Photo of the day: Day 12 [ my own personal photo challenge ] Oh! MG Photography |South Phoenix Family & Children’s Lifestyle and Portrait Photographer

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Day 12 : Holidays

I really love taking holiday images like this! Wish I had more to share. Such a cutie.

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Photo of the day: Day 11 [ my own personal photo challenge ] Oh! MG Photography |South Phoenix Family & Children’s Lifestyle and Portrait Photographer

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Day 11 : Every day is a gift

I use to do these christmas minis  when i first started out. I would book up real fast, tons of parents who wanted their kids dressed in green and red for Christmas before the holidays.

Now I’m too busy to run these, and most definitely wouldn’t have the same set ups or booking schedule as I did back then.

But these small shoots are what got me on my feet and got me clientele. They got a profit flow going for me to improve my gear all while working and practicing every day.

Don’t forget where you came from! Every day is a sweet little gift and it’s up to you what you do with it.

(hit the ground running!)

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Photo of the day: Day 10 [ my own personal photo challenge ] Oh! MG Photography |South Phoenix Family & Children’s Lifestyle and Portrait Photographer

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Day 10: more than just a photograph

These are more than just photos to some. These are days that they got to be in the moment and just enjoy the occasion that I was hired for. This image is from a baptism I was hired to capture. Such a well behaved baby for just a special occasion (and that dress!!) Mom & dad didn’t have to worry about pictures and got to be in the moment. whether its a birthday or a baptism I think it’s wise to hire help in the photo department to take stress and pressure off the hosts or main party to better enjoy the memories!

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Photo of the day: Day 9 [ my own personal photo challenge ] Oh! MG Photography |South Phoenix Family & Children’s Lifestyle and Portrait Photographer

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Day 9: My favorite age to photograph

This little guy is not only one of my favorite past present and future clients but he’s also the son of one of my best friends. He’s 5 months in this picture which just so happens to be one of my favorite ages to photograph. The 5 to 7 month window of Happy-Tummy-Time, Toe-sucking, controlled-neck-movements is my favorite.

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Photo of the day: Day 6 [ my own personal photo challenge ] Oh! MG Photography |South Phoenix Family & Children’s Lifestyle and Portrait Photographer

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Day 6 : Old stomping grounds

 

I use to live in the middle of a different desert where the creative natural backdrops were HARD to come by. This line of trees, and this type specifically photographed SO well for me for the time I spent in Twentynine Palms, CA. I always used this location and it really took a while for others to find. I didn’t hide it, but at the same time no one asked about it. I love how the trees catch the light and look so smooth. A lot of memories when I think back at these pictures, and this couple seriously was a hoot. Their first baby and the soon to be parents were so excited. Wish I could have stuck around to follow their family with photography, I’m sure their baby was a true blessing.

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Photo of the day: Day 3 [ my own personal photo challenge ] Oh! MG Photography |South Phoenix Family & Children’s Lifestyle and Portrait Photographer

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Day 3 : New Life

 

Before I decided to take newborn photography off my of repertoire, one type of shoot that I jumped for joy over were Fresh-48 sessions, otherwise known as First-48 or Hospital Newborn. The happiness the new baby brought to the new family before chaos ensued was so great to see. The babies were always so fresh, and so clean, and for the most part happy little bundles of sleepiness.  I still absolutely adore all the images i’ve taken for my baby-toting clients. Even though I don’t offer the posed newborn sessions anymore I’d still be open to visiting hospital guests!

 

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Photo of the day: Day 1 [ my own personal photo challenge ] Oh! MG Photography |South Phoenix Family & Children’s Lifestyle and Portrait Photographer

For 30 days I’m going to dig into my computer and find a photo I really love, either personal or business.

This is a personal challenge for me, to stick with something.  
Fingers Crossed! I gotta wake Google up and remind it I exist!

 

Day #1 : Hailey

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She let me get her dressed up in overalls and a cute hair band for some images in the huge puddle outside our house and this one I don’t think ever saw the light of day, at least on Oh! MG Photography.

This is the last time she let me get her dressed up and do a shoot. She’s not completely cooperative all the time, is that a shocker?

 

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Plan a day with Vertuccio Farms in Mesa, AZ – Oh! MG Photography Southern Phoenix, AZ Family and Children’s Portrait & Lifestyle Photographer

I am so excited to say that I have teamed up for ONE DAY (maybe two!?) With Vertuccio Farms to offer

1/2 off admission when you book a

$50 mini session

with Oh! MG Photography!*

When we first moved to Phoenix last year this was one of the first places we visited as a family and it was a great time!

Come dressed as your Halloween character, come dressed as your adorable self. This is a great opportunity to get the family out of the house and spend some quality time together!

These mini sessions start at $50 ($25 dollar deposit due to reserve yourself a spot! Spots ARE limited!)

They include 2 digital images & the choice of one printed as an 8×10 (S&H included)

On top of some ravishing photos, you’ll receive 1/2 off general admission when visiting the Vertuccio Farm that day!

That’s a savings of $4.50 a person!

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If you’d like to book your Vertuccio Mini session visit the market place where you can pick your time and pay your non-refundable deposit of $25.00.

 

 

never heard of Vertuccio Farms!? Shame on you! Visit http://vertucciofarms.com to see what the hype is all about! I’ll tell you what, my favorite part last year was the EXTREME AIR PILLOW! yeah that’s my 6’5″ husband getting AIR with ease.  (these pictures are from my personal trip in 2013 and are in no way endorsed by Vertuccio Farms.)

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A Day In The Life of Oh! MG Photography – South Phoenix Family & Children’s Lifestyle and Portrait Photographer

My life is pretty ordinary. I mean I’ve got one kid, my husbands got a full time 9-5 (sorta) job, and I sorta work from home & act like a housewife.

We don’t have anything spectacular to share when it comes to day to day activities so I decided I’d spice up my boring day with my olloclip.

True story: this post was going to have REAL DSLR images on it. hi res. gorgeous edits. then I thought: thats not real life. What’s real life is raw, and noisy and not glorified. (and because I deleted the images I started on my camera from the morning.)

So here I present you some killer Olloimages.
My images start as I make my way to the school to pick up my baby girl. Welcome to my August 21st.

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It looked like a it’d be a pretty gloomy day – it being monsoon season.

 #Rainyday

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It makes for a perfect day to free-lens on an olloclip right?

#notpossible

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You’re completely right, I need more coffee. So I stopped into Safeway for some Starbucks.

I was waiting for my coffee when a woman looked at my phone and was like- “Oh isn’t that cool, is that a lens?”

Yes, yes it is. Now let me tell you all about it in 1.4 minutes while we wait for my iced coffee.

#OlloclipShouldPayMe

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Sat in the car, sipped coffee. and then it happened …

 the rain was only going to hold off for so long.

the sprinkles they came down and they came down hard, but I’ll tell you we braved that sprinkling like it was no body’s business.

#EvenIcouldMakeItRainHarderThanThat

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Brought my baby doll home and popped in some Fish sticks for lunch, MMM.

#TrustTheGordonsFishermen

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I was then held at my will to play a game with my child, where she later threw a fit that I was winning and threw a pillow at the game.

During her time out, I did some editing.

#MommyWon

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When she cooled off, we played Legos.

#notsurewhatthatis

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I once again ran away, sanity in hand, to edit quickly between being a mom and slave to my daughter.

#TheStrugglesReal

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I decided letting her rollerblade outside could get out some energy she has pent up,

so we all but roped a pillow to her hind quarters and headed outside.

#SafteyFirst

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When she’s red in the face like that, it means the energy is escaping her.

#MomsStillWinning

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Then it was off to teach her what belly muscles are and why we need them to balance.

#MyBellyMusclesAreOnNow

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 The reality hit me.

I was actually a grown up.

Not a playmate, or a Photoshop junkie.

Time for the household chores – PM edition.

#DirtyDirtyDishes

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One of my best friends has 4 legs and purrs, so what?

#CrazyCatLady

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Those dishes got done, and I had to show you so you didn’t

pass judgment on me too quickly.

#BecauseYouKnowYouDid

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Made some Sodium-filled Velveta Mac n Cheese to go with

whatever I made – It was a very “whatever” dinner night.

#IHateCooking

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I sat with my daughter at her kids table and talked crap about the stuffed the uncool stuffed animals

and raved about all the hottest trends in a 4 year olds life.

#SheDidntEatHerPeas

I am omitting the picture I have of my amazing husband passed out in bed, which he’s not aware I have

but I am so so so lucky and thankful to have him as someone to share my bed with and settle in for the night with, every night.

My life ain’t glam, it’s not perfect. But it’s sure a heck of a lot cooler through an #olloclip.


HAY! lets see what Nicole Marie Gulick-Causey of Nicole Gulick Photography in San Clemente CA is up to in her “A DAY IN THE LIFE” entry in this months blog circle!


$189 Holiday Sessions Sept through December! – Oh! MG Photography Family & Children’s LIfestyle and Portrait Photg | OhMGPhoto.com

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This year, take advantage of the holiday season mini sessions hosted by Oh! MG Photography.

Update the frames in your home for half the cost of a full session.

Get your custom professionally printed holiday cards through Oh! MG Photography and receive 20% off of your product order!

Contact Melissa today for a consult on your holiday family photos by Oh! MG Photography.

Splash of Black & White: Using hard chisled high contrast Black & White in Lifestyle Photography – Oh! MG Photography Phoenix, AZ Family & Children’s Photographer 2014

DISCLAIMER: Yes. I am one of those moms that take pictures #ALLTHETIME of their kid. Sorry! But mix two of the things I love (kid + camera) and i’m happy as a clam.

 

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Typically I use a very delicate, clean, smooth crisp edit for my personal and professional photos. I’ve seen many uses of B&W though that I am captivated by and that’s a high contrast B&W style that I’m sure I’ve never used.

The trick? Well, the image looks crazy in color. I mean, highlights blown, darks so dark they’re distracting, weird sharpening everywhere.. but turn it black and white and it’s a total different animal! It becomes the masterpiece I wanted it to be.  Lots of post tweaking. :)

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PSA: “Because a CD doesn’t look nearly as good on your wall.” – Oh! MG Photography Ahwatukee, AZ Family and Children’s Lifestyle & Portrait Photographer

Right now, Oh! MG Photography is offering you an amazing deal on prints!

Something you really have to see to believe.

If you’re a past, present or future client you get to take advantage of 20% off prints!

Discount Prints Phoenix Arizona Photographer

just for you, 20% off! when you purchase prints through Oh! MG Photo.

 

If your walls are bare, I need to help you with that! No one likes a naked wall.

Here we go, now this looks way better than hanging a CD there (and a lot less awkward too!)

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Melissa Garcia is a Family and Children’s Lifestyle & Portrait Photographer based out of South Phoenix serving the entire Valley Area.

Tempe, Chandler, Phoenix, Mesa, Gilbert, Carefree, Scottsdale, Surprise, Peoria, Tolleson, Avondale.

Contact Oh! MG Photography for a session today!

Melissa@OhMGPhoto.com

(602) 730-1329


The Essence of Summer – Oh! MG Photography | Ahwatukee, AZ Family, Children’s Portrait & Lifestyle Photographer

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I say this to anyone I meet.

They’ll say, “do you have any children?”

and I’ll show them my business card or the background of my phone and I’ll say,

“yes, I have a 4 year old – she’s my model.”

 She’s not really a model, but she’s MY model.

She will always be the most beautiful thing in the entire world to me.

She’s aged so fast. I mean she’s going on her second year of preschool, she’s adventurous, lively, hysterical.

 She’s a ball of energy and a work of art and she’s what I focus my on in my life.

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I also take time to do small shoots with her through each season.  Today  was summer.

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Today it was 100 degrees out, at 11am.

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Today was sweaty… and hot. Hot sun rays beaming down on us without many clouds in the sky to intercept the heat.

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Today was my feet burning in the Arizona desert sand while my daughter played at a park.

Seriously, they just wanted some shade.

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Today was the cicadas blaring their buzzing noise through Papago Park here in Phoenix.

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Today was a usual day of summer in the amazing desert city of Phoenix, AZ.

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 even the bugs were too hot to be out. My daughter wore her bug catcher hoping to find something.

Not even the beatles in the desert were dumb enough to be out in that heat!

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She was  hot too and sweating through her tiny 4 year old pores.

But, she loved the awesome thrift store umbrella we rocked today :)

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 Amazing Photographer Blog Circle:

 

If you enjoyed reading & seeing my “Summer” post

stop on over to

Nicole of Nicole Gulick Photography’s blog based out of San Clemente, CA

to see her creative spin on the topic “Summer”

 


 

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Melissa Garcia is a Family and Children’s Lifestyle & Portrait Photographer based out of South Phoenix serving the entire Valley Area.

Tempe, Chandler, Phoenix, Mesa, Gilbert, Carefree, Scottsdale, Surprise, Peoria, Tolleson, Avondale.

Contact Oh! MG Photography for a session today!

Melissa@OhMGPhoto.com

(602) 730-1329

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