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Spring is here, everything is blooming! My all time favorite seasons in the Netherlands (Spring and Fall) are all about change it seems. Change means new life and growth which also describes everything in my life and business at Melody Rae Photography at the moment and I couldn’t be happier about it! I’m slowly coming out of my “New Mama” cocoon and am more than ready to fly!

No really. Sporting my Mama jeans and dying to get behind the camera (much like a hyped up dutch kid that’s overdosed on stroop waffles and waiting to get on the next roller coaster ride at Eftling), I headed out to photograph this beautiful family that came in all the way from Alaska! I couldn’t love the results more! Armed with his trusty digger we hit the feilds for an unforgettable family session that I am so thrilled to share with you!

Not many people can say that they’ve gotten to “fly” over the Tulip feilds but this little man can! And while it was very sunny during our session it was also crazy windy! Something people tend to forget despite the Netherlands being known for it’s windmills. Even I was nearly blown away and lost my breath a few times but little man was such a trooper! I guess it’s not hard to do when you’re surrounded by such beauty and love!

 

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I hope you enjoyed some of my favorite moments from this super sweet session. It’s so great to be back and I have so many exciting things planned, I just can’t wait! Be sure to stay tuned for the coming announcements and I’ll leave you with this one last photograph. I really ought to post some of the blooper photos that don’t make the cut because well they’re just Hilarious! I nearly died! How cute it he? I mean really!?

So, if you’re looking to stop and “smell” the flowers and have your own fun family session, be sure to contact me so I can send you a welcome guide and we can start planning your own custom family session! Spaces are limited!

 

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I can’t believe how fast a year can pass! I met this little cutie when he was just turning one and you may recognise his super star mom as the International Blogger extraordinaire from Finding Dutchland. It’s so amazing and wonderful to watch my littlest clients grow! This is one of the sweetest families I’ve ever photographed. They make their own fun and I’m some times not sure if they’re really just a normal family or members of their own fairy tale living in Dutchland. Or in the case of these photos, in the beautiful nature surrounding the historical Chalet Helenaheuvel! Enjoy a few snaps from the session:

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There’s nothing more exciting then getting ready for the day you get married. As a photographer, I’m almost too excited to sleep the night before so I’m not sure how brides, grooms, and parents manage it. A wedding day should be the funnest, happiest day of your life, and some days are just meant to go so perfectly! Danny and Sylvanan’s wedding was one of them! Here are a few of the fun highlights of them getting ready and having a first peak at each other before their lovely cerimony and reception:

 

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I just had to get this Family Amsterdam Session up after my facebook post the other day. The Jacobsen family was such a joy to photograph. I’m always excited to hear the word “twins” no matter how old they may be! These guys were super fun because we played 101 questions the whole session and to be honest…I kind of loved it. They are destined to be super smart kiddos and the whole family are lookers. Don’t take my word for it. Have a peek. And if you’re interested in having your own Amsterdam Session be sure to contact me as Spring is just around the corner! I’ve already got bookings in April but a few more weekends to fill up until then!

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Ok, so I know I am behind on updating my blog post. I’ve been so busy working on projects and a new website (Eek!) but I have another lovely family photoshoot I just have to share! It must be that time of the year, all of these babies and bumps. I just love it! And little Miss Holland is receiving such a warm welcome with Big Sis and Bro watching over her. There is just something so special about holding a new little person’s hand and having them just hold it back. Let’s just say there was alot of hand holding during this session. I truly enjoyed photographing this lovely American Family and their new addition. Have a peek!

 

And the best part about this whole entire shoot is that I got to cuddle the little model herself! Can you believe I actually get paid for doing this stuff? I just love it so much. Then again it does have some work required, but I consider myself so lucky to wake up and get to do a job I truly love and enjoy.

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