Saint Andrews Prom 2021 Lifestyle Portraits

May 11, 2021

When so much time is spent planning and prepping, the result must be documented. I hope these crazy kids had an epic prom night! Haven’t worked with me before? Learn more!  For the best Austin vibes and latest lifestyle photo inspo, let’s connect on Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube and Facebook!

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Lifestyle Portrait Session Seaholm Power Plant 2nd Street District Austin Texas

May 11, 2021

If you love the clean look of modern architecture and also want to capture the unique and rich history of Austin, a lifestyle portrait session at and around the Seaholm Power Plant and 2nd Street District is the right move for you. See more sessions at Seaholm. Haven’t worked with me before? Learn more!  For…

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Spring at the Sekrit Theater in Austin, Texas Mini Sessions

Apr 27, 2021

Spring has sprung! Lush, green leaves are growing from the vines. Flowers are blooming. The sun is shining. The weather is perfect. Best time of the year in Austin, Texas. No better place to capture the vibrancy of Spring than the Sekrit Theater. The Sekrit Theater is an unexpected wonderland. The antique greenhouse is a…

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P L E A S E send me allll of the N E W B O R N S austin, texas

Apr 26, 2021

I love newborn sessions. Like, a lot. So much. Please. Please. Cherry on top for sure! Please, send me all of your friends who are having a baby soon. “Oh my goodness Melanie – these photos are amazing!! I could not be more happy with how they turned out, and with how easy it was…

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Ras Redwine is the Best Damn Hatter in Texas

Apr 15, 2021

When I stumbled into a hat shop last year, time froze. I could barely process the overload of information my brain was downloading from the world I’d stepped into. Every single square inch of the shop was filled with vibrantly colored and very unique materials, equipment, art, musical instruments and so many hats. Lukas Nelson…

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Kenz + Logan Engagement Dripping Springs Austin Texas

Apr 13, 2021

When your best friend says “Yes!” to the man of her dreams… Haven’t worked with me before? Learn more!  Follow my journey on Instagram. @melanieapplegatephotography  

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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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