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Chris and Tina’s Newlywed Session at Arbor Hills Nature Preserve

Posted by Melissa Claire Photography on September 27, 2016 in Engagement, Lifestyle | No Comments

Chris and Tina’s newlywed photo session took place at Arbor Hills Nature Preserve. They had their original wedding ceremony over in Kenya with Tina’s family, and after having a courthouse wedding back in Texas, they wanted to have photos to accompany it. There’s something magical about the early summer light and haze once the seasons […]

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The Glowski Family Portraits at Denton Square

Posted by Melissa Claire Photography on August 2, 2015 in Lifestyle | No Comments

I photographed the Glowski family in Denton Square during the rainiest May on record in Texas! The weather cleared up just in time for us, and we were very grateful for the small window of cool, dry weather. Sheri had contacted me wanting candid style photos, so we just spent the majority of the session […]

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Jessica and Anthony’s Maternity Session

Posted by Melissa Claire Photography on April 14, 2015 in Lifestyle | No Comments

My cousin, Anthony, and his beautiful wife, Jessica, met up with me for a quick mini session at River Legacy Park for maternity photos! I’m so happy they have a baby on the way, and I can’t wait to meet little Brielle. Check out more of our lifestyle photography!

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Lately in 2015

Posted by Melissa Claire Photography on January 29, 2015 in Lifestyle, Personal, Weddings | 1 Comment

¬†2015 is already off to a great start with my brand new website theme! I want to embrace simplicity and let the photographs speak for themselves. It’s still a work in progress, but I have a very good feeling about the direction it’s headed. We ended 2014 with several delightful family sessions :) The Penn […]

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Ellen and Jorge’s Maternity Session

Posted by Melissa Claire Photography on December 2, 2014 in Lifestyle | No Comments

¬†Ellen and Jorge’s maternity session took place at her dad and his fiance’s beautiful cabin in the woods of Gainesville, TX. I was completely in awe of the beauty and solitude of the location. And even with the pressures and responsibilities of their new baby girl being born within the next month, Ellen and Jorge […]

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Katie and Nick’s Third Wedding Anniversary Session

Posted by Melissa Claire Photography on December 1, 2014 in Lifestyle | No Comments

Katie and Nick’s third wedding anniversary came and went this past October! I don’t know where the time has gone, but it seems like yesterday that we were gathering for their wedding festivities. We met up for a quick mini session to document the next milestone in their third year of married life: The Anniversary […]

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Lately

Posted by Melissa Claire Photography on August 4, 2014 in Lifestyle, Weddings | 2 Comments

Photo by: Laura Miller Photography Summer 2014 has been filled with new experiences and connections! One of my dear friends, Brittany, welcomed a sweet baby into the world: I’ve had the opportunity to photograph some great portrait sessions:     I was invited to photograph the short, sweet, and intimate wedding of Angeliis and Lonell: […]

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Merry Christmas!

Posted by Melissa Claire Photography on December 24, 2013 in Lifestyle, Personal | No Comments

Tacky Christmas sweaters, good friends, and a “photo booth” in my office equaled fun and festive times. Thanks to everyone who helped make 2013 the best year ever!

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Brittany and Shawn’s Announcement Session at the Old Alton Bridge

Posted by Melissa Claire Photography on December 3, 2013 in Lifestyle | No Comments

Brittany is a darling friend of mine who just happens to be expecting! We met up with her and father-to-be, Shawn, at the Old Alton Bridge in Copper Canyon for a mini session right as the autumn sun was setting. These are a few of my favorites :) For now, these two are waiting until […]

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Goodrich 2nd Anniversary Session – The Anniversary of Cotton

Posted by Melissa Claire Photography on November 26, 2013 in Lifestyle | 1 Comment

And now for something a little different, I am so happy to (finally) share Katie and Nick’s second anniversary photo session that took place at the beginning of October! As a graphic designer and artist, Katie always has wonderfully creative ideas, and this year, along with romantic portraits, she wanted to feature actual cotton in […]

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The Renwick Family

Posted by Melissa Claire Photography on March 29, 2013 in Lifestyle | No Comments

I had a great time photographing the Renwick family on an overcast Thursday morning. They are friends of Nick’s parents, and were in town for their Spring Break. Janet, Curt, Ellen, Ben – y’all did AWESOME, and I’m so glad you decided to take an hour to document your break :) Here are a few […]

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Mariah’s Senior Portraits

Posted by Melissa Claire Photography on March 11, 2013 in Lifestyle | No Comments

I met up early with Mariah and her mother Shelley last Sunday morning for Mariah’s senior photo session. Shelley and I had discussed incorporating all kinds of delightful props, and it was so much fun getting to make her ideas come to life. I should say Mariah did an AWESOME job working it for the […]

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Chandra and Andy – Reunited at Last!

Posted by Melissa Claire Photography on January 4, 2013 in Lifestyle | 2 Comments

This session carried extra special significance to me. Chandra, a friend since high school, contacted me about photographing her husband Andy’s return from Afghanistan in late December. He had been there for the past four months for his job but is now home permanently – just in time for the holidays! Their little dachshund, Rusty, […]

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Aaron and Jessica’s Family Session with Rey and Sheila

Posted by Melissa Claire Photography on November 18, 2012 in Lifestyle | 1 Comment

Last Sunday, I had the fabulous opportunity to photograph an amazing family. Aaron and Jessica have been dear friends for a while, and I had originally planned on a couple’s session with them. However, Jessica let me know her dad, Rey, was celebrating his birthday the same day of the photoshoot and asked if it […]

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Katie and Nick’s First Anniversary: The Anniversary of Paper

Posted by Melissa Claire Photography on October 17, 2012 in Lifestyle | 1 Comment

Katie and Nick are our very dear friends, so when Katie shared her ideas for their first anniversary photos with me, I was so excited to make this happen. First of all, I can’t believe it’s already been a year! When your best friends get married, their wedding is such a powerful memory that it […]

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Kelsey and Nicholas at White Rock Lake

Posted by Melissa Claire Photography on July 5, 2012 in Lifestyle | 1 Comment

I am so happy to introduce Kelsey and her sweet boy, Nicholas! We went to the same high school, so it was another delightful catch-up session with someone I hadn’t seen in years. And I must say that even in the Texas heat, they were total pros. Look at those baby teeth! He has such […]

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