Do you get nostalgia thinking of the photos that fill the walls, tables, and nightstands of your grandmother's home? Me too! What if I told you that one day your children and grandchildren could feel the same way when they walked into your home? Well...they can, but only if you update your family's photos.
Whew! This week has been physically, emotionally, and mentally draining to say the least. From the rain and flooding as a result of Hurricane Harvey, to the loss of lives, homes, and other possessions. Thankfully, through it all an ounce of sanity still remains and I’m grateful —for everything.
And although the unprecedented amounts of rainfall and damage that flooded the Greater Texas area has finally passed, I can’t help but to be thankful for the smaller things, like life and my restoration in humanity. Texans and people all over the United States and globe all came together to help in the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts in our great state. The overflow of love and support has been astounding, and I think I speak on behalf of the many victims and those affected by the storm, that we greatly appreciate everything you guys have done.
With natural disasters, come the loss of memories and family heirlooms that have been with our families since we could remember. Many of our fellow neighbors have lost it all and I can’t help but think of ways in how I could possibly help out as a local business owner.
I must have racked my brain time and time again, just trying to find a way to give back to our Texas communities. No amount of sessions can replace the physical proof of memories that once filled your home's walls. But this can be the first step in the road to recovery.
From now until the end of October, Melo and Me Photography will provide complimentary family mini sessions to Harvey flood victims in the Greater Houston and Southeast Texas regions. Victims will also receive a keepsake social media digital file or one 5x7 print to share with family and friends.
If you know someone or a family that has been displaced, please have them reach out and send an email to hello@meloandmephotography with the subject line “Memories after Harvey”, and we’ll go from there.
We know there is still a lot work to be done as we make way for recovery. Stay safe, dry, and strong friends and remember －we are stronger together!
#USAstrong #TexasStrong #memoriesafterHarvey
I get it, life gets busy and things don't always go as planned. We get caught up in work, duties, and keeping food in the fridge (because every parent I know has a kid eating them out of house and home this summer). Oh, and let's not forget staying sane, because "I'm bored" quickly becomes the summer long mantra.
We don't always have the chance to research fun things to do with them, but hey guys, it's the effort that counts. So, I'm keeping my promise and delivering you five new activities to enjoy with your family this month. Most of these require little to no effort, just a huge imagination and lots of optimism.
One of the best ways you can find out if your professional wedding photographer is the right one for you, is by asking questions. Often times couples assume that all photographers are alike and run the risk of booking their wedding photographer without all the necessary details. I've compiled a list of the "Top 10 Questions to Ask Your Wedding Photographer".
Each month I'll be featuring a photo activity and providing readers and subscribers with either a worksheet, guide, or tutorial for you to share with your kiddos. This is my way of helping to include photography and the appreciation of prints and artwork into your families' lives. It'll also help keep their minds and bodies busy during the summer months.
This month's photo activity is Melo and Me Photography's own take on the Scavenger Hunt. Just grab a camera or phone and help your children take photos of each object!
Mini sessions aren't offered too often, because clients love the experience they receive with a standard session, but summer brings such an amazing opportunity to update your family's (and kiddos') portraits and artwork for your home and office. The kids are home and you guys definitely have some time to take a moment to hit the restart button and relax before school starts again in office...