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Archive for October 2010

Photographer, Melissa Sheets

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

This very sweet little boy had a equally sweet little sister.

The rain kept us inside for this session, but lucky for me both of the kiddos did great in the studio.

Engagement Photography, Lexington, Winston Salem, Thomasville, Highpoint,

Monday, October 25, 2010

After spending Sunday afternoon around a somewhat angry dog (I swear I could hear him think he would like to take a bite out of me) I am happy to report that I am still intact. The grumpy dog's friend tried to make it up to me by bringing me an egg plant and instisting that it be used to play fetch. I have never seen a dog so fond of vegetables.

This house was a perfect spot for pictures. The pictures turned out fantastic, and it was hard to pick just a few for the blog. We had so many great areas to work in. And my goodness we couldn't have ordered better weather.

Lexington Nc Photographer

Friday, October 22, 2010

The air is really changing and so is the light. My last session of the day has now moved back to the 5:30pm time slot. I can't believe how fast the year has flown by. It seems like it was just spring and I was looking forward to longer evenings of shooting. Now here we are surrounded by Christmas decorations at the local box stores.

I was thrilled to head to a new location tonight and was happy with all the variety. Is there anything cooler than old cars? An who would ever have thought that soy beans would make for a perfect backdrop. Here are a few favorites.

Have a great weekend everyone, I will be missing out on the BBQ festival to shoot a wedding. ( I must say I am more excited about the wedding)


Children and Baby Photography Lexington, NC 27295 27292

Thursday, October 21, 2010

I had the treat of seeing a client on Monday that I adore. Here are a few from the session.

Twice as Nice

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

One baby is great, but two melts your heart into a big pile of mush.

Two leaves your heart saying ... "another baby would be so great".

Two babies makes you realize what a blessing a sibling is.

Have I ever mentioned on this blog how much fun I have at work?

Free Wedding 2011..... You heard me right!

Monday, October 18, 2010

So here's the deal: Send in the story of a couple who really deserves free photography for their wedding. You can even send in your own story!

You MUST attach a photo. Send the email to:

What I am looking for:
-A couple who has a wonderful story or who has overcome great odds -The couple must be getting married in 2011
-The couple must be willing to appear on this blog and website and have their story on this blog -
The winner will receive:
- 6 hours of wedding day coverage
- Online posting of all images -
- DVD of high resolution images.
- All travel fees for myself, if applicable

The specifics:
NO LATER THAN December the 15th 2010

The winner will be chosen by myself and my team of judges and announced on December 25th 2010.......SO email this link out, nominate a deserving friend, and spread the word--I want a really wonderful, deserving couple to do this for this year. GOOD LUCK! I can't wait to read all the entries!


Family Photographer, Children, Lexington NC

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Today was such a great day for a session. Not to hot, not to cold and some great kids to work with. We met at Glendale for a fun session with cousins. Here are a few favorites from the afternoon.

27292, 27295 Photographer,

Saturday, October 16, 2010

This gal and her crew has history with me. It was a blast to see her again. Isn't is funny how you can pick up with a dear old friend like no time has past.

Her kiddos were too cute for words and up for almost anything.

I have lost my funny.

Friday, October 15, 2010

I guess I have lost my funny because no matter what I tried I couldn't get this little guy to crack a smile.

But you must aggree that even without a smile this one is cheek pinching cute.

Lewisville NC, Walk to Remember Sunday, 10-3-2010

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Yesterday I was asked by Forsyth Hospital to capture images from their annual "Walk to Remember".

This walk was for mothers that had experienced the loss of a baby. Each family was given a balloon and the chance to write a note and attach it to the balloon.

After a few mothers shared their stories the crowd was escorted on a walk around Lewisville town square.

As the balloons were released I thought of all the babies who I had spent time with this year. And how they had touched my life. Every time I leave the hospital or Hospice, I leave with such a profound feeling of gratefulness for having all that I have been given.

Each day we have is a miracle. Treat it as one.

Lexington Photographer, Melissa Sheets

Sunday afternoon I went out to take a few quick shots for a man and his dog. Turns out that this dog is really something special. I got a good lesson on hunting dogs from his owner.

This boy is a TREEING WALKER COONHOUND (I think). And these dogs will tree something and then their owners find them. It sound like this can get really technical with tracking devices and GPS signals. Any how, I didn't ask what happens to the critter that gets ran up the tree. I am going to sleep better tonight if I think they just let it go.

Fun Facts Friday!!!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Fact One: About 99% of pumpkins marketed domestically are used as Jack O'Lanterns at Halloween.

Fact Two: In the United States, 86% of Americans decorate their homes for Halloween.

Fact Three: Legendary magician Harry Houdini died in Detroit of gangrene and peritonitis resulting from a ruptured appendix on Halloween in 1926.

Fact Four: Spalding claims to be the pumpkin capital of Britain, because it's the home of the country's biggest producer. David Bowman grows two million a year!

Fact Five: Did you know - there are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with orange? Hard to believe for such an important color?

Fact Six: It is believed that the Irish began the tradition of Trick or Treating. In preparation for All Hallow's Eve, Irish townsfolk would visit neighbours and ask for contributions of food for a feast in the town.

Fact Seven: The record for the fastest pumpkin carver in the world is Jerry Ayers of Baltimore, Ohio. He carved a pumpkin in just 37 seconds!

Fact Eight: Vampires think Halloween is tacky and don't bother going out that night.

Fact Nine: The original Halloween film directed by John Carpenter in 1978 cost just $320,000 to make. It ended up making over $50m worldwide.

Fact Ten: People have believed for centuries that light keeps away ghosts and ghouls. Making a pumpkin lantern with a candle inside may keep you safe from all the spooky spirits flying around on Halloween.

Have a great weekend.
Melissa Sheets