Mothers are beautiful warriors who are often rarely captured on camera since they are the ones behind it and never in the pictures themselves. Let’s change this and celebrate your motherhood! Regardless of whether your child is 5 days, 5 years, or 50 years old, I'm here to capture all the special memories.
Motherhood sessions honor your beauty, your unconditional love for your children, and their wild love for you. They’re filled with organic, natural moments inspired by natural cues. It captures how you relentlessly love and protect your children, by nursing (if applicable), hugging, singing, and playing.
Your gallery will be filled with beautiful, timeless, and artistic images that you and your loved ones will cherish forever.
Motherhood sessions include maternity sessions, mom & children, or nursing sessions.
For sessions with the whole family, let me capture those perfectly imperfect moments that you’ll cherish forever.
The first 10 - 15 minutes usually is the warm-up, where we walk to the location together. I’ll let your kids play with my camera and teach them how to take a photo if they’d like, and then once we’re all warmed up, that’s when the fun will begin! I’ll capture all the moments - the uncontrollable laughter and breathtaking dress twirls only happen when we’re patient and let the moments happen naturally. I will typically take some candid/walking photos during the time when we are moving from one place to another.
These sessions have natural cues and I’ll adapt to the situation simultaneously by providing gentle guidance along the way. I have some prompts and tricks up my sleeve that are intended to evoke a variety of emotions, so get ready to be goofy and silly together - because those natural smiles and uncontrollable laughs are what we want to capture!
Whether it’s snuggling extra close, holding hands, tickles, telling jokes, twirling, whispering secrets, tossing kids up in the air, or playing with each other are all great ways to create breathtaking, memorable photographs that you’ll cherish forever.
Your children do not need to be “well behaved” or even have to look at the camera and smile, and neither do you. Come to the session with a kind heart, adventurous soul, and open mind. My job is to make the magic happen.
We are truly blessed to have had an amazing photographer who not only delivered services but also became a friend and such a great one at that. Her heart is pure and full of love and joy to share with others. She made this trip one to remember; giving a child a memory of a lifetime is priceless, so thank you from the bottom of my heart!
My daughter and I had a Mother Daughter shoot and it was so fun. We had so much fun bonding, playing and twilring our dresses for photos. We were given great direction, poses and playgul things to do for the shoot. The entire time Melanie was cheerful, really good with my daughter and very professional. Our photos peeked our expectations and we cant wait to do more shoots in the future.
Melanie is fantastic. She's light, happy, sweet, and natural. Melanie provides a great environment where you feel comfortable being yourself, which allows her to capture real candid moments that you can cherish forever. Our session really did remind me how much I love him.. almost like falling in love all over again. Melanie will always be my go to for major events in my life, so that I am able to experience it over and over again, and feel just as I did in the moment she captured it. Thank you for the unforgettable experience you bring with you wherever you go Melanie ❤
First of all, a great attitude goes a very long way. In my opinion, it's the most important part of customer service. Melanie only shows the greatest and most positive attitudes especially in a work environment. My experience with her was with my sister and her family photos. The venue chosen tho a little far, was WELL worth the scenery. The sun had JUST broken through the smoke screen we had for a couple weeks. Melanie captured incredible moment shots.
When we decided to do maternity and infant photos with Melanie we had no clue how great they would turn out! Never having done them with our first 2 kids we wanted it to be fun but casual but exciting....the experience was definitely all 3! The pictures turned out equally well, I love all the natural light, she has such a good eye for it! Definitely would recommend Melanie, and so would my kids! Every time they see the pictures they ask if she will come back and color with them.
Where to begin... Melanie was a blessing to work with from the beginning, She was fast to respond, very open about her prices, extremely flexible, and arrived early to the location to begin mapping out the best route to use. Our son quickly warmed up to her bubbly personality and bright smile; let's be clear, this is HUGE when working with a two year old! We appreciate all of Melanie's time, talent, and encouragement during and following our session.
Melanie met us for a family photo shoot and knew some great spots for pictures! She was professional, friendly, and fun, and made the shoot an absolute pleasure for my entire family. If you're considering Melanie.co for photography, don't hesitate- I recommend her 100%.
Such an amazing and talented photographer ! Melanie really has an eye for capturing all the different angles ,and backgrounds for beautiful well thought out photos ! We have used her services twice and every picture is amazing !
I was so nervous because I had never had professional photos done before, but Melanie made my family and me feel so comfortable and got so many amazing and beautiful pictures that I can't wait to cherish forever! We cant wait to have her perform her wonderful Magic on our wedding day too!