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Back and Brimming Over with Ideas

I got back from Phoenix this week only to find the temperature at home was 28 degrees!  I was  not ready for that when I stepped off the plane.  I learned so much this week at the Imaging USA expo, I was able to meet a ton of other photographers and trade tips and advice. …

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Imaging USA

I’m so excited, I leave in about 5 1/2 hours for Phoenix to attend the Imaging USA Expo by the Professional Photographers of America.  It is three days of jam packed mini workshops and I’m signed up for 16 different ones right now!  I’m throwing the last of my stuff together now and since my…

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The One

No I’m not talking about our new president :)  I’m talking about that one photo that as soon as I see it in my lcd I know that is THE photo from the session.  The photo that I get excited to edit because I know it is amazing.  I never know when it will happen,…

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  • DanielleDecember 28, 2008 - 3:53 pm

    I can’t believe how beautiful this picture turned out. Outstanding!!

  • Jody WilliamsDecember 30, 2008 - 11:30 am

    Outstanding photo…

  • WillDecember 31, 2008 - 6:05 pm

    Nice job Mel

  • David AndrewDecember 31, 2008 - 10:54 pm

    Thank you for this pic. It means the world to me to see my daughter is such a lovely pic… thank you. thank you and thank you….

Busy Time

So with the holidays and my finals during the begining of the month things have been pretty crazy.  I’m happy to say I got an A on my Color Photography Final and I finished my History of Photography class with an A also!  Next semester I’m taking a Photojournalism course and starting my non photography…

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  • gwendolyn waiteDecember 30, 2008 - 10:43 pm

    These are BEAUTIFUL shots! I found your website on the Learnfest facebook page – looking forward to meeting you there. You have beautiful work!

Alex

So I have a 9 year old brother and sometimes it is really weird!  I was 19 when he was born and I moved out of the house about a year later.  So I am always surprised when my Mom calls me and says “Your brother misses you”.  My first thought is, he is 9 why…

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  • gramDecember 8, 2008 - 1:52 pm

    These are great!!! He is such a ham! You did a terrific job keeping him focused!!

  • Tracy KroppDecember 11, 2008 - 7:16 pm

    Hi Melissa! Your site and blog look great! You’re off to a wonderful start on your business. :) I’m not feeling the greatest so I wasn’t able to make the meetup tonight, but it was great meeting you at the last one. Take care!

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