Alli + Nick: Maternity Lifestyle Photography Session at Treaty Oak Distilling in Dripping Springs Austin Texas

Apr 1, 2021

The secret ingredient to awesome couples photos is simple, but not as common as I wish it was… and honestly deep bond. Alli + Nick totally have that! I love working with couples right before the birth of their first child. It’s an opportunity to document the end of an era and the beginning of…

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My Story: How I Got Here, Obstacles + Challenges, My Work and Who Else Deserves Credit

Mar 30, 2021

An editor from VoyageAustin magazine recently reached out and asked if they could share my story. They interview local entrepreneurs, creatives and community leaders for their Inspiring Stories section. I was honored and happy to share, but quickly realized this meant I would need to sit down and reflect on the past couple of decades…

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High Desert Cactus Vodka Lifestyle Headshots South Congress Austin Texas by Melanie Applegate

Mar 29, 2021

These guys, who are launching High Desert Cactus Vodka in September 2021, wanted to showcase their personalities and bring the Austin vibes into their headshots. We found a super cool, funky + boho spot along South Congress to make it happen. So much fun!   Haven’t worked with me before? Learn more!  Follow my journey on…

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Bridges: Family Lifestyle Photography Session at Laguna Gloria on Lake Austin

Mar 19, 2021

When I work with a family, I am not overly concerned with capturing all faces smiling towards the camera. My main goal is always to capture their authentic dynamic. I find ways to bring the best out of each person. I encourage them to connect with one another and let loose. This process always yields…

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Signs of Life

Mar 18, 2021

SIGNS OF LIFE The trees are beginning to flower and beautiful colors are appearing around every corner. The sun is shining! I can finally pull the shorts and tank tops out of my closet. Oh, and I’ve been hitting the gym… hard. Spring’s big launch is giving me life.  Every year, when this season rolls along, I attempt…

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Magnolia: At Home Newborn Lifestyle Session Barton Hills Austin Texas

Mar 14, 2021

Your home is the absolute perfect spot to capture those precious moments during the first few weeks after you bring your new babe home! Between documenting details, I capture moments that happen in a split second… moments that reflect love, grace, wonder and a deep shared connection. Are you expecting? To get a feel for…

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Mama + Sons Motherhood Lifestyle Photography Session at Sekrit Theater in Austin Texas

Mar 14, 2021

A dear friend of mine, Stacey, asked me to document her + her three (of the most handsome ever!) little boys. Although day-to-day life with small children can be overwhelming and exhausting, it’s also really beautiful. Mama intuition encourages us to bottle up these little moments that are ever so fleeting (and document them when…

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Mount Bonnell Spring Mini Lifestyle Photography Sessions Austin Texas

Mar 2, 2021

Austin’s highest point, Mount Bonnell, offers some of the most beautiful hill country views. A long rocky trail lines the edge of the cliff and people take a seat on the limestone rocks to watch one of the most beautiful sunsets in the city as the boats pass by way below on Lake Austin. Need…

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2021 Mini Sessions Austin Lifestyle Photographer

Feb 28, 2021

Need a quick photo refresh but don’t want to commit to a full session? Mini sessions are perfect for: Lifestyle headshots Influencer and general website/social media content creation Baby milestones Maternity Motherhood and fatherhood Families or couples Senior pictures Review this comprehensive how-to-prep guide to make the most of your session! SEKRIT THEATER Sunday, May 9 MORE…

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2021 Lifestyle Photography Sessions in Austin, Texas

Feb 27, 2021

We all have a story waiting to be told. A story of who we are, what we do, where we live and how we love. Let me be the one to preserve your story through beautiful photographs that bring a smile to your face and the faces of the ones you love. When you book…

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