lilly {senior}

It’s not secret that seniors are one of my favorite types of sessions.  The fashion, styling, poses and vibe all are just part of the reason I love photographing this genre so much.  Add to that the ability to help young women in feel confident and like a model for their time in front of my camera and it is easy to see why I could easily photograph seniors everyday!  I always seem to get amazing senior clients as well.  This is Lilly’s session (or should I say sessions) from a few years back.  We had fun shooting country, urban and in the studio.  The result are some of my favorite images ever.  Lilly was a natural as you will see.  Happy “throwback thursday” bonus post!

Lilly wanted to include her boyfriend in a few shots so we did that at the very end of her last session.  I always allow my seniors to get a few shots with a friend if the choose, but we keep most of the picture about the senior!

perry girls {posh kids}

Today’s “throwback thursday” post is of two of my favorite girls.  These are my beautiful nieces Avery and Rylan.  This shoot was all the way back in 2012 and was for their birthday.  I had fun styling this session and love to style all of my sessions now.  Hard to believe how much they have changed and grown since then.  Hey stop that!  Can’t you just stay little forever?

Avery was in a total “model groove” that day.  And so we took tons of shots of her rockin’ the camera like a pro.  All those years of having a camera pointed at her have definitely paid off! Rylan’s turn . oh those eyes!  {and that look!}crowns . balloons . stars . what could be more fun?a personal favorite from this session…LOVEtwo more of my favorite shots…blowing glitter has become a very popular thing now . but it was actually a little more original back then . this was fun . though i was finding stars in the grooves of my floor for years to come…~ xo mel ~

DeGeorge {wedding}

The “throwback thursday” blog posts continue ~ although it is actually Friday since I was sick yesterday…so maybe we can just classify this as a “flashback friday” post and get away with the fact that I am a day late posting?  For those of you new to the blog, I am posting some never before blogged images every week.  Today’s post is the wedding of Crystal and Vince ~ aka Mr. & Mrs. DeGeorge…or DeGORG as I like to say.  (they are a stunning couple)

Crystal and Vince…ahhh what can I say about these two?  I have been photographing this gorgeous couple since even before they were engaged.  A winter couple’s session, their engagement session, their wedding and several family sessions to follow.  Crystal had me booked years in advance for the wedding.  {i like a gal who is a planner!}   Since their wedding they have the beautiful addition of their twin boys Vinny and Leo. {be still my heart!!!}  Speaking of which, as I continue to do these “throwback posts” be on the lookout for their engagement and family session to be on the blog ~ they are some of my favorite sessions ever!  And it is a little known fact to me (and now to you) that this couple is the most asked about duo when I am out and about.  It seems everyone loves looking at them…and I can’t say I blame them!

This wedding was a few years ago, and while my shooting and editing style has evolved  I am still in love with these images.  They have a very soft, photojournalist feel.  Which I adore.  And because pictures can say it so much better than words, I will just let them do the talking. Enjoy!

~ xo mel ~

Brooks {maternity}

If you follow me on Facebook, you may have seen that I am starting a “throwback thursday” blog feature.  This means that every Thursday I will blog a session that never hit the net before with a full post of it’s own.  I have fallen back in love with blogging {actually I never stopped loving it, I just ran out of time to do quality blog posts}, and so I am excited to feature sessions that can now be seen up close and personal!

This maternity session with Anna & Adam {and baby Landon} was one of my favorites ever!  Pregnancy is such a beautiful time and this session was filled with such love and anticipation of all that was to come.  Now Landon is an adorable little boy exploring the world around him.  I was blessed to document this moment in the lives of the Brooks family.  Anna and I planned this session months in advance, and what was going to be a couple’s session turned out to be so much more, and I was thrilled it happened to change!  Maternity sessions are one of my favorite styles to photograph and I hope to continue to do more in the future.  Being a part of these moments is such an honor and I just love being there from the beginning.  A fun fact is that Anna and Adam were one of my wedding couples and I have photographed them many many times from engagement, to wedding to other family sessions {even a session after Landon had arrived!}.  This time, however has to rank up there as one of the best moments we have spent together.  I hope you enjoy these images of a stunning couple, sweet baby {on the way}, fabulous fashion and yummy yummy light!

~xo mel ~

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