"Melinda Gaal did our Senior's photos last year and they are fantastic! We had so much fun on the photo shoot... yes, that includes my teenage son, who was the subject! He had fun and got to participate in choosing locations that best brought out his character. Mel took care of getting the official photo to the school for the yearbook and made it easy for us to order the prints and products. There were so many great shots to choose from! We will definitely call her again next year for our future Senior's photo session!"
"Our son enjoyed his session with Mel. They had great communication together and especially scheduling us and making sure all our questions were answered during the entire process. She made beautiful timeless photos of my son. I will definitely be booking her for my next son in the future."
Michelle and Steve
"My family absolutely loves Melinda's work! We are so excited to have another session with her. She is amazing to work with. We love that she captured all of us as we are, not standing in an unnatural or forced pose. I feel that Melinda captures the spirit of everyone she works with. My son has already requested her for his senior photos and I wouldn't have it any other way. I recommend Melinda to everyone who is looking for a photographer. On top of her obvious talent she clearly has passion for what she does. She makes her sessions fun and relaxed. Her professionalism is unmatched."
"Melinda did an absolutely fantastic job for us! We were celebrating a special change in our family and she did a photo shoot in our backyard. She makes everyone feel at ease and encourages everyone to have fun. The pictures are absolutely fantastic and I couldn’t be happier!!!"
"Melinda Gaal is a wonderful and easy-going photographer. More importantly, she takes beautiful photos! She captures the best moments and spends the extra time to find the most ideal background for your family photos. We are very happy with our pictures. Thank you, Melinda Gaal!"
"It has been a pleasure working with Melinda! The pictures Melinda did for the Dow High swim team and senior members were incredible. When it was time for our son's senior pictures, the only choice for us was to continue working with her. The senior pictures taken at the Dow High pool and park were fantastic. She was able to capture Nic's casual demeanor and his passion for swimming. We are so impressed with the pictures, we are finding it difficult to narrow the selection to just a few. I highly recommend Melinda to secure your lifetime memories with beautiful photos."
Keith and Jil
"I love having my family photographed every year, but shockingly my family doesn’t always love the process! That all changed when we started using Melinda! Her laid-back style and easygoing approach have changed the hearts and minds of my family. So now when I announce it’s “that time of year” they know that spending an hour with Melinda will be fun and she will capture each one at their best. Melinda is the best!!"
"I was so happy with how the photos of my daughters turned out! Both girls looked beautiful and the photos looked very natural and relaxed (versus posed and stiff!!) I love that Melinda captured some funny moments in between shots also! Both daughters were very relaxed with her and she takes the time to really make each person feel at ease.. I have already booked with her for senior pictures next year!"
"Melinda Gaal was the best decision we made while planning our family event. She met and exceeded all of our expectations- she was super responsive, flexible, creative, funny, and professional. I have many friends who are professional photographers and my standards are very high. It was important to me to have someone that made me feel comfortable (awkward photos are the worst!), who was organized and inventive. When you hire Melinda, you're not hiring just a photographer, YOU'RE HIRING AN ARTIST. Not only are her images stunning, but her editing and color work are out of this world. Two words of advice after working with Melinda: Hire her. I definitely recommend her and hope to work with her again in the future."