I like how easy you make the whole process. You’re extremely friendly and energetic which makes it fun to work with you so the shoot goes by fast. I like how half of the photos you take look posed and the other half look natural so you get a good mix, plus you’re always open to suggestions which in a professional art career is hard to find. You do a great job of getting the gallery up in reasonable time, when you get busy it takes a little but you kept us updated which was awesome because we understood that you were busy but still took the time to update us and when we got our pictures the small wait was well worth it. I was shocked at the quality we received for the price you charge and coming from someone who hates to spend money that’s rare. I would highly recommend you to anyone who has reasonable expectations and can appreciate the time and effort you put into making your clients happy.- Jared Philips
How we found our forever photographer….
From start to finish, I have never had such a stress free experience. Missy is prompt, friendly and prepared for all the silly questions that despite how silly they are, they are important to the customer (what props to bring, what to wear, what about the weather…etc. etc. etc.). Missy has an eye for photos that capture moments and memories that aren’t just a picture, they are truly a gift; pieces of time, frozen, irreplaceable and precisely perfect. Her editing is stunning, her turn around is insanely fast, and she does all of this magic while being completely affordable. Best of all, she’s just got a way with the kids. They are comfortable, and candid, never rushed and the entire experience is….simply amazing. And THAT, is how I found my forever photographer who will be part of my family forever. I am grateful for the gifts Missy has given us, to freeze those perfect moments forever. -Jennifer Hirzel
What a great eye! I cherish all the pictures you have taken of my family. You are fun to work with. I always know sessions with you will be creative and full of energy. I can’t wait for our upcoming shoot!-Tiffany Scott
We’ve had Missy as Jack’s photographer from the beginning, and we couldn’t ask for anyone better. We love the patience and warmth she exudes throughout our sessions. Even when the subject of the photo might be having a bad day or might not be cooperating very well, Missy doesn’t bat an eye and even manages to make our little man look like a little baby model! We love every single photo that she takes. We obsess over them for weeks and weeks after our sessions. Not only does she have an amazing eye, she is also so personable – she makes our family feel so special!! She will be our photographer as long as she’ll have us!! Thank you, Missy! You take beautiful photos.- Kaley Schlimgen
It has taken me a minute to think about how to say what must be stated about Missy….
We found her on Facebook, and I knew I loved her style before we ever had our pictures done. However, you never know how that’s going to translate to your crazy family, double chins, wrinkled clothes, or cranky kids.
Missy takes the time to entertain our rambunctious, ham of a four year old, always taking the photos Aubrey requests ( even when the goal is not a 4year old glamour shot session). She has gracefully captured our beautiful delivery story, capturing all the little moments and details, and never once was it awkward! Missy is our people.
In December, we found out that my husband, Shawn, was going to have open heart surgery. His first request was that we have photos taken with the kids. For an extreme introvert to ask for this, and for Missy specifically, just speaks to her talent and personality. She met us with flexibility, compassion, humor, and of course amazing pictures.
We love how quick our pictures are done and how amazing they all look, wild kids and all! Missy has become more than someone to hire for photos, she has become a friend. She cares about our story and works so hard to capture the moments forever. She takes the stress out of picture day and makes it fun! We love working with her and recommend her and her amazing talent to anyone!- Melissa Woodson
Isn’t it funny how when it comes down to the truly exceptional things in life, you have so many positive memories that come to mind that even the longest list seems to fall short? That’s our Missy.
Missy was referred to us after I posted a Facebook article seeking a photographer after some lack luster family photos we’d just done at a photo studio. Missy responded quickly, explained the way she operated, and then answered all of my silly-never-hired-a-photographer-before questions. Each session with Missy has been unique, special, and most importantly… FUN!
I have now know Missy for 4 years and I think of her as a close friend/ family member. We share our exciting news with her sometimes before we even share it with family and friends. Missy’s dedication and excitement are authentic, and they can be felt at each and every session. If you want a photographer that captures the real, raw, beauty that makes up a family or intimate moment, looking any further would be a waste of time. Missy is it for us, she is “one of our people.” -Claire McKenna
I found Missy when looking for a newborn photographer and I feel truly blessed to have found such a talented photographer! My husband and I call Missy the “Baby Whisperer”. She came to our home 2 weeks after our baby girl was born and was able to capture beautiful pictures of her while she slept peacefully. Missy had so many tricks up her sleeve to keep our baby calm and peaceful during the photo shoot. She even took beautiful pictures of our family and nursery! I have referred Missy to several friends who can’t say enough good things about her! I look forward to having Missy photograph our baby as she grows in the coming years. She is a true gem to work with!!- Alexis Childs
Back when I was researching photographers a couple of years ago I was having a hard time because we are not your “every day family”! It was important to me that I found someone that would be open and caring while being brought into our family life to share important dates and memories! We then got lucky when we came across Missy Long with Mx4 Lifestyle Photography. Missy made each person in my family feel comfortable and at ease! No stuffy posing she said…Just carry on and go for a walk, and so we did! Who knew that a simple walk could turn into a beautiful memory full of life and color! It was that day that I knew we had found our “person”! Missy has been a part of our holidays, birthdays, birth and so much more! She has become a friend that just so happens to be the best photographer! I could go on and on about why people should book her ASAP but her pictures speak for themselves whether it’s my daughters pretty pink toenails or my son’s huge goofy smile, Missy makes my heart happy and brings my memories to life in print! There is no amount of money or words that I will ever have to make her and everyone else know how much I appreciate her amazing gift! You never realize how important pictures actually are until it’s too late. Take the time and have no regrets! Let Missy give you a PRICELESS gift of capturing your family, your moments, your tragedies, your everyday life! Thank you for being you Missy! – The Flato-Dominy Family
I met Missy through a friend needing to do family photos for her daughter. Missy immediately made us feel comfortable with her, and captured genuine pictures of my brothers and I, who rarely see each other. These pictures showed the raw emotion we all were feeling, how happy we were in those moments together, and I couldn’t have been more thankful for them. So when I got pregnant and was thinking about maternity pictures, Missy was the first person I thought of. Her grow with me package is exactly what I was looking for, and so affordable, especially for a single parent-to-be. Maternity pictures with my sister-in-law captured our bond so incredibly. I am always the awkward one in front of the camera, and she gets the best out of me every single time! I just left her house where we did newborn pictures for my son, and yet again Missy out did every expectation I had…. She was so fabulous and patient with him while he was crying, trying to get him to sleep. After every change of hat, or position, she calmed him, made sure he was comfortable, and smiled the entire time. The way she looked and cared for him while I was there made me absolutely positive she was the right person to share these moments in our life with. I cannot recommend her to enough people. She is so caring, her style is ever evolving, and she is not afraid to try new things, or listen to inputs you may have about your shoot.-Stephanie Hoffman
I am so, so thankful that we found Missy as our photographer. You can expect prompt, cheerful communication, a stress-free session, and amazingly quick turn-around time with your photographs. We first met Missy when she took newborn photos of Baby Claire. As a new mom, I was fretting over the session but Missy was the “baby whisperer” and made the process so easy and enjoyable. We love working with Missy, and would highly recommend her to any and all.