• Welcome to Melissa Stewardson Photography, as featured on People.com! Now booking for 2018

    Celebrity photographer as featured on People.com

    http://celebritybabies.people.com/2015/09/11/tarek-el-moussa-christina-el-moussa-welcome-son-brayden-james/

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

    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}

Orange County, CA Newborn Photographer // Itty Bitty Twins

Booking a session with twins gets me all giddy and excited!!! I do a lot of planning and hire an assistant for the session to make sure it will go as smooth as possible. Even with one baby at a newborn session you never really know how it’s going to go. You pray, cross your fingers and have all the baby soothing tricks at the ready! Last Thursday was pure bliss!!! The Chuk family was absolutely amazing. As you can see the baby girls were beyond adorable and they were a newborn photographers dream. So sleepy, calm and loved being posed. And big brother was the cherry on top. He came right in, laid down with his sisters and gave the biggest smiles! And, I also have to mention their awesome parents. They were so kind and so great with their kids. Take a look at all the beautiful photos we got!
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Orange County, CA Family Photographer // Party of 6

It finally happened to me after 5 years of doing photos. My babysitter forgot to show up! I was in full panic mode knowing I was going to be late to my session. Luckily my sister lives nearby and was able to help me out. I arrived about 12 minutes late to the session and was frazzled and embarassesd, to say the least. Since it was busy season I knew I couldn’t reschedule because I had no open dates and this was a family of 6 who I didn’t want to have ask the mom to get the family ready again on another night. I unloaded my car, and apologized profusely for being tardy. The Forge family was so understanding and kind to me. I had in mind that the session might be a bit of a challenge since they had 4 kids, one being a baby. But, you guys…this family!!! Not only sweet, but so photogenic and the kids were insanely good for me! They took direction, smiled on command and were polite and friendly! What started out not so great ended up being one of my favorite sessions of the fall. Take a look at all the gorgeousness we captured that night! And wait for it….the sunset at the end was amazing!
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Orange County, CA Family Photographer // Link Family

I’ve know Justin for many years and I recently had the pleasure of meeting his beautiful wife, Ana and his amazing boys. They wanted to capture their family as well as some photos to celebrate their 10 year wedding anniversary. Check out their photos below!
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