Welcome Dominic Francis. {Just Born}

Lucia and Old Man Klare Chris did it again for the 6th time! More beautiful cheeks to kiss, chubby thighs to squeeze and of course, as always, the best head of curly dark hair. The last four births, I waited patiently in recovery but this time I thought I’d wait to shoot until Luce was settled in her postpartum room so that I could see the big kids reactions to their new baby brother! They were surely excited with JoJo and Gianna having lots (of funny stuff) to say! So much devastating loss has happened over the last few months for the Klares that we rejoice in the healthy birth of the little Dominator and the breath of fresh air he brings. It’s so good to see you all smile again!. The drive there I was so saddened to know I’ll be missing the warm greeting and tight hug from Chris’ mom (Mimi) that I always looked forward to. But we know she shares the joy as she watched her big grand babies proudly wear the big sibs shirts she bought for them. I can imagine her yelling, “just one more kiss!” as Dominic’s soul came Earthside after she got him all to herself the last few months! I couldn’t be happier for you all and it’s such a pleasure to be adopted into your loving families. He’s so perfect which I expected nothing less!! Also, XOXO to the Zunigas/Grays as you say goodbye to Memaw this week. My prayers are with you as well!

Welcome Dominic Francis | Born Feb 5, 2017 | 8lb 5oz | 21 inches


Love, Aunt Mel

Nikki - March 1, 2017 - 1:16 am

Beautiful work!! Such amazing moments captured.

Luci - February 7, 2017 - 2:30 pm

Re-reading, weeping and cherishing this post for the 100th time in the last 12 hours😂. Love you Mel

Welcome Jude Nicholas. {Just Born}

Over the last few months, Hilary and I chatted VBACs and birth and her staying hopeful that this second baby would be more cooperative than Luca was for her. She was on the calendar for this week when I got a shocking text over the weekend, “Baby is here! Had a fast Natural VBAC!” I literally said out loud, “Whoa! Whaaaa?! Hells ya!” Normally I’m in the loop when moms go into labor so I was so surprised and excited by this text! A few hours of laboring at home with less than an hour in the hospital and little guy was in her arms! And THAT is how you do it, Mama!! First shot I took of Sweetface, he smiled for me!:)How about that head of dark hair and those dark eyes!! Congrats Rob, Hilary and Luca!

Welcome Jude Nicholas | Born  January  28, 2017 |  6lb 5oz | 19 3/4″





Love, Melanie

Jude. » LOFT 3 PHOTOGRAPHY - February 1, 2017 - 4:37 pm

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JennyBZ - January 31, 2017 - 8:31 pm

Oh my heart!! What a perfectly little squish!! Makes me want another teeny babe right now!! lol congrats to this beautiful family! Gorgeous images Mel!! xx

Welcome Penelope Noelle. {Just Born}

Penelope was scheduled to arrive mid this week and I guess she didn’t like the idea of her birthday being that close to Christmas, so she came last Friday! But regardless of the day, she was getting dolled up in Christmas props because duh! Gavin was a lot more excited this time than last, because when Stella was born, he mostly just gave her the side eye and had us all rolling with his uncertainty of that baby. BUT this time, him and Stella are totally into little sis! Hopefully they are big helpers for you, Mary and Jason! Lots of exciting times ahead for y’all! Have fun!

Welcome Nellie | Born December 16, 2016 | 7.4lbs | 20inches




Love, Melanie.

Penelope. » LOFT 3 PHOTOGRAPHY - December 19, 2016 - 7:06 pm

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welcome joseph edward {just born}

Little Joey thought it was a great idea to break Mom’s water 2wks early, then spend a day frustrating her as he decided to not find his way out of his comfortable womb. He’s made up for it with his sweet little face, chicken legs and awesome nursing skills. What could have been a crazy Christmas, will now be a relaxing time spent with your early teeny blessing, as a family! How exciting! So many congrats and it’s very evident y’all got this under control. Now onto filling out all that skin!!

Welcome Joey | born December 9, 2016 | 6.6lbs | 20 inches


Love, Melanie.

Karen Joyce keen spelman - December 14, 2016 - 4:11 am

God Bless you handsome son!!! Have a Very Merry Christmas🎄 and a Healthy Happy 😊 New Year🎉🎊🎁❤️️🍾

Joey. » LOFT 3 PHOTOGRAPHY - December 12, 2016 - 8:50 pm

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