Family Lifestyle Session at Barr Mansion in Austin, Texas

Oct 30, 2020

I love it when a vision comes together flawlessly. The outfits, a few inches of growth and different trees should not be the only thing different about your family photos each year. I love the idea of creating a new theme each year and shaking up the location. There are so many unique and gorgeous…

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#CoupleGoals South Congress Avenue Family Lifestyle Session in Austin, Texas

Oct 27, 2020

Could they possibly be any more adorable? Nope. Don’t think so. Ladies, see what she’s wearing? Smokin’ hot mom vibes. This super chill family pulled it together pretty quick and braved the first chill of the season for tonight’s South Congress session. They showed up BIG TIME. And we got it all on camera. Haven’t…

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Lifestyle Headshots at One Eleven East | Austin, Texas

Oct 26, 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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Why South Congress Avenue is Perfect for Family Lifestyle Photography Sessions | Austin, Texas

Oct 25, 2020

South Congress Avenue. I love it so much! Especially right now. As much as I hold “old Austin” tightly to my heart, I must say I’m loving all of the new shops along South Congress. The area has maintained most of its old charm while welcoming in new, trendy shops that all happen to have…

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Absolute Show Stopper Family Lifestyle Session Along South Congress Avenue in Austin, Texas

Oct 21, 2020

I knew the moment I walked up their photographs would be incredible. They looked absolutely perfect. They were smiling and excited (maybe a little nervous – everyone is!). Their spirits were warm, welcoming and bright. I was ready to make it happen! A couple of things to note about this session: First, their wardrobe –…

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At Home Newborn Photography Lifestyle Session Bee Cave Austin

Oct 20, 2020

After nine months of growing that precious babe in your belly, they finally arrive. The gift of a lifetime. At last, it is time to capture all of the brand new goodness. The comfort of your home is certainly the best place to do so. Peep the super helpful how-to-prep guide. See other newborn lifestyle…

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Family Lifestyle + Milestone Photography Session at Mount Bonnell in Austin, Texas

Oct 16, 2020

This friend/fellow mama/client has been one my biggest supporters since the very beginning. She has encouraged me all along the way. Especially in the beginning, she really pushed me to go for it! Two of our daughters are almost the same age and have been friends since they were born. This family is so laid-back,…

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Retro At Home Newborn Lifestyle Session in Austin, Texas

Oct 15, 2020

My inspiration and vision for every session hits the hardest within the first 5 minutes of shooting. For that reason, I don’t do a whole lot of investigation or planning before-hand. Some might say fail to plan, plan to fail. Not me! Even with an individual client or family, there are always ever-evolving circumstances. It…

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Cake Smash + Motherhood Lifestyle Session at Treaty Oak Distilling

Oct 9, 2020

I don’t always book cake smash sessions, but when I do, you better believe it’ll be totally rad. Truthfully, I only take them on if there is a clear, inspired vision that is aligned with my style. Also, my clients have to agree to jump in for handful of family lifestyle shots. The one year milestone…

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Mermaid Callie James at Red Bud Isle

Oct 1, 2020

After big sis had her own mermaid sesh (that made some serious waves), it was only fair that little sis did the same. Mermaid mini sessions have officially become a staple offering. Haven’t worked with me before? Learn more!  Follow my journey on Instagram. @melanieapplegatephotography

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