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!
It is pretty special to do a newborn session after you have met the parents during their maternity photos. I was really looking forward to meeting baby Andrew for the first time. And he didn’t disappoint! He wa THE best poser! So curly and calm throughout! And check out that tool box. Daddy wanted some pictures taken with Andrew inside since he works with tools. I think it turned out pretty cute.
Cake smashes are always guranteed to put a smile on my face. I love working with one-year olds and then add in a cake….YAHTZEE! I love how each baby is different in they way they react to the cake. Jayden was such a little model in front of the camera. Although he didn’t much care for eating the cake, he was a little ham and had smiles galore! I think we wrapped this entire session in 20 minutes…world record!
This session has been months in the making! I received an inquiry from Crystal just before Christmas last year about getting a gift certificate for her parents 40th wedding anniversary! Her and her siblings wanted to go in on the gift and surprise their mom and dad with it. Isn’t that sweet? Such a great gift idea. Months later we scheduled the session for March and here we are. Four familes consisting of 15 people is a lot to organize, but this family was so accomodating and fun that it made my job fairly easy. I love working with extended families and have my work flow down to a “T” these days. Thanks Rivera families for such a great sunset session!
It is always a treat when I get to photograph members of my family. And I have been lucky enough to document my niece Bailey since she was a newborn (one of my first in a make shift studio). I just adore how these pictures illustrate her beauty, sass, sweetness and girly personality! Auntie loves you Bailey Boo!!
I love working with this family! I first met them when I did big brother Nathan’s newborn photos 15 months ago. Then we did a holiday season back in November, with baby Amelia still in mommy’s tummy. And now, here she is, just as perfect as could be! I just adore her name, and she was such a sweetie during her session. And can you tell her mommy requested we use a lot of purple in her photos. : )
I had the honor of photographing little Jace’s mom and dad at their maternity session and they were so great! I was so excited to work with them again and meet their new bundle. Jace was the sweetest little guy during his session. He was such a good poser and sleeper and had the most perfect newborn skin. I just love how his gallery turned out. Check out some of his shots below.