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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.

You can reach Melissa at melissadevoephotography@gmail.com.

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Archive: December, 2012



2012 Year In Review | RALEIGH WAKE FOREST NEWBORN BABY CHILD PHOTOGRAPHER

Monday, December 31st, 2012

Each year I try to set aside some time to create a compilation of my favorite photos from each session I had that year.  It was really fun to go back through and remember my favorites!  I picked one photo from each family I met this year — there are sessions I’ve promised not to share, for privacy reasons, but the ones you see below are all of my favorites from those I blogged about this year.  I owe a big thank you to each of the families I met this year – you’ve all been so amazing to share your lives with me, and I’m blessed to call you my friends. I watched quite a few of your babies grow up this year, and it was an honor!

Coming up in 2013, I plan to get caught up on my blogging from all my fall sessions, and I have an extremely packed calendar for January, so I’m eager to get some new sweet babies on this blog!  Happy New Year, everyone!

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Happy Holidays! | RALEIGH WAKE FOREST NEWBORN BABY CHILD PHOTOGRAPHER

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

Hope everyone is enjoying their holiday season!  Here’s a photo from my house – our annual tree picture with my two little men. 🙂

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Dinkins Family | RALEIGH WAKE FOREST NEWBORN BABY CHILD PHOTOGRAPHER

Sunday, December 23rd, 2012

You’ve no doubt seen this family on my blog before, a few times.  🙂  And if you’ve missed them, here’s little Cooper at eight months old and here he is at his newborn photos.  And some maternity photos of Lindsay are here and here.  I was very excited to take some updated family photos and individual photos of the kids for their holiday cards.  And now that the cards have been mailed, I can finally post the photos!  Lindsay already has a big canvas picture of their family hanging in her living room!  Such a gorgeous family!  We even came indoors for some to-die-for photos of them in their Christmas jammies!!!!  LOVE THEM!

And here’s Cole and Cooper in those cute jammies in front of the twinkling lights!

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Printing Your Portraits | RALEIGH WAKE FOREST NEWBORN AND BABY PHOTOGRAPHER

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

I wanted to share some information on the importance of printing your portraits from a recommended photo lab.  Below is a side by side comparison of different print labs.  You can easily see that the professional printing lab most closely matches the original (top) image and can therefore be hung in your home and viewed as it was intended by the photographer.  The “cheap” labs don’t even come close.  In fact, the Kodak Easyshare photo on the bottom right sorta makes me shudder.  It’s awful. The colors are bad in all of them, the shadows are bad.  Just all around BAD.

For my clients who have purchased digital files from me – I highly, highly recommend printing those files through a site called mpix.com.  Their lab is extremely close to professional quality.  Otherwise, you’re not doing your portraits any justice! Thanks for listening! 🙂

*images provided by photographybycarlise – a big thank you!

 

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Gabe & Hayley | RALEIGH WAKE FOREST CHILD NEWBORN AND BABY PHOTOGRAPHER

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

Earlier this season I did a special family session for a very dear friend of mine.  She’s finally sent out her holiday cards, so I think I’m in the clear to share a couple of her photos! 🙂

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Harper | RALEIGH WAKE FOREST CHILD NEWBORN AND BABY PHOTOGRAPHERS

Sunday, December 16th, 2012

I was so, so excited to see the GORGEOUS little Harper again.  I first met her parents for their maternity photos, then I had the pleasure of taking Harper’s very first portraits, which are GORGEOUS if you ask me. 🙂  And now she’s six months old with a cute little personality and learning to sit up on her own!  We had a fantastic session and I just love how her photos came out.  See you again soon, Harper!

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Beau | RALEIGH WAKE FOREST CHILD NEWBORN AND BABY PHOTOGRAPHER

Monday, December 10th, 2012

Oh, the sweet, cute little Beau…. where do I even start?  He is SIX MONTHS OLD now — I saw him for his newborn photos back in June.  That post is HERE.  I just adore his beautiful family, and was so happy to get them all in Beau’s 6-month photos — even big brother Palmer let us include him! 🙂  They are both so, so cute!!  Here’s a peek at their session!

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Ethan | RALEIGH WAKE FOREST CHILD AND BABY PHOTOGRAPHER

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

Ethan is a popular name this year — this is my second Ethan in the last month! 🙂  This adorable little guy was five months old for his photo session.  He was the sweetest, happiest little guy, which I’m sure had to do with how nice and down to earth his parents are!  We got some lovely family photos and some individual pics of Ethan.  And I think we captured his sweet little personality pretty well!

 

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Today My Baby Turns 3 | RALEIGH WAKE FOREST CHILD AND BABY PHOTOGRAPHER

Sunday, December 2nd, 2012

Today is my youngest son’s birthday.  He is my gentle soul.  So sweet to everyone and so mature for three.  I love him to pieces.  These photos of him just melt my heart – I really think I captured his serious side and saw a glimpse of his fun and playful side too.  It’s his personality EXACTLY.  Gosh, I love him so much!!!!!

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