Have you noticed the clothes I am choosing have been getting lighter and lighter and I don’t mean in color (although this time I DID go lighter in color as well), I mean in fabrication!?! If you have been in Utah this past week, you’ll know why and you might even be out swimming at the pool, soaking in the sun ha ha. Okay, okay, so it’s not THAT warm yet, but man, it’s amazing out right now. I sat out on my porch yesterday, closed my eyes and dreamt of Spring and Summer…it’s SOO CLOSE!! Of course you don’t want to leave out the layers and texture, but it’s getting to be that time to lighten things up.

I just love how neutral colors can really pull everything together. I can picture “this family” in a beautiful field with wispy tall grass. I can see them laughing and having fun as a family. The girls are twirling and the boy is playing…in the dirt!!  I can just see it….can you?

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If you are in Utah, you’ve had a nice little peek of some nice weather this past week! Who’s ready?!! I know I AM! I’m dreaming of those Spring and Summer days where I can get back outside and feel the warmth on my face. Awe, I can feel it now…

Today I’m sharing some fun color, while still keeping in mind that it IS Winter here in Utah…remember to bundle up with layers that help to take a photo to the next level.

What to wear Wednesday Melissa Davis Photography color pop

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If you’d love a session with me, you can use the CONTACT form or check out the BOOK A SESSION page here on my blog. Don’t rule out winter just because it’s cold…layer, layer, layer!

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So listen, I understand not everyone loves lots of color with multiple patterns…that might just be too busy for your taste. So I’m here to tell you how to MATCH, with out matching. 10 years ago, matching meant that everyone wore the same colored shirt in the same style. Pretty boring right? Photos need lots of layers and textures to take them to the next level, to give them dimension, so let me tell you what I did with this What to Wear Wednesday.

First I chose a main color pallet and that was gray. You can see there are different shades of gray and this is A-OK! Second, I brought in another neutral color, blue/jean colored and then just one color to give it pop and a warmth that only color can bring in. You will see that the texture comes in with scarves, hats, vests and texture on the clothes themselves. These small details will help so so much!

So there you have it…causal, cool….

What to wear Wednesday Melissa Davis Photography Casual cool

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Throwback Thursday time ya’all!

Can I tell you a little story? Years ago, in 2008 to be exact, I took pictures of this amazingly beautiful little girl. To this day, some of her pictures remain my ALL time favorites. Many shots from this shoot are over exposed, too dark, out of focus and much more (I was new to photography and learning after all). Back then, I would choose my favorite shots to edit for my clients to choose from. “Soft” images were not shown because I felt embarrassed as a photographer to show images that weren’t tack sharp. If they weren’t looking at the camera and an eye was out of focus, I didn’t show them…and guess what? Mom missed out on seeing these images! I KNOW, right?! These are amazing…she is too darn sweet…those EYES!

This is one big reason why I now let YOU choose which images you want me to edit. Yes, I do the forbidden (in the photography world) “show my clients unedited images” thing. I know, I live on the edge I don’t want you to miss out on one I may not like as much, because it may be the one you fall in love with! It’s more important to me that you love your photos over not showing an image that might not be 100% technically right.

Yesterday I was looking through her session again for a project I’m doing. I saw the top one and said “wow, she is stunning” and wondered why I never showed it. I am in love with it! Today I saw the bottom two and loved them too.

Throwback Thursday

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Outfit ideas for winter family pictures make me happy and make me want to get my families pictures taken again. AHH, look at all fun and bright colors! Doesn’t it make you so happy? Doesn’t it put a big smile on your face? Oh what is that you say? You are sick of the cold and are ready for Spring too?! I know it’s not just me! This week for What to Wear Wednesday I wanted to bring some fun Spring colors in, while adding layers and texture that would work perfectly for a warm and cozy winter photo session. How amazing would these colors look in the snow?

One thing I like to tell my clients about choosing outfits for family pictures is to grab one main piece that contains all the colors (the girls leggings in this case).  From there you can see how I grabbed all those bright colors from the flowers on the leggings and together they all harmonize together. It definitely lets brings a lot of life into a picture to have more than just one or two matching colors. You can really have so much fun with clothes.

You can find all these items on my Polyvore page.

What to wear Wednesday Melissa Davis Photography Spring is just around the corner

 

If you are up for a winter session, let me know! You can use the CONTACT form or check out the BOOK A SESSION page here on my blog. Don’t rule out winter just because it’s cold…layer, layer, layer!

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A Winter session can be a lot of fun, and that’s one reason why I love being a Utah county family photographer. It’s the perfect time to put on some extra layers, cozy up close, be silly and joke around to warm yourself and kiddos up. The snow reflects and works as an amazing natural reflector and snow it just pretty right?!

I have to admit, I loved this session! Mom came in with a laid back and no stress attitude and that helps photo sessions to go so much more smooth. Kids really and I mean really play off their parents moods during photo sessions. This mom was ready to just enjoy the session and I am pretty sure at one point we were all laughing about the word “poop” (hey, it makes kids laugh…and it made us laugh too!)

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Utah county family photographer

Utah county family photographer

Utah county family photographer

Utah county family photographer

Utah county family photographer

Utah county family photographer

Utah county family photographer

Utah county family photographer

Utah county family photographer

Utah county family photographer

Utah county family photographer

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Sharon posted the following on February 4, 2014 at 11:11 pm.

What a gorgeous family!

--> Melissa Davis posted the following on February 5, 2014 at 8:57 am.

Why thank you Sharon, they sure are!

Outfits for Valentines day was really fun for me to put together this week! I have ideas for everyone including mom, dad, sister, brother and baby. February may seem like a cold and a yucky month for a photo shoot in Utah, but I can be a lot of fun and a great excuse to dress up, go girly or stay classy in your family pictures.

Valentine’s day is also a GREAT time to get individual pictures of your kids to be used for fun things like personalized bookmarks, treat bag toppers, cards, wallets and more! How great would it be to send your kids to school with something that stands out, is personalized just for them and that their friends will love and remember? Heck, if your kids aren’t even in school yet, wouldn’t it be fun to send grandma & grandpa and distant relatives some cute cards to display on their fridge?! Christmas is definitely not the only time get personal and send something fun in the mail. SO many possibilities and all wonderful reasons not to miss out on a Valentine’s day photo shoot with Melissa Davis Photography.

To Schedule a session with Melissa Davis Photography, go ahead visit the “Book a Session” tab above and we’ll have fun doing a photo shoot of your littles or your family to celebrate Valentine’s day.

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Find these outfits and more on my Polyvore page!

Here you can see some of my templates that will be fun to use this year for Valentine’s day!

      Valentine's wallet templates

Valentine's day bookmark templates

Valentine's day templates

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Family mini sessions have become one of my favorite things to photograph. They are quick, but I get to see each individual kids personalities come out. The cute little twins weren’t loving the snow, while big sisters where running around having so much fun throwing it all over.  I even threw some snow at myself to have a little fun while photographing this sweet family at my mini session spot here in Highland.

To find out more about my child and family mini sessions, please visit the “Book a Session” tab up top. There you will find information and days that I have available.

Melissa Davis Photography Utah county photographer

Melissa Davis Photography Utah county photographer

  Melissa Davis Photography Utah county photographer Melissa Davis Photography Utah county photographer

Melissa Davis Photography Utah county photographer

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When choosing what to wear at your photo session with me, keep in mind these two simple words : Layers and texture! Those two things make a great image POP!

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Arianna was such a sweet and beautiful newborn baby girl.  I was happy to be her photographer and loved how the images turned out.

Her mom is my husband’s cousin, so they were able to come on over to my house in Highland, Utah to enjoy a newborn photo shoot. We crammed into my small office in order use the great light that comes through my windows and I got to shooting. You want to know what my favorite part of photographing newborns? I get to HOLD and SNUGGLE them! My baby girl is almost ten, so this momma can’t get enough of being a newborn photographer!

If you’d like to see more of my newborn and other work, you can join me over on Pinterest.

Highland Utah Newborn Photographer

Highland Utah Newborn Photographer

Highland Utah Newborn Photographer

Highland Utah Newborn Photographer

Highland Utah Newborn Photographer

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