Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Vibrant: Annapolis Area Family Photographer

Here a few more favorites from a family session I had last Sunday. I adore the vibrant colors of the changing leave. If Autumn didn't lead to freeze-your-toes-off winter, it might actually be my favorite time of year!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Sometimes: Annapolis Area Family Photographer

S ometimes life is a little overwhelming.

Sometimes there is no time for a break.

Sometimes life flies by and you never can quite remember.

Sometimes you want to sit down and rest but there is too much required.

Sometimes you want to quit.


Sometimes life is a little out of focus and just perfect.

This is my favorite picture from today's session. It isn't perfectly in focus but it is art.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Melissa West Photography on Mamma Tortilla

Head on over to the amazing Mamma Tortilla’s blog to check out the interview she did with me:

Click HERE!

She just started spotlighting area artists and I was honored to be in her first super fun interview!

And because I can’t post without a photo, here are some of one of my favorite families...

PS: Become a fan of Melissa West Photography on Facebook!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Sugar and Spice...

We recently received this super cute card from Grandma Micky with a note that said to treat ourselves to something special. So off we went to the store to buy...
this lovely pumpkin. Well it looked lovely before I had Rob cut it in half and then I baked it (but at this point it smelled lovely!)

Bella helped me stir together the cream from Farmer Dan, the pumpkin from Grandma and the eggs from Christal's little farm=) I can almost hear her thinking, "Mother, I do not need your help holding the bowl!"
You have to keep your eye on this helper...teething???

All together it was a lovely pie. Bella may not get any, but as Kate says, she'll get some pumpkin milk later=) Hilarious!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Emilie {day 13} Annapolis Area Newborn Photographer

Though not really happy about being the center of attention, I was able to get some ubber cute pictures of my new niece, Emilie, who looks just like her older brother! I'll post more next week once I visit again and try one more time=)

ps this post especially for Leslie;)

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Melissa West Photography: Holiday Mini Sessions Are Here! - Annapolis Area Family Photographer

I am thrilled to announce the wildly popular holiday mini-sessions! These limited-availability sessions will be offered on two Saturdays this October--the 17th and the 24th. Sessions on each date will take place at a Ft. McHenry (I have already scouted it out and it is going to be amazing!).

So what is a mini-session and for whom are they ideal? Read on . . . Your mini-session fee of $40 (yup you read that right...$160 off the regular session fee!!!) includes 30 minutes of shooting time, 25 beautiful press-printed custom holiday/New Year's cards and 3 or 6 digital images. After your mini-session, you'll be shown a minimum of 8-10 images in a private online gallery and will work with me to finalize your order and create your custom cards.

This is a great idea for gifts for your family... what grandma doesn't love pictures of her kids and grandkids? And you'll wow everyone with your custom holiday cards!

A mini-session is for you if you've recently had a session but would love new images for your holiday cards or to mark a milestone, but aren't quite ready for a second full custom session yet. Or perhaps you've been meaning to try a session but just haven't gotten around to it. Or maybe you're a friend of a client who wants to get a small taste of what it's all about. Or maybe you just want a few gorgeous fall images of your family! While mini-sessions cannot compare to the completely custom experience of a full session, they are perfect for any of these situations.

These limited availability sessions are expected to fill very quickly. If you'd like to book, contact me soon. 443-934-9335 or

Note: if you prefer the luxury of a full custom MWP session at your home or outdoor location of your choice, the calendar for the remainder of 2009 is open and a few dates remain. Finally, if you have recently had a session and wish to purchase holiday cards featuring an image from that session, please e-mail before November 7th to order your cards.

Below are some examples of the holiday cards this year...

Monday, October 5, 2009

Melissa West Photography: my little family - Annapolis Area Family Photographer

Yeah! We finally have pictues of our family!!! Thanks Christal for your help=) And no, we do not have our daughter on a working train track. Crazy, why would you think that? We're responsible parents=)

This is the same spot I took Rob's pictures right after we were married. Loved it so much that we had to go back. Would love to do your pictures there as well... ;)

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Melissa West Photography: Postponed - Severn School Photographer

Computers! they are the bane of my life today=/ Due to technical errors, school photos will be available in the client section on Monday and orders due October 8th. Thanks for your understanding!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Melissa West Photography: Severn School Photographer

Here are a few favorites from yesterdays shoot. Stay tuned for more...