Monday, February 23, 2015

Boho Chic ~ Chic Critique Cover Contest

Once I saw the theme for this quarters Chic Critique Magazine {} I knew EXACTLY who I wanted to photograph. This woman kind of embodies the whole "Boho" vibe without even knowing it!

We ended up with more of a Boho Chic - a "fancy" Boho if you will. Looking very forward to seeing who ends up on the cover with so many wonderful entries. I plan on posting another post soon showing some of the options before I arrived on this one.

It was so awesome to do a fully themed shoot and I am so excited to say that I partnered with the talented Bryttannee Eaton of Bryttannee Eaton Beauty for the amazing hair and makeup for these shots. {}

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

What I'm Working on Wednesday...

I had the pleasure of working with this petite princess for the second time for her first birthday photoshoot. I think our theme could have been "It's my first birthday and I'll cry if I want to!" - needless to say- we did get some smiles once she saw me packing up and we had rescheduled, so I grabbed the camera back out and got some big old grins that caught that adorable little smile!

I think photography is like the quote from "Forrest Gump" about chocolates - You never know what you're going to get! With kids I fully understand that some days they aren't feeling it - and it's totally OK! I'm flexible and here to get you the best shots I can, so it's no biggie!

After all, once you see smiles like this - it makes it all worth it! Am I right or am I right??

Monday, February 16, 2015

Motivation Monday

Are you someone's Hero?? You never know - I love Kid President and he brings up a good point in this video - you probably are someone's hero and you don't even know it.
There is a lot of not-so-great stuff happening in the world - it's time to spread a little positivity and get out there doing that!
Hope you like the video - let me know what you think.

Friday, February 13, 2015

L-O-V-E... Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day to All!

Get out there and spread a little love today would ya?

Friday, February 6, 2015

Happy Anniversary to Me


Four years ago I married the man who had made all my dreams come true. The guy who I wanted to call immediately when something good, bad, or hilarious happened. We have been so blessed in the life we built together and just knowing his support is constantly there makes him my Mr. Right for sure. Watching him grow into an amazing father had been one of the most wonderful experiences in my life and our little lady is definitely wrapped right around his finger, and I love that.

Though this is technically our fourth anniversary we have been together for 8 years now. It amazes me how two strong willed people found another and have been able to put up with one another like we have! ;) He has been my biggest cheerleader in my adventure into pursuing my photography passion and for that I can never thank him enough. I have watched him become a leader in his own field and am so proud to call him mine. 

I can't wait to see what the future holds for us - the good, the bad, the ugly, the sad, and the amazing - I'm so glad to be walking this road with you my love. 

Happy Anniversary!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

What I'm Working On Wednesday....

I am so beyond thrilled to be working with this fantastic couple not only for the engagement photos, but for also their wedding in June. There is just something so amazing to watch about a young couple preparing to make a lifetime commitment to one another. The initial nervousness in front of the camera soon fades once they realize they aren't in it alone - their "person" {Are there any Grey's Anatomy fans reading this??}, their soulmate, their love - is right there with them. It's always so fun for me to watch that shift in a couple in front of my camera from unsure to just being themselves. I told them while taking their photos they were naturals, in which they scoffed off.  I said, "No really, the minute you start laughing and just let it go in front of the camera is when the real photos start to happen. Y'all totally did that and your pictures are going to be amazing." And they were - don't you agree?

Monday, February 2, 2015


Welcome to all you newbies to my blog! My name is Melanie and I'm a natural light (that means the sun y'all) photographer here in Austin,TX (but I WILL travel to take your photos!) specializing in family and wedding photography!

So, I have been busy working on all sorts of new and fabulous things to make the Melanie Wright Photography experience so much more than it used to be. Yes, quick, fast photoshoots are fun and a flash drive with your pictures are neat, but let's be real, how many times do you look at those pictures you spend your hard earned money on after you posted them to social media??
Those days are over folks and I've written a blog posts already about that!
and the Today Show's piece HERE:}

So, the new Melanie Wright Photography experience is just that, an experience! To launch my new way of doing things please check out my new and improved website here:

Please look around and check out some of the new features and then tell me what you think about it! {There might be something in it for you, you never know!}

My new ABOUT me section is super neat...

And I'm kind of crazy about my RAVES section...

Spring bluebonnets will be here before you know it, and ENGAGEMENT and WEDDING season are fast approaching. Our booking is filling up fast so contact today about setting up your custom photography session with us. It's TIME!

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"