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Happy *almost* summer, y’all! Hasn’t all this hill country rain been incredible for our collective nervous system!? Praying for more. I’ve enjoyed how quickly and robustly the flowers have bloomed in our gardens! We are enjoying a summer of reading and making cold salads. I’m into fascinating poetry and the work of Ada Limon. My […]

Poetry, Gardening…and Gorgeous Pink Sunsets – Austin Lifestyle

June 11, 2024

Happy *almost* summer, y’all! Hasn’t all this hill country rain been incredible for our collective nervous system!? Praying for more. I’ve enjoyed how quickly and robustly the flowers have bloomed in our gardens! We are enjoying a summer of reading and making cold salads. I’m into fascinating poetry and the work of Ada Limon. My […]

Poetry, Gardening…and Gorgeous Pink Sunsets – Austin Lifestyle

June 11, 2024

“So at the end of this day, we give thanksFor being betrothed to the unknown.”― John O’Donohue Remember those poppies I mentioned in my heartfelt previous post? Neighbors, friends, and family have all enjoyed these sentimental red poppies. The backstory is wonder… full. They bring so much renewal, delicate reminder of the power of love and […]

Austin Wildflower Gardener, Red Poppy + Heart- Austin Painter Artisanal Gardener and Photographer, Central Texas

April 29, 2024

“So at the end of this day, we give thanksFor being betrothed to the unknown.”― John O’Donohue Remember those poppies I mentioned in my heartfelt previous post? Neighbors, friends, and family have all enjoyed these sentimental red poppies. The backstory is wonder… full. They bring so much renewal, delicate reminder of the power of love and […]

Austin Wildflower Gardener, Red Poppy + Heart- Austin Painter Artisanal Gardener and Photographer, Central Texas

April 29, 2024

I’ve been truly blessed to have such a strong community of clients, friends, family. This has taught me the power of groundedness, renewal, and humility. I’m reminded of how many gifts for uplifting growth are hidden in everything we do, from our waking moments, our first sip of hot coffee (or tea), our quiet morning […]

Motherhood is Worth Capturing – Austin Family Lifestyle Photographer, Austin, Texas, Motherhood Photography Session in Austin

March 18, 2024

I’ve been truly blessed to have such a strong community of clients, friends, family. This has taught me the power of groundedness, renewal, and humility. I’m reminded of how many gifts for uplifting growth are hidden in everything we do, from our waking moments, our first sip of hot coffee (or tea), our quiet morning […]

Motherhood is Worth Capturing – Austin Family Lifestyle Photographer, Austin, Texas, Motherhood Photography Session in Austin

March 18, 2024

Another personal share, my friends. Feel the Divine pull of Love Trusting in this Heart-Opening Pathin Every Cellular MemoryClearing for CreatingBeauty, Trust, and ExpanseFields of Forever FinenessFLOWING & FREE

Share Your Heart Poem – Austin Lifestyle Photographer, Austin, Texas is a City for Healing + Hope

February 22, 2024

Another personal share, my friends. Feel the Divine pull of Love Trusting in this Heart-Opening Pathin Every Cellular MemoryClearing for CreatingBeauty, Trust, and ExpanseFields of Forever FinenessFLOWING & FREE

Share Your Heart Poem – Austin Lifestyle Photographer, Austin, Texas is a City for Healing + Hope

February 22, 2024

Thank you to my wonderful clients, old and new, for the love and friendship. Thank you for inviting me into your homes, families, workplace, to capture and learn together. I wish you so much abundance, joy, and love this new year and beyond! – Sincerely, Mel

Happiest 2024 to All- Austin Family Lifestyle Photographer, Austin, Texas

January 2, 2024

Thank you to my wonderful clients, old and new, for the love and friendship. Thank you for inviting me into your homes, families, workplace, to capture and learn together. I wish you so much abundance, joy, and love this new year and beyond! – Sincerely, Mel

Happiest 2024 to All- Austin Family Lifestyle Photographer, Austin, Texas

January 2, 2024

Feast your eyes upon these sweet lovebirds, loving and laughing! Isn’t she beautiful? Michael is probably the only person ever that can make a mullet look so good! Congrats, you two!

Michael & Ariana’s Engagement- Austin Family Lifestyle Photographer. Austin, Texas – Country Chic Style

December 8, 2023

Feast your eyes upon these sweet lovebirds, loving and laughing! Isn’t she beautiful? Michael is probably the only person ever that can make a mullet look so good! Congrats, you two!

Michael & Ariana’s Engagement- Austin Family Lifestyle Photographer. Austin, Texas – Country Chic Style

December 8, 2023

Happy Almost Christmas, friends! I’ve been quiet around here, in the very best way, that is! I’ve been cooking yummy tasty meals for my family, enjoying time with other mamas, baking bundt cakes, , creating adorable handmade ornaments with my kiddos, tending my roses before winter storms (hoping none hit), working, and getting quite overzealous […]

Happy Holidays- Austin Family Lifestyle Photographer, NW AUSTIN

December 6, 2023

Happy Almost Christmas, friends! I’ve been quiet around here, in the very best way, that is! I’ve been cooking yummy tasty meals for my family, enjoying time with other mamas, baking bundt cakes, , creating adorable handmade ornaments with my kiddos, tending my roses before winter storms (hoping none hit), working, and getting quite overzealous […]

Happy Holidays- Austin Family Lifestyle Photographer, NW AUSTIN

December 6, 2023

Let me finally introduce my dear client, Shantel Gonsalves, a local therapist with tremendous HEART and soul serving women. I’m not even her client, and when I’m in her presence as a photog, I feel heard, seen, and honored. This is my second session with her since 2020, and we are enjoyed chatting about holistic […]

Gorgeous Shantel – Austin Lifestyle Brand Photographer, West Austin, Texas

June 28, 2023

Let me finally introduce my dear client, Shantel Gonsalves, a local therapist with tremendous HEART and soul serving women. I’m not even her client, and when I’m in her presence as a photog, I feel heard, seen, and honored. This is my second session with her since 2020, and we are enjoyed chatting about holistic […]

Gorgeous Shantel – Austin Lifestyle Brand Photographer, West Austin, Texas

June 28, 2023

Morning Friends! I wanted to share the most adorable family that enjoyed their first family photo session with yours truly! We had awesome chats together, baby Ben had me smitten with his blue eyes and contagious smiles. The light was golden sunshine perfection.

The Burns Family – Austin Lifestyle Photographer, Bull Creek Austin, Texas- Mel Christina- Lifestyle Photographer

April 24, 2023

Morning Friends! I wanted to share the most adorable family that enjoyed their first family photo session with yours truly! We had awesome chats together, baby Ben had me smitten with his blue eyes and contagious smiles. The light was golden sunshine perfection.

The Burns Family – Austin Lifestyle Photographer, Bull Creek Austin, Texas- Mel Christina- Lifestyle Photographer

April 24, 2023

Hi Friends! As you all probably know, I’ve been quiet around here…gardening, reading, resting, cooking, mom’ing- and HEALING. More on that later…but, I’ve reduced my workload a ton in recent weeks and it has been immeasurably helpful to the soul to have time to relax and sit in our incredible garden. The Jani family featured […]

Jani Family- Spring 2023 Family Lifestyle Photography Session, Austin, Texas, Mel Christina- Lifestyle Photographer

April 12, 2023

Hi Friends! As you all probably know, I’ve been quiet around here…gardening, reading, resting, cooking, mom’ing- and HEALING. More on that later…but, I’ve reduced my workload a ton in recent weeks and it has been immeasurably helpful to the soul to have time to relax and sit in our incredible garden. The Jani family featured […]

Jani Family- Spring 2023 Family Lifestyle Photography Session, Austin, Texas, Mel Christina- Lifestyle Photographer

April 12, 2023