Thursday, February 19, 2009

High School Juniors and Seniors.. How would you like a FREE kick ass photoshoot!!

Yep, Totally FREE..

Here's what you have to do..

* Must be a high school junior or senior

* Must be abalible on Sunday March 8th for about 3 hours

* Must become a Fan on Melissa Smith Photography's page (if you have facebook)

* Must submitt one photo of yourself in the Fan Photos Section

* Must be someone whom I have never photographed

* Must live in the Durham, Chapel Hill, Hillsborough, Burlington and surrounding areas.

One Female and One Male will Win this great package!!!

Winners will be announced on March 1st.

Here's what you get...

A FREE kick ass photoshoot at several different locations for up to 3 hours.

Up to 4 outfit changes

Up to 50 fully edited and retouched proofs on a disk

$50.00 Free print credit

1 Free 5x5 custom photobook of your prints

Must submitt photo to or if you have facebook do a search for Melissa Smith Photography and add me to submit your photo there.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

The Lovely Jess!!!

This was fun fun fun.. Although, I have to say it was the first time I have ever had another woman in my bed!!! ha ha not like that guys!!! ewww
But we did have fun!!! She is such a pretty girl. I absolutely love how they turned out and I am so excited that she loved them. These are going to knock the socks off of her soon to be hubby!!!!






Sunday, February 8, 2009

Road Trip!!!

Yesterday my sister, my daughter and myself to Bath NC. I have never even heard of this place and I have lived in NC most of my life. I needed to go because I did a bridal portrait shoot and the beautiful bride requested Bath NC. So, I look it up on the net, didn't really find much about it. I did find out it's apparently the oldest town in NC, also home of Blackbeard the pirate. Well, we start out first thing in the morning, my navigation says 3.5 hours to drive, of course I get there in 3 hours and that's st oping for food, and gas. I have driving skills let me tell ya!!! haha So we get there and immediately I want to move there. It is the smallest, cutest, little historic town I have ever been to. And while I have always wanted to move to Beaufort NC (another small town) it's nothing like Bath NC, I loved it. And I really do want to live there. I have just always dreamed of living in a very small town where everyone knows everyone and you can just walk to anywhere you wanted to go in town. Oh well, we can all dream can't we!!

Here is just a few shots we did while waiting on the bride to arrive (since we got there in record time haha)









Monday, February 2, 2009

The Love of a good book.

One of my absolute favorite things in the world to do is put on a pair of comfortable pj's, a cute pair of toe socks, a warm cozy blanket, a hot cup of coffee and just curl up with a good book. I have read this book countless times, seen the movie oh so many times but I still love the book better. Have you guess yet by my profile which book it is.... The Notebook by the Brilliant Nicolas Sparks.

If you seriously have NOT read this book...WHAT ARE U WAITING ON?? It's a classic, timeless love story.

Here is my favorite part in the story...

My Dearest Allie. I couldn't sleep last night because I know that it's over between us. I'm not bitter any more, because I know that what we had was real. And if in some distant place in the future we see each other in our new lives, I'll smile at you with joy and remember how we spent the summer beneath the trees, learning from each other and growing in love. The best love is the kind that awakens the soul and makes us reach for more, that plants a fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds, and that's what you've given me. That's what I hope to give to you forever. I love you. I'll be seeing you. Noah~ The Notebook

ahhhhh, my heart just melts.