For Photographers

Photographer services are photographer-guided depending on the current needs of the artist. Services may include assistance with editing, sequencing, book publishing advice, contract consultation, and fundraising for book projects.

Introductory phone call of 30 minutes gives the artist the opportunity to explore what we can do together to meet your personal photobook needs. This introduction may also include a brief examination of your website/projects before the phone conversation.
Thirty-minute Introduction $75
After or instead of the initial conversation, we further explore your photobook project depending on your personal needs.
New client rate – first hour $150 – Discount until April 30th $75.00 (Select optio 2 below)
New Client Rates
The initial interaction may expand into a lengthier conversation. This on-ongoing relationship can take many forms depending on the photographer’s publication needs. Established client rate per hour after the introductory rate – Discount until April 30th $75.00 (Select option 2 below)
Hourly Rate (Established Client)
Photographer pro-rated rate for established clients (per quarter hour) for shorter meetings
Quarter Hour Rate

All clients will be contacted within 24 hours to schedule the appointment.

For initial consultations relating to preparing for portfolio reviews, exploring your additional personal photographic needs, and advice to artists who are just starting their career, I offer the initial hour consultation as Programs & Outreach Manager at CENTER. Inquire for the initial meeting at or 505-984-8353.


The experience of collecting photography books is incredibly gratifying. The benefits come from amassing a visual representation of contemporary culture, a catalogue of our visual history or examples of the best in the craft of book editing, design, and printing. For years, I have worked with clients to hone their vision, advising on some of the best contemporary publications, book objects and historical necessities that will make any photobook library the envy of book lovers. Collecting photography books is a passionate experience that satisfies the collectors both for its visual rewards and, often, for its future financial value. Feel free to contact me if you need some guidance with your collection.

Includes one hour phone call to discuss library needs and assess monthly budget
Collector - Hourly Rate
Includes two phone calls of 30 minutes each, an email report of book recommendations, and facilitation of shipments from credible book sellers around the world.
$500 + Agreed book budget per month
Includes 2-day in-person consultation (8 hours per day) at the collector's home library to assess the collection. This is a special opportunity to partner and examine the needs of your current and future collection. An on-going consultation may include cataloguing, condition reports and estimated values. Please inquire for an estimate for the on-going service.
$1500 + lodging + flight

Includes a 2-day prepared tour and buying trip for the collector to New York Art Book Fair, Los Angeles Art Book Fair, or Photo Paris Offprint – Includes a personal tour of the festival, visiting booths to meet the publishers/artists, and personal recommendations for your collection. Client is responsible for his or her personal expenses including flight, meals, lodging and book purchases. Limit one client per book fair annually. Please inquire for availability.
$2000 (US fairs)/$3000 (international fairs) + lodging + flight

All clients will be contacted within 24 hours to schedule the appointment.

Please inquire with Melanie about teaching workshops on the contact page. Limited availability for workshop opportunities.