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No matter where you are in your story, YOU are worth celebrating and your story DESERVES to be told.

About

You need to hear this: You are important. You are loved. You are valued. YOU are WORTH investing in. 

We want to invest in you. We want to get to know you on a personal level and show you just how special you are to those who love you. Our hope for you is that, no matter which photographer you choose to document your story, you will have truly meaningful and joy-filled experience.

our philosophy

No matter where you are in your story, YOU are worth celebrating and YOUR STORY deserves to be told.

02. we believe

01. meet Mel + KEvin

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Mammals. Photographers. Singers. Believers. Nomads. Lovers of baked goods. Supporters of Equality. Happily moving forward.

Hi! We are Mel and Kevin, a wife and husband duo-extraordinaire! (At least we like to think so. As you can tell by our free flowing high-fives.) Wedding and Lifestyle photographers based in Lancaster, PA.

Both Kevin and I have degrees in -you guessed it – Music Theater! We have had some really cool opportunities to perform and travel across the globe. During those travels we were able to buy our first camera, second, third…. Traveling allowed us to hone our skills while meeting and photographing tons of people. We also learned that our passion for telling human stories did not need to be confined to a theatre.

Besides photography and theatre, we are definitely foodies. We love traveling, binge watching Netflix, coffee or wine for me - whiskey for Kevin, frisbee golf, card games, spending time with family and friends, creating art and preserving memories.

My grandma once told me "Life moves faster with each passing year"... I don't think I fully believed her then but now I can already feel the time starting to slip past me. And each day there are millions of tiny moments - be it your wedding day or a regular Tuesday - that are WORTH remembering. 

We'd like to help you capture those memories. We want to tell YOUR STORY..


Meet Mel + Kevin

We Believe

We believe in high fives and belly laughs.

We believe in always saying yes to donuts and coffee.

We believe that time is a gift.

We believe in seeking joy.

We believe it trying something new.

We believe in dreaming big.

We believe in smiling at strangers.

WE believe that love is love.

We believe that YOUR story MATTERS.

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Information

We are so excited to photograph you, whether it's on your wedding day, national donut day, or any day in between. We're here for moments big and small. Check out the info below or better yet, fill out the contact form so we can talk or meet in person to hear all about your biggest hopes and dreams for your photos!

the details

our services, your story.

1. Pricing

2. client reviews

4. Journal

3. What to expect

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DITL pricing and information.

Your life, unscripted.

This unique experience is for families that cherish both the big and little moments of daily life. 

Day in the Life Sessions

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Simple, intimate, one hour, outdoor session for couples or small families.
Inquire for extended family pricing.
(Available March - November)

Portrait sessions

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Our collections start at 2500
but our most popular collections
range between 3300 - 4000.

Every collection includes:
digital images, album, and printing rights


Wedding Collections

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Pricing

Portrait sessions are 400.

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" Goodness, where do I even start. Mel and Kevin are just amazing. We met them and jived immediately. They are so much fun and enjoyable to be around. Our engagement session was a blast and they were constantly cracking jokes. It made it so much easier. Especially for my husband. I was so in love with our engagement pictures. Mel and Kev also made sure to schedule a time to meet up for coffee and discuss our views on what photos we were looking for. I always knew that Mel was a text away and would ease any anxiety. On the day of the wedding they were perfection. Both hysterical and made everyone laugh. It was perfect. I couldn't have hand picked better photographers for my wedding. Their work is beautiful and you can tell it is their passion."

Chelsea + Matt

" We are so unbelievably happy with all of our photos. You guys are AMAZING! "

Ali + Neil

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"I cannot say enough great things about Mel and her photography skills. She went above and beyond from the moment we first met. She was very thorough, kind, and accommodating. I love the outcome and will cherish these photos for a lifetime. Thank you!!!"

Laura + Seth

"Best Photographer in the World!"

"100% worth every last penny. Mel and Kevin were so much fun to work with and turned a guy that hates to get pictures taken into someone that loved it through their personality and unmatchable talent."

Noah + Savannah

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What to expect

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CONTACT
Shoot us an e-mail through our contact page. Be as detailed as you’d like! We love hearing about your story and all the details of your wedding.

CONSULTATION
Our initial meeting will ideally take place in person, probably over a cup of coffee or wine, but over the phone if you are out of town or unable to meet. We'll get to know each other, talk about your wedding day, look at the packages, create a sample timeline for your day, and learn about your priorities.

BOOKING
In order to reserve your date, we require a signed contract and non-refundable retainer fee of $750. The remainder of the payment will be due one month before the wedding.

ENGAGEMENT SESSION
You get to decide when and where this takes place! Let’s talk about your hopes for these photos so we can help guide you on timing!  1-2 weeks after the session you will receive an online gallery where you can view, share, and download all of your images.

QUESTIONNAIRE
6-8 weeks before the wedding, we will send you an online questionnaire that has all of the details for your wedding day. We will likely have already talked about most topics on the questionnaire, but we like to have everything organized in one place. This online form that can be edited at anytime, we just ask that it is fully completed two weeks before your wedding date. At this time, you will also choose the date for your reveal session!

WEDDING DAY
It’s finally here! Because of all your amazing prep work, the day will be beautiful, joy-filled and stress free!

SNEAK PEEK
Shortly after the big day, keep your eyes peeled on Facebook and Instagram. I’ll post a few photos from the day because I can't help myself!

REVEAL SESSION
8-12 weeks after your wedding you (and all important decision makers) will come in to our studio to view your images and create your album! By the time you leave our studio, you will have your images in hand (usb drive) and your album will be on it's way to the printers. We know that an in-person reveal is not possible for all of our clients and, yes, we can do everything remotely.

ALBUM
You will have your gorgeous new album in hand within 2 weeks of final approval.

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What to expect

[Day in the Life  + PORTRAITS]

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CONTACT
Shoot us an e-mail through our contact page. Be as detailed as you’d like! We love to get to know you and your family better so that we know best how to serve you. The more you tell us the better!

CONSULTATION + BOOKING
We will be in touch both by email and over the phone to get a full understanding of what you're looking for. If we are a great fit, we will go ahead and schedule your session! Directly after the phone call, you will receive a confirmation email as well as a link to your client portal where you can look back on our email communications, check the date of your session, and pay your invoice (due at the time of the session).

PORTRAIT SESSION 
You get to decide when and where this takes place, but don't worry we have tons of recommendations for you! We'll show up about 15 minutes early to scout the area and wait for YOU! Together, we'll laugh a lot, probably work up a sweat dancing, (yes - you will most likely be asked to dance, jump, run, or otherwise act silly), and generally just have a great time hanging out for about an hour.

DELIVERY
About 1-2 weeks after the session you will receive an online gallery where you can view, share, and download all of your images. If you'd like to order prints through our amazing print lab - now is the time!

Portraits

These awesome sessions deserve their own page!
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Day in the Life sessions

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contact

(717)429-6071
ShiftedFocusPhotography@gmail.com
237 North Prince Street
Lancaster, PA 17603

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