life is once, forever.

Mel Christina is an Austin, TX, based photographer, inspired by modern, authentic, and unscripted beauty, with a specialization in Child + Family + couples + Maternity + Lifestyle + Events + Seniors + and individuals


Hola! I’m Mel, a life-excited lover, mama, photographer based in Austin, Texas. My days are shared with my beautiful and big blended family, our garden, and our pup, Inca. I’m all about hip hop music, crafts, gardening, bird watching, flowers, big dreams, decorating, baking, crafting, vintage boho glam, 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. It's my goal to listen and learn from you, with you. Whether you have a vision in mind before contacting me or you need help conveying your vision in a photograph- I want to be a part of telling your story! I aspire to create beautiful keepsakes, because I believe our lives are worth capturing, telling, feeling, remembering. My hope is that you’ll trust my passion for creating authentic and meaningful work. 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. I'm not the right fit if you're wanting a photographer to recreate Pinterest poses with balloons and rustic crates, cake smashes in a field, and chalkboard announcements.  Keepin' it real. 



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Pricing

This is a general package, rather, a "Go-To" package that includes the following sessions: lifestyle newborn, lifestyle family, lifestyle couple/individual, 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 for pricing.

Your Story Collection

$335 (plus Tax)

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

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Brand Story Collection

Brand Photography
Starting at $375

Customized photo session that can include:
headshots, team portraits, workplace lifestyle photos, social media/web marketing stock photos, office photos. 

Minimal Package includes:
60 min photo session
Location in Austin proper
Private planning phone or video chat consultation 
30 digital images with print/media release
Secure online gallery


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New Earth collection

$500 (Plus TAX)

+ Up to 1 hour session taken within the first 48 hours of newborn baby’s emergence 
+ Could also be birth photography session
+ 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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*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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