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Melissa Sheets, Real Life Photography.... Lexington's Newborn Photographer

Monday, July 30, 2012

Today was the first day of this week's many newborn sessions. I have five babies to photograph this week and they are all boys. My blog may not be able to handle the cuteness that will be infused this week.

 Bentley was a perfect fella for his session today. He was a awake for a portion of time, and slept like a champion for the rest of the time. Enjoy this sneak peek, and thank you for sharing your little man with me today.

Tanglewood Park, Clemmons NC.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Tonight three generations met me at Tanglewood for family portraits. It has been a hot sticky week in the south and we were lucky that it wasn't sweltering.

Here are some records that NC has hit in the past:
Highest Temperature110 °F (43 °C)August 21, 1983Fayetteville
Lowest Temperature−34 °F (−37 °C)January 21, 1985Mount Mitchell
Greatest 24-Hour Rainfall22.22 inches (564 mm)July 15-16, 1961Mitchell County
Greatest 24-Hour Snowfall36 inches (91 cm)March 13, 1993Mount Mitchell

I've never been to Mount Mitchell, but it looks like they hold the most weather records for NC.

Melissa Sheets, Real Life Photography, Lexington NC photographer

Friday, July 27, 2012

Really lucky as a photographer to have so many clients with cute children. I love this image. Thank you Erin for bringing in your little girl.

Lexington Photographer, Melissa Sheets

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Another sweet pea in my shop this week!

North Myrtle Beach Portraits, NC Photograher, Melissa Sheets

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Another great weekend at the beach.

Harmon House, NC wedding photographer

Monday, July 23, 2012

Friday evening wedding at the Harmon House in Kernersville. Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Pond!

Real Life Photography, Lexington NC

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Yesterday was July the 4th. My day was spent with family and friends. In truth the day has become another holiday of rest and retreat, but have we taught or children what the day means and stands for? Do you know why we celebrate? If you enjoyed your day of relaxation, and most of all freedom, remember what the 4th stands for, and if you don't know here are some facts to help you remember.

4th of July History & Trivia -Did You Know…

  • The major objection to being ruled by Britain was taxation without representation. The colonists had no say in the decisions of English Parliament.
  • In May, 1776, after nearly a year of trying to resolve their differences with England, the colonies sent delegates to the Second Continental Congress. Finally, in June, admitting that their efforts were hopeless; a committee was formed to compose the formal Declaration of Independence. Headed by Thomas Jefferson, the committee also included John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Philip Livingston and Roger Sherman. On June 28, 1776, Thomas Jefferson presented the first draft of the declaration to Congress.
  • Betsy Ross, according to legend, sewed the first American flag in May or June 1776, as commissioned by the Congressional Committee.
  • Independence Day was first celebrated in Philadelphia on July 8, 1776.

  • The Liberty Bell sounded from the tower of Independence Hall on July 8, 1776, summoning citizens to gather for the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence by Colonel John Nixon.
  • June 14, 1777, the Continental Congress, looking to promote national pride and unity, adopted the national flag. “Resolved: that the flag of the United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation.”
  • The word ‘patriotism’ comes from the Latin patria, which means ‘homeland’ or ‘fatherland.’
  • The first public Fourth of July event at the White House occurred in 1804.
  • Before cars ruled the roadway, the Fourth of July was traditionally the most miserable day of the year for horses, tormented by all the noise and by the boys and girls who threw firecrackers at them.
  • The first Independence Day celebration west of the Mississippi occurred at Independence Creek and was celebrated by Lewis and Clark in 1805.
  • On June 24, 1826, Thomas Jefferson sent a letter to Roger C. Weightman, declining an invitation to come to Washington, D.C., to help celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. It was the last letter that Jefferson, who was gravely ill, ever wrote.
  • Both Thomas Jefferson and John Adams died on Independence Day, July 4, 1826.
  • The 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence did not sign at the same time, nor did they sign on July 4, 1776. The official event occurred on August 2, 1776, when 50 men signed it.
  • The names of the signers of the Declaration of Independence were withheld from the public for more than six months to protect the signers. If independence had not been achieved, the treasonable act of the signers would have, by law, resulted in their deaths.
  • Thomas McKean was the last to sign in January, 1777.
  • The origin of Uncle Sam probably began in 1812, when Samuel Wilson was a meat packer who provided meat to the US Army. The meat shipments were stamped with the initials, U.S. Someone joked that the initials stood for “Uncle Sam”. This joke eventually led to the idea of Uncle Sam symbolizing the United States government.
  • In 1941, Congress declared 4th of July a federal legal holiday. It is one of the few federal holidays that have not been moved to the nearest Friday or Monday
  • Beach Portraits. North Myrtle Beach SC, Real Life Photography

    Tuesday, July 3, 2012

    It is that wonderful time of the year again. Most weekends that I don't have a wedding you can find me at the beach. Taking portraits, and spending time with my family. Last weekend I photographed a superb family from Lexington. I've been lucky enough to photograph them on more than one occasion, and I adore them.

    If you are interested in visiting me for portraits at the beach just give me a call. I will be there this upcoming weekend and several more times in July, and August. Most of the sessions are shot in the evening around 7:00.