Creek Mini Photo Sessions in North Houston

Creek Mini Photo Sessions in North Houston

hey ya'll!

I'm Niesha! The socially awkward, yet vibrant storyteller from the Dirty South.

Welcome to my blog! I'm so glad you've decided to stop by and take a look around. As a traveling Houston-based wedding and portrait photographer, I hope that you find the posts and stories here valuable. Let me know if you have any questions, and if you have time feel free to leave me a comment. As always, I'm here to help you!

Peace, love, and crawfish boils 🦞🧡

Niesha

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Small Pond – Creek Mini Sessions in Houston

It’s heating up in Texas and we’ve got the perfect way for you to cool down and document you or your family during this global pandemic.

The boys and I grabbed my camera, hopped in our side by side and drove down to our private neighborhood small pond to catch ourselves doing the things we love most –hanging out as a family. Our smallest of the bunch, JS, got to feel mud squish through his tiny toes, splash in the water, while his big brother skipped rocks.  

Honestly, these are probably some of the most laid back mini sessions we’ve offered to date. They’re super chill, but you can totally dress it up as if you’re on the beach. If you’re not afraid of getting a little dirty, these can absolutely be maternity or couple sessions as well.

With all that’s going on right now, it’s going to be pretty awesome to see you guys blow off some much needed energy lol. I’ve really enjoyed meeting new neighbors and seeing more families spend quality time with one another (family walks and bike rides around the neighborhood, etc.). 

These sessions will take place on July 18, 2020 and our rainy weather date is the following day. If that weekend doesn’t pan out we’ll schedule them for another date or you can use the amount you paid towards another Limited Edition session. 

Sessions are $150 and include 15 minutes, 5 digitals (with the option to purchase more) and a print release. You’ll be able to download your images and choose more if you wish from your gallery. Turnaround time right now is 2 weeks max so you’ll have your images delivered to you super quick, maybe even faster than that. If there are any delays I’ll send you an email and let you know. 

You can reserver your spot now with only a $75 non-refundable booking fee by clicking here. The booking fee will be deducted from your total invoice. 

We can’t wait to photography you guys. We’ll stay six feet apart..I promise. If you’re interested in seeing how we’re responding to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), click here.

Melo and Me Photography is a traveling, boutique-style photography studio located in the Porter/Kingwood area of North Houston, TX. Learn more here.

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hey ya'll!

I'm Niesha! The socially awkward, yet vibrant storyteller from the Dirty South.

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What to wear to a summer session + why you should book one.

“It’s getting hot [out] here!” – Nelly + Niesha 

It’s starting to heat up here in Southeast Texas (like 11 months out of the year lol).

There are like a million different blog posts and guides on how to prepare for family sessions but nothing on what to wear to summer sessions.

Self explanatory? Maybe.

It can easily get to 100℉ or higher here in Texas, but during the early morning hours and late evenings I loooove the temp. Or course add in humidity and it immediately feels like 5 degrees warmer.

Today I’m sharing what to wear to a SUMMER session AND why you should book one.

What to wear to a summer session?

Clothes  – Wear light fabrics that let you breathe, but still look great. As always, coordinate colors instead of matching.

  • Girls: Jumpsuits, rompers, shorts & a tank top, dresses. It’s OK to show some skin 🙂
  • Guys: Have some fun with your shorts. Salmon and tan colors work as well as other light colors. Pair it with a nice top with 2-3 colors. 

Shoes – Choose shoes that are comfortable and summery. Flip flops, loafers, open-toed pumps, even sweet sneakers on your kiddos.

Props – Summer is in season and that means props are too. Consider bringing a beach ball, in-season flower, balloons, giant lollipop or messy ice cream cone that complements your session theme or outfit to make things fun. 

Accessorize – Add a sun hat or some shades for an extra flare. 

Your smile – One of our favorite things to see, so make sure you wear this one. 

Reasons to book a summer session.

More Light = More Time

During the summer months we have more daylight hours. All on-location or outdoor sessions take place an hour to an hour and a half after sunrise (8 – 9:00am) or an hour before sunset (usually between 6:30 – 8:00pm).

This is when that beautiful, soft even light comes into play. We don’t shoot during the day unless it’s a wedding or a marathon even. In those cases we find shade when we can.

During the fall, winter, and most of spring, Daylight Savings ends and it gets dark as early as 6:00pm. Which means we’d be shooting at around 4:30-5:00pm or so. Not exactly ideal for our working families.

We can take our time instead of racing to beat the sun (or moonlight).

Schedule Availability

Another pro to having more light is the availability -for you and me. During the summer months school is out and there’s more time to spend with your family and friends. That also means the schedules a little less tighter than usual. Plus, you’re beating the fall rush and ensuring you have a date on the calendar. You have a much better chance at getting everyone together as a family or making time for senior photos during the summer.

No sold out stores or inconvenient shopping. 

Wardrobe – Add in the ability to shop without bumping into the person next to you and it’s really golden. Stores are a lot less busy and you can usually find what you’re needing when it comes to accessories and wardrobe. Hardly anything, except swimsuits and sandals, are sold out during the summer.

Activities + Session Types.

This should be a no-brainer but there’s literally countless session themes or types you can do during the summer months. You can almost find any reason or activity to book a summer session for.

Wanna go to the beach or lake? Have at it. It’s summer. Make a trip out of it and book your session after you’ve had some fun in the sun.

Still think it’s too hot. Schedule an in-home studio session in a temperature controlled environment or cool down ice cream or “sweet treats” session at one of our local creameries or bakeries.

 

That’s a wrap.

I hope you guys enjoyed today’s blog post on what to wear to a summer session and reasons to book one. I really think summer sessions are overrated. There’s tons to work with and I truly believe the pros outweigh the cons. Which the only con I can even think of is the heat. Then again, I am totally against taking winter photos outdoors and start to shiver if it drops below 60 ℉.

Ready to book a summer session for yourself, teen, or family? Click here to get started. 

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We’re super excited to announce our Santa and The Magic of Christmas Portrait Event!

Bring back nostalgia and memories at Grandma’s house this holiday season. Read a book or watch a snow globe with Santa while find out if you’ve made the “Naughty or Nice” list.

We will have two dates for these sessions, one with and without Santa. Each session will last up to 10 minutes and includes: an in-person reveal and ordering session (to be scheduled) where you will view and order images, three digital images, and a print release. All sessions will take place in our quaint, in-home studio located in Porter, Texas.

The Magic of Christmas sessions are sessions without Santa Claus and are great for children and a tightly squeezed immediate family of up to 5. These sessions will take place on November 30 in Porter, TX and December 8 in Jasper, TX.

Santa & The Magic of Christmas sessions will take place on December 1, 2019 and are for children in one immediate family only.

Sessions without Santa are $200. Sessions with Santa are $250. Reserve your session today with only a $100 retainer fee. Remaining balance is due at least 48 hours prior to session date.

There will also be two optional print collections available.

Collection One – “Deck the Halls” Print Package/Collection

  • one 16×20” fine art print
  • two 8×10” fine art prints
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  • BONUS: three additional digital images to share online with family and friends

Collection Two – “Holiday Joy” Print Package/Collection

  • one 8×10” fine art print
  • two 5×7” fine art prints
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Click one of the buttons below to book your session now.

A Note To Self: This Mother’s Day

This post contains sensitive images, please read at your own risk. 

I’ll preface this blog post by saying that you may need a box of tissues. I often find myself hitting the delete button frequently, always second guessing whether or not I should share the bits and pieces of the legacy my stillborn son leaves behind.

**caption: Rainbow baby, Jaxon, reaching for his toy car. I refer to him as a rainbow, because they often appear after heavy storms. Hence, a beautiful baby after my stillbirth. 

While browsing through old Facebook photos on my personal profile, I ran across a few images of my second son, Jaxon. One of the photos was an image of him reaching for a toy car that was placed in the window. Another image showed him playing with a Winnie the Pooh stuffed bear, a character that carries such a sensitive and symbolic meaning in our family that I can’t help but to share.

**caption: Playing with the paws of Old Winnie. 

You see, Winnie the Pooh was my favorite character as a kid. There’s a special kind of nostalgia that swells up inside of me when I think of the stories A.A. Milne shared of a bear named “Pooh”. Well, I’m known for going against the grain and while everyone else threw baby showers of popular Nickelodeon and Disney characters, I couldn’t help to bring back those memories. So we scoured countless numbers of big box stores and online sites as if we were looking for treasure, trying to find Winnie the Pooh themed decorations for Melo’s baby shower. We were out of luck for awhile until we came across the Treasure Chest, the local crafts store that was stocked with lots of Winnie the Pooh items. Well, to make an already long story shorter, one day after celebrating the life, memory and tough days that lie ahead, our son Carmelo passed away. 

Fast forward nearly 2 years, and we’ve been blessed to have an incredibly intelligent and active rainbow baby by the name of Jaxon. Two years ago I didn’t think I’d be able to have another child, or have the perseverance to go through something similar. Going through a pregnancy where everything looks good and then suddenly complications appear and growth stops at nearly 8 months gestation. It’s a lot to deal with -mentally, spiritually, and emotionally. But —I did it. I persevered, pushed through and put all the doubt and fear aside —having faith despite the possible outcomes (one of the joys of being a slightly optimistic individual). 

I guess the point of all of this, is to tell the Moms, who like me, struggle on holidays like this that you’re a great mom. You may not get it right every time, second guess yourself often or even have days where you want to be alone. You may feel a void inside, or that you’re over feeling that void, but it’s okay. Because even when you don’t read them a bedtime story, tuck them at night, or give them a goodnight’s kiss —you’ll always be enough. You’ll always be the BEST Mom in the world to them, and they wouldn’t have it any other way. 

Alway remember this, Happy Mother’s Day <3

Niesha

Brittney – Humble High School Senior Pictures | Houston, Humble, Kingwood, Atascocita, Sugarland, Pearland, Tomball, CyFair, Spring, The Woodlands, Conroe, New Caney, Dallas, San Antonio, Galveston, and Austin TX |Senior, Family and Wedding Photographer

The Class of 2017 senior portrait season is beginning to wrap up, and I’m so grateful I was able to photograph Humble High School’s student athlete Brittney. She  traveled to the The Woodlands and Conroe, TX areas for her senior portraits with Melo and Me, and I really had a great time getting to know her and capturing her unique personality! 

Brittney’s personality is the perfect heterogenous mixture of goofy, fun, positive, outgoing, and eccentric. She possesses a special aurora about her that reminds me of a modern day Nina Simone, with just a cup full of eclectic style. Brittney is an artist, singer, and a volleyball and track student athlete at Humble High School. Her favorite senior class is art.Are you swooning already? 

When asked during the consultation, what favorite colors she likes to wear Brittney said, “Blue is my favorite color, but I like to wear out loud colors like what’d you see in the ’90s.”

What’s on Brittney’s playlist? “Tory Lanez, Erykah Badu, the Internet, Jhene, John Legend, and Drake”, just to name a few. 

Brittney will be attending the University of North Texas in the Fall of 2017, as a Broadcast/Journalism major. She wants to be a Sportscaster on a major television network in the future. 

Did you enjoy reading and viewing Brittney’s senior pictures as much as I did?  Leave a comment or share Brittney’s session on social media.

Melo and Me Photography is now booking senior portraits in The Woodlands, Humble, TX and surrounding areas! Give me a call at (832) 856-0923 or fill out the form below to get in touch! I can’t wait to see what we can create.

Jhane’s Market Street Senior Pictures | Houston, The Woodlands, Spring, Humble, Atascocita, New Caney, Kingwood, Cleveland, Austin, Dallas, Galveston, Jasper TX Senior, Family, Child, and Wedding Photographer

I had such a great time capturing Jhané’s pictures! Jhané is a Class of 2018 senior at Energy High in Houston. She’s a great role model to her peers and participates in several clubs in and extra-curricular activities at school. Her session took place after a bout of spring showers in The Woodlands, Tx. 

While moving to different locations on Market Street, she and I had some  time to chat about some of her interests and future plans. She plans to attend Rice University in Houston, TX and major in Mechanical Engineering.  Claw nails with different designs is one of Jhané’s favorite beauty trends right now. 

Thank you for taking the time to visit the blog and view the Market Street senior pictures [portraits]  in The Woodlands, TX. I capture memories in the North Houston area including, but not limited to: The Woodlands, New Caney, Conroe, Spring, Willis and more! I also travel frequently throughout the southeast Texas areas of Jasper, Beaumont, and surrounding areas in Texas. 

If you would like us to capture your unique personality and style, click here to get in touch now.

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