Melinda Ryan Photography » Newborn, Baby, Children, Family Photography




In order to schedule a portrait session with Melinda Ryan Photography, LLC, your session fee is due at the time of booking. The remaining balance is due in FULL at the time of your ordering session.

 Cash, check, and credit cards accepted.

Session fee retainers are obtained through Paypal. I will send you the invoice through email if you decide to book a session.


Session fee retainers are non-refundable. You can transfer your retainer to another session date if you need to reschedule. Rescheduled sessions must be made within 60 days or your deposit will be lost.


If you or your child is sick, you must reschedule your session. This policy is in place because I work very closely with newborns and infants and their safety and health is most important to me.


Outdoor sessions can be booked within 30 minutes of my  studio at no additional cost. Further travel will require an additional cost that we will need to discuss. Cancellation due to inclement Oklahoma weather can be rescheduled at no additional charge.


During the post processing editing, I select only the best images from your session and include those in your proofing gallery. Image selection is at my sole discretion. I do not give clients unedited images or RAW files under any circumstances.


Quality takes time, so please allow 2-4 weeks from your order date for completion of your order. Custom designed albums and orders with framing will take longer. But it’s worth the wait!

When your gallery is ready for viewing, I email you the link and necessary information.


I will ask you to sign a release form at or before the time of your session. The form simply states that all images are property of Melinda Ryan Photography, LLC and will be used as the photographer on Facebook, Website, other social media sites, etc. The form also states that I have permission to submit any images for publication at any time.


I want to take this moment to remind parents that all babies are different and not every baby will do every pose. I always try my best to accomplish as many poses as possible during your newborn session. However, baby’s safety is most important. If baby is not comfortable in a certain pose, I will move on to another pose.

Often times, I will shoot at different angles or make simple changes like headband or hat changes to add variety to your gallery. I typically use one neutral background and one color. I also include at least one prop shot per newborn session.

If baby is awake throughout their session and my soothing techniques are not working, I will continue the session and get as many shots as I can. I have a very detailed Newborn Prep Guide that I send to parents prior to their newborn session which helps contribute to the success of your portrait session. Please read the guide and follow it closely. And remember, the point of the session is to remember your baby as they were, tiny and perfect in every way, even if they are bright-eyed and bushy-tailed


Print orders can take 2-3 weeks to be delivered. Clients will be charged OK Sales Tax + shipping for their print orders.


All images and information are copyright protected. All images are property of Melinda Ryan Photography, LLC. Please note that it is illegal to use my images in any way without crediting Melinda Ryan Photography. It is illegal to alter or sell my images, digitals or prints. Do not screen shot images from my blog, website or social media sites as this causes distortion of the image.