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Charlottesville Maternity Photographer | S Family Session

This session is one of my new favorites! I love being a Charlottesville Maternity Photographer and getting to capture the sweet time before three become four! Momma went all out for this session and got this amazing matching gown for her and her daughter. They are welcoming a second baby girl in a few weeks […]

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What to Wear for Spring Family Pictures

Happy first day of spring! I’m excited to talk about what to wear for spring family pictures today. What to wear for family pictures is my most asked client concern, right behind “we’re terrible in front of the camera! Can you help us?” to which the answer is: absolutely. But that’s a topic for another […]

What to Wear Spring Family Pictures Melissa Sheridan

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Charlottesville Children Photography | Olivia First Birthday Session

I love offering Charlottesville Children Photography in my studio, like this session for sweet Olivia! She came in the studio for a children’s milestone session to celebrate her first birthday. Olivia was born two weeks before the world shut down due to COVID in 2020. Like many other 2020 babies, most of her life she […]

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Charlottesville Spring Mini Sessions 2021 | Melissa Sheridan Photography

I’m happy to announce my Charlottesville Spring Mini Sessions for 2021! Last year my spring mini sessions cancelled due to COVID. So I am extra excited about being able to offer these this year! These sessions are the perfect Mother’s Day gift to your wife or special someone or even yourself! You deserve it, mama! […]

Blooming tree in a garden | Charlottesville Spring Mini Sessions

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Questions to Never Ask a Wedding Photographer

Today I’m talking about five questions to never ask a wedding photographer and better things to ask instead. People understandably have lots of questions for wedding photographers. It’s a big undertaking to be the sole person in charge of documenting something as important as someone’s wedding day. There are some questions I and probably most […]

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How to Care for Your Engagement Ring

Do you have some sparkly new bling on your finger? Today I’m talking about how to care for your engagement ring! Get it insured ASAP! This is my number one tip for how to care for your engagement ring. If you follow no other tips, let it at least be this one. Why? Your engagement […]

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The Mill at Fine Creek Engagement Session | Jackie + Joe

Jackie & Joe met me at The Mill at Fine Creek – their wedding venue – for a beautiful day in spring for their engagement session. I love doing engagement sessions at the wedding venue because it provides my couples with a meaningful “before and after” of their relationship in photos. And as a bonus, […]

man and woman holding hands in green garden | the mill at fine creek engagement

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My First Two Rolls of 35mm Film

I’m really excited to share my first two rolls of 35mm film with you today! I was born in 1989 which makes me almost 32. Most my early childhood was still documented on film that my dad got developed at Price Club. I fondly remember disposable cameras. But my own first experience capturing images has […]

pink flowers shot on 35mm film

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Libby Hill Engagement Session | Melissa + Josh

Melissa & Josh’s Libby Hill engagement session is one of my very favorites! The story behind these photos is that Melissa & Josh were supposed to have their wedding on the day we had this session. We put off their engagement session for a while because of COVID. When I knew they postponed their September […]

man and woman in front of city skyline | libby hill engagement session

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