Melissa Landres is a full service maternity, newborn baby, child and family photographer serving the Coachella Valley: Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, La Quinta, Bermuda Dunes, Indio, Coachella and surrounding southern California areas.
"When I found out I was pregnant I knew the one thing I wanted most was to capture the first weeks of life with our daughter. From the moment I contacted Melissa, she was everything and more that I hoped for in a newborn photographer. She took the time to learn about what I wanted in my photos, and truly cared to get every pose and setting I desired. My baby was fussy that day and didn't want to corporate. Melissa amazed my husband and I by getting her to sleep and created a photoshoot with pictures we will cherish forever. Melissa is all about the details and is so passionate about what she does. The newborn stage goes by too fast and I am so happy to have photos that we will cherish forever. Thank you Melissa!!"
"My first newborn shoot was a gift and not necessarily something I would have ever done. As a first time mom, I was nervous to have a stranger come into our home and work with my newborn. After speaking with Melissa over the phone my nerves were put at ease as understood that babies cry, scream, spit up and poop. Upon Melissa's arrival at our home she began feeling more like a friend. She jumped right in and got to work. She was extremely patient and calm the entire time. I was very impressed with the images and even more overjoyed when they arrived in the mail. When my second baby was born there was no question as to if and who would be doing his infant photos. I love walking down my hallway and seeing the many adorable photos hanging on the wall. I would highly recommend Melissa and I certainly trust her photography skill."
"After the long, tireless nights of getting used to a new baby at home, it was an absolute pleasure to welcome Melissa into our home!
Melissa was a treat to work with! She was extremely patient, full of love and humor for all of us, but especially our newborn baby and siblings. She gave individual attention to each child, and was especially detailed when giving her all to get the best photos she could get! She gave it 100%! Even though I was nervous before the photo shoot having just come home from the hospital, it was nice to get dressed up and I enjoyed taking he pictures, but most of all receiving them. The memories Melissa made for us are special... Having all of us together in photos will be something to treasure for many years to come! I would absolutely recommend Melissa for any family but especially with newborns, she has a special gift, even with the fussiest of babies, she remains calm and loving. Most of all, she loves doing what she does, and it shows!"