafting, and collecting pretty dresses. I've never met a stranger- cliche, but totally true. I'm the youngest old lady you'll probably ever meet. That is, I go to bed before the sun and wake up at the first sign of morning light! 
I believe life is truly beautiful and we should have documentation of our journey here- of the colors, moods, emotions, highs, lows, and all the wondrous shades of the in-between. This art encourages me to be in the Now, to find the everyday magic and treasure that is available to us all. 

Satchels of Love,



ABOUT the artist

Mel

I hope so! Let me share what may help you decide.

I love to document moments, not poses. I love to create art, not just pictures. I want to capture truth, NOT force moments. I aspire to create beautiful keepsakes, because I believe our lives are worth capturing, telling, feeling, remembering. I believe in togetherness and family. And it is my hope to capture your unique story so you can reflect on this special moment in your life. My hope is that you’ll trust my passion for capturing authentic moments. If you are looking for a photographer that sees art in everyday moments, in the wind, in leaves and trees, in sun flare, in eyes, laughter, storytelling - I’m your girl. Let's tell your story! 

P.S. Recreating Pinterest poses with balloons, cake smashes, and chalkboards is not my thing. Keepin' it real. 

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Pricing

This package includes the following sessions: lifestyle newborn, lifestyle family, maternity, couples sessions, family, senior, and individual sessions.

Family sessions include immediate family members only up to 6 people (or pets)  | To add additional people (or pets) to a session, please inquire.

Your Story Collection

$335 (plus Tax)

+ 25+ high resolution digital images
+ 45-60 min session
+ Secure online gallery
+ Print release

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Maternity & Lifestyle Newborn Story Collection

FIRST YEAR COLLECTION: $1200(plus TAX)
This package includes 3 sessions.

Lifestyle Maternity:
30+ high resolution digital images
60 min session
Secure online gallery
Print Release
Outdoors or in your home

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Lifestyle Newborn: 
35+ high resolution digital images
60 min session
Secure online gallery
Print Release
In your home, lifestyle/documentary style
Limited to immediate family only

Lifestyle Milestone: 
Taken 3 months, 6 months or 1 year after baby is born.
35+ high resolution digital images
60 min session
Secure online gallery
Print Release
Outdoors or in your home
Limited to immediate family only

New Earth collection

$500 (Plus TAX)

+ Up to 1 hour session taken within the first 48 hours of newborn baby’s emergence 
+ 30+ high resolution digital images
+ Secure online gallery
Print Release

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Love Story Collection

Intimate Weddings & Elopement 
Start at $2400 (plus tAX)

+ Includes 4.5 hours of coverage 
+ 100+ high res images
+ Secure online gallery
+ Print release

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Important Info

Other Important info

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Beginning

*Available for travel with additional fee. Please inquire.  

*10% discount for returning clients.

* All sessions are subject to sales tax

*All photography sessions are subject to sales tax in addition to session fee. 

*125$ non-refundable booking deposit required at time of booking to secure spot on calendar along with photographer/client electronic contract form.

* Clients are subject to reasonable travel fees for sessions outside of a 25 mile radius from Austin proper. 

Available for commercial or editorial assignments, please inquire for pricing. 

If you do not see what you’re looking for, please inquire. I’m more than happy to build a custom package to meet your unique needs. 

Mentor Services are available, please inquire. 

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