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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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So Cute | Salisbury MD Newborn Photographer

Thank goodness this sweet little man is this cute.  It makes me forget all of his fussing, yesterday.  Little man has a case of colic and was so very hard to settled down.  I really felt for this sweet baby boy.  He truly seemed uncomfortable.  Mom is superwoman taking it in stride and making the best of things.  I have great respect for her!   Take a look at some of the photos we got yesterday.

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Shannon Fitzpatrick - August 6, 2011 - 11:37 am

Wonderful job Melissa! You were so great and patient with him. Excited to see the other shots. Thank you!

Melissa Solomon - August 6, 2011 - 1:18 pm

Shannon,
You look beautiful and Tyler is cute as a button, congratulations again.
Love,
Melissa and Brent

Brenda Putman - August 6, 2011 - 3:32 pm

How adorable. The one with him all wrapped up surrounded by fur has the cutest smile and makes you wonder what he is thinking about. But my favorite is mom & baby. Of course he is worth it. He always will be. Thank you for sharing them.

Love,

Brenda

Jenny - August 7, 2011 - 7:10 pm

Love the smile you captured…they are always so sweet!

Kim Campbell - August 7, 2011 - 10:07 pm

these are sooooooo beautiful! I’m so jealous! I need to get some done of Maggie one day :)

Laura - August 8, 2011 - 2:35 am

Congrats Shannon on your cutie! Love the picture of you holding him.

Tracy Blake - August 8, 2011 - 7:57 am

Great photos! I love the one of him swaddled and smiling!

Mark - August 8, 2011 - 10:58 am

Congratulations, and wonderful pictures as well. They are all so good! I also like the one at the top, where you are holding him.

Janet Rickmond - August 8, 2011 - 11:02 am

Shannon, he is adorable. And that hair and smile. He will break hearts one day. The pictures are so beautiful. Of course you are as well. Will be glad to see both of you.

Barbara Fitzpatrick - August 9, 2011 - 12:58 pm

Love the pictures! Can’t wait to see them all.

Jeff Fitzpatrick - August 9, 2011 - 1:02 pm

Great photos! Like the basket one.

Barbara Fitzpatrick - August 9, 2011 - 1:05 pm

Love all the photos! Can’t wait to see the rest.

Barbara Lerner - August 11, 2011 - 1:16 pm

Shannon -
Congratulations on your little one! Thank you for sharing photos with all of us. perhaps one day he will visit California with you so we can oooh and ahhh in person. Love, Barb

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Seeing Double | Salisbury Maryland Baby Photographer

Nope, you aren’t seeing double, you are seeing the sweetest little 6 month old twin girls.  They have the prettiest blue eyes and were great for their session yesterday.  They didn’t give up too many smiles, but they were quick to show off their talents, eating toes, skydiving, rolling over and doing some funny things with their mouths.  It was fun having them in the studio yesterday. Take a look at a few of the photos we got during our time together.

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Elise Goad - August 5, 2011 - 11:01 am

too cute!! You did such a good job. Love these girls!

Sarah Robins - August 5, 2011 - 11:16 am

You did a beautiful job! Can’t wait to see the rest. Love my girls:)

Kristen - August 5, 2011 - 11:26 am

Oh my goodness! What great pictures! I absolutely love the tutus! You truly captured their personalities in these photos! :)

Natalie - August 5, 2011 - 2:26 pm

such great pictures of beautiful girls!

Jenny - August 7, 2011 - 7:10 pm

Cute Girls! :)

Stan - August 11, 2011 - 1:25 pm

Great pics! Love my little sweetie bugs!

Trish - August 11, 2011 - 1:59 pm

LOVE the pics! You caught the girls’ smiles wonderfully in the tutu pictures :)

Lauren Simms - September 21, 2011 - 3:22 pm

so sweet! These girls are adorable :)

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tiny miracle… | Salisbury Maryland Newborn Photographer

This perfect little baby boy, a sweet tiny miracle, came to visit me this afternoon.  He was a gentleman and relatively easy to work with.  I hope he continues to be as agreeable for his parents as he was today, for me.  Take a  look at a few of the photos we got this afternoon.

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Victor Hillaert - August 3, 2011 - 6:49 am

Love the Pics. Can’t wait to see the rest.

amanda - August 3, 2011 - 7:04 am

BEAUTIFUL!

Kim - August 3, 2011 - 7:25 am

What beautiful work! These pictures of Easton are priceless!

Diana Calcagno - August 3, 2011 - 7:49 am

Adorable! Creative pictures, really like the black and white photo look! Every picture taken with little man is going to melt the viewer’s heart!

Anna - August 3, 2011 - 8:20 am

Love, love, love! He’s so cuuuuuuuute! They turned out great and can’t wait to see the rest!!

Lindsay - August 3, 2011 - 8:39 am

What a handsome guy!

vicky - August 3, 2011 - 9:44 am

Love the pics. He is a handsome little boy.

Debbie - August 3, 2011 - 11:50 am

He’s absolutely beautiful! I Love the hat!

Victor Hillaert Sr. - August 3, 2011 - 12:02 pm

Grandpa can’t wait to see the rest. Awesome Pics

Jen - August 3, 2011 - 12:03 pm

Beautiful, beautiful baby and amazing photos!

kasey - August 3, 2011 - 1:17 pm

These pics are adorable!

Stacey - August 3, 2011 - 1:26 pm

Great pictures, can’t wait to see the rest. Love the little dimple.

shannon deleon - August 3, 2011 - 3:12 pm

How precious he is great pictures

Linda Macaluso - August 3, 2011 - 3:42 pm

Oh my gosh, how cute is he?

Kathy - August 3, 2011 - 4:33 pm

Awesome pictures. Easton is amazing.

Jenny - August 3, 2011 - 4:53 pm

These are great…especially like the last one!

sheila hickman - August 3, 2011 - 5:30 pm

They pictures are absolutely beautiful.. Love the first one.. He did good for his first round of pictures

Cindy Reyner - August 3, 2011 - 7:36 pm

He is the most adorable baby ever!!! Great Job!!! Anne Geddes watch out!!

Alesha Lipsett - August 3, 2011 - 10:45 pm

Absolutely adorable! Love the close up.

Tracy Tyler - August 4, 2011 - 7:14 am

Awesome pictures! What an adorable little man! I am so happy for you guys!

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Sweet, Sweet Girls | Salisbury MD Child Photography

These sweet girls came to visit me yesterday.  I had a great time chatting with big sister and holding sweet baby sister. I loved how they played with each other.   Take a look at a few of the photos we got during our time together, yesterday.

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Matt - July 24, 2011 - 11:36 am

very cute… must get it from their daddy.

Jenny - July 24, 2011 - 12:26 pm

These are just precious!

Christopher - July 24, 2011 - 1:02 pm

Very nice photographs. Cute kids. Keep up the great work Melissa

Jessica - July 24, 2011 - 1:12 pm

These little girls are just so precious. I love all the photos they have! Great work!

Katlin Daisey - July 24, 2011 - 1:27 pm

BEAUTIFUL! Ur little girls are precious! :)

rose hastings - July 24, 2011 - 5:47 pm

beautiful girls, lucky parents

Meg warringon - July 24, 2011 - 9:25 pm

So beautiful

Lisa O'Neal - July 24, 2011 - 10:49 pm

These are my beautiful granddaughters. You did an excellent job capturing their natural beauty….not an easy task considering one is only 8 mos old. I would highly recommend you to anyone asking for a great photographer.

marianne - July 25, 2011 - 7:51 am

great pics. wish my granddaughter was here.

darlene charles - July 25, 2011 - 7:56 am

beautiful pictures

stephen rayne - July 25, 2011 - 12:06 pm

LOVE THE PICS!! They are soo cute!! :)

Annie Villalobos - July 25, 2011 - 1:32 pm

so, so precious! pictures are beautiful!

eraye - July 25, 2011 - 6:14 pm

Beautiful children

Emi - July 26, 2011 - 10:03 pm

These pictures are amazing. The girls are beautiful, they get it from their mother, i love you guys!!!

Robin - July 27, 2011 - 1:34 am

Beautiful pictures of the two sweetest little girls! You did a great job capturing their personalities!

carol larkin - July 27, 2011 - 10:11 am

Fabuloso!!!!! Gerber babies watch out!!! Great, great pics!

Marlene James - July 27, 2011 - 7:04 pm

These are my great neices in DE. They certainly are pretty.
So sorry that we are so far away and do not get to visit often.

Karen - July 29, 2011 - 9:42 pm

these pictures are absolutely adorable.

Debbie Thompson - July 30, 2011 - 7:47 am

They are such beautiful pictures of the girls. They are both so cute. Would highly recommend you.

Ranada - August 1, 2011 - 1:40 pm

Where do i begin? My angels personalities were absolutely captured in these photos. What beautiful pictures. Kudos to the photographer for doing such a fabulous job. I love these girls and these pictures are gorgeous. Harlee hugging the teddy just melts my heart and the pic with them both almost brings tears to my eyes….you can see the sisterly bond already forming. Job well done!!

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Balloons, Baseballs and the Birthday Boy | Salisbury Maryland Baby Photographer

I absolutely love when parents have something creative in mind and really work hard to make it all happen.  It was a grueling 97 degrees, but all of us braved the weather to get some great photos.  It was great to see this sweet little man, last time he was a little 12 day old newborn.  Today he was talking and working on walking.  It is amazing how quickly these little ones grow up.  Take a look at some of the photos we got this afternoon.

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Wes - July 19, 2011 - 8:20 am

Thank you so much Melissa! You are absolutely the best at what you do. Thanks for being so patient, creative and kind. I can’t WAIT to see the rest of the pics!

PS –it cracks me up to see how tired he looks in the cake pic!! :) being a male model is hard work!!! :)

Wes - July 19, 2011 - 8:33 am

Thank Melissa for being so patient, creative and kind. The pictures are wonderful! I can’t wait to see the rest!

PS it cracks me up how tired he is in the cake pic. Being a male model is hard work!! :)

Kathy Lux - July 19, 2011 - 8:43 am

This is so cute. I love the creative ideas with the balloons. He looks like he’s ready to fly away in that basket!

Meribeth - July 19, 2011 - 8:43 am

These pictures are taking my breath away! As Chase’s grandma, these are treasures that we will cherish for a lifetime. Thank you for such beautiful work.

Jessi Baden-Campbell - July 19, 2011 - 8:46 am

This baby is stunning–just like his parents. WORK IT!!!

Mary Beth - July 19, 2011 - 9:01 am

What gorgeous shots! Makes me wish we lived in the area so you could play with our family!

Judi Lainer - July 19, 2011 - 9:09 am

These pictures are awesome! Of course, it helps when the subject matter is fabulous, too. :-)

Judi L.

Brooke - July 19, 2011 - 9:13 am

Love them! Such a beautiful family. Chase is pointing at the cupcake saying “this,” right?

robin - July 19, 2011 - 9:37 am

What a glorious combination of photography and photogenic subjects! The first one looks like it should be the cover of a picture book.

Danny - July 19, 2011 - 9:55 am

What wonderful photos these are!!!! I absolutely love the photo of him in the basket with the baloons!!!! That one needs to be hung up on your wall somewhere!!!! :)

Erin - July 19, 2011 - 10:14 am

These are so adorable!! Great shots! Great family!! Love everything about it!

Nancy - July 19, 2011 - 10:41 am

Great pictures! Of course Chase is the most smiley little boy ever making him kind of a great subject. His parents aren’t too shabby either :=)!

julia fanning - July 19, 2011 - 11:53 am

Absolutely stunning!! Love the family photo the most.

Glen - July 19, 2011 - 2:39 pm

These are adorable!! I love the one of him in the basket! It looks like he’s in a hot air balloon! The colors are so wonderful, these are really fantastic shots

Jenny - July 19, 2011 - 5:08 pm

These are so creative!!! Great photos!

Tracy - July 19, 2011 - 8:48 pm

OBSESSED WITH THESE.

Brooks Puckett - July 19, 2011 - 10:54 pm

These pictures make me smile. I am a proud grandpa and proud of such wonderful parents.

Claire - July 19, 2011 - 11:12 pm

Gorgeous pictures worth of the beautiful people in them. :) Hats off to all of you!! I can’t wait to see the rest.

Kelly Sparrow - July 20, 2011 - 4:36 am

I love these! The ballons were just a wonderful idea and make the beautiful pictures POP even more. Good job Melissa and family!

Joanne Wiilliama - July 20, 2011 - 8:45 am

The pics are too cute

Kate Wernick - July 20, 2011 - 10:52 pm

So creative! Great job Wes and Melissa (and Chase of course :) Beautiful shots!!!

Erin - July 29, 2011 - 4:02 pm

These are wonderful!! I love the field with balloons, and his beautiful blue eyes!

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