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!!!

Contest Winner…. {Cincinnati Child Photographer}

What a please it was meeting this sweet little girl and her mom and grandmother.  She was a typical 1 year old.. running all over the place, playing with rocks, dancing and being silly..  I loved every minute!  What a fabulous age!  :)  This family won my contest winner back in May and I am so glad.  Such a deserving family.. so thankful for the oportunity and so excited about their session.  I could just tell this meant so much to them and it was absolutely  my pleasure to do this for them.  I hope you enjoy the sneak peak. Can’t wait to show you the rest!

Angela - August 5, 2011 - 9:03 pm

Awww…love that sweet smile! You are rocking these sessions!! Well done!

shalonda - August 5, 2011 - 9:16 pm

OH MY HEAVENS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! this entire session and sweet baby girl and her mama are all gorgeous

Heather Latimer - August 6, 2011 - 1:12 am

These are just BEAUTIFUL!!! Those first two literally stole my breath away.

Janice - August 6, 2011 - 1:36 am

Gorgeous images, Melissa! I just love the way you shoot and process! I absolutely adore those first two images. Breathtaking!

Leandra - August 6, 2011 - 6:17 am

Oh she is just darling. Love her gaze in the first one just looking right at you with those beautiful eyes. These are all beautiful.

Jessica Washburn - August 6, 2011 - 8:16 pm

What a doll! I love the variety and genuineness of the expressions you captured–just beautiful!

Julia Wade - August 8, 2011 - 1:29 pm

OMG melissa!! she is precious! gorgeous light and beautiful photographs!

Beckett {Cincinnati Family Photographer}

Such an adorable family.. such a cute little guy.  Back in December this adorable family contacted me to take Beckett’s newborn pictures and I was booked and unfortunatly couldn’t do it.. I am so glad they decided to come to me this summer for Beckett’s 7 month pictures. He was so so so cute and I just loved all the faces and expressions he gave me.


Laurie Sachs - July 17, 2011 - 3:42 am

Wow Melissa, these are just gorgeous!!!

Grandma Deb in Florida - July 17, 2011 - 12:41 pm

Melissa these are so wonderful! you made my day. Can hardly wait to see the rest!

Grandma Deb in Florida - July 17, 2011 - 12:42 pm

Melissa these are so wonderful! You made my day. Cant wait to see the rest

Ketti Phillips - July 17, 2011 - 2:35 pm

He is such a cute little boy! Great job capturing him, Melissa!

Keri - July 17, 2011 - 3:38 pm

These are all stunning!!! He is so adorable…I LOVE his hair!!!!

Grandma JD - July 17, 2011 - 5:18 pm

Omg…I so looovvee these. You do beautiful work ! Sometime soon I would love to have you take family pic’s with Lindsay, Megan, Beckett and I. As his Great Granma would say “He’s got good stock”.

Marcia R - July 17, 2011 - 7:55 pm

Lindsay, you have such a beautiful family!! These pics are FANTASTIC!!

Angela - July 18, 2011 - 12:41 am

Oh, he’s a doll! I love his hair! Fun captures, Melissa!!

Leandra - July 18, 2011 - 4:26 am

What a sweet baby boy with some great hair. Beautiful family shot and precious black and white of him grinning right at you.

Melissa - July 18, 2011 - 1:42 pm

So absolutely adorable, Melissa!!

Julia Wade - July 18, 2011 - 6:14 pm

that mr. beckett is TOO adorable! you caught some incredibly sweet moments melissa. beautiful!!

cherron - July 18, 2011 - 9:02 pm

What a sweetie pie!! And a gorgeous family, too. I just adore the black and white photo, 2nd from the last. His expression is just perfect.

Janice - August 4, 2011 - 7:22 pm

Adorable little guy! I love these images, Melissa! You always have such beautifully captured and processed images!

Mine {Personal}

Since starting my photography business a year ago I have learned that my children don’t get photographed near as much as they used to (and believe me they aren’t complaining).  Let’s be honest, they do still have plenty of photographs taken of them, but when I actually get a full session out of them it just warms my heart.  I finally made myself sit down and go through these photos from the end of June and I am so glad I did.   My kids make my heart sing.

I actually haven’t finished going through them all yet, but here are some of my favorites so far.

First.. my girl.  At 2 she is such a little tease.  Spunky, so much energy, a bit sassy..and actually a lot like her mom (yes I said it). I love her so!!!

and my boy…  he is such a sensitive little man.  Always making sure to do the right thing, still at four needing his cuddle time with his mom and a little on the shy side.  Love him..


with Daddy…..

and some of my kiddos together…..

Laurie - July 15, 2011 - 1:36 am

So gorgeous!!! How will you ever choose what to hang on your walls???

molly - July 15, 2011 - 1:43 am

LOVE these! so happy to see a personal post from you!

Chris - July 15, 2011 - 1:46 am

Perfect! Love all of them. The ones of the two of them especially stop me in my tracks.

Keri - July 15, 2011 - 1:50 am

Stunning!!!! I just love seeing photos of your family – what a beautiful family you have!

Heather Latimer - July 15, 2011 - 2:38 am

These are BEYOND amazing! I don’t even know where to begin! I wish I could tell you what I LOVE about each one of them, but that would take forever!!! Amazing job, MA! Now, let’s get you in front of the camera with your kiddos!

Erin - July 15, 2011 - 2:51 am

These are AMAZING!! I love them all!!! I wish I could get my kids to do a full session for me. I end up with a micro-mini session. :-)

Shannon - July 15, 2011 - 3:19 am

Oh my goodness! Carter and Jacob have the exact same “pouting” face. Must be an Anderson trait :) The pics are Gorgeous!!!

Leandra - July 15, 2011 - 7:02 am

The second to the last image of the both of them is so sweet. The kind of image you will stare at years from now and still be able to hear them giggle- priceless.

Tina Ramirez - July 15, 2011 - 3:02 pm

Oh wow MA. These are so perfect. I can’t even begin to pick favorites but Bella is so adorable and Jacob is hilarious. I love his faces.

jude - July 17, 2011 - 12:16 pm

Gorgeous family you have Melissa! LOVED them all!

Angela - July 18, 2011 - 12:45 am

Oh, these are so amazing!!! You have such a beautiful family and you KNOW how to make them look amazing. Gorgeous pictures!!

cherron - July 18, 2011 - 9:16 pm

Oh, Melissa, I’m so glad you got to do these. They are gorgeous. And your kiddos are so stunning.

Birthday Boy {Cincinnati Family Photographer}

This little cutie turned one on the day of our session.  He was such a happy little guy. I had so much fun photographing him and his family.   And of course the most exciting moment of the night was when he took his first step!  We all of course were so excited (as was he). Enjoy your sneak peak.. can’t wait to show you the rest.

Of course we have to start off by showing the first step….

such a cute little smile…

He and his daddy…

and  he and his mom…

barb - July 7, 2011 - 11:48 pm

I love them, soooooo happy. Your one of the best parents I know.

Tina Ramirez - July 8, 2011 - 5:35 pm

oh my goodness! He is so adorable!

Angela - July 10, 2011 - 9:33 pm

Oh, love that big happy smile! Great shots!!!

Keri - July 12, 2011 - 12:52 am

Oh what a cutie!!!! These are all so lovely and full of personality! Gorgeous work Melissa!!!!

Julia Wade - July 12, 2011 - 1:39 pm

oh my little sweetie!! i can’t get enough melissa! such beautiful shots!

jill hardy - July 13, 2011 - 3:35 pm

so sweet! yay for first steps, great capture!

Ketti Phillips - July 14, 2011 - 12:13 am

Cannot believe you got his first step! He’s adorable.

Heather Latimer - July 15, 2011 - 2:56 am

Beautiful baby and beautiful session, Melissa!!!!! Awesome that you documented his first steps – how special!

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