Friday, January 29, 2010

Best of 2009- Seniors

I promised myself in 2008 that I would double my senior sessions in 2009. I did it!!! Woohoo for 50 senior sessions! Here are just 4 of my faves. Three very fun females and one all american guy! Thanks for a great season!

Best of 2009- Oh Baby!

2009 was a huge year for newborn and baby milestone sessions! I think I doubled my baby sessions in 2009. Must have been something in the water. I know it was in my water! Many of my clients were blessed with beautiful little ones including myself! I just could not pick 3 and decided on 5.

               Lindsey- 6 months
Brody- Yes he is mine! 4 days old
Braylon- 3 months old
Brenneck- One week old
Sam- One week old

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Best of 2009- Children

A child's expression means everything to me! It really shows who they are in that moment. Throughout 2009 I had several standout expressions that just made me laugh!

Silas- I remember this session like it was yesterday! This image was displayed at the 2009 DDAF at CSCC.
Carter- He has such a personality. I asked him to sit in front of the door and the end result was the below image. Love, love, love it so much that I ordered a 20x30 for myself!
Little Lauren- She really stole the show during her family OSU session.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Best 0f 2009- Weddings

Three wonderful couples and three amazing locations. Thank you to all of my brides and grooms who allowed me to photograph their important day!

Erin and Jason- Smith Bros. Venue

Stephanie and Sean- Pinnacle

Ashton and Max- Confluence

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Best of 2009- Engagement Sessions

Ahhhh Melissa and Tony. What an inspirational couple. They truely treated me like family from the first moment I stepped through their door. I loved their session because they totally forgot about the camera and allowed their love to show for one another.

I was over the moon when I found out my close friend Amber Finally got engaged to her better half in 2009. They traveled into Columbus and we had our session on a crisp fall day. I will be seeing them in Tampa on July 3rd!

Amy and Kevin were kind enough to travel into Clearwater while I was there for their engagement session. It was so much fun photographing them around palm trees and at the beautiful clearwater beach.

The best way to get to know a bride and groom before their big day is an engagement session. I had many great ones in 2009 but there were several that really stood out to me.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Hey Diddle Diddle

A little about Hey Diddle Diddle:
Historic Uptown Westerville is proud to be the home of Westerville's one of a kind children's boutique, Hey Diddle Diddle. After more than 8 years in business, the store has earned a reputation for carrying only the highest quality children's clothing (preemie to size 7), plush blankets, unique gifts, crib bedding and personalized gifts.

I first found Hey Diddle Diddle 6 years ago when Emma was born. When I walked in I was introduced to unique clothing that can only be found in a boutique setting. Here I am now still walking in going oooo and awe. Stacy is the proud owner of this beautiful children's boutique. She allowed me to come in and do a review on her store. Looking for something unique to dress your child in for a Melissa Jones Photography Session? This is your place. Everyone is so friendly and always willing to go above and beyond! Hey Diddle Diddle offers a variety of outfits, hats, hairbows/clips, necklaces,bracelets, blankets, dolls, beautiful christening gowns and of course my favorite diapers bags.
Visit the website!
Here are just a few of the items to look for when shopping!

The Luxe

The Luxe series has been in full swing for a few weeks now and everyone has responded beautifully to it! I may have to extend it through february. Here is little Ellie from our session several weeks ago.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Be Mine Special

Join me in studio between Jan 17-Feb 5 for a Be Mine session. A mini session to capture your little valentine. Your valentine will even receive (50) 2x3 valentine cards to pass out on valentine's day with their own picture on it! Plus mom and dad will have their own 5x7 to frame. There will be a fun white comfy chaise (pictured below), colorful tissue flowers and plenty of props during your session. Call and schedule now! Limited availability.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Let's Chat One on One!

Do you own a Digital Slr? Do you always use it in auto and just can't figure out the manual functions? Do you tend to let that the pop up flash....well pop and flash! Do you want to take better pictures?
Well if you answered yes to these questions you are reading the right blog!
As announced back in December I am offering Workshops (these are still in the works) and One on One mentoring (Scheduling Now). The One on One is a great chance for you to allow me to teach you how to properly use your camera and take better pictures. This is a 6 week program customized to fit your needs. You will learn how to use your camera, exposure, lighting, composition,etc. Assignments will be given every week to help you become a stronger photographer. Want to know more???? Email me

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Before and After

Remember last year I posted a before picture of my studio area. It needed ALOT ALOT of work. Well it is looking much better these days. Here are the before and after pictures. Don't forget to subscribe to the newsletter....big announcement coming!