Melissa Marie Photo: Blog http://melissamariephoto.com/blog en-us (C)Melissa Marie melissamariefoto@gmail.com (Melissa Marie Photo) Mon, 12 Jun 2017 20:33:00 GMT Mon, 12 Jun 2017 20:33:00 GMT http://melissamariephoto.com/img/s10/v110/u250287460-o614365-50.jpg Melissa Marie Photo: Blog http://melissamariephoto.com/blog 96 120 Misha & Tyler's Farm Engagement http://melissamariephoto.com/blog/2017/6/misha-tylers-farm-engagement  

 

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Maya http://melissamariephoto.com/blog/2017/5/maya

 

 

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Five Islands with Lacey and Always Piper http://melissamariephoto.com/blog/2017/5/lacey-five-islands---maine  

Model: Lacey - @laceymwilson

Blue Dress: Always Piper - @always_piper

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Cloudy Beach scenes with Beth http://melissamariephoto.com/blog/2017/4/cloudy-beach-scenes-with-beth

 

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Cape Elizabeth with Jessica http://melissamariephoto.com/blog/2017/4/cape-elizabeth-with-jessica

 

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Sunset Vibes with Chelsea http://melissamariephoto.com/blog/2017/4/spring-vibes-with-chelsea

        

       

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Tara http://melissamariephoto.com/blog/2017/4/tara I met Tara for the first time on the day we hopped on a ferry and walked 20 minutes to an abandoned fort on Peak's Island. Talk about bold. This is one of the reasons I like her so much! The shoot needles to say was a blast. I am always down for a new adventure especially if I can take photos! Here is a sneak at our shoot on Peaks Island. 

 

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Yasmine http://melissamariephoto.com/blog/2017/3/yasmine Last weekend I got to shoot with the lovely Yasmine Imon of the very fashionable blog - rebbelle.com

This was my first time shooting a blogger and I had a blast in the process. 

Yasmine was just getting over a cold and had been on a shoot for six hours before we met up. Yes, I said six hours. Not to mention it was about 45 degrees and very windy at our location. Yet, Yasmine was professional, polite and such a pleasure to shoot with. I had so much fun and loved the results of this collaboration. If all bloggers are like Yasmine then - bloggers Hit me up! 🤙 

And go check out this lovely lady's blog for the feature and so much more! 

http://rebbelle.com

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Chelsea http://melissamariephoto.com/blog/2017/2/chelsea Meeting and working with Chelsea this past weekend was such a pleasure. She is not only the sweetest person, she is stunning and incredibly professional. We ventured a little and took some small risks on our shoot and the results were awesome! I am so happy how the photographs came out.

Thanks Chelsea for a super fun shoot! 

 

*Locations below

Locations:

Skillins Greenhouse Falmouth, ME

Tandem Coffee Roasters Portland, ME

 

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Grace http://melissamariephoto.com/blog/2017/2/g

I got to meet and work with Grace in the middle of a snow storm this past weekend. She was a trooper! It was seriously coming down and Grace was right there with us rollin' with the punches. We ventured around the city a bit starting at the library, making our way down to Dobra Tea Shop then to the very awesome Bull Moose record store. All these locations were so fun and full credit goes to Sety Fu Photography for finding them! Being new to Portland is difficult sometimes because I am not use to living in a city I don't know every inch of. Luckily I had the guidance of Sety and every place we went to was perfection. This shoot was so much fun and hopefully is the beginning of many more like it in Maine. 

Hope you like the photos!

Location: Dobra Tea. Portland, ME 

Location: Bull Moose. Portland, ME

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Snow Weekend Recap! http://melissamariephoto.com/blog/2017/2/weekend-recap-it-was-a-long-one  

Hello and Happy Valentine's day!

This post was super spontaneous and I'll admit mostly for my close friends and fam to give them a quick update on our snowed in weekend. This is not a Valentine's day post. It just so happened to coincide so sorry =)

Anywho, here is a mini weekend recap since I pretty much had a 5 day weekend YIKES! Most of the time we were in our home keeping cozy because the snow outside was coming down hard. But we did manage to enjoy our last snow day yesterday and adventured to the park with Bella for some fun. The snow went up and over my knees! Even poor Bella was sinking. Luckily she has a little deer sprint in her (if you saw her Instagram story you know what I'm talking about ;p ) She LOVED every second of it. Greg wanted to take charge of the camera which is why he's not in here so I said sure honey and he documented a glimpse of our snow day in the park. 

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Our new Home! Well, some of it =) http://melissamariephoto.com/blog/2017/2/our-new-home Greetings from Maine!

I haven't been blogging as much as I want to since we've been moving and settling into our new little apartment. But I thought that I would post something today since we just made ONE month in Portland! A lot of our friends and family have been asking to see the new apt so...In honor of this first milestone I am sharing an apartment preview! Not all our room are here because not all our room are clean =p Although we've come a long way with getting the place together we still have much to go. So here is a sneak peak. 

The walls are bare and the furniture is minimum but I really wanted to take my time with decorating this home to our liking. One lesson we learned from our first place in Queens is that you can't rush it. Cliche I know, but it's sooooo true. It's hard to stop yourself from wanting to buy absolutely everything all at once and have everything set right away but you have to take your time. Trust me! 

 

Our living room!

We kept our furniture for this room because well...if it ain't broke right! Also, this couch is soooo comfy. My mom was kind enough to give us this living room set 7 years ago and we still love it so there's no way we could get rid of it. 

  

Bedroom!

Although 99.9% of everything in here we needed to purchase this time around (we HAD to graduate from a full to a queen), there are things we kept from our last place. Like our TV of course and this wonderful jewelry armoire Greg's mom gave me a few years ago. It might not match perfectly but I believe in keeping things that mean something. 

I'm pretty sure Bella thinks this her HER new bed...

    

 

  

 

 

 

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First ALMOST full week in Maine http://melissamariephoto.com/blog/2017/1/first-maine-hike  

Our movers came to pick up our furniture on Monday and well, they are still not here (grr) so we have no furniture, no TV, no internet... pretty much just our bed and a tiny monitor with an antenna to watch local channels. I am NOT complaining - I swear! Just wanted to paint a picture here. We are starting the adjustment process here. So far we have found a coffee shop with WI-FI which I am sitting in right now writing this post, a few pretty awesome grocery stores, an awesome breakfast spot and a nearby hiking trail! 

We got here Monday night to a nice cool 8 degrees and we thought - well great. However, yesterday surprised us when we woke up to a beautiful sunny day. At around noon the temperature rose to a wonderful 55 degrees. Greg and I looked at each other and said...hike?... Hike! Yup people, we went for a hike. Now I am kicking myself because my camera is still packed up somewhere so I wasn't able to document this beautiful hike with anything other than my iPhone camera. So the quality isn't wonderful but anyone that knows me knows I just can't help myself. I needed to take the photos no matter what I had. It was just so beautiful. Of course my iPhone camera does not do this hike justice but I still wanted to share with you guys.    

Greg made me a walking stick 😛

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An Ode to Queens http://melissamariephoto.com/blog/2017/1/an-ode-to-queens Welp, now that the news of Greg and I moving is out, I thought I would dedicate a post to the place we have called home for the past six and a half years.

Queens, New York

In 2010 Greg and I went on a hunt for a place to live in together. Boy did we luck out. We found this awesome one bedroom apartment on the fifth floor of a walk up right in between LIC and Astoria. When we moved in, we were excited to explore our new neighborhood. Walking all over it checking out the restaurants, bars, pubs and of course, the beer gardens. We found out very quickly that Queens is awesome! The culture and diversity in this borough is none like I’ve ever experienced before; there is a little bit of EVERYTHING. Needless to say we have very much cherished and enjoyed our life here. We’ve had countless laughs, have had even more brunches. We adopted our first dog together, got engaged and then married; met some amazing people and brought people into the neighborhood. 

We love Queens and are forever grateful for everything it has been to us. 

Here's to Queens! 

 

 

 

 

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New Year New EVERYTHING! http://melissamariephoto.com/blog/2016/12/new-year-new-everything How many times have you heard "New Year, New me". Or maybe even said it yourself. Well, I am here to say :

"New Year - New Everything!" 

2017 is going to be a year of a lot of firsts for us because Greg, Bella and I are moving! After 15 and a half years of living in New York City (for me - 11 for Greg) we have decided to pack up our life and head north. The Gabriels are re-locating to Portland, Maine! I know what you're thinking - It's so cold up there! Who cares! Portland is such a cool little city (even though it's the biggest city in Maine) with so much art, culture and yes, food to offer. If we don't try it now - will we ever?

Why?

Greg and I have been searching for years for a place to re-locate to. Nothing seemed right enough to commit to - until we went back to Maine in September for a quick anniversary trip. We visited Maine about 5 years ago but stayed in Old Orchard beach, hung out at Kennebunk Port and shopped at Freeport. In fact, I very clearly remember on our drive from Old Orchard beach to Freeport Greg mentioning Portland and how it's such a cool city and me thinking .... eh, let skip it this time. So when we went back up there in September I bit my tongue alright. Portland is AWESOME! 

The food scene for one - Are you kidding me? Sea food is not the only game in town. Their restaurants are up to par with any of the ones I've been to in NYC. Greg is in the restaurant business and well it was sort of a no brainer for him. 

But what would I do? 

Well, it took me all of a couple of weeks to find a job up there. Can you believe it?! I couldn't. 

We have been incredibly lucky in New York. Let's face it I grew up here.I lived and went to high school in Washington Heights, dormed in college in the Bronx and our first home together has been in Queens. We have always been surrounded by friends and family. Our life here is not bad and NYC will always - always be a huge chunk of my heart. But it's time to move on. Search for a different way of life. Don't get me wrong I will be coming back to feel that hustle and bustle rush of the city but I think that for now - we will explore something different and see what other places may have in store for us. 

We are so excited and so terrified but we are ready for this new adventure together. 

I was looking through archives of my photos last night and came across some pictures of our very first visit to Maine in 2011. 

 

If you want to take a look at our most recent trip to Maine as well click here

 

And a very healthy and Happy New Years to all! 

  

 

 

 

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Thank you for an amazing 2016! http://melissamariephoto.com/blog/2016/12/thank-you Hi friends! I have recently been MIA and I apologize. The Holidays are such a busy time in our house hold and with our friends and families so it is much too easy to get caught up in all the shopping, partying, dinners and celebrations. It has been a bit difficult to not crash on my couch with my Bella and a nice full glass of wine at the end of the night.

However, this year has been truly amazing for me when it came to my photography and I had the immense pleasure of working with so many amazing and beautiful people. I wanted to dedicate this blog post to all my wonderful clients of 2016. You guys truly made my year so much fun. You allowed me to put my passion into practice and for that I am so so grateful! You have NO idea how much it meant to me that you chose me to capture your special moments this year. A million gazillion times thank you thank you thank you!!!

  

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Kate - West Village http://melissamariephoto.com/blog/2016/12/kate

When your friend says let's go shoot in the rain - you go shoot in the rain! This spontaneous shoot was such a success I am so happy with how the photos came out and it was so much fun! I've shot Kate a few times before and each time it's a blast and results in amazing images. This was my first time shooting in the rain but I guarantee it will not be my last. Hope you like them! =)  

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Sarah http://melissamariephoto.com/blog/2016/11/sarah

I've been trying to get Sarah in front of my camera for months! Because - well I mean - look at her! Our busy lives made us set a date about a month in advanced for a nice girly day of shooting and some yoga after. It was one of the funnest, most pleasant saturdays I've had! The shoot was so much fun. We went down to Gantry state park in Long Island City NY and kind of winged it. Oh boy did it work! I am so happy with how the portraits came out and I have to say for a non yoga girl - Her session was the most relaxing yoga sessions I think I have ever had. Thank you Sarah for such a fun and relaxing Saturday afternoon. =) Here are some of my absolute favorites from my shoot with Sarah. Hope you like them as much as I do. 

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Sam + Zach ::heart:: Sandwiches http://melissamariephoto.com/blog/2016/11/sam-zach-heart-sandwiches

I met up with these two love birds in a quaint little park in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. To be clear, Sandwiches is this couple's adorable puppy! He was scared of my camera at first but that did not stop him from being the cutest subject that day. We took a nice little stroll in the park and then they played a little catch which lets face it is so cute. Here are some of my favorites from this very fun engagement shoot. 

 

   

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The Salon Family http://melissamariephoto.com/blog/2016/11/the-salon-family

Alright, can we take a second and talk about how adorable the Salon Family is! Jenn, Josh and their 3 year old son Chase met me across the street of the Guggenheim Museum in NYC on what has been one of the most beautiful fall days we have had so far. It was 60 degrees! It was the perfect day to walk in the park, enjoy good conversation, laugh and take some pictures. So that is exactly what we did. Thank you guys for letting me spend such a nice day in Central Park with you! Here are some of my favorites from last weekend's family shoot. Enjoy!

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melissamariefoto@gmail.com (Melissa Marie Photo) Central Park NYC New York autumn brooklyn city couple day engaged engagement expecting fall family flower garden getaway hike hiking husband island long love married maternity mom new ny nyc ocean park people photographer photography portrait pregnancy queens shoot spring travel trip upstate vacation wedding weekend wife york http://melissamariephoto.com/blog/2016/11/the-salon-family Fri, 18 Nov 2016 18:12:25 GMT