Reed family photography session, Arizona

Reed family photography session, Arizona I adore the Reed family. They drive up from Tucson every year for me to photograph them here in Gilbert, Arizona.  Little Zac had so much energy and was ready to smile big for his photography session. I have been photographing Zac since he was in his mama’s belly. It is always so fun for me to see my families return every year, I get to see how much their kids have grown. Some children remember me, some don’t, but I always remember them.  I love that with my repeat clients make it a point


Knox Bittner, Arizona Studio baby photography

Knox Bittner, Arizona Studio baby photography Super excited to blog about this adorable little man.  Newborn Knox Bittner came to visit me at my studio here in  Phoenix, Arizona for his baby photography session. A week new, and a couple of my baby whisperer tricks and tips, we had this little guy to sleep in no time. Once that happens we were able to mold some magic. Involving Family in this newborns photography session Knox brought his older sibling to his photography session, she did a great job at tending to her new baby brother. I often get asked by


Blended Conference Arizona

Blended Conference Arizona Two weeks ago, I had the opportunity to attend the “Blended Conference Arizona” here in Florence, Arizona. My good friend Wendy O’Neal, founder of “Blended” and owner of the food blog at “Around My Family Table” invited me to attend.Wendy has held the conference for the last five years in the fall in Arizona. This year it was held at the gorgeous Windmill Winery, in Florence Arizona. If you have a chance to visit the winery I highly recommend it, and consider attending next year’s the conference! The Windmill Winery is a beautiful venue. The tables were decorated with stunning floral centerpieces from


Gilbert baby pictures

Gilbert Baby Pictures I love baby Southern, yes that is her name, and how cool is it?  Her family is from Puerto Rico, but they came here to specifically to have their baby. Thankfully they were staying in Gilbert, and she booked with me before Southern was born to take her Baby Pictures.  Mom said something along the lines of ,” I looked at your website, and I know you photograph neutral & earthy tones, but I LOVE COLOR. ”  So mama got Color! I love this headband from The Dainty Miss, and this posing fabric from Fancy Fabric &



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.