Friday, August 28, 2009

Melissa West Photography: Wall Galleries

Have you ever wanted to display your custom photography on your walls but were confused and not sure how to display them? Well here is a super niffty addition to your ordering process at Melissa West Photography... are you excited?

When you order you will be shown different options for wall galleries. It takes a lot of the stress away when deciding which wall prints to order! Of course these options can be tweaked and images interchanged, but it gives you an idea=)

Here are a few examples...

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Melissa West Photography: Muscle Man - Annapolis Area Family Photographer

Here is a quick sneak peak of a family I shot last week. I love this picture... it looks just like he is showing off his muscles =) More tomorrow!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Hurry Up and Wait

Yesterday, my younger brother, Travis, was sworn into the Army. Only a week and a half and he's off to boot camp=) So proud, sniff, sniff...

The process was slightly dimmed by the 2 hour wait...oh well... that's his life now=)

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

50/50/50 Fine Art Collection

Okay, mamas. The info packet has been sent to you and time slots are filling up fast! If you have not received you info e-mail yet check your spam folder (I just found out it has landed there a few times...ugg). If the e-mail never reached you let me know and I'll resend. Make sure to call and reserve your spot soon. I'm looking forward to meeting the mamas and babies this Saturday!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Arrabella at the Sherwood Gardens

While scouting for a spot for a photo session, we found the Sherwood Tulip Gardens. It was amazing! Even though it was getting dark we had to get a few pictures of Bella. She was so sweet - giving me precious smiles and being as cute as could be=)

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Melissa West Photography: Blissful - Annapolis Area Newborn Photographer

Baby girl R gave me some great pictures at her newborn session. Here are a few of my favorites. Stay tuned for the best picture to be featured in the 50/50/50 Fine Art Collection.

I love., love, love how dad is looking at mom is looking at baby... adorable!

Oh, they stay so tiny for such a short time. I wanted to take her home, she's so cute!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

I'm playing Kanga and this is my Roo

I was talking to my sister, Andrea, this morning about how it is hard to keep the house clean, look nice, fix dinner and take care of a baby (not necessarily in that order=) I am adjusting to leaving the laundry in the basket so I can hold Arrabella when she needs me or leaving the dishes until later so I can rock her. Andrea reminded me of this poem and I had to find it and post. Makes me cry every time! I love my sweet pea and don't want to miss anything... she won't remember if the kitchen was a mess but she will remember that I took time for her. Leave the laundry and hold your little dumplings close today.

"Mother, oh Mother, come shake out your cloth, Empty the dustpan, poison the moth,
Hang out the washing and butter the bread,
Sew on a button and make up a bed.
Where is the mother whose house is so shocking?
She's up in the nursery, blissfully rocking.
Oh, I've grown shiftless as Little Boy Blue
(Lullaby, rockaby, lullaby loo).
Dishes are waiting and bills are past due
(Pat-a-cake, darling, and peek, peekaboo).
The shopping's not done and there's nothing for stew
And out in the yard there's a hullabaloo
But I'm playing Kanga and this is my Roo.
Look! Aren't her eyes the most wonderful hue?
(Lullaby, rockaby, lullaby loo).
The cleaning and scrubbing will wait till tomorrow,
For children grow up, as I've learned to my sorrow.
So quiet down, cobwebs. Dust go to sleep.
I'm rocking my baby and babies don't keep."

by Ruth Hamilton

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

50/50/50 Fine Art Collection

Okay mamas, I need your cute little babes=) For the next few weeks I will be looking to photograph 50 sweet baby faces to be featured in a fine art portrait collection that may just end up in your favorite boutique, pediatricians office or a local birthing center! The 50/50/50 collection will feature 50 photographs in 50 days for $50 each.

Each day a new baby photograph will be featured on my blog and only be available for that one day. The photo may be purchased by you, a family member, a children's boutique, or anyone who just can't resist the cuteness! To be a part of this goodness, your little chick must be between the ages of 0-15 months, super cute and available on one of the days scheduled. To learn more, subscribe to the newsletter and send me an e-mail at

Locations to include Howard County, Annapolis, and Baltimore