Category Archives: In home lifestyle

We decided to do Grace’s 18 month old session at home because Mom knew that’s where everything she loved would be.  I was excited because I think in home sessions are the best thing ever….they capture your family in their happy place, everyone is more relaxed…and there is AIR CONDITIONING….because…it’s Houston and summer is upon us.

We even got to do a Life in Motion video, which you can see at the end of this post.  I so wish I could go back and see more of my own kiddos in the middle of toddler strutting, peek a boo, and belly rolls out in all of their glory!

It wasn’t that long ago that I was sharing Garner’s birth story with you, but we all know how time has that pesky way of going by way too fast and this little guy is already seven months old.  I was beyond excited when Kat asked me to do an in home “Happy Place” session with her family a few weeks ago.  We wanted to let the boys have fun while capturing pictures in sweet spots of their home.   These rooms not only capsulate our memories…they are where true joy, love and comfort are found daily in this stage of life.

These types of Happy Place sessions are my new far and away favorite…..and make sure to scroll down all the way to the bottom to see their Life in Motion add on video!



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!

My favorite type of newborn session is the lifestyle one.  It’s all about capturing life as it is….the real stuff as it comes…just a glimpse into this glorious, tiring stage of life that is so fleeting.  I want you to remember the tender, quiet moments, but also the chaotic love filled glimpses of siblings getting to know their new little brother or sister.  There is no wasted time waiting for the “perfect” moment…because it’s all perfect…it’s perfectly yours.

I cannot say enough great things about this family!  I started working with them a little over two years ago when we moved back to Houston, and LOVE any chance I get the opportunity to hang out with them.  They are clients turned friends in the best possible way. I was so excited to do an in home session and their brand new, gorgeous home last week!

I think it’s so important to capture stages of life in the places so dear to your family….that one reason I LOVE these in home sessions.  Pressure is off, kids feel free to be silly…you have access to snacks, and WINE….and air conditioning!

This photo session was a long time coming.  We originally scheduled in back in May, but that was around the time it rained for a month straight. Then we moved it to July, and that was when we realized that our original idea of an outdoor photo session was probably not going to turn out so great in 100 degree heat.

So, hoping the third time was a charm, we decided that an in home session with air conditioning would make for much happier, cuter pictures all around….and I think we got plenty of those!

Sweet Hannah was such a dream baby.

 She wanted to ease into everything by just being in her happy place….right by mom and dad….and that was just fine by me, because those are some of my most favorites shots anyways!

 She quickly got worn out with all the snuggles and fell fast asleep, allowing me to focus some shots on this gorgeous little girl.

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