Friday, May 30, 2014

5 Things (to catch you up on my life!)

I have been absent from this blog too much! I don't know why!! But here i am again. Gonna try to blog a little more often, promise! Anyway... how about 5 on Friday? Just to get me back into the blogging thing. And catch you up on some stuff.

Actually, to catch you up on photography. Sorry about that. Hope you don't mind all my photo sharing!

Before I let you look at the pics, let me just say, exciting things are happening with Melissa V Photography. I have a logo! A website is in the works! I am almost officially registered as an LLC!!!!! (!!!!!) I never imagined i would actually start a business with this... i originally got into photography to take good pictures of normal everyday stuff. But once i learned to shoot in manual, things kind of took off! Believe me, I know i still have a lot to learn. But I've also come a long way, and I am excited. And i love my logo. Thanks, Brittany! :)

Two weeks ago, I did 2 family sessions in front of a new school in our area. This school is becoming a hot spot for photos because of their ginormous oak trees! Seriously... HUGE! Roots as tall as Amanda's two year old son... i didn't exactly measure, but i don't think I'm exaggerating.


I just want to say that the two ladies above (Amanda & Ashlee) have been some of the biggest sources of love & support for me throughout infertility & miscarriage. They pretty much rock. And i am obsessed with their families.

 Isn't she a cutie? I think so. Her name is Abby. She is a hoot.

My first official newborn shoot. I think I did okay. I hope I did okay. And let's sit back and reflect on the fact that I survived and did not kidnap tiny babies. Whew! ;)

Really enjoyed this session, though. I feel like I learned a lot. I have been saying that newborn sessions are my weakness, and I realized the reason it's my weakness is because I haven't really done any! Haha! I did get to take pictures of my friend Wendy's sweet daughter, but that was a year or so ago, and they just wanted a few pictures, nothing with props or anything. So i am glad i got this opportunity, and I'm glad it was with this family. They were patient & sweet & we had a good time!

One with big sister, Abby. She is a doll!

This is the one that pretty much kills me. Be still my heart.

Last weekend, i got to act as second shooter for a wedding! My friend Jamey was the main photographer. She was my second shooter for my first (& only) wedding back in September. I had a really good time at this one! I was in charge of getting groomsmen pics before the ceremony. Here are a couple of them.

This one was their idea... I think it came out pretty cute! Notice the best man taking a selfie. Hahaha!
 And this one... so sweet.

So, downtown there are these fountains that shoot up out of the ground. Every time lately that I have been there for a photo shoot, they are turned off for some reason. Not cool! I like them as background! Well, this time they were on! And we were pretty much to the end of Abby's session. So she asked her mom if she could stand IN the fountains. Her mom said YES.

And then i had THE MOST FUN on a photo shoot EVER! Haha. How fun is this?!

She is bracing herself! 

REALLY bracing herself! Haha! 

OMG, it's cold!!! 

So there you go! Fun times!

For some reason, while i have plenty of shoots scheduled in June, i have NONE for this weekend. Kind of glad it worked out that way, because it's been raining all week & doesn't look like it's stopping any time soon!

Happy weekend!


  1. Your photos are really great!!!

  2. Those groomsmen pictures are SO good!!! But HOLY COW that was a huge wedding party!!! Sheeeeeesh!! Also- high five for not kidnapping babies. I always pat myself on the back for that!

  3. Those last few fountain photos are awesome!! Great job!

  4. Glad to see you blogging again. Love your pics!

  5. Nice update! Congrats on all the great shots.

  6. Your photography has improved so much Mel! Love your work! The groomsmen pics rock!

  7. I love all of these! And I do think it is pretty amazing to see how far your photography has come over the past year or so! Especially since it really feels like it happened so quickly!

  8. Aw the photos in the fountain are wonderful!!! I love how it shows the happiness :)

  9. So precious! Loved hearing from you and getting to stalk you on your blog :)


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