How long have you been a photographer?
Is forever a suitable answer? Well I guess it all started when my dad first gave me my first film camera when I was in high school and I guess the rest is history. My love for film continued in college and was always my favorite hobby and stress reliever. In 2009, after a few years into the “corporate world” I started realizing that I could turn my hobby into my career. Along with the help and motivation from one of my best friends we decided to take that leap together, and let’s face it leaps are always less scary when someone else is right there with you. Together we started Stay Forever Photography, and 6 months of practicing and working weekends we both took the leap to full time photographers. It changed my life for the better and I can’t imagine ever doing anything else.
What is your style?
As you’ve probably seen from pictures my style is primarily photojournalistic. I love capturing real candid moments. I’m super outgoing, directive, adventurous, chatty, sometimes a little clumsy, and alway smiling to be doing what I love!
Do you travel for destination weddings?
Yes! I love to travel and I would love to photograph your destination wedding. All destination weddings are custom packages based on hours needed and travel costs. Please email me today to chat about it! You can also view some of my favorite destination weddings over the years here.
How can I book you for my wedding?
The first thing to do is to send me a email under the Inquire tab. From there we can schedule a time to chat on the phone or meet in person to talk about your wedding day. Once we decide which package is right for you I will send you a contract. To book your wedding date I require a signed contract as well as a 30% deposit. The final balance is due 2 weeks prior to the wedding day.
What forms of payment do you accept?
I currently accept cash or checks.
What can I expect from my engagement session?
I know it’s a little nerve wrecking being in front of the camera but I promise I will do my best to make it as pain free and fun as possible. I know what you’re thinking, how can you get a bunch of candid moments from a one hour session, but together we can (and like I said we will even have some fun along the way).
What should I wear to my engagement session?
I always say whatever you wear just be you and be comfortable! A lot of times we are doing a lot of walking, sitting, moving, so try to avoid wearing the highest pair of high heels you have or that super short dress that you’ll be constantly pulling down 😉 Also we’re going to be hanging out for an hour so you will have time for an outfit change. I usually say to try to do one fancier outfit and one everyday outfit.
When will my pictures be ready?
For portrait sessions please allow 2-3 weeks for editing. For weddings please allow 6-8 weeks. When your images are ready you will be emailed your online gallery.
How many pictures will I receive?
You will receive a minimum of 50 images for your engagement/portrait session. For a wedding day (dependent upon hours booked) you will receive a minimum of 400 pictures. But usually you will get a lot more
What comes with my session?
All sessions include one hour of photography on location (don’t worry I can help chose the location), as well as an online gallery of your photos for one year. You will be able to download your images directly onto your computer, as well as share them with friends and family. You will own the copyrights to your images so you will be able to print them yourself. There is also an option to buy prints directly from your online gallery.
Do you offer printing services or canvases?
Yes! I do work with a professional lab that can deliver prints, enlargements, and canvases. Simply ask and I can provide pricing.
Do you offer albums?
Yes! I love designing albums and they are a great way to showcase your engagement or wedding photos! Inquire today for album pricing.
To view publications Melissa Enid has been featured in please click here.
To read reviews from past clients click here or you can find me on theknot.com here.
Rachel - Hello,
I am interested in getting engagement portraits done without purchasing an entire wedding photography package (we are getting married on a cruise ship and are required to use the cruise line’s photographer for the wedding day). What is your price on only an engagement package and what would it include? Also, what is your availability like? We are only available on weekends.
Angela Fuoco - “For adventurous and romantic couples in love” – that’s us! 😀
My name is Angela and I’m looking to book only an engagement shoot for my fiance and I in Daytona Beach, FL. I currently live in NY but my fiance Aaron goes to school at ATP Flight School in Daytona. Aaron and I are getting married in August in Brooklyn, NY and our theme is “Come Fly With Me.” Our goal with our Florida engagement shoot is to have fun with our theme. We’re planning on having a plane and perhaps luggage, passports, an atlas, etc.
Unfortunately, our engagement shoot needs to take place within the next few weeks. We can do the shoot on weekdays or weekends, preferably within the first 3 weeks of March.
I love your use of natural light and ability to catch honest moments between couples. I’d love to hear about your rates and if you’re available to help us out with our fun shoot!
alex escobar - Hi, could you please send me the pieces of the packages you offer? Our wedding is 08/01/15. Thank you!
Amber - Hello!
I am looking for package information for a wedding September 25th. I am have having a small wedding with about 30 people and only need photography for the ceremony time. Could you please send me your pricing information for a 1-2 hour shoot?