We had a great session with Samantha, Aaron, and little Elijah yesterday!  Samantha was the cutest pregnant bridesmaid you’ve ever seen for Brianne and Dan’s wedding a couple of years ago. :o)  We were so excited to have her come back to us with her family!  Sessions with babies can be difficult but Elijah was sooo easy!  He’s such a happy baby and so animated!

I had one objective for the shoot:  to photograph a chubby baby with a cupcake :o)


Sean got this one which I totally love!  I can imagine this hanging on the living room wall – it’s so much more interesting than your typical “grip and grin” and says so much more about them too.


Hope you guys enjoy them!  We really enjoyed you! :o)  

– Mel and Sean


  1. samantha sapp on February 27, 2009 at 10:34 am

    yay!!! love love love them! can’t wait to see the rest=) thanks so much for everything.

  2. Valerie Schooling on February 27, 2009 at 11:01 am

    I love these…great work (as always). It was nice meeting you, Sean, at WPPI and Mel I wish I had run into you too…so maybe next year?

    Hope you guys are doing well! You guys are both welcome here in Charleston anytime. :-)

  3. alice park on February 27, 2009 at 11:18 am

    a-dor-EE-ble! love love love the last image!

  4. Jessica Robins on February 27, 2009 at 11:57 am

    great family shot–the depth of field is lovely

  5. brianne on February 27, 2009 at 1:03 pm

    ahhhh they’re WONDERFUL. miss you all!

  6. angie + matt on February 27, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    So sweet! You can’t help, but SMILE so big when you see these adorable images!

  7. michelle mccluskey on February 27, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    i love this beautiful family so much! thank you for capturing their joy so perfectly!

  8. ohana photographers - david & kimi on February 27, 2009 at 6:12 pm

    awwww…..we love that fam shot! he is just too cute!!!

  9. ricki ford on February 27, 2009 at 6:52 pm

    these are awesome!

  10. Cathy Crawley on February 27, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    Awwww, I love the expressions in the last one :)

  11. Tara on February 28, 2009 at 1:48 pm

    I love his curls!

  12. Courtney B. (Elijah's Aunt) on February 28, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    Can’t wait to hang one of these beautiful pictures on my wall!! They’re perfect!

  13. Andrea B on March 1, 2009 at 11:22 am

    Can you even stand it? Are these guys cutie patooties or what?! Can’t wait to see the rest :)

  14. Kent Harris on March 1, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    What you see with kids is what you get … no acting … true emotion … great pix

  15. mel on March 3, 2009 at 11:32 am

    Thanks you guys! Isn’t he a cutie??

  16. Blair Van Bussel on March 3, 2009 at 3:16 pm

    That last picture is PERFECT totally big huge canvas worthy!

  17. Elizabeth on March 5, 2009 at 12:08 pm

    I just love lookin at ur pictures. They r always soooo good and this little boy is adorable. Cant wait to check out what u put up next.

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