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Absolute Sweetness | Salisbury MD Newborn Photographer

This sweetie was the first newborn I had the opportunity to photograph since I went to a “newborn” photography workshop.  I learned a lot and brought many of new ideas away from the workshop.  This sweet baby girl was absolutely the perfect subject to photograph to try out these new techniques.  She slept like a champ and although she started off her session with a bang (the first blanket I put her on had to be washed). Take a look at some of the photos we got during our morning together.

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Jenny - August 13, 2011 - 8:25 pm

She is just beautiful…love all of these!

erin - August 13, 2011 - 8:48 pm

love love love what a beautiful girl!!!

krystal - August 13, 2011 - 9:06 pm

Ahhh! She is beautiful! You’re awesome, Melissa!

Maria - August 13, 2011 - 9:51 pm

These look fantastic!

Cheri - August 14, 2011 - 7:51 am

Thank you so much Melissa, for the time you spend to get these gorgeous pictures! Mom Mom can’t wait to order her prints!

Robin Moore - August 14, 2011 - 8:00 am

Emma is so beautiful! These photos are awesome!

Kathy - August 14, 2011 - 8:00 am

SO precious!! You did a wonderful job!!

Jen - August 14, 2011 - 8:07 am

Beautiful baby girl! I especially love her tutu pictures!!

Jill - August 14, 2011 - 8:31 am

Adorable.. I love them…

Karen Windsor - August 14, 2011 - 9:23 am

Your pics amaze me every time. As an ol’ maternity nurse, hats off to you in getting these beautiful shots!!!!

sharon cropper - August 14, 2011 - 9:57 am

OMG !! CANT WAIT TILL CHELSEA AND BRIAN HAVE A BABY SO I CAN GET THIS DONE FOR HER !!! THEY ARE WAAAAAY TOOOOO CUTE !!

Lisa Malkus - August 14, 2011 - 10:00 am

These pictures are adorable!! She is beautiful…

Tiffany - August 14, 2011 - 10:01 am

Sooo cute! these pictures are amazing!…Congrats to the family on a beautiful girl

Cynde - August 14, 2011 - 4:00 pm

Such wonderful pictures! She is beautiful!

Courtney - August 14, 2011 - 9:40 pm

Aw Melissa, I absolutely love the pictures!! You did such a great job and were wonderful with my lil Emma!! I can’t wait to see the rest of the pics. :)

Gayle Faulkner - August 14, 2011 - 9:42 pm

These are beautiful pictures of Emma. All of her poses are adorable.

Carol Dickerson - August 15, 2011 - 7:30 am

Omg!!!! These pics are beautiful!!! You did such a great job :)

Sarah - August 15, 2011 - 8:08 am

Beautiful!!!!

Lori - August 15, 2011 - 8:21 am

Emma is BEAUTIFUL! I luv all of the pics, but the tutu is my favorite! All baby girls should have at least 1 tutu!! :)

Rhonda - August 15, 2011 - 8:49 am

What a beautiful baby, and a great photographer!! Love them all, especially the tutu

andrea - August 15, 2011 - 10:31 am

What a precious baby!!

kelly hunt - August 15, 2011 - 10:59 am

cute, cute, cute! babies are such precious gifts.

Jenni - August 15, 2011 - 1:41 pm

Soooo adorable!! I LOVE the tutu!!

Lori - August 15, 2011 - 1:42 pm

Emma is gorgeous. My favorite is the tutu…but maybe because I’m a little bias!

Melanie Holt - August 16, 2011 - 8:08 pm

She is soooo beautiful! The pics are so good!

Lisa & Lindsay - August 17, 2011 - 7:57 am

Baby Emma is the most precious little girl!!! Our favorite is the tutu!!!! She is the most beautiful addition to our family and we are sooo excited!!!!

Holly warfield - August 19, 2011 - 12:51 am

Beautiful<3

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Family time at the beach | Ocean City Family Photographer

This is a greatfamily who met me on their vacation for some photos with the whole family.  They coordinated perfectly and were great in front of the camera.  Take a look at these two from our evening together.

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Jenny - August 13, 2011 - 8:27 pm

Love how the little girl is doing her own pose in the big family shot…what sweet memories!

Marjorie - August 13, 2011 - 10:01 pm

We had a great time working with you Melissa. These look great!

myra - August 13, 2011 - 10:37 pm

Great preview – can’t wait to see more of the pics!

Linda - August 13, 2011 - 11:24 pm

What a beautiful family!

Kate - August 14, 2011 - 8:18 am

Omg, LOOK at S!!! She is toooooooo much:). Shots look great. Can’t wait to see the rest up on your walls. I’m thinking they will coordinate nicely in the room w the fireplace:). Mwah!

Melissa - August 14, 2011 - 1:33 pm

Love them both! Can’t wait to see more!

Pamela norden - August 14, 2011 - 3:34 pm

What great pics!

Alyssa - August 15, 2011 - 7:10 am

Great picture! Looks like you guys had a great time!

Jamie - August 15, 2011 - 9:00 am

Thanks, Melissa. Great pics! Looking forward to the rest.

Mitchell Strumpf - August 21, 2011 - 1:45 pm

Pictures are great.

marcy cohen - August 26, 2011 - 2:35 am

Well done Ms. Melissa. The colors and clarity are beautiful. Looking forward to seeing the rest! PS. you are amazing with kids!

amy - September 13, 2011 - 11:49 pm

Wonderful pictures

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New Addition | Salisbury MD Maternity Photographer

Life is about to change at their house.  A sweet new baby boy is expected soon!  Big brother and sister are both excited about him coming.  I loved taking photos of this family they are all so sweet, you could definitely feel the love between them all.

Take a look at some of the photos we got during our time together.

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Jenny - August 13, 2011 - 6:26 pm

Beautiful family…gorgeous mama!!! These are all fabulous! :)

Amy Keitt - August 13, 2011 - 8:13 pm

Gorgeous!!!

Danielle - August 14, 2011 - 2:16 pm

You look so pretty mama! I love these!

Whitney Collins - August 14, 2011 - 4:24 pm

So pretty!!! Love the family pic!

Holly Edwards - August 14, 2011 - 10:08 pm

I love the family pic…and the last one of Sara sitting in the grass is Beautiful!

Amy Foltz - August 15, 2011 - 8:54 am

Stunning!

Beth - August 20, 2011 - 3:49 pm

Gorgeous! Love the colors. The kids are sooo proud! Sara you look amazing!

Charity Roper - August 20, 2011 - 7:04 pm

Beautiful pictures! Love them all! Sara you look lovely!

heather anne shellenberger - August 21, 2011 - 12:10 pm

can’t wait to see the rest! you look amazing.

Sarah Robins - August 29, 2011 - 2:16 pm

Beautiful.

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Boys | Nanticoke MD Children’s Photographer

These boys took a little bit of time to warm up to me, but once they did they were gold.  They are quite the little explorers showing me snails on the sea grass and things around the yard.  I love the water by this great house!  It was a hot morning, but the breeze off of the water was divine.  Take a look at a few photos from our time together on Monday.

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Jenny - August 13, 2011 - 6:27 pm

What cute little boys!

Stephanie - August 13, 2011 - 8:33 pm

Thanks for the sneak peak! Can’t wait to see the rest. Love the one of T!

Shirley - August 14, 2011 - 7:29 am

What cute grandsons.

Kathy - August 14, 2011 - 9:45 am

Our beautiful boys. Looking forward to seeing more!!!

Meagen - August 14, 2011 - 3:37 pm

Those gorgeous boys have gotten so big. I’m excited to see the rest of the pictures.

Angie - August 14, 2011 - 7:27 pm

Such a beautiful family!

Sara - August 14, 2011 - 9:29 pm

Very cute!

Lynsay - August 16, 2011 - 11:02 pm

Everyone looks great!

marcy cohen - August 26, 2011 - 3:49 pm

The portrait of the boy in the grass is brilliant. Looks like an oil painting from a master painter in the 1800′s.

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And Baby Makes 5 | Salisbury MD Newborn Photographer

I have loved doing some of these sessions lately with older siblings.  No, older siblings aren’t always easy to work with in conjunction with a newborn, but these past few families have had children who listen so well and did what I asked. I  love that!!  Somehow I missed blogging this session.   Mom was super patient waiting and waiting and waiting, until she couldn’t wait any longer.  Thank goodness she asked about it.  I didn’t want the world to miss seeing these sweet faces.  This is truly an adorably sweet family filled with great people. It was a pleasure to work with all 5 of you!

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Lindsey - August 10, 2011 - 9:58 pm

Absolutely perfect. Love them!

Jenny - August 10, 2011 - 10:06 pm

Gorgeous family!!!

Amy Kent - August 11, 2011 - 12:15 am

Love these and I really need a family picture of you guys! What beautiful pictures!

Lindsay Myers - August 11, 2011 - 1:06 am

Such a cute family!!! Super cute kiddie!!!!

Cammy - August 11, 2011 - 5:27 am

Amazing pictures.. I love them all.. Such a beautiful family!!

Britt - August 11, 2011 - 9:23 am

So sweet!!

Jennie - August 11, 2011 - 11:30 am

Such cute pictures- and family! I love the black and white one the best! Always a huge fan of black and white but the pose is great as well.

Amy - August 11, 2011 - 11:55 am

love the black and white one with the three kids and the family portrait. . all so good!

Melissa Francom - August 11, 2011 - 3:57 pm

Absolutley adorable! You are the cutest family ever. You got a great photographer!

Marilyn - August 11, 2011 - 10:07 pm

Love ‘em all, Parker is so stinkin’ cute! Gotta say my favorite is the one w/ all 3 kids! :)

Trish - August 12, 2011 - 1:49 am

Perfect! Such a beautiful family!!

angela - August 12, 2011 - 6:23 pm

Love them!

Gaylene - August 13, 2011 - 10:20 am

Great pictures!

Cathy J. - August 13, 2011 - 2:45 pm

i love the 3rd one. Big sis is totally in love with her new brother and big brother looks just a little apprehensive LOL gorgeous family!

janet derryberry - August 13, 2011 - 5:06 pm

These pictures are so precious love the quaility. Cute cute family. Love ya lots!

SusieQ - August 13, 2011 - 10:07 pm

The baby pictures are absolutely precious as are all the others. Your family is very photogetic and emits much happiness and love. Enjoy!

Judy Schneider - August 14, 2011 - 10:59 am

What a beautiful family, you all are truly blessed.

ron - August 15, 2011 - 3:20 pm

We love our Beautiful grandbabies!

Shanna Watson - August 16, 2011 - 10:46 am

Beautiful portraits, as always :)

Tammi - August 16, 2011 - 11:16 am

Congratulations on the arrival of Parker Jet, He’s adorable and we are so happy for you and your family. Can’t wait to see him! Love ya.

Gayle - August 16, 2011 - 12:33 pm

What a lovely family! Great shots Melissa.

Rachelle Points - August 16, 2011 - 6:15 pm

I love the pics you all look good:)

Sarah Humphries - August 18, 2011 - 9:12 am

I am so happy for you guys Millie!!! You look beautiful, and the kids are adorable. Congratulations!!

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Beauty | Berlin Maryland Maternity Photographer

What a beautiful mom to be!  Hoping she bakes this little one for another few weeks at least.  Baby girl is trying to stress out her mommy and daddy and come  a bit early.  It was a hot day when we took these photos.  Thankfully we were able to do things quickly and get back into the air conditioning.

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Debbie Valencia - August 10, 2011 - 9:09 am

I personally think these are some awesome pictures, cant wait to see the rest!!! my favorite is Michael and Ashley…very sensitive picture…

mike richardson - August 10, 2011 - 10:18 am

BEAUTIFUL

Stacey - August 10, 2011 - 10:19 am

Wow, these are great pictures. She looks so beautiful.

Lynn mckivitz - August 10, 2011 - 12:18 pm

Ashley looks beatiful!!

Roxanne Miller - August 10, 2011 - 1:48 pm

These both look so good! Can’t wait to see the rest!

Tiffany Temas - August 10, 2011 - 2:35 pm

Beautiful!!!! Can’t wait to see the rest. Gorgeous

heidi - August 10, 2011 - 3:18 pm

Your Pictures look so pretty, looks like your glowing! I love all the colors in the pictures.

Anna - August 10, 2011 - 3:51 pm

Such beautiful pictures! Congrats to my down the street neighbors!

shirley scott - August 10, 2011 - 5:05 pm

Ashley Beautiful Pictures You look SOOOOO Pretty :)

Stacy Blair - August 10, 2011 - 6:14 pm

Ash this picture is beautiful! Taking them at Lighthouse was a great idea I am a little jealous I didn’t think of it lol. I hope you are not stressing out too bad. I can’t wait for your little one to arrive so we can have playdates! Blaire is already a week old and it doesn’t seem real yet.

Alicia - August 10, 2011 - 7:58 pm

Sexy mama! Gorgeous!

Julie Sanders - August 10, 2011 - 8:13 pm

Love these! U are so pretty :)

Kristin - August 10, 2011 - 8:42 pm

Beautiful pics ashley!

Brook Moore - August 10, 2011 - 9:04 pm

So beautiful!

Chelsea - August 10, 2011 - 9:18 pm

Such amazing pics. ! Your so beautiful

Gene - August 10, 2011 - 9:27 pm

Love the pics, you look great!!

Anna - August 10, 2011 - 9:31 pm

Georgous pics! Congrats to my down the street neighbors!!!

crystal elliott - August 10, 2011 - 9:33 pm

what a beautiful lady and mom 2 be. She is my precious lil daughter. these photos are more than beautiful

Taz - August 10, 2011 - 9:37 pm

lookin good sis

Janette - August 10, 2011 - 9:44 pm

Great pictures… love the dress!!! You look better than the woman on the poster in the store….

Nikeah Horsey - August 11, 2011 - 12:18 am

Ash you look so pretty!! Great pics and I can’t wait to see the rest!

Anthony Robinson - August 11, 2011 - 12:19 am

Nice pics

Mary - August 11, 2011 - 12:30 am

Breathtaking!! Motherhood only intensifies your beauty!

shirley scott - August 11, 2011 - 7:18 am

Love the Kinsey picture. Cute, Cute :)

Savannah - August 11, 2011 - 10:35 am

What a beautiful job Melissa as always! Ashley you look stunning and Kinsey too! Cant wait to see her!

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Tiny Surfers | Assateague Island Child Photographer

This is a long overdue blog post.   I had a great evening at the beach with my favorite little surfers last week.  These boys LOVE the water.  Their mom warned me that they would probably end up wet and she was right.  We held them off long enough at the ocean, but when we got to the bayside, the draw was too compelling.  Little brother ran for the water at full speed.  These are the best photos of him.  He had a smile that shined!  Big brother was dying to show me how he skimboards.  I was thoroughly impressed.  I know I would end up on my tush in the middle of that water. Take a look at some of the photos we got during our time together.

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Christina - August 9, 2011 - 10:19 pm

Oh i love the freedom these two little ones have. the color in the photos is so bright and clear. awesome

Jenny - August 9, 2011 - 10:25 pm

These are fabulous…love that they aren’t “traditional” but show these kids just being kids!

Jason Muller - August 9, 2011 - 10:51 pm

Great photos!! love my little grommets.

Jennifer H - August 10, 2011 - 8:32 am

LoveLove!! Melissa you captured these boys personalities and Laura, wow! what a beautiful photo of you with your boys!

Laura bren - August 10, 2011 - 9:59 am

Wow … The sky is beautiful. You captured them both perfectly… I cannot wait to see the others. Brought a smile to my day as I sit in a conference!

Allison - August 10, 2011 - 1:53 pm

Love these! Makes me want to be there…and get photos taken. Great choice of outfits too.

megan - August 10, 2011 - 4:13 pm

Beautiful. Love them!

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