Announcing: Fall Portrait Sessions at Washington Park in Albany!

Calling all Albany friends! I have received several inquiries in the past few weeks for portrait sessions in the Albany area. To all of you who have contacted me…NOW is your time! For TWO DAYS ONLY on Sunday October 13th and Monday October 14th, I will be available for SIX sessions in Washington Park. Your session can be a family session, engagement session, senior session, headshots or anything else I might be missing! Here are the details:

  • Each portrait session will last for 45 minutes.
  • Time slots will be set for 3:00, 4:00,  and 5:00 PM both days.
  • There will be a $175 investment paid via PayPal at time of booking.
  • All sessions will yield 12-15 high-resolution images on disk with copyright for you to print/post/email at your convenience.

If you’re interested, please send an email to Let me know which time slot you are interested in and the name(s) and age(s) of who will be photographed. I will email you a PayPal invoice that must be paid within 24 hours to secure your time slot. I will also email a portrait agreement to be signed with your payment. In the event of cancellation on behalf of the client, the session fee is non-refundable. In the event of rain, a rain date will be selected. Slots are limited and will go FAST, so let’s chat!!

But wait, one more thing…

WIN a FREE Session:

I will be giving one session away for FREE! If you win, the session will be on Sunday October 13th at 4:00.

Here is how you can win:

1. “LIKE” the Melissa Ball Photography page HERE (If you are already a Facebook friend, “SHARE” the Melissa Ball Photography page as your status update)

2.  Once you are a Facebook friend, head back here to my blog and leave a comment under this post letting me know you are a Facebook fan and you would LOVE to win the FREE session!

For example: Hi Missy! I just became a Facebook friend and I really want to win the fall session for my family!

(comments have to be approved before posting live on the blog so they may not show immediately)

3. Contest Entry is closed on September 28th at 12:00am (EST) and a winner will be chosen on September 29th via

4. The winner will be announced on Facebook and on my blog on Sunday September 29th so don’t miss it!

5. The winner has 24 hours to contact my by email to claim their prize. If the winner does not reach me within 24 hours, a 2nd winner will be chosen via

Please note: If you purchase a session but also WIN a session, you will be refunded your full session amount via PayPal.



Sarah - Hey Missy! Your work is great! Would love to win a free session! :)

Debbie - Hi Missy! I just became a Facebook friend and I really want to win the fall session for my daughter Danielle and her family- Oct 14th will be her 30th birthday and her husband is getting back from Afghanistan this Sunday. What a great gift for her to have new family pictures – especially by you!!!

Julianna - Hey Missy! Really excited to see more of your pictures, and in Washington park! I would LOVE to win the free session, but I won’t be in NY then. haha. Love your pics of the Kalin & Andy Syracuse wedding… they are gorgeous. You’re so talented! All the best!

Judi - Hey Miss!!! We are not quite ready for engagement shots, but if we were to win the free session we would totally suck it up and do it! We used to live by Washington Park for two years actually, so that would be fun! Thanks for putting me in your contest. Let’s try to get together for lunch or something while you’re in town?? Would love to see you. xo

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