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


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


Katy said...

I am glad I could be of service to you during my stay :) I love you!!

Margaret said...

I love the pictures of Katy, and the ones of her and Jake. Wonderful job:) I'm always so impressed and amazed!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE the photos Melissa! Your sister is stunning.
Please, please, please can we go where ever the 3 of you did, for the engagement pics next time? A-mazing!


Ashley Rose said...

Wow, KATY is gorgeous =) well i already knew she was, but still these are beyond beautiful melis!!!! xoxo