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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.

You can reach Melissa at melissadevoephotography@gmail.com.

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Archive: January, 2013



Jessica’s Maternity Portraits | RALEIGH NC MATERNITY PHOTOGRAPHER

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

Oh, what fun Jessica and Scott were for their maternity session!  We had such a blast!  These two are expecting their first baby, a BOY, in March.  And judging just by the fact that these two are stunning, smart, and fun… their baby boy is going to be one amazing person!  I really can’t wait to meet him for his newborn session.  I have to say there are SO many photos from their session that I’m just in love with.  These two made my job easy!  And our wonderfully warm weather in Raleigh this winter has sure made my January sessions so much more enjoyable!  Below are a few of my favorites from their session!

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Melissa DeVoe Photography Studio | RALEIGH WAKE FOREST NC NEWBORN BABY MATERNITY PHOTOGRAPHER

Sunday, January 27th, 2013

In August of 2012 my family and I bought a new home in Wake Forest.  During our house hunt, waaaaaaay up high on the list of necessities was a private home studio space for my photography business.  Fortunately, what we found far exceeded my expectations.  My studio is GIGANTIC and I have a space for everything I need.  And then some.  I had fun for the first month or two after we moved in, setting everything up, getting pictures on the walls, organizing my props, buying furniture.  And I’ve dragged my feet long enough in regards to taking and posting photos of my studio.

I really want my clients to know that when they come here for their newborn or baby session, it’s their home away from home.  I’ve got comfortable couches and chairs.  A mini-fridge stocked with water and sodas and juice, as well as plenty of snacks.  I have a separate room with comfortable seating for Mom to nurse in privacy.  A private bathroom.  Cable TV.  Wi-fi.  Everything you’d need to keep yourself busy while I capture portraits of your little one.

So without further adieu, here’s a glimpse at my space!

The last thing on my list to purchase is some storage for these props.  As you can see, right now it’s just a big pile!  I haven’t found anything I’ve liked yet, though!

I’ve managed some good organization to my headbands, hats, blankets and rugs.  I love having it all out where I can see it.  And one of the most commonly asked questions I receive from new clients is, “do you have props?”  Well, I do! I have a wide assortment.  No need to ever purchase anything for a baby session with me!

Here you’ll see my client seating area.  Lots of space to hang out and relax!

You can also see through that far doorway the private nursing room for Moms.  And through a doorway to the right is the restroom.

I always keep lots of albums, frames and birth announcement samples on hand for clients to browse through too.

Here you’ll see, behind the seating area, is the fridge and snacks.  You’ll find these come in handy while you’re hanging out waiting for baby to finish.  And nursing Mommies need their fuel!  🙂

Here’s a little peek at the nursing room for Mommies!

And a spacious restroom.  Ya know, in case you were dying to see what the restroom looked like!  🙂

This next area is my desk where I have frames and color samples stored.  It’s also my packaging station.  I loooove this area!

And lastly, my little nook for storing all of my backdrops!

Thanks for taking a peek at my space!  Hope to have you in here soon!  🙂

 

Malcolm | RALEIGH WAKE FOREST NC NEWBORN BABY PHOTOGRAPHER

Friday, January 25th, 2013

Sweet little 11-day-old Malcolm was such a pleasure to have in my newborn studio last week.  He started off his session very bright-eyed, but didn’t stay that way for long!  He was such a sweet baby and I adored meeting his family.  Here are a few shots from his session!

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Malcolm Newborn Sneak Peek | RALEIGH WAKE FOREST NEWBORN BABY PHOTOGRAPHER

Monday, January 21st, 2013

11-day-old Malcolm and his family joined me in my studio on Saturday for their newborn session.  Here is one sneak peek photo for them!

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Baby Diana | RALEIGH WAKE FOREST NEWBORN BABY PHOTOGRAPHY

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

I have this AMAZING group of women in my life.  We started a group back in 2010 because of our mutual love of photography, and we still get together regularly after all this time.  Between dinners and photographing subjects and gift swaps at Christmas, these girls are SO special to me and I’m thankful to call them my friends!  Last weekend I had them all to my studio and we photographed a newborn baby girl who was just 10 days old.  Sweet little Diana!

Here are a couple of photos of us in action in my studio.  These were taken by my good friend Morgan Henderson who is a fabulous Raleigh Durham wedding and family photographer.

And of course I have to share a couple of our resulting shots from that day.  Diana was so very tiny and precious!

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Baylor and Katie | RALEIGH WAKE FOREST BABY PHOTOGRAPHY

Monday, January 14th, 2013

I am finally getting caught up with blogging all my fall photos — just in time for the rush of babies and pregnant Mamas in January!  This is my busiest January ever, and I’m so thankful to my sweet, loyal clients for that. So, expect lots of cuteness on the blog!

Over Thanksgiving, my brother and his family came to visit us.  We snuck in a few quick photos for their holiday cards.  We literally ran outside for 5 minutes to get their family picture, and spent a whole 10 minutes in the studio to get a shot of baby Baylor in front of the twinkly lights.  I had to share them here because Baylor and big sister Katie are ADORABLE and they deserve their own special blog post.  🙂

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Chelsey | RALEIGH WAKE FOREST MATERNITY PHOTOGRAPHER

Friday, January 11th, 2013

I’m just sharing a sneak peek for Chelsey and Kris from their stunning maternity session.  Lots more of this fabulous-ness to come soon! 🙂

Melissa is currently booking for maternity, newborn and child photo sessions in the Raleigh Durham Wake Forest, NC area. Be sure to contact her early to reserve your space!

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Tate | RALEIGH WAKE FOREST NEWBORN CHILD AND BABY PHOTOGRAPHER

Monday, January 7th, 2013

The adorable little Tate was just 4 months old for his fall session.  He has one of the sweetest families I’ve ever met.  Not to mention gorgeous!  They really are a stunning family.  We met on a really cold, breezy day.  Which just meant they had to cuddle up even closer to one another! See you soon, Tate! 🙂

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My Dylan | RALEIGH WAKE FOREST NEWBORN CHILD AND BABY PHOTOGRAPHER

Friday, January 4th, 2013

Here are some photos of my oldest.  In all his perfect silliness.  I couldn’t even begin to express to you all how much I love this little man, who seems to be changing and growing every day right before my eyes.  He’ll start Kindergarten in 2013.  ::SIGH::

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Resolutions | RALEIGH WAKE FOREST NEWBORN BABY CHILD PHOTOGRAPHER

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

One of my resolutions this year is to take more photos of my own kids.  The other day I went through my personal photos of 2012 and realized I had only about four occasions where I’d taken nice photos of my kids.  And that disappointed me.  So I’m going to try to DRAG my kids out at least once a month!  I’m sure they’ll just love it.  🙂  I also resolve to take more “everyday” pictures of them.  I swear, they do the silliest things.  And the most adorable things.  Case in point – in our driveway a few weeks ago:

 

Oh my word, it tugs at my heart strings.  This is them just being kids.  AND getting along!  🙂  So my camera will come with me more places this year.  And I hope you’ll all do the same.  Don’t miss those moments!

 

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