Had a great Session with Keith and Rachael. They are so cute together. Good Luck on the house hunting you two!
Monday, December 27, 2010
Saturday, May 8, 2010
I'm officially on maternity leave. So now I have time to post, just no new photos will be taken. So I'll be playing with PP and posting some new takes on old sessions that I never posted. Enjoy! Here is my last photo before I went on leave. My beautiful 16 year old looking hot before prom. I'm so proud of her.
Posted by Melissa Brazeal at 8:26 PM
Monday, May 3, 2010
I don't normally post many personal blog post, however this one is special. My daughter is amazing and I just couldn't not post some snap shots and brag about her...
As a family we have been touched by cancer in many ways, we know survivors, ones who were taken from this earth and even some that are still fighting. Brooke and I, along with a wonderful group of fellow actors, their families and our friends have a annual Relay For Life team, The JT PLAYERS (NOR Junior Theatre actors, family, and friends). Our relay event was held on May 1st 2010. Brooke shocked us all when she put up the challenge to the Bakersfield Community - Raise $2000 is 30 minutes. If that could be done she was going bald. You bet Bakersfield did it. Here is a small facebook post by one of our friends and fellow team members: "
AMAZING experience for one of my relay team members! she raised $3618.57 for cancer research and shaved off all her hair and donated it to locks of love. but what's even more amazing... here's her response... "The Woman who shaved my head was a breast cancer survivor of nine years, with a mother who had cancer, and a sister who is currently undergoing chemotherapy. She was the first person I asked if it was possible to make that happen, and she found Robin immediately and made it happen for us. She was incredibly insightful, holding my hand and being truly passionate about the cause for which I wanted to shave my head. It wasn't about donating to locks of love, although I'm happy I am. And it wasn't ALL about the money, either, although I knew Bakersfield could do it no problem. It was to show women that bald is beautiful. And it's hair, it grows back. Best quote I heard after shaving, "Hair is just an extra addition to what makes a person beautiful on the outside, but the lack of hair shows an even more beautiful inside""--- Brooke you are an amazing person!!!
I have to agree with Kathryn, Brooke amazed us all and inspired many. Thanks to everyone for their support.
This years relay is over, but the fight against cancer is not, anyone interested in donating to the ACS Relay for Life or joining a team let me know. We will be fundraising from now to next year to reach our 2011 Relay Goal.
Posted by Melissa Brazeal at 2:13 PM
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Sunday, November 8, 2009
I have the pleasure of meeting with C and her dad for her senior session. One of the amazing seniors in the class of 2010 C is a star. Thanks for the chat guys, I hope you have a wonderful senior year and easy choice for college (hint hint). Just kidding, but let me know if you find a dorm with a dishwasher :)
Posted by Melissa Brazeal at 10:46 PM
Sunday, November 1, 2009
I had a great mini session with the Walker family. They are a funny bunch. Brett always keeps me on my toes, Cari makes me laugh with her silly faces, and Brandon and Blake they just go with the flow. Here is one of my favorites from the session. Thanks Guys!
Posted by Melissa Brazeal at 9:19 PM
Monday, October 26, 2009
Mrs. Hill and I went to high school together and Brynn and her daughter are the same age. We got back in touch via (cough cough facebook) and I was asked to do her family photos for Christmas this year. Our weather's been crazy and we have yet to see the fall colors so the photos were just my style bright and fun! Best of all Mr. Hill gets this years award for best smile by a man, he loves his beautiful girls and wasn't afraid to show it! Thanks guys I had a wonderful time, next year we'll get the furry pals in the shots too.
Posted by Melissa Brazeal at 8:13 PM
Saturday, October 17, 2009
I had the pleasure of working with Dave and Wendy at their beautiful wedding. Normally I post a few photos on the blog, well here's a teaser with many more to follow. Thanks again to Melissa, Dave and Wendy for the opportunity, You guys are a super fun couple and I wish you many years of wedded FUN!
Posted by Melissa Brazeal at 10:10 PM
Friday, October 16, 2009
Ok I know it's not even Halloween yet, but Christmas will be here before we know it. I've been busy with my Christmas Mini sessions, here is a preview of one of my favorite sessions. Thanks to the Henry family for a fun day, can't wait to work with you guys again!
Posted by Melissa Brazeal at 11:22 PM
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
I really need to update my blog but I've been a little busy. Busy growing a new bundle of joy! That's right, this is my official announcement to clients and blog followers. After careful consideration of the calendar, juggling the sessions and weddings we already have booked we decided to add a new model to our family. If you are already booked don't worry your event is locked in. If you are needing to book a session or event give us a call and we will see if it works with our schedule and if not we will refer you to one of our awesome photography friends. Thanks to everyone for your well wishes. See you all soon! Love Melissa, Cody and the soon to be 4 B's
Posted by Melissa Brazeal at 1:45 PM
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
I've been working with many little ones lately. They are all so sweet and this little man was no exception. This little firecracker came into the world with a bang, he's just one week old and seems so tiny. I had a wonderful time with him, Thanks to his mommy and daddy for coming and his auntie for the referral. Here's N's sneak peek!
Posted by Melissa Brazeal at 1:02 PM
Monday, July 20, 2009
I have brown eyes, my girls have brown eyes, my hubby has brown eyes, but my newest friend N has beautiful blue eyes. This brown eyed girl is a bit envious. N is at a fun age, giggly, bright eyed, and still can't run away. LOL Thanks to N and his mommy for a great photo session. Can't wait for Halloween!
Posted by Melissa Brazeal at 4:52 PM
K had a rough start in this world, but what a strong little man he is. Despite early setbacks and surgery he's a happy healthy 3 month old. We met at the park bright and early, although it was warm he was a great model. Can't wait to meet up with you guys again!
He is his mommies sunshine!
He is his mommies sunshine!
Posted by Melissa Brazeal at 11:14 AM
Sunday, July 12, 2009
I had a couple friends (who also happen to be fellow photographers) ask me what I've been up to. So I thought this would be the best way to showcase some of what's been going on. I love summer, not only is it prime wedding season, which we all know how much I love weddings, It's also the time that my family gets to explore, travel, and just have fun. Here s a few photos of what I've been up to.
Posted by Melissa Brazeal at 10:20 AM