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About Melissa DeVoe Photography

Thank you for visiting the blog of Raleigh newborn baby photographer, Melissa DeVoe Photography! Melissa specializes in custom photography for expectant Moms and babies. She has a gorgeous and comfortable studio space in Wake Forest which houses her massive prop collection, and is where she holds her newborn and older baby sessions. Melissa is well known in her area for her impeccable posing and beautifully styled sessions. She serves Raleigh, Durham, Wake Forest, Cary, North Carolina and its surrounding areas.

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Archive: January, 2011

Kim and Ashley’s Bridal Portraits

Monday, January 31st, 2011

Meet Kim and Ashley. They were married recently in Savannah, GA.  I traveled down to Savannah a few weekends ago to visit with some fellow photographer friends of mine. And Kim and Ashley, having been a little disappointed with how their wedding pictures came out, decided to get all dressed up and model for us so we could get some new shots for them. They were such good sports – it was freezing out but Kim stood out in the cold posing for us as long as we wanted her to. Thanks Kim and Ashley for a fun afternoon in downtown Savannah!





Carrie’s Headshots

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

This past weekend I met the amazing Carrie of C. Crowder Photography.  Not only is she gorgeous, but she’s an amazing photographer.  Here are her headshots!



Rachel and Waylon’s Engagement Portraits | Love Light Style

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

Meet Rachel and Waylon.  They’re an adorable couple engaged to be married on April 30th.  They met in pre-school… yes, pre-school!  But they only started dating Rachel’s freshman year of college and have been stuck like glue to each other ever since.  They’re a very sweet couple and I just know they’re going to have an amazing life together.

Rachel and Waylon’s engagement portraits are FUN and DIFFERENT!  They’re love light style!  This is one of my favorite styles of photography and I was so excited to take these pictures of them.  I think they look amazing!!!  They’re a beautiful couple and the camera loved them.  And if you’re in the Raleigh area and would like your own fun, evening session done, please let me know!







Aren’t they adorable?


Thursday, January 20th, 2011

This past weekend I had the pleasure of visiting Lancaster, PA and staying right amongst the beautiful Amish farmland. The house we rented had horses running in the backyard. They were so beautiful!

The wide open fields and farms covered in snow were absolutely breathtaking. Granted, I froze my fingers off taking photos, but it was worth it!

And the covered bridges… all I can say is WOW. I spent a morning driving around finding the covered bridges and took many, many photos. This bridge was the longest and by far my favorite. I love the old, rustic look of it.

And lastly, just an interesting photo of a scooter belonging to an Amish person, left propped against a barn. Everywhere we went we saw people of all ages riding on these scooters.

Lancaster is a beautiful, beautiful place!

Cutest Kid Contest

Monday, January 10th, 2011

Being a child photographer, I know there are some incredibly cute kids out there — I’ve seen a lot!  Now, here is your chance to win a FREE full session with Melissa DeVoe Photography AND receive 3 free 8×10’s from your session! Your session can take place in the Raleigh/Durham/Cary area or in the Columbia, SC area.

To enter, just submit your favorite photo of your child under the age of 17 (a photo you took – not a professional photo) by Wednesday, January 19th. E-mail the photo to me at You may submit one photo per child, or one photo of all your children together. Be sure to include your child’s name and age, along with your contact information.

After I’ve received all entries on January 19th, I’ll post the photos to a folder on my Facebook page. Once the pictures are all posted, voting will begin on Facebook. To increase your chances of winning, simply direct your friends and family to become a fan of Melissa DeVoe Photography and click “like” under your child’s photo. Whichever child receives the most votes (likes), will be the winner!

Voting will take place for two weeks, beginning January 19th and ending at midnight on February 2nd – plenty of time for all of your friends and family to place their votes. The winner will have until 8/31/2011 to use their FREE session and will receive a credit for 3 free 8×10’s from the session.

Can’t wait to see everyone’s entries! Go ahead and become a fan on Facebook by clicking here.

What to Wear Guide

Saturday, January 8th, 2011

Do you have a portrait session coming up, and are you puzzled about what to wear? Well, I’m here to help. Your family’s outfits can make a huge impact on your photos, so it’s important to put some effort into choosing them.

I’ve put together a sample for you, keeping in mind that it’s still cold outside. One of the things I personally love to do is to pick two or three colors and build your outfits around those colors. You do NOT have to all wear the same exact shirts and pants… in fact, it’s better if you don’t. Use your imagination and find outfits that coordinate, but aren’t exact. And don’t be afraid to use accessories – nice jewelry, scarves and colorful shoes are perfect!

All styles are from Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy and Piperlime. Girl’s shoes are from Justice and girl’s scarf is by United Colors of Benetton. Please contact me if you have any questions about choosing outfits or would like information on a particular style shown above.

And be sure to “like” me on Facebook if you haven’t already!


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