What they didn’t tell you about becoming a new mom

  New Mom Becoming a new mom is one of the most mind-blowing experiences that we will experience in our lifetime.  This time can also be emotional, sleepless, hormonal, overwhelming, joyful, astounding, and the list goes on. Most likely as a new mom, you will have so many people offering you advice and telling you what “they did”. This can be bittersweet. Before you get down on yourself, please know there is NO answer to perfect mothering, and there is NO perfect mom or parent.   From The Outside In This last year I became a new Aunt to a


Photography Tips DSLR Camera

Photography Tips DSLR Camera With Christmas right around the corner many of you might be getting a beautiful new DSLR camera from Santa.  Super exciting, right? But there is so many options, buttons and so much to learn. I wanted to share with you, some tips someone shared with me over eight years ago. Advice from a Professional  One of the first workshops I took, was from Mark Wallace locally in Tempe, AZ. It was an in-person and hands-on workshop. He is an incredible instructor and photographer. I was fortunate enough to take a hands on workshop from him locally


Photography Newborn, Chandler Studio

Photography Newborn, Chandler Studio   “I think that I see something deeper, more infinite, more eternal than the ocean in the expression of the eyes of a little baby when it wakes in the morning and coos or laughs because it sees the sun shining on its cradle.” -Vincent Van Gogh   This sweet little guy came to see me to do his newborn photography session here in my Chandler/Gilbert studio.  Less then a week old he slept like a baby and we were able to get this fantastic photographs of him and his family.  I love all of these



Hi there, I am Melissa. We moved to Arizona when I was five years old, so I consider myself a desert native. I am the mother of three wonderful children, a wife to an amazingly loving and extremely intelligent man, and a lover of animals. (We live on a small farm) I am the proud pet owner of a Chocolate Lab, miniature wiener dog, 26 chickens, 2 goats, a horse, and a miniature horse named Switch. Photography has always been a passion of mine, and 13 years ago I was able to form a successful small business doing what I love. I feel so blessed that God gave me this gift that I can pass along to others and bless them with.