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Belmont Country Club Wedding Initial client meetings always leave me a sweaty nervous mess, I’ve never been a super outgoing person.  In fact I used to be accurately described as a wall flower in high school, the girl whose 11th grade English teacher decided to help me get over my fear of public speaking would…

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So this might seem like an odd topic to talk about on a photography blog but I have always loved sharing my journey in life in the hopes that it speaks to others like me! Plus I know so many brides are looking to lose weight before their wedding so I thought my experience might be…

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from my family to yours! May 2016 be full of blessings for you all :).

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Hiring the right team is critical to planning your dream wedding…and it can also be quite stressful.  How do you find the right match for you?  How do you know who to trust?  Where do you go for advice? First of all, this is not an easy task and it’s totally normal for couples to…

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Love seeing some home improvement projects made my top 9 Instagram posts! I’m surprised more photos of the boys weren’t in there though, lol! Just thought this would be fun to share and look back on in later years :).

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I’m Melissa Arlena

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