serene sailboat engagement. kayla + jon, part 2.

these two. i mean, seriously. there’s nothing better than a couple in love on a sailboat with the most beautiful sunset behind them.

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June 19, 2014 - 7:34 pm

Sawyer Baird - Holy cow lady! Swoon.

I am in love with these beautiful photos. You have such a beautiful eye!

June 19, 2014 - 11:49 pm

Rachel May - Melanie, these are amazing!!! Absolutely beautiful!

June 30, 2014 - 7:49 pm

connie chang - AMAZING. so in love!!

June 30, 2014 - 10:19 pm

Kel Ward - LOOOOOOOVE!!!

June 30, 2014 - 11:55 pm

Jaine Kershner - so sweet and romantic. this couple is so gorgeous!

July 1, 2014 - 8:20 am

Jenny Owens - Ah, so romantic, light and airy. Love them all!

July 1, 2014 - 2:31 pm

Lindsay Madden - Only film & your beautiful eye can make a session in blazing sun look so soft, dreamy & romantic! Incredible work!!

July 1, 2014 - 2:57 pm

Kina - Melanie… I DIE… could you be any more talented and could this be any more beautiful?!

July 1, 2014 - 4:34 pm

christina - SO PRETTY.

July 1, 2014 - 8:07 pm

Rachel May - Absolutely dreamy!! love!

July 1, 2014 - 9:51 pm

kelsy mccartney - oh my goodness!! is it too much if i say that i love EVERYTHING about this session?! the light, the gorgeous couple and their style, the feeling of these images. amazing job!!!

July 2, 2014 - 3:17 pm

wendy laurel - love love love!! the water is so gorgeous on film and hte couple is so beautiful and their love so apparent. beautiful job.

August 5, 2014 - 7:22 pm

sarah goodman - where oh where do you live! i must travel to shoot with you someday.
i am OBSESSED. we love the sea and sailboats so much, but we live in MN! boooo.
beautiful work melanie!

September 16, 2014 - 8:24 am

Rici - Hey Melanie,
I just found you via SMP & I am totally stunned by your gorgeous style! I love your light, beauty drenched images! Such a beautiful job you are doing!!
And oh this nautical e-session! Just wonderful!
- Saluti!!

cinnamon apple cranberry pie.

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CINNAMON APPLE CRANBERRY PIE

INGREDIENTS
1 cup sugar
3 tbsp all-purpose flour
1 tsp apple spice/cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ginger
6 apples, peeled and quartered (we used a medley of gala, granny smith, fuji, etc.)
1 1/2 cup cranberries, fresh
2 batches prepared pie dough (see recipe here)

DIRECTIONS
Preheat over to 375. In a large bowl, combine sugar, flour, and spices. Toss with apples and cranberries until well combined.

Remove pie dough from refrigerator and place on floured work surface. Ross out dough to 1/8th inch thickness. Place into prepared 9 inch round pie dish and fill with cranberry apple mixture. Take remaining pie dough and use seasonal pie crust cutters to add a decorative element to your pie.

Loosely cover pie with foil and bake 20-30 minutes. Remove foil and place under pie, bringing up the side of the pie to keep edges from over-cooking. Bake for an additional 45 minutes. Remove pie from oven and allow to cool before serving.

NOTES
The pie dough recipe provided from Joy the Baker is one of our favorites, and can be prepare beforehand and kept in the refrigerator. A variety of seasonal pie crust cutters can be found here at Williams Sanoma.

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tranquil seaside ballet maternity session. featured on grey likes baby.

this day was such a dream! the smell of salt in the air, the gorgeous sunrise, a beautiful mama, and the gracefulness of ballet. <3

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so thankful for such a lovely feature on grey likes baby! click here to see their full post!

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an ethereal french garden wedding inspiration, château élan winery. featured on 100 layer cake.

i’m so inspired by the beauty in simplicity. this editorial at château élan winery in braselton, georgia is the essence of simplicity and beauty! the stunning gown from gossamer vintage, the gorgeous floral design by meredith of amy osaba events, the planning from it takes two events, the linens from i do linens, and the incredible calligraphed cake with a beautiful french love poem on it by earth and sugar… the perfect team for an ethereal, french garden inspiration shoot.
<3  see more at 100 layer cake! <3

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a romantic french love affair at villa woodbine. featured on elizabeth anne designs.

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florals: anthology co. | cake: earth and sugar | planning: kiss the planner | rentals: salvage snob | dress: bacio bacio bridal | catering: bill hansen catering | venue: villa woodbine

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seaside newborn session in delray beach.

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