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!
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!
It’s always an adventure photographing this family each year. We had to move their session location at the very last minute due to crowds from an air show, but we found this amazing spot to do their family photos and I am in love. So much fun and variety to their photos.
This was an extra fun maternity session at one of our most gorgeous Orange County beaches. I really loved getting know this sweet couple and I can’t wait to meet their little nugget so soon for her newborn photos!
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!