Holiday Mini Sessions, Hudson Valley Children Photographer…


Yes, the holidays  are well over however I wanted t share some mini session outtakes from some of my fabulous clients.  Holiday mini sessions are not announced, they are an invite only event for my clients who book full sessions from January thru August.  This was my 2nd year doing VIP mini sessions and again, it was a great success.

Colleen and Jon Are Married, Westchester Wedding Photographer…


When I first got an email from Colleen searching for wedding information, I thought I was done booking weddings for 2012. However there was something about the email that told me to “give this girl a call.”  After chatting with her I was so excited to meet her and her fiance, and luckily we clicked.  Now thinking back, I’m not sure what I would have done had I not made that phone call.  This wedding is one of my favorites and if I could have a $1 for every laugh and smile that came over Colleen’s face that day, it could probably pay for a sweet vacation. Thank you to the  Crabtree Kittle House for an incredible location and thank you again Colleen and Jon for a wonderful experience.   Colleen, your smile is contagious and just looking at these photos makes me so happy, thank you for that!



3,000 Fan Celebration Giveaway!!


I am so grateful for the love and support we have received on our Facebook Fan Page.  We have reached a milestone of 3,000 fans and want to celebrate by giving something back.  One lucky winner will be drawn at random to win this fabulous 8×10 Organic Bloom frame.  All you have to do is leave a comment on the blog and let me know where you are from.  It is great to see how spread out our fans are.

Thank you again!!!


  1. Kathy: Contratulations Melissa on 3000, Enfield, CT February 8, 2013 at 9:35 am
  2. Erin: Great Frame. Congratulations on 3000 Melissa!! Sunderland, MA February 7, 2013 at 9:03 pm
  3. Katie: Beautiful frame. Kingston. NY February 6, 2013 at 8:30 pm
  4. Loren: Congrats Melissa on 3000 and your new space! Have always loved your work :) Fondly from Millbrook NY :) February 6, 2013 at 8:14 pm
  5. Vanessa: Today I am from NJ, but yesterday it was Poughkeepsie, NY ;) February 6, 2013 at 8:10 pm
  6. Rachel: I always look forward to seeing your work! Inspiring and Incredible! - Rhinebeck, NY February 6, 2013 at 8:03 pm
  7. Jessica: Auburn ny- LOVE this frame! February 6, 2013 at 8:03 pm
  8. Brian: Congrats on reaching 3000! Brian Powers from Wappingers Falls. February 6, 2013 at 7:51 pm
  9. Jessica: Your work is always amazing! I smile every time I look at your work hanging on my walls :) Cornwall, NY February 6, 2013 at 7:36 pm
  10. Jessica: I love all your pictures! They are amazing works of art! As for when I am from... born in Rhinebeck, raised in Spackenkill and Hyde Park, spent most of my time in Rhinebeck though. Lived in Palm Beach a few years, and now I live in Highland! :-) February 6, 2013 at 7:14 pm
  11. Lauren: I love looking at your photos and hope to book with you someday! February 6, 2013 at 7:12 pm
  12. Congrats on 3,000. You take beautiful photos:) Poughkeepsie NY -Christine B February 6, 2013 at 7:10 pm
  13. amber: Congrats on 3000... Love you and your work xoxo Colorado Springs CO February 6, 2013 at 4:09 pm
  14. Chelsea: I love your work Melissa! I gawk over it practically every day (my husband just shakes his head because I always show him all the photos I love), someday when I get pregnant you will be on the top of my list of people to get in touch with! Congrats on 3000, you deserve it! (State College, PA). February 6, 2013 at 10:55 am
  15. Congrats!! My infant shoot was AMAZING :) Noel from Kingston February 5, 2013 at 9:11 pm
  16. Jonathan: Forgot our info, Jon and Colleen from Bronxville. If anybody reading this blog is getting married soon, book Melissa. My wife and I just got our proofs and they were unbelievable!!! February 5, 2013 at 6:46 pm
  17. Jonathan: Congrats!!! We love our wedding photo's. February 5, 2013 at 6:41 pm
  18. Tracy: Congrats Melissa!!! Here's to another 3000:). Pleasant Valley, NY February 5, 2013 at 6:00 pm
  19. Rose: Congrats on 3,000 fans! I'm one of them and I'm from Liberty, NY. February 5, 2013 at 4:00 pm
  20. Nicole: Congratulations! I love your work!! Nicole in Red Hook February 5, 2013 at 1:34 pm
  21. Marcia: You're so fabulous! Keep up the beautiful work :D *Highland, NY February 5, 2013 at 1:31 pm
  22. Kerri: Poughkeepsie, NY Congratulations! February 5, 2013 at 12:49 pm
  23. Tiffany: Congrats on reaching 3000! Tiffany from Pittsburgh, PA February 5, 2013 at 12:35 pm
  24. Congrats on 3000! Love your work and these frames! Hopewell Junction February 5, 2013 at 12:16 pm
  25. Congrats! I am Surprised its not 6000 with the way you take pictures! From the good old State of CT where Mrs. Surprise is from!! Jen (Shelton, CT!) February 5, 2013 at 11:38 am
  26. Katie: Oops! Highland Mills, NY. February 5, 2013 at 10:23 am
  27. Katie: Congrats on 3,000! That frame would look great with a pic of a new baby in it :) February 5, 2013 at 10:21 am
  28. Aimeeb: Beacon, NY February 5, 2013 at 10:06 am
  29. Mary: Congratulations on the new studio! I have always found your work amazing! (Hopewell Junction, NY) February 5, 2013 at 9:36 am
  30. Aileen: My how time flies! I remember a time before you were on facebook. Congrats from Pine Bush, NY! February 5, 2013 at 8:53 am
  31. Congrats on the new studio & 3,000 fans and growing!!! Continued success! All the best from Fishkill NY February 5, 2013 at 8:49 am
  32. Carissa: You rock!! Congrats on 3000 :) (Wappingers Falls) February 5, 2013 at 8:30 am
  33. Had a shoot done when you were first starting out! love it, so glad to see how you've succeeded in getting your business to grow! Anita New Paltz, NY February 5, 2013 at 8:26 am
  34. Erin: Love these frames and this color matches my new bedroom decor. As always your pictures are wonderful pieces of art. I am from Poughkeepsie, NY February 5, 2013 at 8:26 am
  35. Karen: Awesome! February 5, 2013 at 8:18 am
  36. Karen: Congratulations! February 5, 2013 at 8:17 am
  37. Allison: New Paltz! Congrats on 3000 February 5, 2013 at 8:15 am
  38. Jennifer: Congrats on 3000 fans! Miss u all the way from Watertown CT!! February 4, 2013 at 6:59 pm
  39. Sarah: Winchester, VA (my good friend Chris McCoy showed me your web page. Love following your blog and Facebook! Your work is fantastic! February 4, 2013 at 6:35 pm
  40. jessie: love that color frame! would look nice here! I am from Pleasant Valley NY- always good to see such friendly faces around town February 4, 2013 at 5:49 pm

Time Goes By Too Fast, Hudson Valley Child Photographer…


Seeing this little guy as he celebrates his first birthday makes you realize time slips by too quickly and we need to enjoy each and every moment with our little ones. I orgianlly met this couple a few years ago when I photographed their wedding, and now just a few short months I will help them welcome baby #2.  It is so exciting watching families grow!


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