Melugin Photography | Newborn Photographer | Desoto County, MS

Hernando, MS ~ Desoto County Newborn ~ Asher!

Desoto County and Hernando, MS is full of amazingly sweet newborn babies. Beautiful children that I am thrilled to have the opportunity photograph. Having only moved to Mississippi 5 months ago, the growing pains are real. I am finding those… Read More »

Hernando, MS ~ Desoto County Newborn Photographer | Amora

I adore being trained as a newborn photographer!! Newborn sessions come in all shapes and sizes. I never can predict what will occur during a session, what the baby will be like, how the parents will act, how old the… Read More »

Child Photography ~ Hernando, MS ~ Desoto County ~ Willow is 5!

Child photography is so much fun to me, especially when the sessions are done outside in natural light.  Capturing the energy and personality of children as they play and run and skip and twirl is amazing. Your standard “Cheese” face… Read More »

Maternity Session Lakshmi * Hernando, MS ~ Desoto County Newborn

A beautiful maternity session to celebrate the life and pregnancy of Laskshmi and her family. They are excitedly and expectantly awaiting a sweet and beautiful newborn baby girl and I can’t wait to hold her in my arms at her… Read More »

Hernando, MS ~ Desoto County Newborn | Hudson

Newborn baby Hudson’s mommy called several months before his due date to schedule this session here at my Frisco, TX newborn portraiture studio. Although we never talked on the phone, our email conversations were fun and I knew that I’d… Read More »

Valentine’s Day Minisession

Valentine’s Day minisessions are live for booking! After a lot of interest in mini sessions, I have decided to put a few options together for my Clients, both new and old! I have designed three sets and will be offering… Read More »

Aubrey’s 1st Birthday Milestone Session

Aubrey 1st birthday milestone session in Frisco, TX was a bit late (as was this post), but I am so happy to finally be able to share! OK – It has taken quite a long time to get these posted,… Read More »

Frisco Maternity | Sunset Session {Frisco Plano Allen Fort Worth Dallas Photographer}

A maternity session North Dallas for the record books.  A couple that I had not met before our photo session, I new that this was going to be something special once I saw them arrive.  A young couple, so in… Read More »

Melanie Melugin Photography: Adelaide Newborn Studio Session {Frisco Plano Allen Fort Worth Dallas Newborn Photographer}

Sweet Adelaide and her family were so much fun to photograph!  My first official family shoot out of my home turned out great!  Funny enough…..I met this mama at Divine Consign only the week before her shoot!  14 days old….she… Read More »

Melanie Melugin Photography: Arnold Family Fall Outdoor Session {Frisco Plano Allen Fort Worth Dallas Family Photographer}

The product of a donation to a very worthwhile fundraiser for a fight for life, the Arnold family was the recipient of the silent auction for this fall family photo shoot.  What a sweet family with a heart for Texas… Read More »

Melanie Melugin Photography: Isha’s 8 Month Milestone Studio Session {Frisco Plano Allen Fort Worth Dallas Child Photographer}

It has been so much fun photographing this little one each month over the last 8 months of her life. She is becoming so big and has mastered crawling, but really is just dead set on walking! We will see… Read More »

Melanie Melugin Photography: Laura’s Senior Photo Natural Light Session {Frisco Plano Allen Fort Worth Dallas Senior Photographer}

Your senior year of high school is such a milestone in each person’s life. Laura was an amazing model and we were able to capture the essence of who she was so beautifully! ~ Melanie ~ plano senior photographer, frisco… Read More »

First Day of Preschool

Our first days of preschool were last week, but it takes a lot longer to post when mom is a photographer and feels the need to edit every picture 😀… Read More »

Melanie Melugin Photography: Natanya Newborn Studio Session {Frisco Plano Allen Fort Worth Dallas Newborn Photographer}

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Melanie Melugin Photography: Fall Minisession {Frisco Plano Allen Fort Worth Dallas Child Photographer}

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Melanie Melugin Photography: Back to School Minisession {Frisco Plano Allen Fort Worth Dallas Child Photographer}

Limited Back to School Minisessions Available Book today! best plano family photographer, best allen family photographer, best newborn photographer in dallas, best newborn photographer in frisco, north dallas photographer, fort worth newborn photographer, fort worth maternity photographer, fort worth photography… Read More »

Melanie Melugin Photography: Milestone 7 Month Studio Session {Frisco Plano Allen Fort Worth Dallas Child Photographer}

7 Month Old Session of little Isha Time is surely flying by! best plano family photographer, best allen family photographer, best newborn photographer in dallas, best newborn photographer in frisco, north dallas photographer, fort worth newborn photographer, fort worth maternity… Read More »

Melanie Melugin Photography: Riley’s 2nd Birthday Outdoor Natural Light Session {Frisco Plano Allen Fort Worth Dallas Child Photographer}

Dallas Child Photography | Frisco, TX Funny enough, Riley’s mom and I attend the same MOPS group, but it was not until after I happened to photograph her niece’s 1st birthday that we finally met! Such a small world. I… Read More »

Melanie Melugin Photography: Carsyn’s 1st Birthday : Smash Cake Studio Session {Frisco Plano Allen Fort Worth Dallas Child Photographer}

Carsyn’s dad is deployed, defending our country overseas. It was such an honor to capture her first birthday so that her Daddy could celebrate this special time, even if he couldn’t be here in person. Happy 1st Birthday sweet girl.… Read More »


Little Amelia Grace. Stunningly Beautiful. God’s touch personified.… Read More »

Life in the Supermarket

Lifestyle photography is simply that.  Capturing life. Im sure people look at me as I carry my heavy camera everywhere I go and wonder why. Are you seriously taking pictures of your child in the grocery store? Yes. I am.… Read More »

Praise and Worship

Matt Redman’s song “10,000 Reasons” is my all time favorite song. As it has also become Amelia’s. When it comes on Pandora, she dances, sings every word and raises her hands in a childlike worship. AMAZING!… Read More »

Mardel / Ella Bella Backdrops ~ PROMO VIDEO

If you remember, I was honored to be asked to do a testimonial for Ella Bella backdrops and Mardel Stores based on my experience with their product. I am SO excited to promo the video!  Thanks to Mardel/Hobby Lobby and… Read More »


We are called to serve. I was honored to serve as a photographer at Hope Fellowship East this weekend! May my work be for His glory!… Read More »

~ 2014: Week One ~

Last year I resolved to take a picture a day of my own life as I lived it. How stressful and tiresome that became. In 2014, I resolve to simply tote my camera around and try to capture my life… Read More »

Achiever Greater ~ Man of Steel

“What if a child dreams of becoming something other than  what society had intended? What if a child aspires to something greater?” ~ Man of Steel #hope #dreambig… Read More »

Why Does Custom Photography Cost More?

This article was written by Marianne Drenthe of Marmalade Photography and can be found at the Professional Child Photography site at Costs of running a business + experience and knowledge The digital revolution has brought amazing flexibility and… Read More »

Reflections in Rain

When you don’t carry your camera everywhere you go…. You miss capturing those little moments…. The ones where wonder is found in the eyes of innocence.… Read More »

Bestowing Dignity in Photography

Several years ago, I had the great pleasure of meeting Josh & Cara Havens.  Josh was the worship leader for the contemporary service at our church and I soon became friends with Cara at church. Josh’s sister is a humanitarian… Read More »

Melanie Melugin Photography: Isha Newborn Studio Session {Frisco Plano Allen Fort Worth Dallas Newborn Photographer}

Recently I had the great pleasure of meeting baby Isha, who was aptly born on my birthday! This newborn photo shoot was picture perfect.  Isha slept for about 4 hours and let me manipulate her pretty much how I wanted.… Read More »

Santa Claus is Coming to Town

We went to visit Santa at Willow Bend Mall in Plano, TX The lines were long We waited over 2 hours to see Santa The oversized snow globe with falling “snow” and Santa filled this heart with such magic! #bestillmyheart… Read More »

The Wonder of Trains

Not much can grasp the wonder and imagination of trains at Christmastime to a 4 year old boy. #trainsatnorthpark… Read More »

Miller Family * Adoption Announcement

I took their family pictures the day after Thanksgiving and have been waiting patiently for the big announcement so that I could post these pictures! Congratulations to Sarah and Ray for their upcoming bundle of joy!… Read More »

The Sun and the Moon

My birthday was yesterday and the amazing shots that I was able to capture of the beauty of the day was priceless!  Stunning gift from God up above! Psalm 104:24 – O LORD, how manifold are your works! In wisdom has … Read More »

The Coffmans, Mardel and Ella Bella Backdrops

For those of you that follow my Facebook page, you know that I was recently asked to allow a video production team into my home to videotape a newborn session of mine.  Wow! Simply from buying and using Ella Bella… Read More »

The Reveal….

If you recall, I asked if you could guess what this setup was for: In reality, it was a glitter ball to reveal the gender of a new little baby. After much waiting for the family to find out the… Read More »

The Chisolm Family 2013

The Chisolm family has become near and dear to not only my heart but to the heart of my family! Photographing this family for the second year in a row, it was fun to see how much the kids are… Read More »

Proverbs 22:6

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Operation Christmas Child

It’s hard to teach children about sharing……much less giving to those less fortunate. We were super excited to have this opportunity, once again with MOPS, to serve through Operation Christmas Child.  A week late in posting these pictures due to… Read More »

Melanie Melugin Photography: The Caban Family {Frisco Plano Allen Fort Worth Dallas Family Photographer}

We have been so blessed to have this family come into our lives. Sarah attended school, both high school and college, with my husband, but our adult friendship has blossomed more than I could have ever imagined. What a beautiful… Read More »

The Farmer and his Wife ~ Recreated

Minisessions are always a beating.  So much fun, but lots of families in a short amount of time. BUT, having this family as my final shoot for the morning just made my day. I mean….how can you not laugh at… Read More »

Holiday Mini Session Sneak Peeks!

Thank goodness we just barely missed the freezing cold snap! We had such a great time out in the country taking these holiday session pictures! Here are some sneak peeks from the day!… Read More »

The Paisley Rabbit Rocks On!

More beautiful clothes from The Paisley Rabbit!  Love partnering with local vendors!… Read More »

Baby Van Arrives!

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The Paisley Rabbit Strikes Again!

Last season I had the pleasure of photographing the spring line for Lezlie with The Paisley Rabbit! I recently received a phone call asking if I could capture some fall and winter styles. YES! Here are two of her newly… Read More »

2013 Holiday Minisession Winner!

Thank you to everyone who has supported me over the last year and a half as my photography business has grown and flourished! I am blessed by each one of you and appreciate all of the encouragement and affirmation that… Read More »

Halloween 2013

Oh my little pumpkins. How I love them and their wonderful spirit. The thrill of trick or treating only lasted about 30 minutes, but we sure did have fun! I also had to add in 2 pictures that I thought… Read More »

Family Pictures ~ The Roseberry Family

I had a location picked out for this family, but they had another idea…..and I’m so glad I tagged along! This railroad shoot was amazing. Unlike the beliefs of some other photographers, I refuse to photograph on live tracks, even… Read More »

Audrey’s Baptism

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I like Halloween. I like the harvest time, the smell of pumpkin in the air, the cooler temperatures …….and spending time with my little ones…… all wrapped into one moment.… Read More »


A couple of weeks ago, the sun was shining so beautifully through the white clouds and backed by an amazingly blue sky….I couldn’t NOT take this picture!… Read More »

Pure Joy

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One day my prince will come

Inspired by Pinterest, I was able to photograph this sweet little girl in her mom’s wedding dress. The images turned out stunning and will be a great keepsake for her in the years to come!… Read More »

Ramirez Family Fall Pictures

Are you ready for Christmas card pictures? The Ramirez family sure is!  What a blessing to photograph this family.  Little Eden is the same age as Amelia, so I had an edge with her.  A sweet and spunky personality, she… Read More »

Wasp vs. the Tarantula

During a recent photo shoot, we encountered National Geographic in its finest. Dragging the remains of what I can only imagine was a gruesome fight, a huge wasp looking insect was dragging the carcass of a tarantula.  I’m glad he… Read More »

~ Newborn Baby Brooks ~

Little baby Brooks was the cutest and tiniest little guy who apparently slept constantly…..until I showed up.  3 hours awake, we had a fun, but rough session.  Even with his persistence of refusing to sleep, I was able to snag… Read More »

~ Newborn Baby Ryder ~

Newborns are one of the most difficult Clients to have, but man they sure are cute. 80% soothing and 20% photography……..I love it. Welcome to the world Ryder!… Read More »


Entered into the “Shadows” contest on I Heart Faces… Read More »

MMP & Fabracadabra Designs Collide

A few months ago, I partnered with Amanda of Fabracadabra Designs to photograph a supergirl party that she designed. Recently, our collaboration was featured on The Hostess with the Mostess! Click the picture above to read the article and see… Read More »

Noah’s 1st Day of Preschool

Starting school is such a fun and blessed new chapter in every little one’s life. This is one of those moments that I love being a photographer ~ Being able to capture these moments forever! Welcome to preschool my little… Read More »

* * Amelia’s 2nd Birthday * *

Somehow days and weeks pass and you are suddenly engaging with your 2 year old daughter.  Laughing and giggling was far from the relationship we had with her from birth to 12 months, but we are blessed to have her… Read More »

~ Emery’s 1st Birthday ~

I’ve had the privelege of knowing little Emery’s parents, Jason & Ashley, for nearly 5 years now ~ Before any of us had children!  Beginning in a life group together, we were able to begin a friendship based on the… Read More »

The Mendoza Family: Lifestyle for a Cause

Yesterday I had the great privilege of photographing the Mendoza family in their home!  I love doing lifestyle photography ~ It truly captures the life of the family. Juan, the father, is suffering from end stage liver disease due to… Read More »

The Paisley Rabbit

I am excited to announce my partnership with local seamstress and artisan, Lezlie, with The Paisley Rabbit! Take a moment to check out her beautiful pieces on her etsy site today 😀… Read More »

*** Happy Valentine’s Day ***

To all my loyal followers and fans. To those that have supported me in these 8 months since I started. You (and God) have brought me to where I am. Thank you! Happy Valentine’s Day!… Read More »

LLC & Registry

I am so thrilled to announce two things! 1) Melanie Melugin Photography is an official LLC in the state of Texas!!! 2) I am able to offer registry services for anyone that is interested! Have your family and friends “chip… Read More »

Touch of Spring

I love going on photo shoots this time of year and finding the touch of Spring that has found its way through the barren brown winter that we have in Dallas!… Read More »

Valentines Mini Shoot : Sneak Peek

My marketing promo will be done this weekend, but here is a sneak peek of the vintage LOVE Valentines Day Mini Shoot!… Read More »

Valentine’s Day Special: Your Picture on Wood

With Valentine’s Day less than a month away, consider buying a unique photograph that I’ve taken of you and have it printed on wood! These are typically not cheap, so order before Valentine’s Day to receive 30% off my standard… Read More »

Kelsey and Kavon’s Wedding: The Shoes

Lots of pictures to post, but here are some fun shots of the shoes throughout the wedding! Kick it out!… Read More »

Kelsey’s Bridal Shower

Bridal showers can be so much fun. Surrounded by your best girlfriends.  Those that you can lay your head and love and cry with. We met Kelsey not quite a year ago and have already seen her through several new… Read More »

Bridal Portraits

This past weekend was such an amazing experience! I had the opportunity to attend the I Heart Faces Photography conference for women. We had a realm of amazing speakers and workshops that seemed to overwhelm me….in a good way! I… Read More »


This past weekend I had the great pleasure of photographing a surprise 40th birthday party for a MOPS friend of mine and her husband.  He was totally shocked and I was so blessed to have been entrusted to capture that… Read More »

Sloane and Emery Sneak Peek

For those of you that don’t follow via Facebook…you should! LOL. Here are a couple of great sneak peek pictures from cousins born on the same day! Beautiful baby girls celebrating their 1st birthday!… Read More »

Self Portrait

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Family Pictures: Philip, Lena and Cate

Great photo shoot at a new location ~ Too bad it wasn’t cooler! Taking family photos in 100+ degree weather is never that much fun. Even so, look how amazing these pictures turned out 🙂… Read More »

Amelia is One: Tangerine

I can’t believe Amelia will be one next week! How time flies!… Read More »

LeAnn and Keith’s Maternity Pictures

I had the great privilege of photographing a good friend of mine from church, LeAnn and her husband Keith, as they prepare for the upcoming arrival of their 4th child in the next 2 weeks!  Doesn’t she look absolutely amazing?… Read More »


“A new Baby is like the beginning of all things- wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities”… Read More »

Happy 4th of July

We had a great 4th of July impromptu photo shoot in our front yard! How fun is this?  Amelia was still asleep, so her pictures will come later 🙂 HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!!!… Read More »

Flower Mound Fire Station #5

Had so much fun at the fire station!!!… Read More »

Boys will be Boys

Love our playdates with our friends!… Read More »


Since I couldn’t post the actual gender pics yesterday…here they are! Congratulations to Lindsay and Ryan!… Read More »

Gender Reveal: Sneak Peek pics

Today I was soooo excited for my first Gender Reveal photo shoot. Amidst the harsh sun and some overexposure issues, I was able to capture such a great moment for Lindsay and Ryan. Their gender reveal party is not until… Read More »

1st Birthday for Austin + Family Pics

Isn’t it funny how time just flies? Celebrating his first birthday, Austin was such a great sport for this photo shoot! Even took some pictures of his family while we were at it!!… Read More »

Fun New Props!

So excited about the fun new props that I’ve purchased!!!… Read More »

Hey Girl!

My baby girl, Amelia, sure has been a difficult baby, but is the apple of my eye. This is my submission for the photo challenge “Hey Girl” from:… Read More »

Photo Challenge: Long Exposure

On this week’s photo challenge from Photographer’s Connection, we had to submit images that utilized long exposures.  Here were my three photo entries!  Let me know your thoughts!… Read More »

Senior Pictures ~ Kristin B.

I had the great pleasure of shooting senior pictures yesterday in Downtown Dallas with Kristin. She is an astonishingly BEAUTIFUL girl with a very bright future ahead of her! Senior class of 2012 from Plano Senior High School, Kristin will… Read More »

Proverbs 22:6

Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it. ~ Proverbs 22:6… Read More »

Daddy’s Heart

Amelia Grace – Born August 15, 2011 “I Love Feet Photo Challenge”… Read More »