Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Back to the grind!!!

Have tons of things done and trying to work on 2 custom hats that need to be done by the end of the week... uploading photos while hanging out at Subway enjoying lunch with a good friend.... then its back to the grind... :-)

What a way to start a short week! :-)

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Love the game of SUMMER...

The last few images of the Game of SUMMER!!! Can't wait til next year!

Complete silence

This is completely natural and unedited... but peaceful!

Totally backblogged!!! UgH!

Ok so I am totally back blogged and trying my hardest to get caught up! This summer has flown by and I have expanded my business and so thankful for the amazing families that have allowed me to capture the memories of the summer (all gone by). I look forward to fall and lots of fun sessions at the local orchards and parks! Tons to look forward to and do!

I am also trying to get my photo props up and loaded as we speak so be looking for them sometime tonight on facebook and then I will be launching my shop soon!

I have been enjoying my summer just as everyone else has but now that it is September, I have decided that I would take a photo a day to show something that has made an impact on me or I was part of on that day to share with everyone! I hope you enjoy the images as much as I have enjoyed being part of them!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Cake Smash Session...

So we had our first cake smash over the weekend and it was a success! Kiddo M really wasn't so sure about sticking her fingers in and eating but her big brother was helping her along the way!  A sneak peak is coming soon!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Blogging away....

Ok folks, so I have been pretty consumed by the heat lately... not wanting to do much.  But I have been searching for new crochet patterns and have even come up with a cool design of my own by MISTAKE of course!!! I had no idea what I was really making and the girls at work were joking that I was making hunting headbands for their boyfriends and husbands... well what I came up with was totally awesome!!! I want to wake my little one just to try it on and take a picture!  It will be up on my facebook page at www.facebook.com/melissaduellphotography for sale by tomorrow morning and tomorrow night we will try to get some photos of my daughter wearing it!  It will be made as you order it.  All sizes up to Tween - sizes (kiddos no older than 11/12 I would think....)

This is pretty cute - I think - Leave me some feedback on what you think!

Not a great picture but hey its up for now....
This is a 0-3 size will be up in my facebook soon!

Drum Roll PLEASE..... The winner is.....

The winner of the 100 Fan Giveaway is........

********** Karen *************

You have 48 hours to contact all the vendors to claim your prize. The vendors have been notified.

Thank you all for your kindness and amazing donations for the giveaway! I hope you all enjoyed!!!


Oh my goodness!!! Totally lost track of time!!! The winner is coming up!

Monday, August 1, 2011

OK Fans!!!! Here it is! The first giveaway!!! Share the news!

Well fans... I have reached 100 fans! Great considering I am just starting out on the venture and love what I am doing! I have collected some amazing vendors/sponsors for my very first giveaway and so excited for you to be part of this giveaway!

Here are the rules:

1. You will first need to click follow on the right side of the blog and follow my blog for your first entry (Required).

Optional Entries
    3. Make your status on either your personal or business page say “I just entered the giveaway at @Melissa Duell Photography & Photography Props 100 fan Giveaway!” The link must be an active link using the “@” sign.
4. One entry for tagging @Melissa Duell Photography & Photography Props and your favorite new vendor and us why you would love to win their item! Come back and post the link to show me your comment...
    5. One additional entry will be given if your purchase something from the vendors that are in the giveaway... Come back and comment – this will be checked with the vendor before the giveaway item will be awarded
Please make sure to go slow before you are comment blocked if you “like” too many pages or leave too many comments in a short time frame.

This giveaway is not affiliated with facebook nor is facebook responsible for any part of this giveaway in any form. You are only providing information to Melissa Duell Photography & Photography Props.
The giveaway will end on Sunday August 7th and winner will be announced no later than August 9th!

Here you GO!!! Enjoy!!! Good Luck!!!!

1.  The winner will receive a free mini session for your family. 
(If not local, I will sub a professional photo editing for 2 photos - Value $20.00)
Total value $80.00

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Final day of prepping for the first ever giveaway!

Thanks to all of the amazing fans that have gathered so far for Melissa duell photography and photography props! We are proud to say that we have lined up some amazing vendors and sponsors for you to win from! I am pretty jealous of the fabulous items that are part of the giveaway! Stop back tomorrow – we should be live!!!!

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Our website is up for all clients!!!

Our website if finally up and working for all of our clients -  if you have no received your link and password please email me and I will take care of it for you!

She's HERE! Baby "C"

She has made her debut! Baby “C” was born to her loving family on June 22 and I was fortunate to be able capture some of first pictures with her Mom, Dad and big Brother!

Sunday, July 24, 2011


There is just so much going on I am lucky to be keeping up on it all! :-)

I am in the process of collecting vendors and sponsors for our amazing 100 fan giveaway which is going to start pretty soon – sooner than I thought! Thanks to all my awesome fans for spreading the word!

I am also teaming up with a friend who does some pretty nifty crocheting and knitting works among many other items to add photography props for sale! There will be all sorts of fun things going on!

If you are interested in donating an item for our giveaway, please email me soon so you don't miss out!

As always, hope you are enjoying your day! <3

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Website Almost UP!!!

Great news!!!! The website is almost up and ready to go!!! Will be live by tomorrow!!! :-) :-)

Monday, July 18, 2011

Giveaways Galore!!!!!

I will be posting a TON of giveaways as soon as we hit 100 amazing fans on Facebook!  If you are not a fan on facebook - skip on over and become a fan and be up to date on all the cool things going on!  I am also starting to book for fall photo sessions for families!

Do not forget to check out the giveaway for the CAKE SMASH - winner will be drawn soon!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Just a quick sneak peak for the "S" Family!!!

Thankfully the rochester weather held off and we could finally get together for this wonderful session! These girls were troopers!!! in and out of the water they went and fun was had by all!

Here's your sneak peak!

Looking forward to working with you guys again!!!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Busy day....

Very Busy today with editing... loving the memories caught with the “S” Family!!! A sneak peak is coming soon! Hope everyone is enjoying the weather! :-)

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Mini Session giveaway!!!!

This giveaway is for a Smash the Cake Mini Session for the BIG FIRST BIRTHDAY - in the 30 minute mini session, we will capture the best, cutest, and messiest pictures of your little one! This will happen on location for you! No need to pack the littles up and head to a studio - I will come right to you! Do not worry about clean up - I take care of it!
Included in the mini session - is a cake for smashing, a balloon bouquet to add to the fun, and of course a CD of 10 images with copyrights for reprinting. Other images will be available for viewing and purchasing online for friends and family to share!
Here's what you need to do - become a follower of Melissa Duell Photography on the blog, friend us on facebook and share with your friends
Finally comment on the blog, when your child turns 1 and what you think of the idea!
Winner will be choosen by random.org and this giveaway has no affliation with Facebook or any other entities or businesses. The session will be completed within 90 days of the contest ending. The winning family will be contacted by Melissa Duell Photography by email of all the final details of the mini session.
The giveaway starts now and will end on July 31, 2011 - Good luck and spread the word!!!!
Retail value - $50.00
If you don't want to wait til the end of the giveaway, book your session now by contacting Melissa Duell Photography - very limited spaces available for the rest of summer!

Happy Birthday!

I have been so busy getting things organized for our very first giveaway, that I need to say... Happy Birthday to the best husband and father!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Meet Baby "S"

So lucky to meet Baby "S" when she was all giggles!  Mom and Dad were pretty proud to show her off   :-) - I was just lucky enough to capture cute little smiles!

And baby makes "FOUR!!!"

I was so lucky to have the privilege of getting this family together to show the excitement as they await the arrival of their little girl!  The big brother is so excited to meet his little sister, he could hardly stand still for his pictures to be taken!

But alas, we have found the pefect fit for this family! 

There comes a time when...

So excited to have my pictures captured and so excited to share them with my family who isn't here to see us all the time... 38 weeks and counting – only a few left to go before we welcome our baby girl to our family!

38 weeks and counting...

... the photographer needs to be photographed...

Enjoying a day in the yard with our puppies!

Out to spend a day with our dogs as we are so looking forward to the warm weather and being able to get out and go hiking again soon!

First newbie of the Year!!!

So excited for Jon & Kristi as they welcomed their new bundle of joy at the end of January! Genevieve was such a great gal when we decided to capture her in the beginning...

The First Bump of the Year

I could not wait to finally get a chance to capture Kristi's bump! We had been planning for a while in hopes that her little pumpkin would allow us the very best pictures