Gender Reveal in Austin, Texas | It’s a Boy!

Apr 28, 2020

Best confetti poppers ever. Having a front row seat to the evolution of my client’s lives is incredible. It’s truly a beautiful experience to document their flow through the many stages of life.

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COVID-19 Quarantine Diaries Search for the Silver Lining

Apr 14, 2020

The quarantine hasn’t been easy. But I do recall my grandmother, Winnie Louise, always talking about the silver lining. The quarantine has been beautiful and messy and exciting and frustrating and amazing and overwhelming and a hundred thousand other things all at the same time. What began over Spring Break (early March) has now been…

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She’s the Boss

Apr 12, 2020

She’s the boss, a seriously good one… with a thriving business, passion, a giving heart and a perspective all her own. Meet Kellie Rastegar. www.rastegarproperty.com  

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Colorful Family Lifestyle Session Along South Congress Avenue | Austin, Texas

Mar 30, 2020

Back in the good ol’ days… before the Covid-19 and social distancing.

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Ras Redwine, VI – Aspen Hatter Austin

Feb 28, 2020

When I come across an artist who is not only insanely talented, but also all-in passionate and unequivocally unique, it stops me in my tracks. Time sort of stops, the white noise of chatter around me fades away and I go into tunnel vision. That’s what happened when I walked into Aspen Hatter in Austin…

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Professional Lifestyle Headshots on Ninth Street | Austin, Texas

Feb 18, 2020

More headshots with one of my favorite teams at a gorgeous location in Tarrytown!

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Bluebonnet Mini Sessions 2020

Feb 13, 2020

In the words of Tom Petty, You Belong Among the Wildflowers March 26th & 28th | Sunset South Central Austin 15 minutes, unlimited digital images $225 weekday/$250 weekend Email hello@melanieapplegate.com to book!

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Couples and Family Lifestyle Session at One Eleven East in Hutto | Austin, Texas

Feb 5, 2020

Families look different for all of us! Sometimes it’s just mom and kiddo or just dad. And sometimes there are no kiddos. Sometimes the kiddos biological parent is just mom or just dad. One thing I’m reminded of constantly is that no two families are the same. We all have our own stories and experiences.…

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One Year Milestone Lifestyle Session at One Eleven East in Hutto | Austin, Texas

Jan 29, 2020

Gorgeous well-maintained historic building. White painted walls, stained hardwood floors, white hex tile, abundant natural light, steel and glass large doors and windows, outdoor space with vine-covered wooden fence. Family, maternity, newborn, milestone, headshots and intimate weddings. Austin, Texas

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Lifestyle Headshots at One Eleven East | Austin, Texas

Jan 29, 2020

One Eleven East is the perfect spot for lifestyle headshots! Not only is it a gorgeous well-preserved historic building with white painted brick walls and original hardwood floors (along with some white hex tile up front!), but there is an abundance of natural light and even an outdoor space out back with turf, gravel +…

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