Philadelphia Cherry Blossom Mini Sessions
Melissa Joy Photography Blog
by Melissa Fehlinger
3M ago
Springtime in Philly brings forth one of my absolute favorite backdrops -- the cherry blossoms. Recently, I had the pleasure of hosting Philadelphia cherry blossom mini sessions among these blooms, and the result was magical. Although the journey getting there was not quite as magical as I would have hoped! Last minute date changes, location changes, sudden rain, and crowded locations were the ingredients to this cherry blossom recipe. But even with all of these challenges, my clients and I still had a blast, and captured dreamy, timeless photos that will forever preserve the love and connect ..read more
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Philadelphia Maternity Photographer: Capturing Spring Beauty for Expectant Moms
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by Melissa Fehlinger
4M ago
I just wrapped up the most inspiring maternity session among the blossoming beauty of Philadelphia in the spring. There's something truly magical about this city when it's wrapped in an apron of blooms, and capturing that essence alongside a beautiful pregnant mama is an experience like no other. There's something about springtime in Philly that fills the air with excitement, expectancy, and renewal; and it's no different for expectant parents. As a Philadelphia maternity photographer, I can't help but feel utterly privileged to document this chapter of expecting parent's journey. Whether you ..read more
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Photography sneak peeks
Melissa Joy Photography Blog
by Melissa Fehlinger
5M ago
The arrival of a newborn is a whirlwind of emotions, marked by love, joy, and an overwhelming sense of wonder. As a photographer specializing in newborn sessions, I find immense fulfillment in capturing these fleeting moments. Today, I'm excited to share with you the magic of photography sneak peeks – a quick, enchanting preview of the precious memories we've created together. Why Sneak Peeks? The main reason I give my clients a sneak peek anywhere from 1 hour after the session to 1 day after the session is primarily because that's what I would want! I get SO excited to see photos after a sess ..read more
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Philadelphia Cherry Blossom Mini Sessions to Capture Your Family Photos
Melissa Joy Photography Blog
by Melissa Fehlinger
5M ago
Hello Mama! Spring is just around the corner, and you know what that means – the Philadelphia cherry blossoms are about to grace us with their breathtaking beauty! If you're like me, you can't help but feel an extra burst of joy when surrounded by these delicate, fleeting blooms. Capturing the Magic: Philadelphia Cherry Blossom Family Photo Sessions I'm thrilled to announce my upcoming 2024 ,,Cherry Blossom Mini Sessions (on April 5th & 6th), where we'll turn these enchanting moments into memories you’ll cherish forever. Imagine the joy of your family surrounded by the beautiful cherry blo ..read more
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What to wear for family photos
Melissa Joy Photography Blog
by Melissa Fehlinger
5M ago
Hey fabulous family! I'm absolutely thrilled that you've chosen to embark on this picture-perfect journey with me! It's not just a session; it's a memory-making extravaganza! To ensure your family photos truly shine, I've put together a style guide that ensures you'll not only look fantastic but also complement my signature bright and beautiful aesthetic. Say farewell to the dark side: embrace the light! Dark colors (while undoubtedly chic), will not give us those bright and vibrant vibes that I'm known for. Dark colors tend to absorb light, which can cast shadows and dim the radiant glow we ..read more
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Behind the Scenes of Festive Mini Photo Sessions
Melissa Joy Photography Blog
by Melissa Fehlinger
7M ago
The holiday season is a time filled with joy, laughter, and the warmth of cherished moments. As a photographer, I had the incredible opportunity to capture these festive feelings in my recent holiday mini photo sessions (which I do annually!). Here is a glimpse into the magic that unfolded during these special holiday mini sessions. Creating the perfect backdrop for holiday mini sessions is no small feat. Transforming the wonderful ,,Beehive at Bok classroom into a festive wonderland wouldn’t be possible without my wonderful brother-in-law and sister-in-law's help. From colorful classroom to s ..read more
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Fall and Winter Sessions
Melissa Joy Photography Blog
by Melissa Fehlinger
7M ago
Since I haven't updated my website with photos from my recent fall or winter sessions, here are a bunch of samples of both outdoor and indoor sessions so you can get an idea of what my style looks like in the changing seasons. There are four categories: 1. Winter/Fall Indoors, 2. Winter Outdoors in Philadelphia, 3. Fall Outdoors in Philadelphia, & 4. Fall Down the Shore. I look forward to serving you! Winter/Fall Indoors Winter Outdoors in Philadelphia Fall Outdoors in Philadelphia Fall Down the Shore ..read more
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How to keep little kids engaged during a photoshoot
Melissa Joy Photography Blog
by Melissa Fehlinger
1y ago
Hi fellow photographer! I’m sure it is nothing new for you to hear that working with kids can be both challenging and rewarding. It's also not surprising that it can be challenging to keep little kids engaged during a photoshoot. If you are new to family photography or if you have been doing it for a little while and are looking to learn more about keeping kids engaged, then this post is for you. I’ve worked with little children in my business for over 2 years, and I also have my own little kids, so I’ve learned a thing or two over the past 4 years! I’m going to give you some tips and tricks t ..read more
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How to choose a family photographer | Philadelphia Family Photography
Melissa Joy Photography Blog
by Melissa Fehlinger
1y ago
So you’re in the market for a family photographer. But you’re met with this dilemma–how on earth do we choose someone when there are SO MANY photographers to choose from?! The options feel endless and maybe you’re left feeling overwhelmed. This blog post is going to be your handy guide–I’m going to give you practical things to look for when choosing the photographer that is right for your family. My goal is to make this convoluted decision making process a bit easier for you. Here we go! 1. Define your own personal style This has everything to do with how a photographer edits their photos. Are ..read more
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Newborn Photographers Philadelphia | What to Wear for Family Photos
Melissa Joy Photography Blog
by Melissa Fehlinger
1y ago
For me personally, one of the most challenging parts of taking photos of my own family is choosing our outfits. Spending time finding an outfit for each of us, purchasing new items and possibly needing to return things to find a better option or size, and making sure that everything coordinates seamlessly can be a time-consuming and frustrating process. I am sure that I am not alone in this experience! Here’s the good news. I am here to help you! I am HAPPY to help you because I know the struggles I’ve gone through in the past to coordinate my own family’s clothing. Not only will I happily hel ..read more
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