Welcome to my Blog!

This is where you will find sneak peeks of my most recent sessions, monthly specials, contests to win free stuff and maybe even some personal thoughts or inspiration. I'm a natural light photographer. I love working with babies and children, but am venturing into the wedding and engagement world. This has been an incredible journey, and I hope you feel at home as I experience the joy of taking pictures. Oh, and leave a comment or two - I would love to hear from you! - Melissa


Little Reunion

Meet Danny. I had the great opportunity to photograph him as a tiny 6 pound newborn. We reunited 3 months later for a wonderful session. Aside from being super handsome. Danny flirted, smile, and charmed his way into my heart as I clicked away while he laid on my bed. So fun to see how much he's grown. What a little heartbreaker!
, Me

My Muse

So, my sister, is gorgeous. Which comes in really handy as a photographer. And I realize now how spoiled I was living so close to her. Having her around the corner to model for me - to allow my creative juices to flow. Now that I'm in Reno, I can't just call her up, and beg her to indulge in my obsession. Which is a burn out. So, imagine my joy having her here for 4 full days. I took advantage of her in every sense I could. Portrait, Boudoir, Engagement. I soaked as much beauty from her as I could before she had to head back to Southern California.

It was during this time that I made a discovery. My sister is my muse. She helps to inspire ideas. She makes me go wow. To see a whole new world through my lens. With her in front of the camera, I'm excited. It's funny, because before this, I would have assumed my kids would be my muses - but they move too quickly. A clear shot is pure luck. A clear shot in amazing light with a smile...that's a one in a million chance. But, my sister. She listens, she shares, she becomes a part of the creative process and allows me to step out of my comfort zone and try new things. She sits still :)

I'm lucky. Because not only is my sister beautiful on the outside, but her inner beauty matches the exterior - which makes for one phenomenal woman.

, Me

Coming to Cali


This post serves as an announcement that I'm coming to Southern California From June 4th until the 16th-ish. I'll be booking sessions while I'm home - but they are filling up super fast. The cost is $300 for a session and CD of full-resolution images. This is $200 off my normal fee! If you are interested, please email me at mavossler@gmail.com to secure a spot on my calendar. I'll be in the LA and Orange County area during this time - so I can schedule sessions in both locations.


Looking forward to working with everyone this coming June!!!

, Me

College Graduate

Michelle is about a month away from graduating college. In fact, she goes to the same small Christian University in Newport Beach, California that my husband and I both met at. She also happened to grow up here in Reno and attended my Father-in-Law's church. We had a chance to run around Downtown Reno yesterday while the weather was absolutely amazing. Michelle is one of those girls, that is 100% real. There is a sincerity about her that is endearing and admirable. She's genuine, and beautiful, and totally relatable. I had such a great time running around, talking about life, and taking pictures in the midst of it all :)

But really, I love my job. A lot.

, Me

My Sweet Girl

Olivia has the patience of an angel.....sometimes. There are a few moments in the day where she will allow me to do what I want without a single complaint. Generally, this time is right after her nap. On a fairly regular basis, she gets up about 30 minutes before Lucas. I always sneak into her room with my camera in tow - and grab some shots while she's a full of smiles and giggles and has a sweet disposition. I guess you could say it's our bonding time.

oh, how I love her :)

, Me

Happy Birthday Miss Olivia

My One Year Old
The Birthday Girl!!
A year ago today, I gave birth to our beautiful daughter Olivia Victoria Vossler. What a most wonderful addition she has been to our life. It's hard to believe so much time has passed. It seems like just yesterday the doctor handed me this messy, squealy little girl and I was immediately in love. Nothing has changed - well, except my love has grown exponentially every single day since March 5th of 2008.

Happy Birthday Little Girl. I love you so much, and look forward to watching you grow this next year. I think year 2 will be even better than year 1 :)

, Me

One Fish, Two Fish

Glass Bowl.........$1.50
Two Goldfish.....$2.00
Fish Food..........$1.75
The excitement in my sons eyes over his new pets.......Priceless!

Leaving Walmart today, Lucas spotted the fish. We went over for a look, and he was enamored with them. Talking to them and calling them Nemo. I had this idea. Why not get him one. I mean, all they do is swim in their bowl. He can feed them in the morning, and have a little pet. So, I grabbed a bowl, some food, and someone to help me get a fish. Only he wanted two. "One for me. One for Livvy". So we left with two fish. One for Lucas and one for Olivia.

He calls them "Boo Boo" and yells into their bowl and wants to feed them fish food every second and just loves his new friends. Who knew two little goldfish could elicit such joy from a 2 year old.....and his mom too :)

, Me

Capturing Beauty

Since embarking on this photography journey almost 2 years ago, I have fallen in love with many, many moments. Picking up a camera, in my opinion, really forces you to live in the moment. To experience little aspects of the day that you might miss. My camera doesn't leave my side. I'm constantly looking for little things throughout my day that captivate me, make me smile, or even the days that I'm struggling to get through (yes, I even take pictures of my kids screaming!) Outside my daily life, photography has allowed me to meet many different people. To learn about them. To make friendships, engage, and relate. I have this ability to capture beauty. Mine, yours, theirs. It's truly a gift, and there hasn't been a moment on this adventure that I've wanted out.

Miss Courtney modeled for me today. I wanted to get out and just shoot today. I called her mom, and we made a date. Courtney is one of those kids you can't help but love. And seriously, that face? Gorgeous. I felt lucky today. Lucky to do what I do. Lucky knowing that this is just the beginning. I haven't even scraped the surface of what I can learn, absorb, and achieve. So, not only am I doing something that I love. I will love it even more as each day passes.

I hope you are doing what you love. Whatever it is.



, Melissa

Celebrating Sweet Livvy

My sweet girl will be turning one on March 5th! It's so hard to believe that a year has gone by. I have been planning this cupcake session with her since I saw a similar one from Emily Loftus. It went so much better than I could have imagined. Her older brother Lucas barely stuck a finger in his first birthday cake. Olivia, she was a mad woman. Tearing into that cupcake like it could be taken from her at any moment. Here is to another wonderful year of celebrating Olivia Victoria Vossler. I can't wait :)



, Melissa