M Extended Family Fall Session – Buckhead | Atlanta Family Photographer

I’m pretttty sure that these guys are all just hired models and not actually related, but I guess that’s neither here nor there… ūüôā We met up late last fall for an afternoon session amid tons of orange and yellow leaves, which made for the prettiest backdrop. The last time I’d photographed the M family was when baby Beau was born in early January, so needless to say, a lot had changed since then. I love seeing my client families periodically throughout the year, especially when they have babies who are changing so much every few months. This is the last session I have to post from 2017, so enjoy! And be on the lookout for 2018 fun to come!

All New! Mommy + Me Mini Sessions Now Available for Spring

I’m excited to offer a limited number of Mommy + Me Mini Sessions this Spring!
As mamas, we tend to always have our cameras (or iphones) out, documenting our little one’s every adorable move. But all too often, we forget to actually get in front of the camera to be included in those special moments. Some of my most prized childhood photos are not the perfectly posed family portraits… they’re the candid ones that show the love and joy and emotion shared between family.

This spring, I’m excited to offer the opportunity to get in the frame¬†with just your little ones to focus on the overwhelming love and joy they bring to you. Does Grandma live nearby? Bring her along for some three generation shots as well!

Saturday, April 7 at Atlanta Polo Fields in Vinings
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Sunday, April 28 at Garrard Landing Park in Peachtree Corners

  • 9:00am
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Package is $200 and includes:

— Melissa’s time and talent
— 20 minutes of photography
— access to a private online viewing gallery available for 2 weeks
—¬†5 retouched digital images of client’s choice, downloaded via online gallery
— $20 one-time print or¬†digital¬†credit
— print release

*Additional images available for $20 each. Full gallery of images may be purchased for $150 ($100 for return clients).
*A $50 non-refundable retainer is required to book. Retainer payment accepted via credit card invoice or venmo. Credit card payments will incur a 3% processing fee.

Email me at melissahayesphotoatl@gmail.com with your top 2 choices to reserve your spot today!

I can’t wait to see you this spring!

Chrissy’s One Year Session – Buckhead | Atlanta Family Photographer

Chrissy turned the big ONE in December, and I met up with her and her daddies for a fun little session on the most beautiful (unseasonably warm) winter day… as you can tell by her cute little uncovered piggies! Bare feet are¬†certainly not something you see in a lot of December sessions around here. ūüėČ She is such a happy girl, and I just loved her little sweaters and matching hair bows. In fact, I went off in search of a red sweater for my own daughter after their session.¬†I had so much fun getting to know Steven and Felipe as we wandered around the park chatting about¬†college football and finding leaves with Chrissy. Happy belated 1st birthday, darling! You are so loved.

Cameran’s Newborn Session – Roswell | Atlanta Newborn Photographer

Cameran joined the world in November, right around Thanksgiving. I first met them a couple years ago when I photographer Lauren’s maternity session for baby #1. It is always such an honor to be asked to come back to photograph a family again, and this time was no exception.¬†Cameran is the second daughter for Lauren and David, and she was covered in hugs and kisses by her big sis throughout my time with them at their home. She was a dream baby — sleepy, calm,¬†and just along for the ride. Enjoy some favorites from this in-home newborn session.

M Family Fall Session – Dunwoody | Atlanta Family Photographer

Have you ever seen a cuter little doll than Miss Lucy? I have been photographing her family since way before she was a part of this family, and I just love them more and more every time I have the pleasure of seeing them. I cannot get over those blonde curls and big, beautiful eyes… and she is just as sweet as she is adorable. It’s such a great thing when your clients are the kind of people you would love to have as friends and would totally hang out with on a random Saturday night. The M family are those kind of people, and I’m so happy we got to know each other years ago. Enjoy a peek at some of my favorites from their fall session at Dunwoody Nature Center.