Sweet Baby Brooke | Newborn Baby Photographer Kansas City | Newborn Session

Sweet Baby Brooke

Oh my goodness little Miss Brooke was a total sweetheart to me for her newborn photography session in my Kansas City studio!!!

It was an absolute pleasure to get to meet Brooke and her entire family! Her family were some of the sweetest people i have ever met! You could feel every ounce of love they had for one another and it was pretty amazing to see and feel! I felt so honored to be apart of their life if even only for a couple of hours!

Miss Brooke did absolutely amazing for her newborn photography session and i was able to get some pretty amazing images of her! I mean they are breath taking, she was such a gorgeous baby and i adored her so much!

Newborn sessions are best booked in your second trimester to ensure i have availability and so i can give you a one of a kind experience! Ready to go ahead and book your newborn session? Just go right here!

Want to hear what Baby Brooke's momma thought about her experience with Captured Moments By Melissa, Kansas City's Premier Newborn Baby Photographer just go right here and look for "Baby Brooke"

Introducing Sweet Baby Brooke!!!

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Miracle App For Mommies | Help Baby Sleep | Baby Photographer Kansas City

Oh mommas do I have a little secret to let you in on!!! So excited to finally write a blog post about the "Baby Shusher" an amazing product helping babies sleep ever since it came out promising to end sleepless nights! Well I'm here to tell you first hand that this thing really is a miracle that truly does help baby sleep! How do I know about it you ask? I use it for absolutely every newborn session that I have! I'm known as the "baby whisperer" and sometimes I am, however when a session starts to go the other direction and if prep list instructions aren't followed I bust out my baby shusher and it helps tremendously! All of us mommas know how to shush baby but with this thing we no longer have to shush because it does it for us! The newborn photography sessions I hold in my studio always have the baby shusher involved! I will link to the site below and link you to Amazon if you'd like to purchase that way! It's going to seem pricey but mommas it's so worth every single penny! It's worth it's weight in gold I promise!!! Here's to the end of sleepless night for mommas everywhere!

Now mommas that don't really want to put out the money for this miracle sleeping and calming aide I do have another option for you as well! It's what I used at my newborn photography sessions before I discovered the baby shusher! It's called "white noise baby" by TM Soft it's an app for your phone, whether you have an iPhone or an android don't worry it's available for both platforms! Now on android it's 100% free and for IPhone it runs $0.99! Again this is worth every bit of the $0.99 if you're on an iOS platform! It's got a 4.4 out of 5 star rating out of 9,066 reviews on android! The key to the "white noise baby app" is to utilize the "white noise" setting,babies love white noise!!! Below I will not only link you to the shusher but I'll add an image of what the app for your phone looks like so you know exactly which one to get! So mommas don't worry either way I've got you covered!

Right now on the main website for the shusher it's out of stock (told you mommas everywhere are going crazy for it!) it is expected to be back in stock shortly on November 3rd, but they are having pre orders so you can purchase now and they'll ship it to you as soon as it becomes available! You can also purchase it at  https://www.amazon.com/Baby-Shusher-Soothing-Miracle-Babies/dp/B00D2JN87I/ref=sr_1_1_s_it?s=baby-products&ie=UTF8&qid=1477621956&sr=1-1&keywords=Baby+shusher

Below is exactly what it looks like so you know exactly what you're looking for as well as the white noise baby app!

Interested in booking a session with me and making me your baby photographer of Kansas City? It's super easy mommas,just go to the "investment" tab and go to "newborn session" and you'll find all of the details you'll need!

Already know you'd like to book,awesome! Just go to the "contact me" tab and click on "let's chat" I cannot wait to talk to you momma!!! 

The miracle sleeping/calming aide for infants!  http://babyshusher.com/ click the link to go directly to the baby shusher site!

The miracle sleeping/calming aide for infants!  http://babyshusher.com/ click the link to go directly to the baby shusher site!

"white noise baby" on android and iOS! Remember mommas "white noise" option! Also has beautiful lullaby music!!!!! 

"white noise baby" on android and iOS! Remember mommas "white noise" option! Also has beautiful lullaby music!!!!! 

Baby Ava | Newborn Photography Session | Baby Photographer Kansas City

Baby Ava

Look at this little doll baby right here!!! Such perfection. Little Miss Ava was an absolute dream for her newborn photography session in my Kansas City studio! She slept peacefully through every setup that I had planned for her1 She was a total dream baby! Ava's momma likes the color purple so I knew that I wanted to throw some purple into Ava's session. I do have to add that I absolutely adore the color blue on little girls, and when done right it looks gorgeous! Who says girls can't wear blue, right!!!!!

I would also love to mention that Ava's big brother was such a stud and the best helper for Ava's newborn session! He was so very smitten with her and it was absolutely adorable!!!

I was so incredibly grateful to meet beautiful Ava and her entire family, even her Nona was there. It is always such a pleasure to capture these fleeting moments for families!

If you would like information on my newborn photography session in Kansas City, please go here!

If you already know you want to book and make me your newborn baby photographer of Kansas City, please go to the contact me tab and contact me today!!!

And now........ baby Ava!!!!

Sofia | One Year Cake Smash | Kansas City | Cake Smash Baby Photographer

Little Miss Sofia


Oh my goodness, I just couldn't wait to share this session with ya'll! This little one I had the pleasure of capturing her as a newborn, and when her momma contacted me to schedule her one year portraits and cake smash session I was beyond thrilled!!!

Little Miss Sofia is by far the happiest baby I have ever photographed! She was thrilled with my little bed prop, and even more thrilled with the totally delicious cake smash setup! There wasn't a time in the session I didn't see her smiling... except for when she got all serious on me eating that yummy cake!!!! I could seriously go on and on for days about little miss Sofia!

Sofia is one and can you believe all of that beautiful hair, absolutely gorgeous I tell ya! Her eye lashes were also gorgeous. When I captured her as a newborn I got a couple of shots called macro shots (super duper close up images) of her eye lashes and they were the longest eyelashes I had ever seen on a newborn, and she still has those super long and full eyelashes to this day!

Each cake smash session with Captured Moments By Melissa starts with a very simple one year portrait setup, followed by the fun cake smash, and finally a little bath tub setup!!!

If you'd like more information on my custom cake smash sessions, please go here!!!

If you already know you'd love to document this huge milestone in you and your little ones life and make me your cake smash photographer of Kansas City, please just go right over this way!!! I want to book a cake smash session!!

Not ready for a cake smash session but still want to document babies first year??? Go here and makeme your baby photographer of Kansas City! Tushies and Toes milestone sessions

Here's a huge peek at Sofia's gallery!!!

Photographers Child Syndrome | Missouri Baby Photographer

My kiddos suffer from PCS (Photographers Childe Syndrome) I mean it's horrible, and the struggle is real!!!

Seriously though almost every photographer that I know that have children will tell you that this pcs thing is real!

My kiddos used to love love love getting their picture taken, but after I became really serious about my photography I would use them as my little test subjects! After awhile they got to where they couldn't stand to be in front of the camera!

I'm all about posing newborns and could do it all day long if you let me! However, when it comes to children especially my own, i'm not really into posing them! I'd really rather just get them being themselves!

So todays blog post is a personal one for me as these are my babies in the images below! You'll see my son Aaden (who turns 7 this year) and my daughter Kennedy (who will turn 3 in October)

With my son I took him on a dino hunting adventure and he absolutely loved the idea of it, that is until he seen me get my camera out!!!! I just followed him around snapping away as he told me about the different dinosaurs and their traits/abilities that fill his imagination!

My daughter was taken to a different location as I had a different shoot in mind for her. We got to my location and set her down and she went wild!!! She's already constantly on the move even at home so this was a nice treat for her! She literally had me on my toes this entire shoot. I was actually very surprised to be able to get the shots of her that I did!

So here they are, my babies, my everythings! My little explorer and my chaser of light!

While this blog post has nothing to do with what I specialize in which is Maternity Newborn and 1st Year Photography, I really wanted to give my lovely fans a little glimpse into this journey of life of mine!

If you would like information on booking a Maternity, Newborn, or a Tushies and Toes Milestone session and make me your baby photographer of Kansas City, please head over here and contact me today! Below are just some quick links for information on sessions if you're needing any information!

Maternity Session Information

Newborn Session Information

Tushies and Toes Milestone Sessions

1 Year Cake Smash Session Information


Baby Xavier | Newborn Photography Session | Maternity and Newborn Photographer of Kansas City

Total Cutie alert ya'll!!!! Baby Xavier was a total dreamboat for his newborn session! Look at this little guys blonde hair, totally adorable!!

When this little guys momma and daddy brought him into my studio for his session I could seriously feel the love they have for this little guy!!!

Not only did he flash me a little grin, towards the end of the session he was wide awake and let me see his gorgeous eyes ,when he was awake he was so very content!!!

Mommas if you'd like more information on booking your own newborn session in my Kansas City Studio, please go  here!

If you would like to go ahead and book a newborn session and make me your newborn photographer of Kansas City, please head over here!!

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Baby Krystal | Newborn Photography Session | Maternity and Newborn Photographer of Kansas City Missouri

Meet super sweet and super tiny Baby Krystal! Tiny Baby Krystal was the tiniest baby i've had in my studio to date!!! Seriously,she was super tiny!

I get alot of dream babies in my studio, but i do have to say that little Miss Krystal was a super dream baby and didn't make not one peep throughout her entire newborn session! This resulted in some super cute shots of her!!

My favorite has to be the one of her hand o her cheek, how super sweet is she!!!

Thanks so much to the mommas and daddies that entrust me with their precious little miracles!

Mommies if you'd like to know more information on a newborn session for your little one, please go here!

If you're ready to book and make me your Maternity and Newborn Photographer of Kansas City, please go here!

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Baby Sofia | Newborn Photography Session | Newborn Photographer | Liberty Missouri

Oh baby Sofia how absolutely gorgeous you are!! This little girl totally stole my heart!!

Baby Sofia was my first newborn session after my fabulous 1:1 mentoring with the wonderful Nicole Smith Photography! (A blog post about that wonderful experience will be posted at a later date!!) To say that i was in love with how this session turned out would be an understatement!

I've been called the baby whisperer by my clients simply because of my ability to gently calm and soothe unhappy babies! However,sometimes when my little lovies have upset tummies there is absolutely no baby whispering going on in my studio because some little lovies just are not having it! Sometimes in cases like baby Sofia we have to reschedule the session. I couldn't imagine letting people pose me and move me around while my tummy hurt really bad,and in my studio baby's well being and safety are my number 1 concern!

This is exactly how little Miss Sofia's session was.Poor baby had some tummy troubles so we ended up rescheduling! So thankful for her sweet momma for bringing her back for another visit with me!

Before her second session i sent Sofia's momma my newborn session prep list and breastfeeding nutrition guide,this is something i send to all of my newborn session clients to better prepare them for the session,it also helps ensure a successful session!

When these two guides are followed to a T the sessions usually go pretty amazing,i can't stress enough how important these two guides are for the success of the session!

The second session with Miss Sofia was an absolute dream and i could not have asked for a better baby,she was absolutely perfect and her images tuned out beautifully!

Here are just a few of my favorites!

Mommas if you'd like more information on a newborn photography session with me for your little one,please go here!

If you're ready to go ahead and book and make me your baby photographer of Kansas City, please go here!

                                                            xoxo Melissa

Spotlight Photographer | Kansas City Maternity and Newborn Photographer

I'm so excited to be writing this blog post! I actually should have blogged about this much earlier but life has kept me super super busy!

If you notice at the bottom of my website you'll see that i'm a very proud member of newbornphotography.com i absolutely love being a part of such an amazing community of other professional photographers!

Well on August 10th  2015 i was picked as their Spotlight Photographer,how awesome is that? Talk about a girl that was super excited!!!

I felt so incredibly honored to have been chosen as their spotlight photographer! If you'd like to take a look at their blog post about me you can go right over here!!!

newbornphotography.com is a great community for professional photographers like myself!

Not only is it a community for professional photographers, but it's a great resource for parents looking for a great newborn photographer in their area!

As always if you would like more information about a newborn session with me, please go here!

If you know you're ready to go ahead and book a newborn photography session with me and make me your Kansas City Newborn Photographer please go here!!

                                                                          xoxo Melissa

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Kennedy's Cake Smash | 1st Birthday Photography Session | Baby Photographer Kansas City Missouri

How adorable is this little stinker!!!

Did you know that Captured Moments By Melissa offers 1 Year Studio Cake Smash Sessions??!

I provide the setup and the cake! Please Note: If your child has a food allergy i do ask that you provide the cake!

When booking your little ones cake smash you simply just let me know your desired theme and/or colors and i start right away planning this huge milestone in your little ones life! All cake smashes include up to 1 1/2 hours of shooting time and a cute little bathtub setup at the end,if you'd like!

If you'd like more information please go here!

If you know you're ready to book this huge milestone, and make me your baby photographer of Kansas City please go here!!!

How cute is little Miss Kennedy at her 1 year cake smash session! Her theme was Mickey Mouse,her favorite!!!

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Baby Harper | Kansas City Maternity and Newborn Photographer |

Oh my goodness i just die!!!! Look at all of this squish! Baby Harper was my squishiest newborn to date! Harper's Momma booked her session months in advance and as a result we were able to plan a super cute Valentines set up for this little one! I was over the moon excited with the way this set up turned out,isn't she absolutely adorable!

Mommas, if you are planning on booking please don't wait until baby is already here. I recommend booking 3-4 months in advance so that i can completely custom style your little ones session! When you wait until baby is already here i can't fully customize a session or plan a theme (if that's what you're wanting!) when booked to late!

If you'd like to see more beautiful post like baby Harper's then please go here!

If you love what you see and would love to make me your Maternity and Newborn Photographer of Kansas City, please go here, i would love to hear from you!

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Baby Gwen | Newborn | Baby Photographer | Kansas City

Oh how i love my job!!! Of course it's not as easy as it looks,but the end reward is incredible!! Being able to capture these little beings in their first few days o flife brings pure joy to my heart! Knowing that parents are going to treasure these images forever makes everything worth it!

Meet baby Gwen, how gorgeous is this squishy baby girl! Not only is she beautiful but she is a very determined little girl. She wanted nothing to do with my posing shenanigans! Luckily i was able to convince her to give me a couple of poses! She did super great when it came time to pose with her adorable big brother Gavin! He was so incredibly sweet and gentle with his baby sister!

As always if you'd like to see more gorgeous babies please go here!!

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If you already know you want to book and make me your baby photographer of Kansas City please go here!!

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Baby Liam | Newborn | Newborn Photographer | Kansas City Missouri

What a little cutie this guy was!! This guy was extra special to me because i was able to capture his beautiful mommas maternity session,so i was anxiously awaiting this guy!! I had so many setups in mind for this little guy and was able to get some super adorable images of him! My absolute favorite image is of him with the milk and cookies! Of course i love the images of him and his momma too,those are always some of my favorites!

If you'd like more information on booking a newborn session, please go here!

If you'd like to go ahead and book your session and make me your newborn photographer of Kansas City please go here!

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Lexi's Maternity Session | Maternity Photographer | Kansas City Missouri

How beautiful was this momma to be!! Lexi was my very first maternity client, and she did such an amazing job! Not only is she beautiful, but she is super sweet as well! Her little guy Liam (he'll be featured on the blog next week!) is so incredibly lucky to have a mom like lexi. i was so happy to be able to capture not only Lexi's maternity session but her little lovies newborn session as well!

Mommas i can't tell you how important it is to document this very exciting fleeting time in your life! Whether it's a weekly snapshot of that beautiful belly or professional images like these. it really is a special moment in your life!

If you'd like to know more about making me your maternity photographer of Kansas City,Missouri please go here!

Please Note: Maternity Sessions are best done between 32-36 weeks,so please don't hesitate to contact me today and schedule your session! 

                                  

                                  

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Baby Declan | Newborn | Newborn Photographer | Kansas City Missouri

Baby Declan was a total sweetheart for his newborn session! This little guys daddy was a huge Chargers fan so i knew i had to incorporate that into the session! I planned this little guys session for months, and i just love the way it turned out!

I love doing themed sessions, but these can only be done when booked months in advance. This is why booking early in your pregnancy is ideal!

As always if you'd like to see more cuties like Declan, please go here!

If you would like to go ahead and book your session and make me your newborn photographer of Kansas City Missouri, please head over here!

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Baby Tave | Newborn Photographer Kansas City Missouri

Baby Tave,how awesome is his name right!!! He was such a little sweetheart for his session! He made for the sutest cowboy that i think i have ever seen!!!! I was so glad when his sweet parents said that they wanted some family images. I can't stress enough how incredibly important it is to be in these photographs with your babies! As a Momma myself i really really wish that i would have had images like these when my loves were this little. Being the photographer, i'm always behind the camera and rarely in front o fit :( , So to my fellow mommas & daddies i urge you to take part in your little ones newborn session. our babies grow so incredibly fast,you won't be able to hold them in your arms like this for very long, and by the time you realize that they're already grown!

As always, if you'd like to see more lovies like Tave please go here!

If you would like to go ahead and book your little ones newborn session and make me your newborn photographer of Kansas City, please head over here!

Thanks so much to the Mommies and Daddies that entrust me with their precious babes i value each and every one of you!!!

                                                                                                                 xoxo Melissa

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Baby Jyra | Newborn Photographer | Kansas City Missouri

Little Miss Jyra was quite the little firecracker for her newborn session with me! She was such a strong willed little girl,which is completely fine because i am too!! I don't think Miss Jyra slept more than 5 whole minutes during her session, but i was able to get some beautiful shots of her! Peach is totally her color, so gorgeous!

As always if you'd like to see more lovies like Jyra,please go here!

If you would like to go ahead and book a session and make me your newborn photographer of Kansas City Missouri, you can head over here!

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Baby Titus | Newborn Photographer | Kansas City Missouri

Meet Baby Titus! How adorable is he,and how about that name!!! Baby Titus was only my third newborn and i was still in the process of learning the ropes of Newborn Photography, but he honestly made everything look super easy,and i assure you it's not easy!! He was a pretty chill little guy for most of his newborn session. With every session i always try and get atleast 1 prop shot but Mr Titus let me know very quick that he wasn't having any of that bucket business!! Although i was unable to get him in a bucket i still got some super cute shots of him. I mean look at him in those little suspenders!!!

If you would like to see more lovies like Titus please go here!

If you would like to go ahead and book a session and make me your newborn photographer of Kansas City,you can head over here!

As always, thank you Mommas for entrusting me with your precious babes! 

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Baby Lyric | Newborn Photographer | Kansas City Missouri

Oh i can't say it enough, baby Lyric was absolutely gorgeous! She came to her newborn session knowing exactly what she wanted, and that was for me to NOT touch her!!! I had a little talk with Miss Lyric and gave her some snuggles and she finally gave in, and i was able to get just a couple of shots of her!!! Isn't she absolutely gorgeous, i mean seriously look at those lips!!

As always if you would like to see more precious lovies you can go here!

If you would like to go ahead and book a session and make me your newborn photographer of Kansas City please go here!

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Baby Anthony | Newborn Photographer | Kansas City Missouri

Sweet Baby Anthony was my very first newborn session,and my oh my what an absolute dream he was to capture! Not only was he gorgeous, but he was super sweet and cuddly! His sweet Momma and I talked about his session for months and, i'm so glad that she entrusted me with her sweet sweet baby boy. Baby Anthony was a total dream baby, he let me pose him over and over again and never made a peep! 

If you would like to see more of my work you can head over here! If you like what you see and would like to book a session and make me your newborn photographer of Kansas City, please go here!

Thanks so much to my clients for entrusting me with your precious lovies!

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