Sep 15, 2014

Session Share: Melissa Avey Photography

I had so much fun with this family here in Cambridge and I am so happy with how the images turned out. This Mama actually found me on Facebook (see, Social media marketing DOES work!). We chose a great spot near the Grand River in Cambridge for a relaxed maternity and family portrait session. I absolutely loved their style and Mama’s incredible hair! The little guy actually had a fall right when I showed up but we were lucky that it wasn’t a bad one and nothing a little photoshop couldn’t fix! It was so hot that day that the local vendors had no ice so Dad bought a can of soda to help out his little guy. I loved watching them interact with each other, throw rocks, have cuddles and just enjoy a beautiful summer day.

avey2a avey5a avey10a

1) Inspiration My inspiration for the session was really them. I needed a place that wouldn’t just serve as a nice backdrop but somewhere that the family would have a genuinely good experience and really enjoy their session.

avey18a avey17a avey16a

2) Favorite Element The ducks in the water! Stones for skipping. Oh, and a beautiful mother glowing from pregnancy!

avey14a avey13a avey12a avey11a

3) Biggest Challenge When the little guy fell we were a bit worried but he perked up after a few minutes and on with the session we went.

avey8a avey7a avey6a

4) Final Thoughts I really love having natural sessions. It’s so fun to be artistic and try cool locations but I think in family photography that it is really important to consider who they are and what they love so that you can really create images from memories and that has the most impact. Professional photography can look great but ten years up the road I think they will love being able to talk about the day when the little guy was throwing rocks and chasing ducks as well!

avey9a avey1

share this post:

TweetShare on FacebookEmail

About the Contributor: Child and family photographer specializing in creative portrait art.


comment on this post

Leave comment

Erica Beautiful!!

Beth These are so gorgeous Melissa!!!! :-D

liked this post? img you might also like...
  • A Beautiful, Blooming Newborn Session
    Rya Duncklee is an award-winning children’s portrait artist based in Jacksonville, Florida who specializes in first year milestones and video storytelling. She has been recently awarded as one of the Top 20 Newborn Portrait Artists in Jacksonville, and has been the recipient of ten NAPCP International Image Competition Awards. Rya graduated from the University of […]
  • A Rainbow Baby Maternity Event
    I’m so excited to share with you about the Rainbow Baby Maternity Event I hosted in Louisville, KY. I collaborated with The Wave Salon and Spa of Shepherdsville, KY for this event. We both donated our services to 7 lucky Rainbow Baby mommies that were pregnant with their Rainbow! A Rainbow Baby is the pregnancy […]
  • Why Focus on Photographing Motherhood?
    Focus on Photographing Motherhood : Why? According to, the key to survival is understanding your passion, your drive, and your raison d’etre, or reason for being. Forbes is not the only website out there encouraging business owners to stop and look a little bit deeper while developing their business plan. Simon Sinek gave an […]
  • September Printable Menu and Calendar
    Although we are sad that summer is coming to a close, we couldn’t be more excited to share the latest FREE printable menu and calendar with you. Celebrate the beginning of the new school year and organize all of your after school activities in style. Download the printable menu template here, and the printable September […]
img find a photographer
in your area

We are so delighted that you are here. The National Association of Professional Child Photographers is an association whose mission is to promote and support the artistry and integrity of professional child photographers. To accomplish this mission, NAPCP provides the most comprehensive resources for its members, bringing together a community of passionate artists committed to growth in their skills, their artistry, and their businesses. (formally pronounced "NAP-C-P") is a place where professional child photographers can come and connect, learn, teach, aspire and grow. It is also a valuable resource for parents who are looking for a professional child photographer in their area, and want to be inspired and educated about our specialized industry.

img award winning photos click here to view

img most recent issue
img vendors we love
napcp supporters

img helpful articles napcp resources
  • August Inspired Magazine: Featuring Amy Tripple!

    Click here to read our August magazine featuring Amy Tripple! Don’t forget, Inspired is now printable! Print your copy straight from MagCloud, and share your favorite pieces with friends, family and clients. Save Save

  • Free Custom Wallpaper: Shoot. Edit. Share. Repeat.

    Free Custom Wallpaper — Competition season is here and today we want to share this free custom wallpaper with you, to download! Download and use this wallpaper for your own personal use. Set it as your device wallpaper or share it via social media. Scroll down for clickable download buttons at the bottom of this […]

  • July Inspired Magazine: Featuring Ute-Christin Cowan!

    Click here to read our July magazine featuring Ute-Christin Cowan! Don’t forget, Inspired is now printable! Print your copy straight from MagCloud, and share your favorite pieces with friends, family and clients. Save Save Save

  • June Inspired Magazine: Featuring the First Half 2017 Image Competition Winners!

    Click here to read our June magazine featuring the winners of our First Half 2017 Image Competition as well as the 25 semifinalists for the 2017 Best New Emerging Child Photographer Contest! Don’t forget, Inspired is now printable! Print your copy straight from MagCloud, and share your favorite pieces with friends, family and clients.   […]