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Capsule Wardrobe: Where do I start?

So if you’ve been following me on Instagram you’ve seen a few posts I’ve made about how I went full on capsule wardrobe for spring and summer 2017 and it’s been fantastic! So let’s start out by defining what a capsule wardrobe is for those of my friends who have no idea what I’m talking…

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Take Back Your Instagram with Planoly for Photographers

So you are a small business and you know it’s time to up your Instagram game! Are you tired of just posting on the fly from your iphone and then realizing your feed looks like a puzzle with the pieces all mixed up. You want to be able to plan out what you are going…

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Amanda & Tyler | Downtown Fredericksburg Anniversary Photos

When Amanda first contacted me for anniversary photos I was so excited! David and I are going on 9 years and I’m realizing more and more how important it is to stop and take time out to celebrate and remember our love. So I love that Amanda wanted to mark their 1 year anniversary with…

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Photographers | Making a Plan for After Baby

I’m back with installment 3 in this series for pregnant wedding photographers! If you are new to the blog check out the other posts in this series to catch up : Congrats Your Pregnant! Now What? Shooting Weddings While Pregnant So this time let’s talk about maternity leave and how to prepare. I’ve done both routes,…

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Specializing in What?

I’m still plugging away on the new website kinks but I wanted to share a little bit of my heart behind my business and what my version of specializing looks like. Everyday I hear that to be successful  I should pick one genre and focus all my efforts on that area. Meaning I should just…

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I’m Melissa Arlena

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