Saturday, December 26, 2009


A few months back Robb Park of Pheonix Ink in Plantsville, CT gave me my very first tattoo. Now a lot of people start off with small tats, but no not Melissa. When I go for something I go all the way! :) In ode to my first tattoo, I wrote a little poem. Here is a pic I took in the mirror of just the outline before he finished it with color. And here is one my husband took with his phone of Robb putting finishing touches on my tattoo. I know its a little pixelated, but it came out beautiful! I highly recommend Robb if you are interested in getting inked.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Christmas in Collinsville: Mike & Jessica's Engagement Session

Jessica & Mike were so much fun during their engagement session. They were laughing the whole time, telling jokes and just really enjoying one another. You know when two people seem to fit together perfectly - when they just make sense? That is definitely them :) They chose to have their pics taken in the quaint little town of Collinsville. We visited the rundown mill along the river, and visited some cute stores lined down the road. Collinsville happened to have a few festivities going on at the same time as our session, so it was a lot of fun! Here are some images from that day. Thanks so much Jessica & Mike for being so awesome, I had a great time with you both! :)

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Baby, its cold outside: a photo session with Olivia

My friends [& neighbors] Dan and Monica, welcomed the newest addition to their beautiful family about 2 months ago. Their older daughter Renee is now a big sister, and a very proud one at that! :) Last week I took some images of little Olivia and thought I would share a few of them with you. She sure is a cutie!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Lemar & Heather's couple session in Hartford!

Heather & Lemar have to be one of the coolest couples I've ever met, hands down. Not only are they gorgeous, but their chemistry is off the charts! She & Lemar are genuinely in love, which really made my job such a breeze :o) It was so easy to capture some sweet moments between the two of them, and Bushnell Park in Hartford is full of great spots to photograph. Thanks you two for such a great day, I had so much fun with you both! ♥

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Stephen & Gabrielle: my brother and sister

Many people may not know that I have a 16 year old brother and an 12 year old sister. I am 28 afterall, and my older sister is almost 32. But yes, these wonderful specimens are my siblings and we all have the same set of parents. My mother says in retrospect "What the heck was I thinking?" :) Haha. There was plenty of "Your Mom" jokes being thrown around last night and we made fun of my little sister's blossoming bosoms. Its all fair game with my family! We're very close and they are alot of fun, so of course we had a great time taking these pictures. Can we say GAP commercial? Holy smokes my parents make good lookin' babies! :o)