What to Wear for Fall Family Photos: Amazon Edition

Aug 31, 2022

Most frequently asked question from new clients: What should we wear? I know – it’s truly the most mind boggling part of this entire experience. Once you have the outfits compiled, it’s basically just show up – easy peasy lemon squeezy. If monochromatic is in your family’s wheelhouse, check out these affordably priced recommendations from…

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What to Wear for Fall Family Photos: Target Edition

Aug 30, 2022

Wardrobe selection is hands down the hardest part of Fall family photos! I pulled together some suggestions from Target for this particular collection. Each one of these complete outfits are under $80. Links to Purchase Below Wife Dress, $35: Buy Now Boots, $45: Buy Now Husband T-Shirt, $20: Buy Now Jeans, $33: Buy Now Sneakers,…

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Shelby + Easton’s Wedding: Mattie’s at Green Pastures in Austin, Texas

Aug 23, 2022

An expansive more than century-old white wooden mansion, peacocks roaming the grounds, perfectly manicured lawn… easy to say I’m in love with Mattie’s at Green Pastures in Austin, Texas. An iconic, timeless and excellent choice for your wedding! Photographer: Mel Secor | Melanie Applegate Photography Event Planner: Amy Mader | Platinum Weddings + Events Ceremony…

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Shelby + Easton’s Wedding: Bride + Groom Portraits at Mattie’s at Green Pastures in Austin, Texas

Aug 22, 2022

They chose the perfect venue for their vows – the iconic Mattie’s at Green Pasture’s in Austin, Texas. A perfect setting… Photographer: Mel Secor | Melanie Applegate Photography Event Planner: Amy Mader | Platinum Weddings + Events Ceremony + Reception: Mattie’s at Green Pastures Lodging: Thompson Hotel + Tommy Hotel Officiant: Sarah De La Fuente…

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Shelby + Easton’s Wedding: First Look + Gifts at The Thompson Hotel in Austin, Texas

Aug 22, 2022

Thompson Hotel | Austin, Texas What a gorgeous location to stay and for the first look and to exchange gifts. The beginning of a perfect day… Photographer: Mel Secor | Melanie Applegate Photography Event Planner: Amy Mader | Platinum Weddings + Events Ceremony + Reception: Mattie’s at Green Pastures Lodging: Thompson Hotel + Tommy Hotel…

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Lifestyle Engagement Photography Session South Congress Austin SoCo Tiffany Justin

Aug 9, 2022

SoCo in Austin is the perfect backdrop for lifestyle photography sessions. There is so much variety and the lively energy is contagious! Haven’t worked with me before? Learn more! For all the Austin vibes and latest lifestyle photo inspo, let’s connect on Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube and Facebook!

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Mini Sessions Austin Lifestyle Photographer

Jul 18, 2022

Review this comprehensive how-to-prep guide to make the most of your session! DECEMBER Tuesday, December 6 – Bull Creek Minis $500 4:20pm, 4:40pm, 5:00pm 15 minute session Professional editing Includes 5 high resolution images with print rights Option to purchase all edited high resolution images [+ $100] Monday, December 13 – Treaty Oak Distilling Minis $500 4:20pm,…

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Santa Phil Mini Sessions The Lumen Room South Lamar Austin Texas 2022

Jul 12, 2022

Santa Phil is back for a 5th year with me! These are my favorite each year. I love seeing all of the kiddos share their wish lists with Santa. He is truly the best. This year, The Lumen Room will host our Santa Minis. It’s a gorgeous natural light studio in South Austin that offers…

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Stetson James Newborn Lifestyle Photography Dripping Springs Austin Texas

Jul 12, 2022

This little babe is one of my favorites. His mama is one of my very best friends! Baby Stetson, Auntie Mel Mel loves you big! Haven’t worked with me before? Learn more! For all the Austin vibes and latest lifestyle photo inspo, let’s connect on Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube and Facebook!

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Malibu by Mel

Jun 27, 2022

Taken by my on the week of my wedding in my happy place. Prints are available for purchase. Email for details – hello@melanieapplegate.com Malibu, California All images: Copyright Melanie Applegate Photography 2022 Haven’t worked with me before? Learn more! For all the Austin vibes and latest lifestyle photo inspo, let’s connect on Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube and Facebook!

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