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
- three ornaments of your favorite image
- 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
- one ornament of your favorite image
- BONUS: one additional digital image to share online with family and friends
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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
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.
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.