The Naleski family is near and dear to my heart and one of the reasons I love being a Flagstaff family photographer. I met Jerome though a friend when Jerome was his realtor for his home purchase. After that, I joined Jerome to help form the Elevated Achievers, a networking group here in the Flagstaff. Jerome is a natural leader and I learned so much from him during our time with that group. I got to know Jill when she me called for a family session back in 2009 when sweet Grace was born. And now, through the years, I feel like I’m part of this sweet family. If you’re in the market for a home, call Jerome at FlagHomes Real Estate, and be sure to check out his website for tips on selling a home and the latest on the market. Jill is a talented massage therapist who has an office at Flagstaff Athletic Club-West. The family recently adopted a sweet dog from Second Chance Center for Animals and I was delighted when she showed up for the photos too! The Naleski family photo sessions always contain a lot of laughs and I adore spending time with them. We choose Frances Short Pond for their session, it’s always so beautiful there. It’s always great to see you! xoxo ~ Melissa
Dr. Austin and his wife, Aliene, were both born in Texas, but have lived most of their lives in our beautiful mountain town of Flagstaff. Dr. Austin began his pediatric practice in Flagstaff in 1967. He retired from his practice in 2002, but continues as Medical Director of Flagstaff Medical Center’s Childrens Rehabilitative Services. Aliene is an accomplished artist and enjoys hosting painting classes and art shows. The couple loves how all four of their children also decided to stay in Flagstaff with their families too. We chose the Francis Short Pond for their shoot, as they all love being outside in our gorgeous scenery. Seeing how close this family was to one another brought smiles to our faces and seeing how they easily laughed and joked with one another was a delight. Thanks for letting us capture these special moments for you!