Tag Archives: love

Introducing ::: Benjamin Bao!

This family has been enthusiastic from the first moment I met up with them. Welcoming me into their home, and sharing with me their wishes and desires for their child’s ideal birth. I would like to warmly congratulate the glowing first-time parents! I hope you enjoy these photo’s as much as I have editing each frame, and bringing me back to their birth time after time. On August 14th, at 7:27 am, Benjamin Bao was born. Weighing in at 7lbs and 2.8 ounces, 20 inches long!

Some classical music streaming to lighten the mood.

Some mommy and daddy skin to skin time!

More love from the proud papa…

Congratulations Lam and Azar!

~Melissa {© 2011 Melissa Thompson Photography}

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Introducing ::: Grace Angell!

This child arrived with grace. It’s no surprise her name was chosen perfectly. She also took her sweet, sweet time { 😉 } to make a grand entrance, just in the nick of time for her birth day; arriving at 11:54pm on July 12th, 2011. A six pound 4 ounce bundle of goodness stretching 19 and three-quarters inches.

Please help me welcome baby Grace Angell to the world! Congratulations to her proud parents, and adorable big brother Samuel.

~Melissa Jane; All images © Melissa Thompson Photography 2011

::: Herschel :::

Baby Herschel grew like crazy in his first week of life! From a mother’s perspective this is a thankful *sigh* of relief, and a huge achievement! Now, after seeing him at 18 days {today}, he has gained over one pound! Another amazing milestone… I’ll leave you with this brilliant quote from one of the most talented and influential children’s authors of our time… Dr. Seuss. “Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened. ” It sums well the rapid growth of a newborn transitioning into a fast-paced and unruly world. (It’s also an excellent reminder for all those mama’s who cherish these days, as children grow up so very fast).

~Melissa Jane

I just adore this shot of mama and baby Herschel! ^_^_^_^_^_^_^_^_^_^_^

Melissa Thompson Photography  © 2011

Introducing ::: Herschel James!

Baby Herschel James was warmly welcomed to the world on July 1st, 2011 at 7:40am PST, weighing in at 7 pounds 3 ounces and stretching nineteen and a quarter inches long. Perfection. ❤ He even scored an ‘A’ on his first exam: the Apgar.

A warm congratulations to his family and their friends!

Enjoy 🙂

Cheers! Melissa Jane

Melissa Thompson Photography 2011

Birth Photography update!

As you may know, I am a Photographer as well as a Birth Doula. I just attended my first birth (besides my own with my daughter); what an exhilarating experience! I am looking forward to posting some pics on here (after I receive approval from the parents). I know I am definitely looking forward to my next clients’ birth as well in a few short weeks.
I hope to also post a few captions from the birth story I have yet to type up about my experience and a time line of the events leading up to the birth of Herschel. (LOVE his name, it’s old-fashioned; just like my daughters’ name.)