WOW! It’s been a while! {San Antonio Photographer}

February 6, 2014 · 3:04 am

My oh my. It’s been a while!

While we have been BUSY BUSY, we have neglected our blog oh so much.

We have been busy shooting weddings at some of THE most gorgeous venues in Texas, as well as some of the most AMAZING families in and around San Antonio (dare we say it….even in Texas!). We feel so lucky and incredibly blessed to have been frolicking around the Hill Country, doing what we love and making people happy.

Here are just a few of our recent favorites, and we promise to be back more often!!

Happy New Year! {Portraits} {Photography by Melissa R}

December 31, 2012 · 5:57 pm

Last day of 2012. Holy moly. Where did this year go? As you can see, we have been busy bees. We are cooking up some new exciting specials and events – and we are starting off the new year with a BANG. Book a portrait session by January 3 and receive a FREE 11×14 Mounted Print with your session (a $55 value!) AND, be in the first 5 to book and receive $100 OFF your collection purchase! Session must be held by March 31, and may be used for any type of session (family, maternity, newborn, child, etc!) Email melissa@photographybymelissar.com to book your session or get more info! 

Natalia's Senior Session {San Antonio Senior Photographer}

September 6, 2011 · 5:00 am

I met Natalia at the studio where we got started with her senior photos. She wanted some more relaxed less formal photos, so we took the 2 minute drive (it was 105* – no way were we walking!) down the road to wrap up the shoot in a natural setting. These are some of my favorite senior photos – Natalia’s beauty both inside & out truly shines through these, don’t you think?

I just can’t pick a favorite – I’d love to hear which is your fav! Please be sure to check these out on the Facebook page at

Thanks for checking them out!

{Enter to Win – FREE Mini Session} San Antonio Photographer

August 16, 2011 · 4:18 am

Interested in a FREE mini session?

Are you on Facebook?

Want to give winning a free session a shot?

Here’s the scoop: EMAIL me a photo (of you, your family, your kidlet – whatever you think will get you the most likes!) with the subject line of BACK-2-SCHOOL to melissa@photographybymelissar.?com – you will have until midnight CST on Wednesday, August 17 to get it to me. On 8-18, I’ll post the photos – you will then need to get the most “LIKES” by midnight Sunday August 21 (I’ll be checking!) to win a FREE MINI SESSION. The Facebook page where the photos will be posts is www.facebook.com/photographybymelissar Annnnnd – GO!

Christmas in….August?? {San Antonio Photographer, San Antonio Family Photographer}

August 6, 2011 · 12:01 am

Yep. You read that right! It’s Christmas in August. Time to announce this years Holiday Mini Session schedule.

I’ve been asked about these a few times, and have finally nailed down a few dates so I could offer 12 slots this year, over the 8 last year.

Military will receive 10% off as a thank you for your unfaltering sacrifice and proud service to our Country.

Refer a friend (who must also book) and you both get $25 off your session fees!

To hold your slot, a $100 non-refundable retainer will be due. Provided there is availability, you may be able to transfer it to a different day.

For any other questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me! Melissa@Photographybymelissar.com

{New} – San Antonio Birth Photographer, San Antonio Newborn Photographer, San Antonio Maternity Photographer

July 23, 2011 · 3:04 am

It’s truly indescribable – the birthing process it truly something words cannot possibly nor accurately describe. Joy & pain, it’s a roller coaster of emotions and physical being. I was honored to attend & photograph this recent birth – I’ll be posting maternity & newborn images in the coming days as well.

Thank you J for having me attend your beautiful daughter’s birth!

Birth Photography

It’s official! {San Antonio Wedding Photographer, San Antonio Photographer, San Antonio Newborn Photographer}

July 15, 2011 · 7:29 am

Whew. What a whirlwind.

Sessions – check!
Weddings – check check!
Crazy wicked awesome Open House – check check checkity check!

But seriously – the Open House was amazing! Great people, great food, super fun photo booth – it really was a night to talk about! Here are a few photos of the details of the evening…..and you can check out Facebook for the Photo Booth photos too!

THANK YOU to everyone who joined us – we really can’t thank you enough for showing your support!

Grand Opening! {San Antonio Photographer}

June 14, 2011 · 2:53 am

A few years ago, I thought “Hey, self – it would be awesome to have an amazing commercial space, centrally located and with fab decor”.

My thoughts and dreams are now a reality!

I would LOVE it if you would join me at the Grand Opening/Open House of my new studio space – bigger and better than anything I’ve had before. Food, drinks and music will be a-plenty (did I just say “a-plenty”??). And no Grand Opening would be complete without a fantastical give-away for thos who attend! Curious what it is? You’ll have to stop by to find out!

Music provided by: DJ Ray San Antonio’s Best Dj’s
Baked goods provided by: Good Gluten Free Foods Good Gluten Free Foods
Photo Booth Provided by: Something Blue Wedding Photography Something Blue
Facebook “Event” Page: Grand Opening Facebook Event Page

And much, much more!

So come on by, June 30 from 6-9pm, check out the new digs, try some cupcakes, hear some tunes, and take a few silly photos in the photo booth

Studio located at 11933 Warfield San Antonio TX 78216

{Soon} San Antonio Maternity Photographer

February 22, 2011 · 4:31 am

Oh I’ve been a bad, bad blogger, haven’t I?

I’ve spent the last 6 weeks learning, working, shooting, and trying to find time to sleep somewhere in there. After a WONDERFUL time with an amazing teacher, an incredible time spent at a the Professional Photographer’s of America convention Imaging USA, tons of shoots and a little sleep, blogging has just been, well, put on hold.

But I can’t help but share this one. This one is very special to me – the model here is a dear photographer friend who is due with baby number two any day now (or so she hopes!) and she and I collaborated on the session. She really wanted some studio shots, and I was dying to try out a new location for some outdoor photos. I have some amazing studio shots, but just cannot get over how gorgeous she looks in this light! Tatiana, you are a stunning woman, and I am so thankful to know you!

{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!