Written by Melissa on January 28, 2010

Project 52, Shoot From The Hip…

This wasn’t as easy of a challenge as I expected.  The goal was to get a great shot from doing just as the title says, shooting from the hip, no peeking through the view finder.  On many occasions, I aim from above or shoot from below.  I have had some great shots in the past,…

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Written by Melissa on January 26, 2010

Lenses of Love…

Surprise Photography is honored to announce their partnership with Lenses of Love: Hearts for Haiti, a national non-profit endeavor dedicated to helping the people of Haiti recover from the recent devastating earthquake. Surprise Photography is offering their support to organize relief services by offering their current $150 sitting fee to be donated to raise money…

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Written by Melissa on January 24, 2010

Lovely Little Lady…

I have to say, the 9 month mark is one of my favorite ages to photograph children.  I love the amount of interaction they have at this stage.  This lovely family invited me out to their home today to meet Miss “A,” because they want to deck their walls with her big blue eyes.  …

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Written by Melissa on January 22, 2010

learn-love-live- the event…

Last night was the learn-love-live event, a fundraiser for the American Heart Association. There was an incredible turn out at Cosimos, 176 ladies were there last night.   I saw a lot of friendly familiar faces in the crowd and even ran into old coworkers that I haven’t seen in about 10 years.  Aging myself there…

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Written by Melissa on January 22, 2010

Bathing Beauty…

Many of you have already seen this on my Facebook Fan Page. I appreciated the great response, so I thought I would share it here too.  Here is my little bathing beauty, with the biggest eyes and lashes that any woman would pay good money for.


Written by Melissa on January 18, 2010

learn-love-live: celebrate your heart…

Invite your girlfriends, sisters, mothers, daughters & co-workers of all ages to learn how to incorporate hearth health into your full, fun & crazy lifestyle; Love yourself with fashion & beauty tips that make you feel good; & Live a long healthy life by incorporating exercise & nutrition into your daily routine. Be the first…

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Written by Melissa on January 16, 2010

Project 52- Week 2

I know, 2 photos in a week, but  I am a tad behind my photog peers so I am now playing catch up.  Today I had coffee with a couple of friends over in Poughkeepsie so I thought I would swing down by the Hudson River to check out the ice. Just happened to have…

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Written by Melissa on January 14, 2010

New E-Album…

Introducing a great new line of engagement albums available though Surprise Photography.  These flush mount albums pages are are printed on  Art Watercolor paper and adhered to heavy black cardstock.  This allows each spread to lay flat with a thick and rigid look and feel. Pages are printed as full spreads and not cut so…

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Written by Melissa on January 12, 2010

Project 52…

What is “Project 52?”  Last April, I met a wonderful group of gals in Atlanta.  We have continued a great relationship after our workshop and talk on a daily basis.  We are always looking for ways to challenge ourselves and keep our photography fresh.  One girl introduced us to a great way to step out…

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Written by Melissa on January 11, 2010

8 Degrees…

That was the temperature out this weekend when I met up with this family of 5.   The older 2 kids were rock stars!  Especially Miss “M,”  she was a true trooper for our 5 minute shoot outside. She even tagged on for brothers turn.  It was a tad to cold to get a family photo…

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Written by Melissa on January 6, 2010

Mike and Priscilla’s Wedding- Boston, MA

When I was asked to shoot a wedding up in Boston on New Year’s Day, there was no twisting my arm.  I am a New Englander at heart and Fenway Park is one of my favorite places in the world, about 3 steps below Maui 😉   Mike is my husbands fraternity brother and we have…

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Written by Melissa on January 3, 2010

Happy New Year…

There’s nothing like starting off the New Year with a wedding.  Congratulations to Mike and Priscilla who were married at Foster’s Pavilion in the Boston Harbor. More pictures to come….