Wedding Shoot with JJ Photography

Hello everyone!!

I got the privilege of shooting a wedding with Jackie Jackson at JJ Photography on a gorgeous Saturday.  It took place at the beautiful downtown Ft Worth YWCA.  The event was magical.  Jackie took so many amazing pictures!! Here are some of the shots I got that evening!  Thanks for including me Jackie!!

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Thanks again, Jackie!  It was fun, fun!!

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Hanging At A Park In Dallas!

It all started one bright morning in Dallas, TX, two photographers got together and had some fun shooting… photos that is!   Jackie Jackson of JJ Photography Texas invited me to come along on a photo shoot with her.  She is such an amazing gal and photographer!!  It has been a privilege to get to know her! And I have to say, I just love her!  Below are a few of my shots from our fun outing!  Thanks Jackie!

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This blog would not be complete without a photo of Jackie herself!!

Beautiful Day for Family Photos!!

I hope you all are having a fun and action filled summer!!

Ours has definitely been busy! 🙂  During one of my fun-filled days, I spent some time with a friend from high school and her gorgeous family!  Her mom was the cutest thing!  She was always ready to strike a pose.  Loved it!  They were all a joy to be around!  Here are some of the shots we captured that very nice July afternoon!  Enjoy!

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Long Time Friends!

Hello!

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season!  We did!  Now it’s on to making 2013 amazing!!

I’d like to share a recent session I shot.  We’ve all been friends since high school.  Our husbands even worked together at the local grocery store back then.  You know it’s pretty incredible to stay close with people for that long.  They have created a beautiful family with 3 gorgeous boys.  To be able to spend the afternoon capturing these guys was an honor!  (It was hard to choose which pics to post. 🙂 )

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A Day at the Beach!!

So, I’ve been on a bit of a quest lately to find out my style of photography.  What I’m realizing is I LOVE to capture “real” moments, hence the name Captured Moments by Mel.  It’s been right in front of me the whole time.  So as I was doing what another photographer, Brooke Snow, suggested, I went looking back through my photos.  These beach photos jumped out at me.  We went the weekend before school started (this was the first and only time all summer).  I asked myself what it was I liked most about these.  I had captured the girls enjoying themselves at the beach.  “Real” moments with genuine emotion.

Some of these I used both actions and textures, and some I used only actions.  I’ll list where both came from at the bottom of this post.

Textures and actions were used on the ones above.  Textures were from Jessica Drossin Textures.  http://www.jessicadrossintextures.blogspot.com/ and actions from MCP Actions.  (Link below)

Actions from MCP Actions were used on these.  https://www.mcpactions.com/actions/all-actions.html

Thought this little guy was so cute people watching!!

Thanks everyone for reading and I hope you enjoyed these like we enjoyed our day at the beach!!!

 

Late Afternoon Fun!

Just wanted to share these photos from a session I had last week.  I’ve known this little gal for quite a few years now.  In the beginning she was very quiet and stuck very close to mom.  Let me tell you during this session, that all has changed!!!  She was so full of life and laughter!!  She even came up with her own ideas of how she thought the session should go.  Soooo cute!!  I definitely had a fantastic time!!  Hope you enjoy her smiles as much as I did!!

    

 

 

Textures! Have You Tried Them?

Hey hey hey!!

So I have a friend that creates these AMAZING textures for photo editing.  On top of that she uses them to create beautiful works of art!   (I’ll list her Facebook info below.)  I finally broke down and bought some.  Thought I’d give it a try so,  I’ve played with them a little.   The realm of creative possibilities with these is endless!!  I thought I’d share a couple of shots that I’ve applied textures to.  One of these was created using a texture from my friend Jessica.

The texture I used in this one was from Jessica’s pack 1.  I can’t remember which one I used.  (That’s something I should better keep up with!)  Check her out at Jessica Drossin Textures on Facebook.  https://www.facebook.com/JessicaDrossinTextures

This texture was one I got from Flickr.  (bFREE textureb from a href=httpwww.flickr.comphotosbeapiercesets72157601574009156NinianLifa)

I look forward to playing with these more and using them to enhance my work!!  Thanks you awesome texture creators!!!

To all of you out there, try using textures yourself and see what happens!!

Until next time!!  Keep on creating!!!