Oh my goodness, this session was fun!!  Meghan is a sweet friend of mine, and I was thrilled when she asked me to do her maternity and newborn pictures.  A few weeks ago, I got to go meet sweet Nolan and he. is. precious!!!  Nolan was actually born pretty early, so our newborn session took place when he was almost six weeks old but around the time of his due date.  He was perfect in every way, sleeping and snuggling, but also gave me plenty of eye contact and even a precious smile!!  Scroll down to see that photo, which may be my favorite!  I usually get a few of those sweet gas smile pictures, but this little guy was HAPPY!!!  It was so fun to catch.

I adore this family so much.  I met them at Dylan’s big brother’s newborn session a couple of years ago, and that session easily became one of my favorites.  Both Kara and Ryan are so warm and loving…with their beautiful kiddos and each other.  They immediately made me feel welcome, and it’s been such a pleasure to get to know them better over the last couple of years.  I’ve had a chance to watch Deklan grow and step into the big brother role, and I was SO excited to meet little brother, Dylan.  I say “little” very lightly because at almost twelve pounds, he was not little at all, but such pure perfection with his squishy rolls.

I am so excited to now be able to offer newborn “Life in Motion” videos as an optional add on for my newborn sessions.  I would love for you to take a look and see how capturing these small but huge moments on video, while incorporating stills set to music creates the perfect keepsake.

Dylan Frederic from Melissa Lebo Parsons on Vimeo.


I loved getting to work with not one but TWO sweet babies a few weeks ago!   I remember telling their mom and dad that they were making this parenting thing look totally easy….they were so relaxed and calm about everything.

Twins always fascinate me.  Within being at the house for only a few minutes, I could see such different personalities from these little ones!  Madison had the funniest expressions she would give me to let me know if she wasn’t having something while Abel was just content and observing so much of the time.  I actually had to snap fast when Abel blinked a few times just to make it look like he was sleeping!  Brother was wide awake for most of the session, but that’s why I love just capturing babies as they are…it makes for a much more relaxed session for everyone!

It may be rainy and gloomy today in Houston, but looking back through this beautiful session gives me all the feels of warmth, sun, love and anticipation to meet this little guy due in a few short weeks!

We rescheduled this maternity session a few times because both Clarissa and I have a love for light and pretty sun flare….and you just don’t get shots like this on a cloudy day.  Also….would you believe it was a brisk 42 degrees for this session?  We just thought warm thoughts and took advantage of that gorgeous sunlight, and ended up with one of my favorite maternity sessions ever.

I love when I get to meet the newest little member of a family…often when they are just days old.  My babies are not babies anymore, so it’s especially fun to get to snuggle these newborns and play with newly promoted big brother and sisters.  I especially love when clients take advantage of my packages and book a maternity session because when their newborn session occurs a few weeks later, I already feel like we’re catching up like old friends…especially in the case of these big brothers and sisters.

Logan’s big brother was so excited to introduce me to him…guiding me as soon as I walked in the door to peek in his bassinet.  He then proceeded to help me throughout much of the session, wanting to be right in the mix…which makes it really fun, especially when I get to take some sibling pictures.

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