Welcome to Melissa Roe's Photography blog site!! I'm glad you're stopping by and taking a look at my 1st attempt in blogging. This is also another way to explore opportunities in my photography business. I love, love, love taking photos and capturing that moment when you least expect it. My specialties are families, children, Seniors, bridals, engagements, & weddings. Of course a challenge along the way is something I'm up for any day of the week!

You may notice that I've posted personal events and moments that happen in my own life. This blog is meant for me to express how photography has changed my life and to show just how much I love snapping photo's of my family, a bride, or a special event, etc.

Enjoy your stay and be sure to leave a comment as to what you think or send me an email at melissaroephotography2010@yahoo.com....hope to hear from you!

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Saturday, October 15, 2011

Front Porch View

I do have to say how happy I am to be able to sit on my own front porch & repeat to myself, "Home sweet home"!!!!  It took almost one year to build our new home and I am so proud of my wonderful husband for doing such an amazing job!  Oh yeah, and "SHOUT-OUTS" to all the great help along the way.  We couldn't have done it without y'all.  

So, today, during an LSU football game (vs. Tennessee and we WON!) well, really halftime...I decided to blow the dust off my camera and begin my photography journey again.  I've been slacking with photo's since I didn't have room to really be creative living with my in-laws, so now I'm ready to be photo sa-a-avy again!  I decided to take some snapshots outside, on my front porch of a beautiful sunset.  Here's the outcome:  

The view from inside looking through the front doors.

....and from the wonderful front porch.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Spirit Day's @ School

Can you remember dressing up for themed days at school?  School days were so much fun...well, what I can remember now...but having days that you could show imagination and creativity was amazing.  

I'm sharing my daughter's Spirit Day's from Jr. High and she had a blast dressing up, and so did I!!

Animal Print Theme Day

 80's Spirit Day

She's 11 Years Old Now!!!

My baby girl is now 11 years old and I CAN NOT wrap my head around the idea of this happening!!  I know as a mom, we all say this, but time has just flown by and there is nothing we can do about it.  It's a love + hate kinda of thing I have with watching my only child grow up.  I love that fact she's becoming a young lady, but hate the fact she's not a baby any longer.  

Happy 11th Birthday my "Doodle-bugs"!!!


Tuesday, May 31, 2011

ATTENTION: All Amateur Photographers!!!

I had the privilege of shooting my 1st wedding @ the end of 2010, what I thought would be a fun and exciting time for me, turned out to be a complete disaster.  But disasters and mistakes are what we all learn from.  And I sure as heck learned from this one wedding.  

To all amateur photographers:  


No matter what the situation.  

Lesson learned :-)
 Thank you to the family that made my wedding experience a meaningful one.

Contract for Photography Services 
Client’s Name: __________________________
Client’s Address:  ___________________________________
Photography Location: ______________________________
Photography Date:  ________ Start Time: _______  End Time:  _______
Proof photographs are to be delivered to Client by MM/DD/YYYY
Minimum number of Photographs to be taken:  _________  Maximum number: _______________
Photographer’s Fee:  $_________ Deposit paid: $__________ 
1. The Client shall reimburse Photographer for any additional costs the Photographer may incur for travel, meals, parking, and other reasonable costs necessary to the performance of these services.
2. The deposit is not refundable if the Client cancels or changes the engagement. If the Photographer fails to appear at the place and time specified above, the deposit shall be refunded to the Client.
3. Proof photographs shall be delivered to the Client on CD. The client shall provide the Photographer with a written list of the proof images from which final photographs are to be prepared, and specify the number and format(s) of the final photograph to be delivered for each proof image. See attached Price Schedule for available final photograph formats and their prices.
4. The Client shall assist and cooperate with the Photographer in obtaining the desired photographs, including but not limited to specifying persons and/or scenes to be photographed; taking time to pose for photographs at the Photographer’s direction; providing a person to guide the Photographer to desired persons and/or scenes; pre-shoot consultations, etc. The Photographer shall not be responsible for photographs not taken as a result of the Client’s failure to provide reasonable assistance or cooperation.
5. The Photographer retains copyright in the photographs, and hereby grants the Client unlimited but non-exclusive rights to use or reproduce the photographs for which the Client pays.
Applicable Law
This contract shall be governed by the laws of the County of ________ in the State of _______ and any applicable Federal law. 
_______________________ _________________________
Client’s Signature Photographer’s Signature
_______________________ _________________________
Printed Name Printed Name
_______________________ _________________________
Address Address
_______________________ _________________________
Phone Phone

Monday, May 9, 2011

Mother's Day with My Toes in the Sand

Didn't know just how much I needed to get away for the day until my feet hit the sand Sunday morning.  Mother's Day in Gulfport with my favorite 2 people in the whole dang world, happened to be the best day EVER!  We dug in the sand, I got my feet buried by my daughter, threw the softball, (and my daughter didn't like it because she said I threw like a girl!), waded in the ocean, and had the best Pina Colada snowball.  Even though I did get a slight sunburn, I don't really care because basking in the sun and hanging out with my family has to be the greatest relaxing time I can think of.

Hope all moms had a wonderful Mother's Day!!

"I Love mom"

Got everything we need for a fun day in the sun.

My view pretty much all day, not complaining one bit!

Don't like the growing up part of having a child.


Sunday, April 3, 2011

Carrie's Senior Session

All I can say about Carrie is that she is fun, loving, charismatic, devoted, level-headed, and can play her instruments beautifully.  I had the opportunity to work with Carrie and her mother and they probably thought I was crazy getting down in the grass and dirt, but I think I captured photo's that they can both treasure for a long time.  

Thanks again Mrs. Helen and Carrie!

Allison's Senior Session

Allison's mother and I have been friends for a looong time and I just love this family!  They are a hoot to be around and have to say that my friend sure did birth a beauty!!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Swing Into Spring

And yet again, another Girl Scout event with adorable dogs!!  
Ooooh, how I love my child...

Monday, March 21, 2011

Relay for Life of Livingston Gala @ Greystone Country Club

Thank you Mrs. Renee for offering this special opportunity of shooting for this event!  I can not thank you enough!

Stay tuned for the online slideshow....