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Archive for December 2011

Melissa Sheets, Infant Photogrpher Lexington NC

Thursday, December 29, 2011

My last portrait session of 2011.
 Bittersweet to see the year come to an end. Its been a huge year for Real Life Photography. In January I moved out of my little studio that I called home for 3 years. It was a good move though, more room to spread out, (I even have room for more antiques... but don't tell my husband).

207 South Main Street officially became the forever home of Real Life Photography when I purchased the building in late summer. I became the only local photographer who rents out space to other photographers, and began hosting events.

I've gained experience teaching others, photography and marketing. It has been a good way to ease myself into my next big step..... In January I will be speaking in front of fellow photographers from "Professional Photographers of North Carolina".... talk about being nervous!!

Holy Cow, what a year. I can't wait to see what next year has in store. Until then.... I better get back to editing!

Photography Challenge, Real Life Photography, NC Photographer 336-425-8602

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

I know lots of my clients got new cameras for Christmas, so I thought I would share this 30 challenge today. Regardless of your skill level I think everything on this list is something that you could create with a point and shoot, (or even your camera phone).

Please share your images with me, I can't wait to see what comes out of our creative minds!!

Good Luck!

Happy Wednesday!
Melissa Sheets

Newborn Portraits, Lexington NC, 336-425-8602 Real Life Photography

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

This morning one of my past brides came in with her new addition to their growing family. It is always good to see newborns in my studio, especially when I got to be apart of the parent's wedding.

Be sure to leave a comment below. If Whitney can get 10 comments she'll receive a complimentary wall portrait.
(This is new for 2012, but I'm going to start it now..... because I can.)

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

A baby is born in the United States every 8 seconds. Worldwide, 3 babies are born every second. More babies are born on a Tuesday than any other day – except if Tuesday falls on Christmas day because fewer babies are born on Christmas day making a Christmas birthday a very special birthday indeed. Usually, on average about 220 000 babies are born each day but on Christmas day only about 172 000 babies are born.
But the Christmas holiday is special for another reason: most babies are born in August and September meaning that more babies are conceived during Christmas season than any time.

An image from Tuesday's pregnancy session.

I had to share these from an earlier session with you. This week, I have had brides, newborns, one year olds, families, pregnancy portraits, teens, and everything in between. It has been a fun couple of days shooting.

I'm working limited hours until January the 2nd. I will be available but, be patient when expecting return phone calls, as I will be spending most of the holiday break with my children. I am looking forward to an exciting new year full of great portrait opportunities!!

Real Life Photography 336-425-8602

Sunday, December 18, 2011

I'm way behind posting these to my blog. This wedding was such a smashing event. Every detail was planned to perfection and the Bride and Groom were two of the nicest folks around. I was honored to be a part this fantastic wedding!! I have one more wedding for the year and then I'll be finished up until next wedding season.


Photography Tips

Monday, December 12, 2011

  Here's a little something I found via Pinterest.
I just love it
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