Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year!!

Wishing everyone a Happy New Year! Looking forward to a fun filled year with friends and family! Hoping 2012 is great for everyone! Also looking forward to many new photo shoots with all my new, old and soon to be clients!

Lots of love to you all! ~Melissa

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Christmas Mini Portrait Sessions!

Merry Christmas! Boy have I been busy with all the Christmas studio mini sessions! Again I'm a little behind on my blog posts so I've decided to combine my mini sessions into one blog. Below are a few images from recent studio sessions to get you in the Christmas spirit! I had a blast working with these amazing families and using my new backdrop! I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Family, Newborn & baby studio Sessions

How cute is this family?!? Wow I can't believe how long it's been since I've posted a blog! I've been so busy taking portraits that I'm now a bit behind on my blog posts, so I've decided to combine a few different studio sessions into one blog. Below are a few images from the recent family sessions I've photographed in my studio. I love working outdoors, but at this time of year it's great to do some indoor studio portraits! Especially for newborn photos I love working indoors and utilizing my adorable baby props! Below are some props from two of my favorite vendors Mudpies N Pigtails and Two of a Kind Design. Contact me for more information about indoor sessions and ask about my special offers!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Hilary & Maggie's family session

Meet Hilary & Maggie! This adorable mother and daughter were super fun to work with! The Yakima Arboretum provided a stunning background as always for their family photo session! Hilary booked a early holiday mini session with me and received Christmas cards designed with the image above! Below are a few of my other favorite images from that day!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Haller Family Photo Session

Meet the Haller Family!
I had a wonderful time photographing this amazing family at their cabin on Bumping Lake, located just outside of Naches along the 410. It was the perfect setting for their family portrait session and for their Christmas cards! Below are a few of my favorite images from that day. Enjoy!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Bill & Katie's Wedding

Congratulations Katie & Bill! This loving couple was married at the historic Scotia Inn surrounding by their friends and family. This sweet couple have been together for years and you can feel the love they have for each other and for their adorable baby boy Brody. I've been lucky enough to not only photograph their wedding, but their engagement, maternity and family sessions! My assistant Amber and I loved working with this couple and their energetic bridal party. I loved how they carried their vintage theme throughout the wedding from the groomsmen suspenders to the bridal partys stunning brooch bouquets. That's right the bouquets aren't flowers but vintage pins!Below are a few of my favorite images and to view their online slide show please click Here or visit to view more images by clicking HERE. Enjoy!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Fall Mini Session with Griffin

Fall is here! Meet Griffin! This adorable energetic 3rd old was so much fun to photograph! His mom booked a fall mini session with me at we photographed at the Mission Park off Ahtanum just outside of Yakima. The fall leaves made for a perfect backdrop and I know he loved playing in them! Below are a few of my favorite images. Enjoy!