Wednesday, October 1, 2014

What I'm Working On...

I'm so excited to be working on two different sessions right now...one for a sweet little 6 month old and another for a newly engaged couple.

Tell me what you think!



Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Trainer Tuesday....

From my husband's blog....

http://brandon-w.blogspot.com/2014/09/what-is-optimal-health.html?spref=fb


What is Optimal Health?
This is a question I get asked frequently due to the barrage of misinformation we receive on a regular basis. Most people would have you believe it's the ability to lift a massive amount of weight or conform to a certain body type. In my opinion neither are correct and can be very misleading for someone who wants to take their life back and get in shape. I will define what I believe a peak physical state embodies and hopefully this will provide clarity for those who may have a distorted view.

I'll begin with the most important concept and that is feeling damn good in your own skin; (i.e.) When you look in the mirror you like what's looking back at you. It's a congruency of your self-perception and everyday reality.

Another key component is attaining multiple skill-sets to create a well rounded athleticism to perform the specific tasks one has set for themselves. A lot of people appear to be fit , but have poor performance.

My final point is maintaining a healthy body weight through a balanced eating regiment that consists of eating a variety of (live) nutrient-rich foods and proper hydration. It's important to remember "optimal health" is somewhat subjective and will vary from person-to-person, but hopefully these concepts I've shared will set you on a path to becoming a better version of you...
 
So I always get asked, "What's it like having a personal trainer as a husband??"
Here is your answer...
 

 
 
It isn't easy, but it's worth it. He's getting me into the best shape of my life so I can't complain! Thankfully this sandbag was about the weight of our daughter so it wasn't too bad!
 

 

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Noonday Trunk Show...Eye Candy Alert!



Yesterday I was so honored to host my first Noonday Trunk Show. I was introduced to Noonday a couple years ago by a co-worker who always wore the most fabulous jewelry and when I learned the story behind it I knew it was a company I could support and feel good supporting with my purchases.

Read the Noonday Story here: http://www.judymaguire.noondaycollection.com/our-story.html

So here is some exciting news that I didn't know about.... you can shop and get some of these fantastic pieces even if you didn't attend the Trunk Show! You can shop this week ONLY at the following link and order exclusively from my amazing host Mrs. Judy Maguire!

SHOP HERE: http://www.judymaguire.noondaycollection.com


Here are some shots I got of the great jewelry from my house. I'm in love with pretty much everything featured. So, shop for yourself, shop for others and get a jump start on your Christmas shopping, and then shop for yourself some more!







SO - as your eyes drool over these beauties remember that purchasing these items actually helps those in need - read their stories here:http://www.judymaguire.noondaycollection.com/impact/who

Happy Shopping and Love to All!




Thursday, September 25, 2014

Throwback Thursday #TBT


To that moment I became a Mom. Can't tell you how thankful I am that my friend - the super talented Jared Tennant of http://www.jtpics.com/ .

I'm very excited to be working with him tonight at The Harvest Moon Festival hosted by Lifeworks Austin. Can't wait to share what we capture!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

What I'm working on Wednesday...

A little bit of heaven... or so it seems. I have spent a large part of my summer researching, reading, watching, and studying my little heart out in all aspects of this photography business adventure that I'm on. I was finally able to get everything clicking in my brain this past week and then apply some of the techniques during a shoot.
These are not my first time to shoot with these families and what is so amazing about working with them is that they both completely trust me and my ideas. It's truly humbling and a blessing to have people believe in you that much. SOO... here are some sneaks of some of the great little faces I got to work with this week..




Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Fashion Photography

I have had the pleasure and fun of shooting a few fashion style sessions for a good friend and sorority sister of mine - Shanna of http://www.becauseshannasaidso.com/

Fashion photography is such a fun, different change of pace b/c the focus is more on the clothes than the person per say. I had to laugh b/c sometimes I would stand and hesitate taking the shot when she wasn't looking at me and then I finally started to realize that she was showcasing the clothes! Dope.

Anyways - here are some of my favorites - you can see the rest on her site!





Oh and here is a shot of us in our matching red rain boots! It had been a downpour the night before so we were both prepared to totally get rained out but it held out for us - Thank you God!!


Who are some of your favorite fashion bloggers???

Sunday, September 21, 2014

MOTIVATE MONDAY



What do you LOVE to do??
Me?
I love to do this:


Stay Tuned for this precious girl's gallery!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Trainer Tuesday...OK, it's Wednesday, you got me

I don't know what happened yesterday but apparently I'm on a roll for not being able to think this week - let's just hope it stops today!

Here's what my husband has to say about making progress and working towards a fitness goal:

http://brandon-w.blogspot.com/2014/09/indestructible-change.html?spref=fb

You can find more from him at: https://www.facebook.com/PerformanceSpecialistFitnessCoach?fref=ts

Let's go make this Wednesday great everyone!

Monday, September 15, 2014

It's all about the bump, bout the bump - no trouble ;)

So obsessed with that song right now - here you go - and ps LOVE me some Jimmy Fallon:



Nowww... if you follow me on Facebook or Instagram {which you totally should b/c I post some good stuff || Melanie Wright Photography} you've seen some of these. I just absolutely loved this session. We had a couple ideas/poses going into it, but it all came into place when we were shooting and I'm totally ecstatic about how they turned out! What do you think??





Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Family Shoots In The New

As I gear up for holiday sessions I want to just give you a sampling of some recent family sessions. 
From a birthday party, to extended family in from Portugal, to some of my best friends - family sessions are a fantastic way to record what your family is like right now!
Contact me to book today. MelanieWrightPhotography@gmail.com