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
Booking a boudoir session with me?
Hey Ladies! So you either have or are thinking of booking a boudoir photography sessions with me. Here's a little bit about what to expect from your photo session and some tips and tricks as well. I offer two different boudoir photography packages, the first is without hair and makeup, the second is with hair and makeup. If I'm running a boudoir mini special then it will include hair and makeup. I am partnered with a very well known, outstanding hair and makeup artist Beauty
She FINALLY did it!
While empowering, boudoir photo sessions can be nerve wracking! For years my hair and makeup artist has done hair and makeup for dozens of my boudoir clients. Each and every boudoir session she has told me about how she wants to book a boudoir shoot for herself. "Someday I'll do it", "When I get in better shape I really want to", and "Okay next time I'll probably do one" (she didn't). But regardless of me thinking and telling her how beautiful she was, she just wasn't ready,
My very own little lumberjack
See this little chunk? He's my little chunk. This is Emmett, my youngest son. As a cake smash photographer I see so many themes. I started planning Emmett's cake smash session when he was about six months old. I went though many themes before I decided on one. So, so, so many themes! I thought I was set in stone on a Candy Land theme, but then about 2 weeks before I did his session I decided on Lumberjack. Not sure why, but the theme was just calling to me. Honestly I think
It was balloon madness!
This is Maddison, be careful because she will steal your heart! I know she stole mine. I first met Maddison's mom Jolie when she was pregnant with her. She booked a maternity photoshoot and newborns with me. Jolie was radiant during her maternity session and when I met Maddison for her newborn session she was just as radiant as her mama. I have loved seeing Maddison grow from being in her mommy tummy, to newborn, to now her cake smash! Burgundy. Burgundy is the theme with thi
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
Happy First Birthday Charlie
Happy first birthday Charlie! You only turn one once and Charlie was very serious about it at first. He was intrigued by my camera and studio lighting and oh goodness Mr. Teddy Bear (he was all about moving the teddy as soon as I re positioned him lol) but wouldn't crack a smile, but with some work, silly noises, help from his auntie, and of course smashing his cake she decided that getting his photos taken was pretty fun! I don't often shoot against my brown photo backdrop b
The Wight Family
I first met the Wight boys when their mama brought them to me for a 4th of July mini photo session. They are the sweetest and I just love their bright blonde hair. This time the Wight family booked another photo session with me for their family Christmas photos at Northwest Community Park. The entire family is so photogenic and they make my job so easy! Thank you to the Wight family for choosing me to be your family photographer. I look forward to any future photography sessi
Such a beautiful addition
Say hello to sweet baby girl Lauren. At 24 days "old" she was one of the oldest newborns I have worked with. No worries though because even if a baby if outside of the ideal 4-14 day old age range beautiful newborn photos are possible. Miss Lauren did give me a run for my money at times though. If she wasn't wrapped up snug she just wanted to be held by her mama, Marissa. Lauren is Marissa's first biological baby, but Marissa does have two absolutely wonderful bonus babies wh
They look like out of a magazine
This is the Hughes family. Kristi took advantage of the Fall mini photo sessions I have yearly and booked a family photoshoot at Northwest Community Park. When they first showed up I was in awe with not only how good looking the entire family is, but with how well their outfits were coordinated. Kristi did an amazing job putting everything together. Not going to lie, sometimes family photoshoots can be a little hectic with multiple children. Especially younger children. This