Normal Day {Cincinnati Family Photographer}

“Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are. Let me learn from you, love you, bless you before you depart.  Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow. Let me hold you while I may, for it may not always be so.  One day I shall dig my nails into the earth, or bury my face in the pillow, or stretch myself taut, or raise my hands to the sky and want, more than all the world, your return.”

~ Mary Jean Iron


Thank you for such a fun evening!  Can’t wait to show you the rest!:)

Keri - October 1, 2011 - 3:42 am

These are just beautiful, Melissa!!! I would LOVE to have images like this of my family…they’ll cherish these forever. Gorgeous work as always, friend!

kati - October 1, 2011 - 4:04 am

melissa these are just wonderful. Love that last shot.

Jessica Washburn - October 1, 2011 - 12:23 pm

These are just so fun, touching and beautiful, Melissa!

Angela - October 1, 2011 - 10:56 pm

Such a gorgeous session!!! You did an awesome job with these!!!

julie - October 2, 2011 - 5:04 am

These are gorgeous!! I LOVE that family shot and the interaction shots with dad/son and mother/daughter are priceless! What a treasure!

cherron - October 2, 2011 - 5:04 pm

Oh!! This is the best session ever. So very well done!!

Janice - October 3, 2011 - 3:30 am

Just stunning, Melissa! I just adore all of these and the sweet emotional intimacies you’ve captured! Love them all!

Julia Wade - October 3, 2011 - 3:41 pm

that is some serious sweetness melissa. beautiful!

shalonda - October 4, 2011 - 12:34 am

oh my heavens….i am in love with this entire series

Erin - October 14, 2011 - 12:52 am

Melissa, I just LOVE your work. LOVE it. I’m sure they had a hard time choosing – gorgeous images!

Sister {Cincinnati Family Photographer}

I  had the pleasure of photographing such a wonderful family tonight!  I went to high school with the mom and it had been forever since we  had seen each other. It was so nice to catch up on life and to meet her wonderful family.  I have so so so many adorable ones.. I can’t wait to show them all to you.  Enjoy your sneak peak.:)

twin girls.. so so adorable and check out those curls.

A little game of ring around the rosie..

those lashes and those curls.. sigh

big sister.. such a sweet big sister

A little cuddle time with mom (and a few tickles too)

If this was of me and my kids this would be so big in my house.. I just adore this… every single bit of it.

A little fun with dad…

Aunt Lana came along for a few pictures at the end.. isn’t she and her daught just beautiful.

Anna King - August 21, 2011 - 3:26 am

Melissa, These are beautiful!! I can hardly wait to see more. You have captured some great shots of my beautiful grandchildren and daughters. Thanks.

Janice - August 21, 2011 - 6:31 pm

Absolutely stunning!! I love them all! I just love the interactions you captured. Just priceless!!

Barbie Falor - August 21, 2011 - 11:54 pm

Oh Melissa… I just love these!!! They are beautiful! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! I absolutely cannot wait to see the others!

Angela - August 22, 2011 - 3:41 pm

Those dresses!! Those curls!! I adore these…beautiful job, MA!!

Leandra - August 22, 2011 - 6:28 pm

Oh the curls are too much- what beautiful children. I love all the interaction you captured in this set.

Roxanne - August 24, 2011 - 8:49 pm

These all look like advertisements! Awesome!

Samantha - September 1, 2011 - 6:42 pm

Stunning portraits!! Absolutely beautiful. The family must be so thrilled. What beautiful little girls!!

molly - September 8, 2011 - 2:16 am

oh my gosh. these are beyond adorable! i bet those girls get stopped by every shopper at the grocery store. too cute!

shalonda - October 4, 2011 - 12:36 am

swoooon….i woudl def have that huge in my house as well

sweet sweet baby girl {Cincinnati Family Photographer}

What a wonderful morning spent with an adorable baby girl. Full or personality and tons of smiles.  It just amazes me how much she has changed in 3 months.

Keri - August 18, 2011 - 9:37 pm

What a cutie!!! Her expressions are absolutely adorable. These are beautiful as always, Melissa!!

Janice - August 19, 2011 - 12:46 am

Awww, she is adorable!! Beautiful images Melissa!

Heather Latimer - August 19, 2011 - 2:09 am

Oh, Melissa! That first set of 4 images is to die for!!! Just pure perfection!

Angela - August 20, 2011 - 2:11 pm

Aaas, so cute! Love the great eye contact she gave you!!

molly - September 8, 2011 - 2:17 am

love those first four. what a sweet baby!

Such a wonderful family.. {Cincinnati Family Photographer}

I couldn’t think of a more perfect session.. this family was a dream.  I was lucky to meet this family this year as Grace was in my 4th grade classroom.  So I already knew I loved this family. So when they asked me to photograph them, I was thrilled.. I know they would fit so well with how I like to photograph. The boys were just the cutest thing.. big sister was just stunning and Grace.. well, she is just a doll and so fun to talk to.  I have so many I love and I haven’t even looked through half of them.. but here are some of my favorites so far. Hope you love them as much as I do…

These boys.. just love them. Aren’t they adorable…

some fun games.. haha, nothing like a good starring contest.

This pictures just melts my heart.. here they are all having fun together.

The boys, so so handsome and gosh, I was impressed dad could do this!:)

The gorgeous ladies.. their eyes, just stunning…

And yes.. this just proves how fabulously (is that a word;) fun they were… what a fun night!!!

molly - August 13, 2011 - 6:51 pm

Such a fun fun fun session! Love them all!

jude - August 13, 2011 - 6:51 pm

gorgeous Melissa! i just adore the father and son’s shot! beautiful light and beautiful family!

Angela - August 13, 2011 - 7:02 pm

Amazing, Melissa! That last shot is just so fun and full of life! LOVE!

tina - August 13, 2011 - 8:31 pm

love these!!!! That last one is perfect! Coming from a Mom of 4 that shows how AWESOME big families are!

Anna - August 13, 2011 - 9:40 pm

I love all the interaction you caught, beautiful job!

kati - August 14, 2011 - 2:33 am

Melissa you have a great way of showing family unity. Love these images.

michelle - August 15, 2011 - 7:31 pm

These are awesome and I love the last one.
Great job and beautiful family .

jill hardy - August 16, 2011 - 9:40 pm

what a FUN session! No boring posed shots here, awesome!

Heather Latimer - August 16, 2011 - 10:08 pm

PERFECT family session, Melissa! You are the master of finding gorgeous light!

Janice - August 19, 2011 - 1:29 am

What a beautiful family! I absolutely love how much fun they obviously had during their session! I just adore that last shot!! So fun!

Family… {Cincinnati Child and Family Photographer}

What an amazing night with this wonderful family. Mom and Dad are just fabulous.  After having 2 children myself I have a new appreciation for large families.  They were all so much fun to watch.. playing together, the love they had for one another, and the unique personalities in each of them.  Thank you so much for having me photograph your wonderful family. Enjoy your sneak peak.

thsee two girls were so full of spunk.. love them!


isn’t she the sweetest..

I love it when I can capture personality.. we were talking about all his girlfriends (wink wink)

the oldest.. isn’t she just beautiful, I love her smile!

And of course.. when there are 5 kids, playing games is a must!!!  … how cute are they!?!?!

a little ring around the rosie…

and yes.. I made them sit still.. a challenge of course, but so worth it.. love this!

Angela - August 13, 2011 - 3:34 am

You did an amazing job!! I love your bw’s and love how you incorporated all the kids! I know the family will love them!!

christine - August 13, 2011 - 3:35 am

Oh Melissa, these are awesome! Love the last shot, but they are all fabulous!! xoxo

julie - August 13, 2011 - 3:56 am

These are fabulous!! I LOVE all the playing ones and that last one!!

Anna - August 13, 2011 - 3:59 am

I love how you captured each personality, gorgeous work!

Jessica Washburn - August 13, 2011 - 12:51 pm

They all look so happy! I love how connected these images are–what a beautiful family!

shalonda - August 13, 2011 - 1:15 pm

beautiful family captuer beautifully my friend! love them all

cherron - August 13, 2011 - 2:16 pm

Oh, these are fantastic! You did such a great job of capturing each of them and that last one is just precious.

Ketti Phillips - August 13, 2011 - 4:24 pm

Wonderful work! I love the last picture so much, captures all the fun of siblings.

tina - August 13, 2011 - 8:34 pm

Wowsers!!!! Perfect. That last one makes my heart swell. What gorgeous children

michelle - August 15, 2011 - 7:32 pm

These are wonderful! What an amazing family connection. Love them.

jill hardy - August 16, 2011 - 9:37 pm

wow, certainly a challenge with so many kids, but you did a FABULOUS job! LOVE that last one, i’d be getting a HUGE canvas of that one!

Heather Latimer - August 16, 2011 - 9:58 pm

WONDERFUL session!!!! I love your black and whites – just perfection!!!

Laurie - August 16, 2011 - 10:08 pm

What a gorgeous family!!! Love how much fun these are, beautiful.

Keri - August 17, 2011 - 11:48 pm

Amazing!!!!!!!! Those sibling photos are sheer perfection!

Julia Wade - August 18, 2011 - 2:11 pm

some absolutely beautiful moments melissa!! i loved every shot!

Janice - August 19, 2011 - 12:44 am

From the first image, I was instantly drawn into the images! So, so gorgeous! I just adore the interactions you captured and the natural, happy expressions on all the kids! Such beautiful children and you captured them fabulously!!!

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