Monthly Archives: September 2014


Baby Valentina was such an amazing baby to have in the studio. She was all smiles and giggles. Her momma came a long way just to have me photograph her daughter and I am thankful for my¬†amazing clients. God bless this gorgeous baby girl and her parents. It was hard to select 5-10 favorites, I lost count ūüėõ – check her out!

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It is always special to capture a family but it is extra special to capture your friend’s family. Christine has the perfect trio and they are soooo much fun! This session was completely last minute and worked out perfectly. Check out the Morel’s fall mini session: I am now booking limited fall mini sessions, you are interested you can¬†check out the session details here!

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There is so much that comes along with ANY kind of speciality; whether it is photography, baking, knitting etc. I have been a photographer since late 2010 but I never considered myself one until the ending of 2011. I knew I wasn’t where I wanted to be so I preferred calling myself an “aspiring photographer”. Since then, there have been several changes in my business but the one thing that has never changed is my VISION. My vision remains the same and I always try to explain it to the best of my ability but I think my work speaks for itself or at least I hope it does. Simple, detailed, timeless and memorable. I made the decision to sharpen up my skills in newborn photography (click here to read) and I’ve opened up a studio¬†outside of my residence.¬†However, there are many that do not understand the art, hardwork, dedication and most importantly the “WHY” behind newborn photography. I can’t speak for the entire industry or other photographers but in the following “behind the scenes” video you will see what it’s all about for my business and myself. HUGE shout to Chris Cassidy for this video, if you’re interested in contacting him, please check him out here:¬† As always, THANK YOU to all my supporters; your support is means more to me than you can imagine. If you’re expecting and are interested in a newborn session, please contact me as soon as possible. Spots are limited and I wouldn’t want to turn you away. Every …

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What a surprise baby Jacob was, his momma kept his gender a surprise until the day of delivery! I love this concept and kudos to all the patient parents for waiting. Jacob must have pooped throughout the entire session but his beauty made up for all the mess hehe. His parents were so chill about it too. Sometimes parents feel so bad but like I say, what can you expect! They’re nude and fed lol. Jacob was a fighter for each pose but as always, I win. Check him out: not sure if this was before or after he pooped LOL, nonetheless good shot ūüôā

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Aja’s maternity session was so much fun (she came all the way from Maryland)! We were hoping to have majority of the session outdoor but mother nature was not 100% (it was raining hard and a lot). Luckily, we managed¬†to¬†get some great family photos of Aja and her family outside of her parent’s home. We then moved the shoot indoors and it is out of my norm but the results remind me how stepping out of our comfort zone can¬†be refreshing and fun. Aja does not know the gender of her baby and will find out the day she gives birth! This is becoming a trend that I don’t think I will ever get tired of; it has to be on the of the most exciting moments ever. This entire family was a pleasure to work with especially little Augustus, he was all smiles! You can tell he is excited to be a big brother. Thank you Gricel for sending Aja my way and thank you Aja for selecting me <3 check out her session: ¬†¬†¬†¬†

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I LOVE taking photos! Would you believe me if I said I don’t carry my Nikon everywhere with me? Well, believe it. I’m just like everyone else, snapping those precious day to day moments with my iPhone. If you’re following me on Instagram, then you know how much I LOVE to gently (or not so gently) edit my photos. I prefer to use other apps vs the filters provided on Instagram. My top two apps are PicTapGo and Mextures but I’ll get into that in a bit. It’s safe to say everyone enjoys taking photos, especially proud mommas. What if I told you, you can easily improve your very own photo-taking skills? Yes you can improve your iPhone photos by reading and understanding the below tips. How to take better photos with your iPhone. Let’s start with the basic, getting your images to represent your style. Yes I said it, style! I’m not talking fashion, I’m talking taste, colors, vision but all from within. Think about the colors you love, think about if you like your images to be brightly lit or dark and moody or maybe a little of both? Whichever it is, that’s your style and how you edit is your vision coming to life. Let’s talk lighting: Your lighting is everything! What if I told you not every photo needs the flash? As long as you’re in a room with some light, you’re okay! You want to avoid those harsh shadows in your photos (unless you love the artistic touch of shadows …

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Shannie and her family welcomed their newborn son Angel last month (check their maternity session here). We first tried the newborn session at 10 days new but he was not the happiest that day so we rescheduled him and the next time was a charm. He was still a little fighter but not for long! He has the cutest big sisters and they did¬†SO amazing for their family and sibling pose (wait until you see it). This family of five has a special place in my heart; not sure if it’s because I have two girls and a boy too! They are such a pleasure and always great to work with, thank you for choosing me year after year!

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Who here remembers that cutie named Aiden? If not, refresh your memory and check out his cuteness here. He was born on the same day as my son, September 7th! Isn’t that cool? Okay maybe not that cool but it’s cool to me lol! Aiden is such an adorable little guy and I’m happy he came back for his first birthday photos. His momma is always fun to work with and we are always laughing about something, good vibes are always important. Are you ready for the cuteness? ¬†¬† ¬†¬†

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How did this even happen? How did a year already flash before my eyes?! This past year has been one of the most memorable years ever. I thought my life was complete in January 2013 until I found out I was expecting again, for the third time. I always wanted a son but I never expected to actually have one! I am so grateful God granted me the privilege to give life to one and now raise him. I thought I understood the bond between a mother and son because my second child, Miah, is very close to me. Boy was I wrong. The bond my son and I have is unbelievable! Maybe it’s because I breastfeed¬†or maybe it’s because by the third baby you know how fast time flies and you soak it all in better. I. Don’t. Know. However, I do know that my son is special, extra special because at the lowest point in my life, he was my companion. He was my sunshine on my gloomiest days. *I’ve always said with every pregnancy, you learn new things, a little part of you dies yet another part awakens. I’ve learned and grown so much from each of my pregnancies. They’re all equally special moments in my life.* Maison, I wish you the BEST and hope that you’ve enjoyed your first year of life. It is only the beginning and I promise to never let you down. The little guy is now walking and talking, check out his previous sessions by clicking here …

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You’ve all been here, reading my post, sharing my photos, writing me love notes, sending me your blessings and it’s been everything I needed to push forward in my career. I can’t begin to thank you for being there for me and my dream. Melz Photography is now a FULL time photographer! I am no longer limited to weekends and have more availability to capture you and your loved ones. Don’t worry, I will still be available on the weekends. My schedule is more flexible now¬†and I’m so happy my availability has expanded and be more accommodating for my clients who do not have a “normal schedule” or just prefer days aside from the weekend!! I’ve been working very hard for the past 4 years but 2014 has been a crazy, busy and productive year! I have so much more to announce but for now, this is the BIG news!! To all my aspiring photographers, to all my dreamers: please know that dreams come true and we can all accomplish what we want and desire as long as we work daily towards it and never giving up!! Need a little more inspiration aside from this, watch this beautiful speech by Jim Carrey! To help celebrate such a beautiful moment in my life, I am giving away $200 credit (YES and even bigger than the last) that can be used towards your session package or print package! ¬† My last day at my day job¬†is 9/19 so I will select a winner on 9/21! How to …

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