• Welcome to Melissa Stewardson Photography, as featured on People.com! Now booking for 2019

    Celebrity photographer as featured on People.com


    Awarded as one of the best newborn photographers in Orange County, by Expertise in 2016 and 2018
    Best Newborn
    Photographers in
    Santa Ana

    Melissa Stewardson Photography, located in Orange County, CA and established in 2012 specializes in custom portraits of maternity, newborns, children and families. Experiencing a photo session with me should be fun and relaxing. I know what you're thinking...did she say fun and relaxing?! Am I crazy?! I don't think so. My goal for each session is to shoot photos that look natural and highlight the personalities and vibrancy of the people in them. While, I will shoot some traditional poses, I feel some of the best photos come during candid play or general foolishness! Time flies by so fast so let me capture your family memories today! I can't wait to get to know you and show you what I see through my lens!

    {Melissa Stewardson Photography is fully insured}

Bailey, 10 days new

Ever since my sister found out she was preggers, I was dying to take her baby’s newborn pictures. There is something to be said about taking pictures of your own family members. It’s just somehow that much more special. And, when I found out the baby was a girl, (SQUEAL) I was even more excited!!! I feel like I have been planning the session details and collecting props, fabrics and headbands forever.  So when it was finally time to take her pictures, I was super ready and excited. She has the sweetest little face and she was so fun to photograph. Check out some of her precious shots below!




Patty and Adolfo

Although I do not photograph weddings (too stressful), I do LOVE them! I am one of those girls who watches all those cable wedding shows. You know them -Say Yes to the Dress, Bridezillas, My Fair Wedding, etc. And I will pretty much look at pictures from any wedding. Six years ago I had a lot of fun planning my own wedding. So when Patty and Adolfo came to me to take some AFTER their wedding pictures, I was super excited. They did have a photographer at their wedding, but Patty wasn’t really happy with any of the portrait pictures. She wanted something to display on her walls at home. So she put her dress back on (which by the way I was secretly jealous of- who wouldn’t want to wear their dress twice!), bought another bouquet and boutonniere, and got her man to get all dressed up too. I think we got some great shots of this beautiful couple. The best part was they were up for anything and really fun to work with. Congrats Patty and Adolfo!

Francine Almstedt Dewhurst - June 29, 2013 - 2:11 am

AFTER wedding photos!?! What a great idea. All the fun and none of the stress.

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