• 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}

Fan Giveaway!! !

Yahooooo! It’s finally time for my one year anniversary FAN GIVEAWAY!! I am so thankful to ALL of you out there that have supported and encouraged me this past year, that I wanted to do something for YOU! So here we go!!! Below are the official rules of how to enter to WIN:

  1. You must LIKE the Melissa Stewardson Photography (MSP)’s Facebook page if you haven’t done so already – you can do that by clicking HERE and hitting “like” at the top right side of the page!
  2. You must share the link to this blog post on your Facebook wall by pasting this link into your status and telling your friends about the giveaway! http://melissastewardsonphotography.com/fan-giveaway-261.html
  3. You must come back to this blog post and leave a comment that you did the two previous steps. This comment is considered your entry, so don’t forget this very important last step!

SOOOO…you’re asking….what can I win?!

  • First prize is a $125 gift certificate to be used toward any MSP session, prints or products
    during 2013! (You can also give this as a gift to someone else) and Crazy Organized Clean Up Bucket
  • Second prize is a $75 gift certificate to be used toward any MSP session, prints or products
    during 2013! (You can also give this as a gift to someone else)
  • Third prize is a goodie bag from KC’s Crocheted Creations and one from The Whimsy Shoppe!








The giveaway will run from Thursday, June 13 until Tuesday, June 18 at 8:00 PM PST. The winners will be selected using an online random generator and announced Wednesday morning. The gift certificates and prizes will be mailed or dropped off (if you live close) to the winners.

Thank you again for your awesome support over the past year. You guys are the BEST!

This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.

Kelly Chacon - June 13, 2013 - 5:37 pm

Liked, shared, commented. Check!

Courtney Burkes - June 13, 2013 - 5:42 pm

Done, done and done…I’ll keep my fingers crossed for a win!

Melissa Prine Stewardson - June 13, 2013 - 5:47 pm

Good luck Courtney!

Jenny Stewardson - June 13, 2013 - 7:14 pm

Yup did it 🙂

Jennifer Dreher Baker - June 13, 2013 - 7:19 pm

Done. Good luck to me!

Chrissy Darrah-Medina - June 13, 2013 - 7:23 pm

Liked, shared & posted! Thanks for the tip 😉

Sandra Ortiz - June 13, 2013 - 7:57 pm

Wow, she’s good…I need to get Mikey some baby pictures (missed his newborn stage)

Jenny Stewardson - June 13, 2013 - 8:19 pm

She is great. You would love her.

Melissa Prine Stewardson - June 13, 2013 - 8:23 pm

Yay! We need to nail down your date for August!

Melissa Prine Stewardson - June 13, 2013 - 8:23 pm


Melissa Prine Stewardson - June 13, 2013 - 8:24 pm


Melissa Prine Stewardson - June 13, 2013 - 8:26 pm

Sandra, you can enter to win!

Sarah Templeton - June 13, 2013 - 8:46 pm

I’ve copied, pasted, liked (a zillion times)~so excited for you Melissa! I can’t believe you taught yourself all of this! The picture you posted of Madison is Anne Geddes calendar material!

Melissa Prine Stewardson - June 13, 2013 - 8:50 pm

Sandra, you can enter to win!

Melissa Prine Stewardson - June 13, 2013 - 8:56 pm

Thanks Sarah! I have you all entered! Good luck!

Maricela Montijo - June 13, 2013 - 9:01 pm

Check on all. Here’s hoping me and Eli get to have some great pictures taken 🙂

Brooke Sticht - June 13, 2013 - 10:43 pm

All set! Love the work you have shared!

Maggie Gallego - June 14, 2013 - 12:14 am

All 3 steps done. Love your work! 🙂

Kelley Cahow - June 14, 2013 - 12:56 am

I did it! Hoping to win! 🙂

Melissa Prine Stewardson - June 14, 2013 - 1:05 am

Thanks Maggie! You are officially entered!

Melissa Prine Stewardson - June 14, 2013 - 1:06 am

Thanks Brooke! Good luck, you are officially entered!

Shannon Elwell Lee - June 14, 2013 - 4:06 am

Did all 3 steps 😉

Melissa Martinez - June 14, 2013 - 4:32 am

I’ve copied, pasted, and ready to be chosen! Even of I don’t, I want to do Ava’s 1yr photos with u. Wish me luck!

Heather L Overholt Bragg - June 14, 2013 - 3:26 pm

Completed all 3 steps! Can’t wait to have you do our family shoot! 🙂

Melissa Prine Stewardson - June 14, 2013 - 10:05 pm

Thanks @[1509932323:2048:Melissa Martinez]! You are officially entered to win. No way that Ava is close to being one already?!!

Melissa Prine Stewardson - June 14, 2013 - 10:40 pm

YAY! Thanks Heather, you are officially entered!

Kristen Rish Victor - June 16, 2013 - 4:49 am

Liked and shared!

Melissa Prine Stewardson - June 16, 2013 - 5:29 am

Thanks Kristen! You are officially entered.

Colby Morgan - June 16, 2013 - 7:00 am

All done!!! Thx 4 the heads up!

Melissa Prine Stewardson - June 16, 2013 - 3:17 pm

Great! You are officially entered. Good luck!

Candy Counts Elwell - June 17, 2013 - 5:07 pm

I posted! Love the work you do! I’m Shannon Lee’s mom! Fingers crossed I win! I would Love Grammie Picture like Sandy Jacobson!

Kathy Templeton - June 17, 2013 - 6:51 pm

Ok I posted and I love your work Melissa! I am Jeff Templeton’s Mom and would love to have a grandparents with all my grandchildren picture done by you! Wish me luck!

Melissa Prine Stewardson - June 17, 2013 - 8:18 pm

Thanks Candy! You are officially entered!

Melissa Prine Stewardson - June 17, 2013 - 8:18 pm

Thanks Kathy! You are officially etnered. Good luck!

Melissa Prine Stewardson - June 17, 2013 - 8:25 pm

Candy, did you LIKE my page as well?

Holly Newcomb Turek - June 17, 2013 - 9:41 pm

I did it!

Sandy Jacobson - June 17, 2013 - 10:05 pm

I have my fingers crossed for Grandma Kathy!!! <3

Andrea Thieme Jorgensen - June 18, 2013 - 1:25 am

I did it 🙂 congrats on your first year!

Leila Jordan - June 18, 2013 - 4:11 pm

I liked, copied, and commented. Love your pictures. Hope I win. 🙂

Melissa Prine Stewardson - June 18, 2013 - 10:26 pm

Thanks @[1440314778:2048:Andrea Thieme Jorgensen]! You are all entered!

Melissa Prine Stewardson - June 19, 2013 - 12:14 am

Thanks Leila! I have added you to the official entry list!

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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