Bring on the boy sessions! Finally I am starting to get a few boys in the studio. Ive been dying to use the blue’s and greens, and while girls can totally rock those colours, most mammas of girls are loving the pinks and purples these days.

Mr.’H’ was a delight to photograph, and I mean.. look at that adorable face. I love my job <3

Enjoy your images guys!

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Some ¬†babies love me… some babies don’t! lol I’ll try not to take it personally. ūüėČ

He definitely gave me a run for my money, but I am always up for a challenge and super happy with how his mini session turned out! ¬†If you have a boy and I’m shooting¬†their session, prepare for green. I AM OBSESSED with it!!! I love how it photographs <3

Thanks so much for bringing him in guys, it was so refreshing having a boy in the studio for a change!

-Melissa

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I stopped offering cake smash/1 year portraits for awhile while I got my studio completely setup last year. But I am officially offering them again. YAY! Little ‘A’ was such a sweetheart! She was happy and totally loved the cake her mamma made her. I did her newborn portraits last year so seeing her again was so nice. I absolutely love when I get to see the newborns I photographed again!

Thank you so much for being such a loyal client Amy, and bringing your sweet girl in for another session.

Enjoy your images

Melissa


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With being a mom of twins myself, I have a total soft spot for them. I have boy/girl twins so whenever I photograph same gender twins, ¬†I always try and see if I can tell who is who, without having to ask the parents. Truth be told, I’m not very good at it.lol Luckily these little ladies do have some slight differences, and my oh so amazing assistant was great¬†at keeping track of who is who! THANK YOU miss Charity!

Thank you so much for coming all the way from New West for your session guy!! I hope you love the images as much as I loved taking them.

-Melissa

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In the first few days, its normally when we always try and piece together who’s lips the baby has or who’s eyes or hair he/she will have.¬†I have never met a baby so new, that already looks so much like one parent. It is almost unbelievable how much little ‘A’ looks like daddy already! ¬†How proud must he feel right!? ¬†As a mom of three, and none that look like me.. I’m totally jealous. haha

‘A’ rocked her session like a little lady boss. We ended up with¬†so many great images!¬†I had a hard time narrowing down which ones to post on the blog. ¬† I don’t know how they will choose which ones to print and mount on their walls.

It was really nice getting to meet you guys, thanks so much for bringing your sweet little lady into the studio.

enjoy your teaser shots

-Melissa

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I have had such a long string of baby girls lately, it was so nice and refreshing to photograph this little guy! I am totally obsessed with this green, and I could not have photographed a more adorable guy on it. It compliments him perfectly! It does help that he is absolutely perfect though right? <3 ¬† ¬†I have done a few sessions with this family, from engagement when I first started photography, to maternity (twice) to newborn, to family, to 6 month sitter session… its awesome getting to photograph my clients as their lives change and their families grow.¬†I honestly can’t express enough how much I really do appreciate all my repeat clients. Its so wonderful to have such great people supporting my work as an artist and as my business grows year by year. ¬†You guys are the BEST! Seriously… THE BEST! THANK YOU, THANK YOU!

Now.. on to the good stuff. Baby K’s teaser shots!¬†<3

Enjoy

-Melissa

 

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Little Sawyer was great for her session. She slept pretty much the entire time, and didn’t poop on me! YAY! ¬†Newborn photographers ¬†appreciate the poop free sessions ha. ¬†I couldn’t decide on only 5 or 6 to post so I have posted a lot more than usual but the family shot portion just melts my heart! Enjoy the teaser shots guys!

-Melissa

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What an adorable couple! I adore them so much. This session was all over the place due to crazy wind weather. Looking back I’m actually glad it worked out that way, as now we have such a wide variety¬†of shots. ¬†Im really looking forward to meeting their sweet little one in the coming weeks!

Thanks for being such good sports guys, Ill see you again soon!

 

-Melissa

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Not only is baby K perfect, she was an absolute gem to photograph.  I have had a string of less than sleepy babies lately, so it was a breath of fresh air to get a sleepy one!   I usually try to post 8-10 images per blog, but I just could not narrow it down to that for this session. She is just too darn adorable!

Thanks for bringing her in guys! Enjoy your teaser shots.

-Melissa

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There are a couple of  changes coming with fresh photography by melissa.
One of my favourite parts of owning this business, is getting to know new people, watching¬†families ¬†grow and creating connections and relationships with each one of you. I started this business with the name¬†‚ÄėFresh photography by melissa’, about 4 years ago. It was a part time gig/hobby, not fully understanding what this business would fully become. Here I am now 4 years later, doing this career full time, and feeling utterly blessed. Its all because of you and your support, and I would first like to thank you.¬†The change comes with a lot of thought and I have decided changing the name to my name best suits my brand. My name, ¬†“Melissa Hopfner” will now be the new “fresh photography by melissa”. ¬†So, when you see tags or links or the Facebook name change, do not be alarmed. ūüôā


Family Sessions

Family sessions will no longer be done all year around.  Family sessions will now only be scheduled between  June -August. Then once again in October & November for fall style sessions.  With the change of dates, I wanted to  give you guys a bit of a heads up and  the opportunity to book in advance to avoid disappointment. Sessions will take place on weekends only, which means space is very limited.  I will also need to keep a couple weekends open for reschedule dates for bad weather. Good old BC right!?
If you have any questions in regards to family sessions, or would like to book early to secure a date, please feel free to contact me directly.


Newborn MINI Sessions

This last announcement is an exciting one. You may have seen the promo on Facebook or the Cover image but I figured I would post it here also. ¬†I had a lot of requests for newborn mini sessions, and¬†was on the fence about it for a¬†long time. Then I started to feel bad, having to turn people away. I decided I would start offering them for a limited time and see how it goes. ¬†These sessions are perfect for parents on a budget (who isn’t on a budget these days right?) and for the second, third babies etc. This gives parents the opportunity to have professional images without the big package. Great for announcement cards and a few prints.
Ill list a¬†quick rundown of what mini sessions do and don’t include below.

Mini sessions will be an hour and a half long. This is if baby is awake or sleeping.
All images will be baby wrapped up.
At the end of the session, IF  time allows I will unwrap baby for some natural style shots. Awake or sleeping.
Mini sessions do not include sibling or parent shots.
Images will be digitally delivered within two weeks.
Sessions are $200 for 12-15 images.
Mini sessions take place on mondays or fridays only.
All newborn sessions are done at my studio in Sardis.
Please feel free to contact me directly with any further questions you may have.

Example of mini session below.


 

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