Weddings and special events:

I offer custom services for my clients and look forward to hearing about your plans! Read more about my wedding photography services, or contact me for current package information and availability:, 757-646-7408, or simply use the form on our contact page

Sessions offered for newborns, children, seniors, maternity, families, and engagement portraits:


Every session includes scouting the perfect location for your portraits, as well as wardrobe consultation, and the photographer’s travel, time and talent.  All packages include light retouching and a download of your digital images with print rights. The required VA sales tax will be added to session fees & products sold.  

Prices are subject to change. Payment plans are available. Please inquire for details.

 Invoices must be paid within 24 hours to reserve your appointment.

Portrait Mini: $325

30 minute session and 8 digital images with a print release, as well as an online proofing gallery for print orders. Perfect for seasonally updated portraits. Includes up to 5 family members. A travel fee is applied for locations more than 20 miles from 23703.

Capture the Moment: $450

 60 minute session and 25 digital images with a print release, as well as an online proofing gallery for print orders. A great way to savor this moment in time. Includes immediate family members. Pets are welcome too. Please inquire for extended family session rates.

Time Capsule: $650

60-90 minute session and your digital images with print release (minimum of 45), as well as a set of 4″ x 6″ gift prints, an online proofing gallery for print orders, and a custom photo app for sharing with family and friends. Life is beautiful. Celebrate your story in gorgeous lifestyle images. Includes immediate family members. Pets are welcome too.

The Story of Us Documentary Session: $900

Includes up to a three hour session which documents your family as they go about daily activities or share a family adventure. Perfect for capturing those everyday moments and bottling up those sweet details that you don’t ever want to forget.  Because sometimes the moments that are easy to forget, are the ones most worth remembering. You will receive your digital images with print release, an online proofing gallery for print orders, a custom photo app for sharing with family and friends, a 30 page 8″ x 8″ photo book, and a custom video slide show to beautifully retell your story. Includes immediate family members. Pets are welcome too.

Final Presentation


Your images will be artistically edited and ready for viewing within 2 weeks of your session (up to 3 weeks in peak season). As soon as your art is finalized, it will be delivered in an online proofing gallery. You will have 2 weeks from the day your gallery is made available to you to order prints before your gallery expires. Reactivating your gallery after this time results in a $25 fee. If no images are ordered within 30 days, all images will be deleted. The images that you choose for prints will then be archived and available for reprints for 1 year.

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Session Policies:
A signed contract and payment in full is required to lock in session pricing and reserve your date. Appointments cannot be reserved without payment. Location, parking and travel fees, if any, will be in addition to stated session packages. 6% Virginia sales tax will be added to invoices.

Session fees are non-refundable. In the event that you need to reschedule your session, please let us know as soon as possible. We require at least 48 hours notice prior to the start of your session to reschedule or all fees paid will be forfeited. Cancelled sessions must be rescheduled within 30 days.

Melissa Bliss Photography is fully licensed and insured in Virginia.


Hampton Roads Newborn and Family Lifestyle and Wedding Photographers serving Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Sandbridge and Williamsburg, VA

Contact me at: or 757-646-7408.