Category: Maternity

{Tick Tock} A’s Maternity Session – San Antonio Maternity Photographer

December 20, 2010 · 6:29 am

A was referred to me by one of my amazing clients and I couldn’t be happier about it! She’s just a doll, with a loving husband (and his adorable son!) and their soon to be born little boy….Just all in all, a very sweet & kind family.

We met at a local field to get these great shots at sunset – and I am so happy with how they turned out!

A had a great idea of painting her bell with their handprints – I just adore the collage!!

Thanks A for a great session – can’t wait to meet little L soon!

{Expecting} M’s Maternity Shoot – San Antonio Maternity Photographer

December 20, 2010 · 5:36 am

What a gorgeous and HAPPY couple! I had so much fun wandering about downtown San Antonio doing M’s maternity shoot.

I’m not sure who’s more excited to do the newborn shoot in a few weeks – me or her. With a couple this amazing laid back and down to earth, it’s bound to be a really great time just like the maternity session!

M braved a chilly & cloudy San Antonio afternoon to get these shots – and more!

Here are a few of her favs (and mine too!)

{Expecting} San Antonio Maternity Photographer

October 12, 2010 · 3:01 pm

I was given the privilege of photographing A & T while they were expecting their first born…..betcha can’t guess his name! If all goes as planned, he’ll make his arrival soon – I’m sure A is ready for it!

Some days I feel funny blogging – like whatever I say will just sound like fluff talk. But really, it’s not. I promise.

A & T really are amazing people, who not only make each other laugh, but make others laugh too – they just bring a spark to the room. The love they have for each other and for Dylan really shines through and gives you that warm & fuzzy feeling a maternity session should.

A & T, I can’t wait to meet Dylan and to see you guys again!

New Life, New Love….San Antonio Maternity Photographer

July 6, 2010 · 6:06 am

I had the joy of having W and her family to the studio last week to capture the end of her second pregnancy. Yes, her second. I know, it looks like she ate a cheeseburger for lunch, not that she has a about-to-be-born baby in there, but I assure you, he is!

As a maternity photographer, I am lucky enough to meet people in and around San Antonio that are all beautiful in their own right. W was no exception to that. A warm, loving smile, and an even warmer embrace with her husband and son, the joy that shines from this family just makes you smile.

W & J, I hope you enjoy this sneak peek and the gallery that follows – I cannot wait to meet the newest member of your adorable family!

A personal post – What Custom Photography is to Me – San Antonio Photographer

June 7, 2010 · 5:01 pm

Custom Photography. It’s a phrase thrown about SO much it seems. Lightly, without regard to what CUSTOM truly means.

What does custom photography mean to me? And how do I ensure your experience is a fabulous one?

It means client receives my utmost attention to every single detail. Their vision for the session, paired with mine, is considered, well thought out, and executed with care & precision. From the initial contact, my client is my priority. I happily discuss options for location – not just any old park will do! We discuss visions, investment, but most importantly, we discuss YOU. The client. What are YOU looking to receive from a session – a more traditional feel, or something more carefree, relaxed. Are you looking for indoors, our outdoors? Natural or a more funky urban approach? We’ll discuss what to wear, depending on the location. We’ll discuss how to approach the session. At the time of the session, we’ll have a great time. We’ll talk, we’ll laugh – I want you to feel like you are the only family there is! Because at that time, you are. You will have 110% of my attention. I want you to feel a warm fuzzy feeling from beginning to end! After the session, I will carefully select the photos that represent you & the vision we set for the session. They will be edited to bring out and highlight details, to provide you with family heirlooms. After the gallery is complete, we’ll get together in a comfortable environment. You will watch a slideshow of your gorgeous images, set to music. You will review your proofs and we will discuss wall display options, print options, fine art products and digital collections. When your products arrive, they will be packaged and prepared for you, with special touches to remind you just how much I enjoyed the experience. Why? Because I do! This is my job, sure. But this is also my passion! I thoroughly enjoy meeting each and every client, getting to know personalities and opinions! My business is capturing your life, one click at a time.

When you are looking for a photographer, it’s important to look past the initial investment. Look at their portfolio, see that they are a member of a professional photographer association (such as Professional Photographer’s of America or “PPA”) talk to past clients (if possible), do your research, including reading online reviews such as on Google and other search engines. With fly-by-night businesses running rampant, it’s important to do your homework and ensure that your investment is in a reputable professional registered business. Don’t fall prey to the false claims of those who promise something that seems too good to be true – it likely is. Truly CUSTOM photography is an investment. And for your investment, you will receive an experience, not just a photo session. You will receive heirlooms, treasures to last a lifetime.

I look forward to meeting you, and making you feel like a star!

-Melissa Rodriguez
Photography by Melissa R
“Life Captured. One Click at a Time”

And next comes baby – T's Maternity Sneak Peek {San Antonio Maternity Photographer}

May 25, 2010 · 12:12 am

I really had a hard time doing T’s maternity portrait session. Why, you ask? Because we were laughing so much it was hard to compose myself long enough to pick my camera up!! Such a great time – I was SO happy to have her at the studio with her adorable daughter and very entertaining (and handy to have around) fiance!

Hope you enjoy the sneak peek guys – I can’t wait to meet the little one!!

such a natural smile!!perfect bump!simple and sweetfamily!love

Almost time….San Antonio Maternity Photographer

May 20, 2010 · 11:13 pm

There are some people who just light up a room when they walk in. E is one of those people…friendly smile, kind eyes and a gentle nature just make you want to be friends with her. She came to the studio for a few last minute maternity portraits before her little man makes his arrival. E and family, I hope you enjoy this sneak peek and I can’t wait to meet your little guy when he makes his arrival!


Isn't she gorgeous?

Isn't she gorgeous?


C's Maternity Session – San Antonio Maternity Photographer

May 3, 2010 · 2:05 pm

Can you believe she is in her third trimester? Because I wouldn’t if I hadn’t seen it with my own two eyes. What a gorgeous mama to be! And her super supportive and very loving hubby was there to support her and doted on her the entire time. Their love is SO apparent, it’s just heartwarming to see these two together. Their little girl is destined to be one of the most loved little ones around town! I can’t wait to meet her!

C & T, hope you enjoy your sneak peek!

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A's Maternity Session – San Antonio Maternity Photographer

April 27, 2010 · 11:34 am

I got together with Mrs A and her adorable daughter (who is also an “A” ) to get her maternity photos taken. With the little Miss around, I knew it was destined to be a gorgeous session! We did a bit of outdoors (dodging what I believe are call “no see-ums??) and ants (welcome to Texas people) and then we did a bit with studio lights and a backdrop. It was hard narrowing it down – both of these “A”s are too gorgeous for words and I wanted to post them all!

I hope you enjoy the sneak peek!


Mrs K & Family – San Antonio Maternity Photographer San Antonio Family Photographer

April 27, 2010 · 11:05 am

Meet the super fun and personable Mrs K & family! I just adored her two spunky boys and her gorgeous smile! This family just radiates love and we got together to take the last family of four portraits and capture her belly before the newest addition (another boy!) arrives! I can’t wait to meet him and see the family again!

Enjoy the sneak peek!