ARE YOU BOLD?
ARE YOU UNSTOPPABLE?

What is the 40 over 40 experience?

Women everywhere are stepping into their own power. 
And let me tell you, it isn't just J. Lo!

We are unstoppable.

I am profiling and celebrating 40 women 40 and older.

Let's demonstrate to the world that our power, beauty, and spirit do not diminish with age.
We are JUST GETTING STARTED!


When one of us rises, we all rise! 

Join me on this adventure of being 40 and over, and fabulous.

The 40 Over 40 Experience will culminate in a display of all the women who participate in a stunning exhibit.  This will be a way to share your wisdom, spirit, and grace.

What is Included?

Special promotional package for  participants is:
ONLY $349 PLUS TAX. 
The total value is over $698.
 As one of my exclusive 40 Over 40 women,  you will get ALL THIS:

•  Pre-Consultation to plan your photoshoot
•  Style Guide for Outfit Inspiration
•  Makeover with Pro Hair and Makeup Artist
•  Fully Guided Magazine Style Photoshoot
•  Reveal + Ordering session to view all your gorgeous photos
•  1 complimentary print with the option to purchase more

"Aging is out of your control. How you handle it, though, is in your hands."

- Diane Von Furstenberg

in case you were wondering...

click to view the answer

01. what is the 40 over 40 experience?

A unique photoshoot experience that culminates to an Exhibition Style Gallery Night that highlights each woman and their story.

We are too important not to be heard, and too beautiful not to be celebrated. 

It’s time to start a conversation about the beauty of aging, change the way the world and media define it, and to embrace the freedom and confidence about finally being comfortable in our own skin

02. How much does it cost?

The 40 Over 40 Experience is a special promotional package for just $349 plus tax. The total value of the session is over $698.

03. What is included?

•  Pre-Consultation to plan your photoshoot
•  Style Guide for Outfit Inspiration
•  Makeover with Pro Hair and Makeup Artist
•   Fully Guided Magazine Style Photoshoot
• Grand Reveal session to view all your gorgeous photos. You will choose your complimentary print and have the opportunity to purchase more
•  1 complimentary print

04. How do these sessions work?

This experience begins with a quick phone consultation to get to know you and your story.  Then, I want to make sure you look a-mazing! So I help you put all your outfits together!

On the day of the session, you'll get professional hair and makeup and experience a celebrity style photo session!  And don't worry about how to pose or what you will do in front of the camera - I got you, girl, that is my job!  

After the photo shoot, we schedule a time for your Grand Reveal.  This is where you get to see your images and choose your complementary print.  You can also purchase any additional artwork at this time.

05. What if I want more images than what comes with the session?

Here's the thing, I only want you to purchase extra images if you look like a Goddess in them! But seriously, EVERYONE purchases more.
We'll schedule your Grand Reveal appointment directly after your photoshoot to view your gorgeous images within a couple weeks of your session. There you will choose the image that comes with your session and you'll be able to purchase more at that time.

06. I think I'm too old, i need to lose a few pounds, blah, blah, etc...

Stop this talk. If you've gotten this far on my site, you've read all about owning your own power! All the people in your life love you for who you are and you need to remember to do the same, girl! 

This photoshoot is a chance for you to reconnect with that part of yourself maybe you haven't seen in a while. Age or weight should no longer limit us. Right now you are in your prime. 

With that said, I will make sure you are camera ready with amazing outfits, a full makeover, and will choose lighting and posing that best suits you, age, curves, and all! Remember, beauty comes in all sizes and shapes. Let's celebrate that.

07. why over 40, why me, & why now?

Many women find themselves sacrificing so much for their significant others, their children and their careers, that by the time 40 hits, they haven't done anything for themselves in years.

It is time to celebrate YOU, the way you are, because you deserve it!

08. What is the interview?

You’ll be interviewed by me after your photoshoot to hear your thoughts about how life is after 40.  This may include video interviews.  This interview may be shown on social media, along with Before + After makeover photos.  

The purpose of the interview is for you to be able to share your wisdom, insight, accomplishments, struggles, and thoughts on what life is like after 40.  I want to hear your story and encourage others to tell their own!

You are already stunning

Your photo experience starts with professional hair and makeup, so be sure to plan for a night on the town after the shoot - you will look and feel fabulous!  More than just the makeup transformations, viewing yourself through my glamorous lens will transform how you see your self.  You are already gorgeous - and it is my job to show you that!

tap the images to see the before

mouse over the images to see the before

After your Grand Reveal, where you'll order all your faves you can't live without, I'll ship them directly to you when they are ready!

PORTRAIT DELIVERY

06

You’ll schedule a time to view your beautiful images within 2 weeks. At that session, you’ll choose your complimentary photo and have the option to purchase more if you wish! You only purchase the photos you love!

Grand Reveal

05

Picture this: you’re getting pampered for a couple hours and getting guided through a magazine style photoshoot.  Think you’re not photogenic? Guess what? That’s my job, not yours. It’s my job to show you in the best light, and help you rock this session!

Celebrity style Photoshoot

04

Your session begins with professional hair and makeup to help you feel like a Goddess in front of the camera.  This is all about enhancing your natural beauty and celebrating your unique and gorgeous features!

Professional Hair & Makeup

03

Once your session is booked, you will get my Style Guide to get inspired about pulling outfits from your closet or to inspire you to purchase or rent a dress! Feel free to leave the tags on and return afterwards, no judgement here!

Wardrobe Guidance

02

Let's Chat! I'd love to get to know you a little bit; you can ask me any questions during this time.


Consultation

01

How does it work?

We are too important not to be heard, and too beautiful not to be celebrated. 

There has never been a better time in history to be a woman over 40!  Let’s celebrate that beauty doesn’t diminish with age.  Help us tell your story about what it means to be over 40 today.   Celebrate your beauty and appreciate every scar, every line and every grey (or purple!) hair.  We intend to disrupt & transform the way we are viewed (or forgotten) by the media and society by putting out beautiful, authentic images and real stories of ourselves. 

This is your chance to be seen and heard!

Too many women over 40 feel invisible.  Let's celebrate beauty that doesn't diminish with age!

- Coco Chanel

"You can be gorgeous at thirty, charming at forty, and irresistible for the rest of your life."


What happens after?

A couple weeks after your session, you will view your gorgeous images for the grand reveal.  This is where you get to see your stunning images and choose your complimentary print.  You will also have the ability to purchase more, if you choose to.  What you decide to purchase is entirely up to you - but whatever you decide, know that it is top-of-the-line, heirloom quality artwork.

Our folio boxes offer versatility and flexibility for displaying and storing your most favorite images.  Or display your art in a timeless matted album, with a completely custom design.  We also offer stunning wall art with custom frames and layouts.  This is truly your time to celebrate you - and we strive to provide personalized, elegant, and high-quality artwork in order to showcase your best self.

custom matted albums

unique folio boxes

A few days after your session, you will come back to the studio for the grand reveal of your portraits!  This is where you get to see your stunning images and choose your complimentary print.  You will also have the ability to purchase more, if you choose to.  What you decide to purchase is entirely up to you - but whatever you decide, know that it is top-of-the-line, heirloom quality artwork.

Our folio boxes offer versatility and flexibility for displaying and storing your most favorite images.  Or display your art in a timeless matted album, with a completely custom design.  We also offer stunning wall art with custom frames and layouts.  This is truly your time to celebrate you - and we strive to provide personalized, elegant, and high-quality artwork in order to showcase your best self.

I'm beyond EXCITED TO showcase you and your unique story!

It’s time to join the conversation about the beauty of aging and to embrace our own skin. I am so glad you are joining me on this adventure to share the common bond of being 40 and over.

Sessions are Limited

Success!

I'll be in touch soon!

I recently did a session with Melissa at her studio in downtown San Antonio. She made me feel so comfortable for the entire shoot. Melissa arranged hair and makeup for me and spent a lot time getting great shots. I am so proud of my photos. I highly recommend Melissa. She has a very artful eye and I love her down to earth personality. Her headshots are relaxed and modern. Book her today, you will not be disappointed.

– LouAnn

I don't think anyone is excited to do headshots but Melissa knows what she's doing and makes the experience enjoyable. She's very well respected in the field and can't believe how many people I know who have entrusted her with their photos. Was very pleased with all of them.

– Dana

Could not have been more satisfied with my experience working with Melissa!! She took the time to fully understand my needs & goals for my photos. I expressed all of my concerns with not being able to capture the pictures that I wanted in the past & she completely put all of those at ease & exceeded my expectations. She made me feel comfortable, confident, & beautiful & was able to capture exactly what I wanted. I could not be happier.

– Kaitlynn

Melissa is a true gem. She is genuine and kind. She truly has a passion for her craft. She loves what she does and it comes out in her product. If you really want a photographer than can capture you soul than let her take your picture. It really is an investment to have your picture taken, one that can be passed on to your family. So, save your pennies and get it done! Give this gift to yourself and your loved ones. You won't regret.

– Jill

testimonials