No one is YOU . . . and that is your superpower.
We live in a Social Media dominated world that pushes an idealized version of reality – where everyone is…well…perfect. At Tanja Melone Photography, I want to break that mold. I want you to be YOU – imperfectly, beautifully, unapologetically YOU. I want you to embrace your crooked smile, your freckles, your quirks and “flaws”… and then I want to capture THAT version of you - the version that is right on the precipice of adulthood - and show you how absolutely perfectly unique and wonderful YOU are.
I’m not interested in cookie-cutter photos that look like all of your friends. I'm not interested in recreating all the Instagram trends. I'm not interested in a set list of poses and locations.
I want to work with you to create bold, bright, unique, editorially-inspired senior photos that tell YOUR story at this milestone moment of your life…and I want it to be a fabulous experience that you’ll never forget.
What is a TMP Session Like
I absolutely understand how overwhelming adding ANOTHER senior event to your calendar can be... but I also know how important and exciting this event is - your senior photos. To minimize the overwhelm and maximize the excitement, I have gone ahead and taken care of all the prep work for you. TMP is known for going above and beyond when it comes to our clients -making the experience as stress-free, fun, and fabulous as we can.
Before the senior session ever begins we help you find out exactly what outfits you're going to wear at what locations and how your makeup and hair will be styled for each look
There's no reason to panic wondering what to bring or wear.
Session Day Details
On the day of your photo shoot, all you have to do is show up! We will handle the rest! Our in-studio team of stylists will have you looking your best & ready for your close up!
You don't even need to schedule a makeup or hair appointment - we've got you covered.
Ready to see your senior photo gallery? We will send your beautiful gallery right to your inbox & if you'd like to order an album or canvas, we can have an ordering appointment!
You can download your gallery of images with the click of a button & share them too!
the PEFECT EDIT
not too much...not too little
My job is to create images that make you look like the very best version of you. I won't just snap off a few hundred photos and hand them to you. I also won't simply slap on a bunch of filters, creating odd skin tones and porcelain doll skin. Instead, I take the time to hand retouch every ordered image to enhance colors and contrast, remove blemishes, tame stray hairs, and give your images the signature TMP look.
Because I don't believe in a one-size-fits-all approach, I've created a number of session options to fit your style, budget, and vision. ALL sessions include your photo time, professional hair & makeup, a design session to storyboard your perfect shoot, wardrobe review & styling advice, and an in-person custom image premier.
Sessions vary by length, number of outfits, and variety of locations. Collections start at $895 and include either a set of digital image files or a print credit for fabulous products. Digital collections also receive discounts on print/product add-ons!
why TMP Seniors?
because this is YOUR year and these are YOUR senior photos
I love the collaborative process that evolves with each and every one of my clients! I get to learn about your interests, hobbies, personal style, passions, and dreams and then work with you to translate those ideas through my camera lens. The results are photos that capture your personality and individuality, showcasing who you are at this moment through incredible images. And, don't worry, I will be there every step of the way through the process to guide you through this incredibly personal experience.
Guidance every step of the way
As a small studio, I can (and do) take the time to make sure that all of your worries become non-issues. What do I wear?" "What colors would look best on me?" "How can I get my face ready for my big day?" "Where should we shoot?" All of these questions and more are answered in our client prep resources! AND...if you still have questions, I'm always here for you.
Session Day Styling
I know that you want to look your absolute best for your senior pics! That's why I include a wardrobe consultation with every session where we chat not only about clothes, but also makeup looks and hair styles that work with the looks you're considering.
Attention to Detail
When it comes to your session day, you are my only priority. I only photograph 30 seniors a year so I am never in a rush - that means that I can give you my undivided focus on your big day. I'll take the time to perfect each pose, adjust those flyaway hairs, watch for twisted straps...I truly want your photos to be as "picture perfect" as possible.
Inquiry & TMP Magazine
I know you have WAY more questions than I can answer in one little caption, so…step 1 is to reach out using the contact form below. Once you do that, an electronic carrier pigeon will deliver the TMP Senior Magazine right to your inbox! That magazine is filled cover to cover with everything you’ll need to know about senior photo sessions with me – from what to expect, session options, products, full pricing & so MUCH more.
After you book, we’ll start planning your perfect session! It all starts with the senior questionnaire – a way for me to get an initial glimpse into who you are, what you’re looking for, and what is going to make your session unique. I’ll also send you an electronic Welcome Packet, which will have everything you need to know including wardrobe preparation, prepping for hair & makeup, and more. Finally, we’ll have a chat about wardrobe, location, and other session details so that we are set to create phenomenal photos together.
The big day! We’ll meet at our chosen location and start with hair and makeup – basically, you get pampered while I chat excitedly about what is to come. Once you are picture-perfect we’ll get shooting! We’ll choose the perfect backdrops for your outfits and fit the mood to each look – creating magazine-worthy photos that will make you feel fabulous. A word of caution: you might just realize how beautiful you truly are!
Image Premier & Product Design
Every TMP Senior Session includes a custom Image Premiere & Product Design session about a week after your photo shoot. This is the big reveal!! This is when you get to ooh and awe over your images and your mom gets to cry! This is also when I get to work with you to select the best images and design the perfect photo products for your home. We can actually see how YOUR photos will look in YOUR home! (and, yes, we do digitals as well).
Approximately two weeks (depending on products ordered) after your Image Premier is the big reveal - the day when all of our hard work pays off and you get to unwrap, hold, gasp over, and fall in love with all of your final images and beautiful products.
You'll be able to look back at these photos and be flooded with memories of who you were at this moment - remembering the good times, the hard times, the ambitions and maybe even the fears (which, in hindsight, won't be as big as they feel right now). Photos tell stories. This is part of yours!
get in touch
Reach out and let me know what I can help with!