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.
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.
2) Favorite Element The ducks in the water! Stones for skipping. Oh, and a beautiful mother glowing from pregnancy!
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.
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!
napcp contributor meet Melissa Avey
About the Contributor: Child and family photographer specializing in creative portrait art.
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