Friday, January 23, 2015

Valentine's Day is 3 Weeks Away...

Are you ready? A Sweetheart Session is the only gift your lady will want this year.
Whether it's a mini-session with your kiddo or a mommy and me shoot - why give chocolate when you can give memories that last a lifetime?? (And it's CALORIE-FREE) ;)

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Focus on Family

Family photography is my absolute favorite subject to photograph. The dynamic of a family is one that not only should be captured, but absolutely should be treasured. My daughter is only 3 and already I feel like I've forgotten all the little things about her being a baby - one thing reminds me of those chubby little legs she had as a one year old daily - a large canvas I have of her hanging in my home and it makes me smile every time I look at it.

Photographs have been the tools to remind us of who we are and who we once were. That is my honor of photographing people is capturing those moments to be used as a reminder of *this* time in your life. These moments right now that you will soon forget a year or two down the road. 

Contact me today about making this time in your life last forever.

Monday, January 19, 2015

90's Mix!

It's Monday, so let's get motivated and moving this week!

Not too long ago I was looking for some new workout songs and came across my favorite decade of song....yes, the 90's... the years of my high school days and I was flooded with lyrics from some of the feisty ladies of the time. (For me at least) So I found one video on youtube and sang along and then it showed all these other "similar" songs and a new playlist was made!

So, if you are a gal of the 90's and need some workout music this week... here you go... crank it up and belt it out. I'm fairly certain I have some of the song titles wrong, I probably wrote the hooks for some, but you'll know which songs I mean!

You're welcome. ;-)

Meredith Brooks "Bitch"
Alanis Morrissette "You Ought To Know"
Salt N Pepa "Push It"
Joan Osbourne "What if God Was One of Us"
Fiona Apple "Criminal"
Paula Cole "Where Have All the Cowboys Gone"
Jewel "Who Will Save Your Soul"
Madonna "Ray of Light"
TLC "Waterfalls"
Shania Twain "Any Man of Mine"
En Vogue "Never Gonna Get It"
10,000 Maniacs "Because the Night"
Spice Girls " Tell Me What You Want"
Ace of Base "The Sign"
Des'ree "You Gotta Be"
Lisa Loeb "Stay"
No Doubt "Spiderwebs"
Garbage "I'm Only Happy When It Rains"
Cranberries "Zombie"

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

We are Family - Hey Hey Hey

So sometimes taking pictures of your family can be a disaster - and - sometimes it can be amazing!
I'd like to think this shoot fell right in the middle. Disaster in that my child had to accompany me on this shoot {she does great behind the scenes work if you follow me on Instagram you'd know} and amazing b/c my brother and his family didn't necessarily want the "everyone looking, everyone smiling, posey posed" session. This allowed me to capture little moments with them {!} and let the kids essentially play the whole time - except for when I posed them on the fence.

I absolutely adore the photos of them with each of the kids and am so happy I was able to create an awesome album for them of their images.

Please take a peek and tell me what you think!

Monday, January 5, 2015

2015 - The Year We Create ART

I came across this article this week and it blew my mind b/c it was right in line with what my plans were for 2015 with my business...

In a nutshell it states that saving all of your pictures digitally and not printing any of them may result in you losing your photos for good. CD, Flashdrives, the Cloud - will all eventually breakdown in some form or fashion. It referenced the good, old fashioned, hold them in your hands prints and how for generations that's how we have learned of our ancestors and how future generations will learn of us.

Now I'm by no means dismissing the speed and accessibility of digital images and the quick response we get on them online - it's awesome, but one thing that I look at every day and that literally makes my heart smile is the 16x20 canvas that hangs in my dining room of our little family. I honestly wish it were bigger I love it so much. I remember the freezing cold morning we took photos, how silly we felt for some of the poses, I remember how adorable my daughter was posing for her photos - I remember it all because I have something tangible that I look at on a daily basis. My family is my greatest achievement and having images of them on my wall is like my personal "trophy case".

So, what does that mean for Melanie Wright Photography? Well, it means that when you book with me from now on it's going to be so much MORE. I want you to have the same memories I do, I want you to adorn your walls with your greatest works of art - YOUR FAMILY. From beginning to end - your experience with me as your photographer will be like nothing you've done before - and for that I'm SO excited to get started!

{I was so excited to deliver these to my friend in her home and see her reaction to them. These are beautiful 11x14 canvases hand crafted right here in Austin. I've had the pleasure of taking their photos for a few years now and I cannot tell you how amazing it was to see so many of our sessions displayed around her home. I mean, if these were your boys you'd have their pictures everywhere too, wouldn't you?}

I hope that you will join me as we transition from getting your images off the computer...and into your home this year!!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Metro Mom's Event

I was able to fill in last Thursday for the MetroMoms-Austin event at Design Lab at The Oasis. It was a learning event with a few speakers who talked beauty and fashion. It was also a really cool opportunity to meet other mom's in the area and just enjoy a night out. Though I was technically working by shooting the event I met a few new people and got to see some great clothes and hear some good information! Check it out!



Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Newborn Goodness

This little guy was so, so good to me. He was awake for the first couple of shots with his parents and then decided what I was doing was pretty boring and dozed right off. Then we could pose him (with lots of help from Dad) and were able to get lots of great shots.

Are you pregnant or expecting? Contact me today at: to schedule your newborn or maternity session today. :)

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Monday, October 20, 2014

Best way to start a relationship?? A trip to the hospital of course!

So when my now husband and I moved in together I came home from work and felt like I was coming down with a stomach bug so I decided to go lay down. A couple hours later upon waking up I was having some fairly sharp pain on one side of my abdomen and wasn't feeling much better, in fact I was feeling worse. So being like all good 21st century people we got on Web MD and discovered my symptoms were probably appendicitis or a few other horrifying things. After waiting a bit and calling our moms and the nurse hotline we realized I wasn't getting better and we had to head to the ER. So after hours in the ER and multiple uncomfortable tests it was decided I need to go into surgery ASAP. During all of this my husband is having to call my family and friends so they can call into work for me in the morning to get me a substitute and I of course have a reaction to the medication they give me. Talk about vulnerable - I had to let go of everything at that point and let my man take care of me and handle everything. I am a strong willed, stubborn if you must, in control lady and having to get my appendix out unplanned rocked my little boat. Thankfully my husband got a hold of everyone and I have that family that is there in an instant and suddenly my parents who live an hour away were at my side. Not having had surgery before my mom went back with me for anesthesia and then the next thing I know I'm coming to back in my room where no one is at! They were all in the waiting room but I was crazy confused due to all the meds.
Long story short I had to rely on someone else for a week or so - it was crazy and so hard for me, but I realized, if this man who hates hospitals is willing to stick by me through all of that he was the one for me. Sometimes you have to let it all go in order for it all to fall into place!

Cue Elsa...

Do Your Thing!