9.01.2010

Sneak Peek: Summer Photo Shoots

I had a busy summer photographing some fun families!
Because it was such a cold summer, none of the photoshoots were in 100 degree weather!

(I am happy to say that all of these pictures are safe & backed up on not one, but two external hard drives!)

Here are some of my favorite pictures from my summer photo shoots!

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How cute are these siblings?
The girls were working the camera for me!
They loved getting their picture taken.
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Sweet Baby Girl Emerson turned 9 months old, so we did another photo shoot
(I also did her newborn pictures)
She is such a good baby & has amazing blue eyes!
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I took some sisters pictures in honor of these 2 girls turning 3 years old and 6 months old.
Baby Evie loved the camera & was so cooperative!
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One of my friends from church, Kim had me take pictures of their family!
Their daughter is full pf personality & is such a fun little girl!
And, how cute is their little boy?
He is one of the happiest babies ever!
Those eyes....he is going to be a heart breaker one day!
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I also had the privilege of photographing one of my favorite families in the entire world.
Their mom used to babysit my sisters and I.
I have known these kids since they were born & I love them like my own family!
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I also got to do a very special photo shoot for my friend Brooke's new son.
A child they have been waiting for and praying about for years.
Here he is at 3 days old:
He is just beautiful & a gift from God!
He can't keep his eyes off his Mama:
Congrats Brooke! I am beyond happy for you!
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How cute is the name Ivy? She also had the most gorgeous blue eyes.
Ivy was so happy & smiley for me during our photo shoot.
Even the photo shoot was mostly for Ivy, I was able to snap a few pictures of her brother.
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My friend Emily wanted me to do a photo shoot for her 2 kids.
Emily is Emerson's (shown above) aunt.
Here is her energetic son! He is a ball of energy!
And, her sweet daughter (also named Claire!)
Emerson was also there, so I also took some pictures of all 3 kids (cousins!)
And another one of Emerson, she has grown up so much in 2 months!
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My final photo shoot of the summer came the night before school started.
Literally, the night before school started. I got home from this special photo shoot at 11 pm!
As soon as my friend Heather told me she was pregnant, she asked if I would take pictures during the delivery.
I have done this once before for my friend Lesly & it was an amazing experience.
There is nothing like witnessing a baby being born. What an honor.
So glad I could be a part of Baby Cole's birth day.

Moments after he was born:
Welcome to the World Baby Cole!
Soaking in the newness of life...
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It was a fun & busy summer photographing lots of sweet families!
I am looking forward to some fun Fall photo shoots.
And, you know what Fall means....Holiday & Christmas card photo shoots!
Love this time of year!

13 comments:

  1. Great pictures, they are all so wonderful!
    My favorite is of Heather with the tear rolling down her cheek holding her sweet baby boy :)

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  2. I absolutley LOVE the one that you captured of Heather w/ the tear on her cheek...priceless :)
    And I AM going to back up my pictues..I'm embarrased to say how many I have and haven't backed them up..I would be SICK if I lost them!

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  3. Mel, these pictures are fabulous! You are very talented!!! I hope to one day be able to take pictures for families as well...

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  4. Amazing. The pics of Kim's family are so cute! You totally captured the kids' sweet personalities. I'm so proud of you!

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  5. gorgeous pics!!! i so wish I would have had our photographer come up to the hospital to take pics when noah was born. :( such sweet memories!

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  6. What beautiful shots, and awww, so lucky you got to witness that birth, I love it!!!

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  7. Hoping the timing will be right for you to come take pictures of Baby "T" or "M". Still no name, can't get Erik to commit! I still have to show you the shoot I did for my friend Amanda's newborn, lots of fun! LOVE the black and white of Brooke & fam-that one should be blown and canvases-beautiful!

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  8. I so want to photograph a birth...lucky you!


    Oh and you should have mail tomorrow as requested ;)

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  9. Hi Mel,

    Great photo shoots! You really have a knack for this stuff.

    Hope you are adjusting back to school okay. Good luck!

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  10. Wow, beautiful pictures, do you take them professionally, or just for your friends? I've been looking for a northern California photographer and these are gorgeous, if you have a website or any info, I'd love to know!!

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  11. You have been so busy!

    I need to get with you to book some dates for some shoots in the next year...

    The pictures from the delivery-- amazing.

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  12. nice work! beautiful photographs!
    i hope school is going well!

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