Jan 31, 2008

so, you just had a baby and....

professional photographs are the last thing on your mind. And why should it be, you have a million things to do but the one thing the most important is getting to spend that cuddle time with the new addition to the family. But once the first 14 days have passed you missed the best opportunity to have your newborn photographed and get sleepy baby pictures. Now, not every baby is going to cooperate but when they do you will have a wonderful portrait to remember those first days.

We all know they grow up and change too quickly!

So, remember to go ahead and make a tentative appointment before your delivery for the first few days of your childs life.

Here is a set of twins, they are 11 days old in this picture.

Jan 25, 2008

something a little different....

Being that January is almost over :) I thought now is just a good time as ever to start my new ideas for my blog. Besides previews for clients I want to use my blog to post some tips for those planning a session. I will start posting these tips soon and often so keep checking back. And now for the something a little different....my parents Golden Retrievers had 10! yes 10! puppies, so a photo session was in order! They are almost 6 weeks old now (they were 4 weeks old here), and yes photographing 10 puppies is harder than photographing a running toddler :)

Jan 14, 2008

And the winners are.....

first place winning an 11X14:

and 2nd place winning a 8X10:

and 3rd place winning a 5X7:

I will contact you when your prints come in and I will also be contacting the special e-mail winner for their free session to see if they want to keep it or pass it on to their vote!

Be sure to check out my blog often for specials and informative posts!

Jan 2, 2008

Favorite of 2007 contest...

here it is....some of my favorites of the past year. I narrowed it down to 16, now you narrow it down to the top 3! The prizes are an 11X14 for 1st place, a 8X10 for 2nd and a 5X7 for 3rd place. So, e-mail for your vote at melissa@melissagrayphotography.com, only 1 vote per e-mail addresss but have your friends and family vote too!

Voting ends Friday, January 11th.