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Category Archives: Engagement

Today’s post is for a couple that is near and dear to my heart!  Many of you have met my “adorable assistant” Rebecca at the bridal shows, she sweetly agreed to help me with one show having no idea I’d drag her to 3 more.  What can I say I realized very quickly that I…

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It’s Melissa & Jon week on the blog!! We managed to squeeze in their engagement session just days before the wedding. So don’t forget to come back on Thursday to see their gorgeous wedding too! I love all my couples but I definitely feel a special kinship to my military couples. Especially the ones going…

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Welcome to my 2011 year in review!  This week I wanted to take some time to share with your some of my favorite images of the year.  I’m breaking this up into different categories so make sure you check back each day.  Today we are going to start with engagement sessions!  I love engagement sessions!…

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      You all know I have a special place in my heart for military couples and I was thrilled to find out that Diane and Andy both serve in the US Navy!  Oh and they are both pilots!  Seriously how cool is that!!!  I snooped on Diane’s Facebook profile and saw an awesome…

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  • Abby GraceDecember 19, 2011 - 10:51 am

    Dangit, I can’t see the slideshow at work and I REALLY want to see more of these images! Amazing job, Melissa!

  • Greg Fiske - OC wedding videographerDecember 19, 2011 - 6:34 pm

    Perfect time of day for some very romantic images. Couple looks like they had a great time! Good job.

  • Heather EngasserDecember 20, 2011 - 2:28 pm

    You guys make such a cute couple!! Congrats!

  • Mary KruseDecember 20, 2011 - 3:53 pm

    Gorgeous Di! I think you guys look amazing together in these pics!

  • anne marie bodeDecember 20, 2011 - 4:41 pm

    WOW– how beautiful… what a great way to start your lives together…you will enjoy these pictures for many, many years to come…. God Bless you Both!

Mike and Mary have been one of my most unique engagement sessions so far!  Between the cool location of their favorite store Little Fish Comics and their sweet and silly banter I had a blast photographing them.  They had me cracking up for most of their session!  It’s been awhile since I’ve read any comics…

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  • Martha SmithOctober 10, 2011 - 10:21 am

    Melissa captured the essence of your personalities. This is an awesome collection of photos. Can’t wait until the wedding.

  • Fox ThompsonOctober 10, 2011 - 3:20 pm

    I’m amazed at how well these still shots have captured the personalities of these two friends that I’ve known for years. The composition is top notch, these are fantastic shots.

  • Aaron Smith-WalterOctober 10, 2011 - 3:42 pm

    Which caused more brain swelling? The massive number of comics you had to read while posing for photos, or the ram-esque head-butting session? Inquiring minds want to know!

  • Angela KOctober 10, 2011 - 4:46 pm

    It’s so hard to pick a favorite picture. It looks like it was a fun photoshoot.

  • Kat SpoonerOctober 10, 2011 - 4:52 pm

    Best engagement photos EVER! So happy for you Mary! :-)

  • LeahOctober 10, 2011 - 7:40 pm

    Wow… just wow! I am laughing so hard. Ya’ll are just too darn cute! I hope you two stay married forever and keep doing photo sessions together. Hilarity!
    How hard did Melissa have to twist your arms to get some of those serious photos out of you?

  • Kristine ChesterOctober 10, 2011 - 8:19 pm

    It’s been said by a lot of other people, but you two are so cute together! Congratulations on the engagement!

  • ShawnOctober 12, 2011 - 8:23 pm

    Absolutely fantabulous

  • Mike WalterOctober 17, 2011 - 8:26 pm

    Mary and Mike,

    You chose the wrong comic books to pose with. Superman and Wonder Woman would have been much better choices. Or maybe just both of you holding a single copy about the Dynamic Duo.

    Great pictures!

  • Little Fish ComicsDecember 13, 2011 - 10:25 am

    Thanks for coming out to the store! You know it’s always great to see you guys. Thanks for letting us share in the moment.


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