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!
This gorgeous family was on vacation here in Southern, Califoria from Arizona and they certainly brought the heat with them! It was one of the hottest nights of the entire summer. It was 100 degrees and the humidity was unusually high! But even with the conditions and having 5 kids, we were able to get some amazing photos. And I just love the color palette in all the photos!
This was an especially fun extended family photo session! I got the email from Rachel that her brother’s family would be coming to visit from Australia and they wanted to get photos with both their families and her mom. In addition she wanted some styling help. So, I came up with 9 outfits overnight since we were on a time crunch. Rachel ordered the clothing for all the family members. I am still in shock that everyone liked their outfits I chose and they worked out so beautifully. It was all in all a magical night!
It is such an honor when your clients hire you time and time again. I have been photographing the Hansen family for years. From family photos to maternity, newborn to First Communion. And now it’s Taylor’s special first birthday and we had a fun time trying to get her to smile! I finally brought out some puff snacks and it was magic from then on out. She is such a beauty!