Tuesday, April 28, 2009

My baby Bella

As you may have guessed I have a new favorite subject for my photos=)

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Giving is Awesome

You know someone. You know someone who's experienced a tragedy, is struggling to stay afloat, is raising kids while holding down more than one job, or is volunteering selflessly despite extenuating personal circumstances. You know someone who can't afford custom photography, but who would cherish it. You know someone who deserves a year-round reminder of their family's spirit, love, and beauty.

You know someone. I guarantee it.

I want to know who they are, and I want to give them the chance to experience complimentary custom photography -- $2600 worth, to be exact. To include: session fee and a digital collection which contains a session proof box(5x7 of entire session) and all inclusive full resolution digital files.

Oh, and the best part? The person who nominates the winner receives a $100 print credit. What better reason to show some love could there possibly be, people?

The rules:

* You cannot nominate yourself, and the person nominated must sincerely be incapable of purchasing my services. (Being unable to make mortgage payments for a two-million-dollar-vacation-home in Paris does not qualify as sincere financial need.)

* The nominee must reside in the Baltimore/Annapolis area. Tell me who you know, what they're experiencing, and why they deserve my artwork. Please include a way to contact both your nominee and yourself as well.

* You must e-mail me the full story : melissawestphotography@gmail.com.

The winner will be announced on June 1st -- get nominating! I can't wait to read all of your entries!

Open your heart to someone -- and thanks for giving me the opportunity to open mine.

With love,


Wednesday, April 15, 2009

It's a Girl!!

My baby is finally here! After a long, hard labor my baby girl was finally born... what a feeling to hold my first little one. Poor little girl doesn't get her pictures posted til she is almost 3 weeks... but my dear, sweet hubby gave me a week long flu the day after the Bella was born... love him so much=) Here are a few pictures of my sweet pea.