Archive for 'Maternity'

October 28, 2016
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The Casey family wanted to come to beautiful Sedona, Arizona for their annual family photos and who could blame them?  The red rocks, beautiful vistas, and the gorgeous sunsets are unrivaled in the Southwest.  I love shooting in Sedona because at every turn there’s something that will take your breath away.  There are many reasons why so many people make the pilgrimage to Sedona…from acclaimed vortexes to the healing waters and sounds of Oak Creek to the peace you get when you find a trail all to yourself.    If you’ve never been, make the trip!

Jessica and Gerry are expecting their second baby in December and big brother, Elvis the Bernese mountain dog, and big sister, Delaney are very excited!  I loved the custom signs for Delaney and Elvis!  But mostly, I adored how much this family loved one another.  There’s nothing quite like being able to observe a close family and how they make each other laugh and smile.   The Casey family were adventurous and wanted to go to the summit of the Sugarloaf trail and Jessica hiked it like a pro!  The views were definitely worth the effort!

It was great meeting each of you!  Thank you for coming to Sedona! xoxo ~ Melissa

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March 08, 2016
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George and Julia wanted to celebrate the arrival of their little girl by having maternity photos at the gorgous Slide Rock State Park.   They live in Phoenix, but have always loved the red rocks of Sedona, and especially Slide Rock.  Kristen and I had never done a photo session there before (I know-I have  no idea how it has evaded us all these years!) and were particurally excited to shoot there.  When Julia texted us her outfit choices for the day, we became even more excited.  That red dress!!  She looked absolutely gorgeous and we loved that she was adventurous and got into the water!  The day was not without some drama, however, as we were escorted out by the State Park officials.  It seems that we got so caught up in the session that we lost track of time and were in danger of getting locked into the park after closing.  But, it was totally worth it!  Congrats Julia and George!  Thank you for choosing us as your photographers!

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March 01, 2016
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Taking a trip to Phoenix from Northern Arizona in February is never a bad thing! It is even better when you get to photograph a beautiful mother to be!  We met Robin & Brian in downtown Phoenix to take advantage of the colorful graffiti art as a backdrop.  We can’t wait to meet Baby Shay next month! Shay-1002-EditShay-1022Shay-1031Shay-1019Shay-1008Shay-1047Shay-1045Shay-1051

We were so excited to finally meet little Samuel, but not as excited as his big sister Olivia!  Sweet Olivia has been talking about her new baby brother for months, and it was so adorable to see her face light up when she held him in the studio.  Welcome to the world little man!  We’re so happy you’re here!
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September 30, 2013
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Kristen and I photographed Stephanie and Eugene’s wedding in gorgeous Lake Tahoe three years ago at the Zephyr Cove Resort.   We were amazed then, at the magnitude of how much this couple adored each other.  They are one of those couples that by just being around them, you leave feeling surrounded by love.  When Stephanie contacted us about doing her maternity session, we were ecstatic!  What a lucky and blessed little soul to be born to these sweet and devoted parents.  To add an element of surprise, they have decided to wait to find out the gender of the baby.  We can’t wait to find out too!  Steph and Eugene, congratulations!  You’re going to be two of the most amazing parents ever and we’re so blessed to be a small part of that journey.

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I met Amee right before I was married in 2007.  When I met her, as a client in her hair salon, I knew that she was destined to be my friend too.  She’s the kind of person who seeps sweetness and kindness and I fell in love with her.   Over the years I photographed her and Thomas’s wedding (where I think I cried through the whole ceremony it was so sweet and heartfelt). the whole Byer’s clan and more recently, a touching way to announce to Amee and Thomas’s family and friends they they were having a baby.  Being that I love these two so much, I was really looking forward to this session.  The little boy is very blessed to have chosen Amee and Thomas as his parents.  They are already so filled with so much love for this little boy and everyone in their families is eagerly awaiting his arrival this Saturday!  Congrats Amee and Thomas, I cannot wait to meet him too! ~ Melissa

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