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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: February, 2013



Arden At Six Months | RALEIGH WAKE FOREST NC BABY PHOTOGRAPHER

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

A few weeks ago sweet little Arden came back to my studio for her six month session.  I can’t believe this little sweetheart has turned six months and is sitting up all on her own!  Back at her three month photo session, all our photos were of her laying down or being propped up.  My, what a difference this new talent of hers makes!!

I had so, so, so much fun planning out this session with her Mommy, who is a dear friend of mine.  We ordered new backdrops and flooring, her Mommy shopped her heart out for adorable outfits and accessories.  IT. WAS. FUN.  Having two little boys, I don’t get to shop or dream about girly stuff too often, so this was really exciting for me.

I was sooooo pleased with how the vision came to life for this session.  Every detail was  perfect, and it all just worked so well. Between the leg warmers, those ballet slippers (oh my, cutest thing ever!!), the pink tutu…. it was all beyond what we’d hoped for.  And I think the willow tree backdrop is one of my new favorites!  I ended up with so, so many favorites from this session!  I can’t wait until Arden’s next session!

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Melissa DeVoe Photography On HGTV’s House Hunters!! | RALEIGH NC HOUSE HUNTERS NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHER

Sunday, February 24th, 2013

Last summer my family and I embarked on a move from our home in Raleigh, NC to a larger home in Wake Forest, NC.  We were thrilled to be given the opportunity to experience reality TV firsthand!  We filmed an episode of House Hunters with HGTV!!!  Never in a million years would I have thought that *we* would be on a reality TV show!  What an amazing time we had, too!!  The whole family got to participate – so there was a lot of footage of my boys being silly (surprise, surprise), footage of us living in our little furnished apartment while we waited to move into our new home, and they captured us walking through three different homes with our realtor Tina Caul, and giving ALL of our opinions.

Well, of course, high on our priority list in our new home, was a functional space for my photography studio!  And thank goodness we found that!  When HGTV came back to Raleigh the second time to film, and to show us all settled into our new home, it was just TWO WEEKS after we moved in.  Talk about an incentive to get unpacked!!!  I’d managed to get my studio mostly set up, but it’s come a long way since the first two weeks.  I featured photos of my newborn studio on the blog recently, so be sure to click over and see what it looks like today!

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The entire experience was once in a lifetime.  We were blessed with an amazing crew from HGTV who made us feel comfortable, who were patient with my children (and the dog!), and who liked to have some fun!  What a neat thing for us to be blessed with.  We have HUNDREDS of family/friends/kid’s classmates/acquaintances who have told us they’ll be tuning in to see us.  We’re so excited!!

The air date is Monday, March 4th at 10 p.m. Eastern time, but check your local listings!  Here’s the summary of our episode from the House Hunter’s website: http://www.hgtv.com/house-hunters/growing-family-is-running-out-of-room-in-raleigh/index.html

Here’s a few photos from behind the scenes of our filming, all taken on my trusty iPhone (and therefore awful in the technical department)!  🙂

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Creativity Contest | RALEIGH NC NEWBORN BABY PHOTOGRAPHY

Saturday, February 16th, 2013

A few weeks ago I entered a photo into a creativity contest at my favorite photography forum, Learn Shoot Inspire.  I’ve been a part of this forum since close to when it first started, about a year ago.  It’s an amazing place to talk photography and learn from other photographers.  I’ve made some great friendships there, and I’m excited about the future of the forum!

So a few weeks ago on the “Pro” side of the forum, they ran their very first creativity contest.  The topic for the challenge was Open Eyes.  I really put a ton of thought into it and tried to come up with something original and “different” for me.  The photo below was my entry – my little men being silly in the bathtub!  To determine the winner, all of the Pros at the forum voted.  And…. I won in the the Best Overall category!!!!  I think it’s made even more special for me because my peers voted for me.  I’m so excited about it!  You can see the photo of my little guys and the write-up over on the Learn Shoot Inspire blog, here.  So, so exciting!  🙂

And for those who are looking for a place to learn more about photography, please consider joining the wonderful group of ladies (and a couple of men!) over at Learn Shoot Inspire.  I really feel it’s the kindest, most knowledgeable group of photographers!  You won’t regret it.  And check their FB page for specials!

Here’s the photo! I think I may have to hang this in my boy’s bathroom!  🙂

 

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

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Baby Ava | RALEIGH WAKE FOREST NC NEWBORN BABY PHOTOGRAPHER

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

Oh this sweet little baby Ava!  Before she was born, her Aunt contacted me wanting to gift a newborn session to her parents.  And what a lovely gift idea that is!  Ava’s parents are just as sweet as can be, and I loved having them in my studio in Wake Forest for Ava’s portraits!  Ava had her own ideas for the session, though!  🙂  Didn’t really want to sleep, but we made it work!  I REALLY love each and every one of the photos from her newborn session.  I mean, I am IN LOVE with them!  I can’t even choose a favorite.  Or two.  Or even three!  Before the session, her Mommy told me she loved soft colors – creams and pinks.  Thankfully I had no shortage there!  We share the same tastes, because they’re my favorites as well.  Ava is such a beautiful baby, and I’m so very happy she came to see me!  Here is a sampling of her gallery!

 

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Mackenzie | RALEIGH NC NEWBORN BABY PHOTOGRAPHER

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

Lucky me got to meet the adorable little Miss Mackenzie when she was just seven days old!  She was an absolute doll baby for her newborn session.  And she looked good in EVERYTHING – pink, red, blue, ORANGE.  She rocked everything I tried with her, especially that amazing drawer which I’m in LOVE with!!  And she totally went with the flow.   I always think every newborn session is my favorite session ever, and I felt the same way about this one.  Every single photo I loved, as you’ll tell from the major over-share of photos below.  I had too many favorites and they all deserved to be shared.  Mackenzie – come back and see me anytime!!  🙂

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

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