The Red white and Blue
As a military family the 4th of July is important to my family and myself. That is why patriotic minis I am a little extra excited for. Usually I do a model call for the promotional add whenever I have mini sessions. But not for these. This time I wanted to use my son. Many people think that because I am a photographer that I have "so many great photos of my kids". Well think again lol. My kids are just like any other. They're extra stinky when it comes to mom. Usually it is
What to wear during your family photoshoot...Tips that you would have never though of.
Hey everyone! For those who don't know me I am Melanie McCarty and I am a professional portrait photographer based out of Fort Worth, TX. Frequently my clients either send me pics of what they have chosen for family photos or they don't know where to even start and ask me what they should wear. I decided that I should write a blog with a few tips and tricks on what to wear to your session to make your family photos that much more of a success. If you follow these guidelines y
When baby Dax came to visit me in my home studio for his newborn photo session he was 8 days new and oh so tiny at 5 lbs 12oz. It was a huge difference from the 10 lb newborn I had in my studio the week prior. Thats what I love about newborns and babies in general, they're all different and no two are the same (even twins). Dax was an AMAZING newborn to work with! He barely fussed one tiny bit, only ate once, and had the baby fingers that newborn photographers dream of. Belie
Beautiful Inside and Out
This is Chrissy. She is a wonderful giving person, beautiful on both the inside and out, and an amazing devoted mother to her little girl. She also happens to be one of my very best friends. As you can see Chrissy is 8 months pregnant with her second baby girl. Well, at least we think she's pregnant, it may just be too many tacos lol. Whether its a beautiful baby girl or a taco fiesta I asked her to model some of the many new maternity gowns I have to offer my clients. She ha
She's beautiful both inside and out
Another great maternity photo session in the books with the beautiful Belen. She is already a mama to two children, a boy and a girl. Soon another baby boy will be arriving for the tie breaker. We had to re schedule her session not only once, but twice, thanks to someone driving a jeep into a water line causing it to break and for her to loose all her water pressure, and because of good ol' mother nature. I loved her enthusiasm for wanting to do her maternity session in the p
One gorgeous pregnant beauty
So in my eyes I see that every pregnant mama is beautiful, which is why maternity is my favorite to shoot. Whether its their glow, their baby bump, their amazing hair (gotta love the vitamins from prenatals), their love for their unborn child, no matter what the specific reason is, they're all absolutely beautiful. Well everyone meet Cristal, she's the type of pregnant beauty that I envied when I was pregnant with my son. She has all the aspects of what makes a pregnant women
Happy First Birthday!
I met little hunter when he was just a few days old at his newborn session. All babies are cute, but he was exceptionally adorable. Over the next span of a year I had the pleasure of photographing family pictures and Hunter's milestones. When it came time for his cake smash I couldn't believe a year had already past. When it came down to time to eat his cake Hunter dove right in! There was no hope for Micky Mouse, because Hunter smeared him everywhere! When he wasn't shoving
What does the fox say?
Another cake smash session where my client had a creative idea! She wanted to have a fox woods theme. Normally I wouldn't think blue, orange, and white woodsy colors but that looked AWESOME with this session. From the get go he was all smiles miles a tear or two when he wanted to crawl away while covered in chocolate frosting, ha! This little chocolate munchkin loved the chocolate frosting but wasn't too sure about that cake until his mama hid some raisins in it. Yup you read