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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Love more boldly. Live more deeply.

Feb 11, 2021

Love more boldly. Live more deeply. For me, this season of life feels sort of like I hopped on a never-ending tilt-a-whirl ride. At times, it can be really fun, but it’s certainly intense and there are most definitely unexpected twists around every turn. During these out-of-control circumstances, I find myself mindfully grounding back to…

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Men’s Professional Lifestyle Headshots One Eleven East Hutto Austin Texas

Feb 9, 2021

Whether you’re creating content for your brand, updating the Bumble profile, keeping that LinkedIn fresh or otherwise checking an item off your to-do list, there are so many amazing backdrops for professional lifestyle headshots in Austin. One Eleven East is one of my favorite locations (pictured here!), but Laguna Gloria, 2nd Street District, South Congress…

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Spring Mini Sessions at Sekrit Theater Austin Texas

Feb 3, 2021

The Sekrit Theater is an unexpected wonderland. The antique greenhouse we will be shooting in and around is a highly sought after destination for photographers. Need a quick photo refresh but don’t want to commit to a full session? Mini sessions are perfect for: Lifestyle headshots Families or couples Influencer and general website/social media content…

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Valentine Mini Sessions 2021 at Sekrit Theater Austin Texas Photographer

Feb 2, 2021

That’s a wrap! Valentine Mini Sessions at Sekrit Theater in East Austin were incredible. What a whirlwind day at my favorite and most unexpected wonderland. If you didn’t get to be a part of these, but totally feel like you missed out… don’t worry! I have the next Sekrit Minis on the books (May 9…

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