We’re showing a little hometown love today with a beautiful extended family photo session in Scottsdale, AZ, by Melissa Jeras Photography!

What we love about this session:

Melissa: I love every session that I do, but this session was extra special to me because it was for my former college roommate. Her and her family travel most of the year and we don’t get to see each other as often as we’d like. I’ll admit, it was hard not to just want to put down the camera and catch up on each other’s lives, but we managed to resist and got some great photos of them. To top it off, this session was even more enjoyable because BOTH sets of grandparents were in town for a visit. Not only was it fun to get the whole gang in the photos, but when they weren’t in the photos, I had plenty of help behind me getting baby girl to smile. This sweet baby girl is the only grandkid on both sides and it is easy to tell. She is so beautifully smothered with love at all times, and it shows in the photos.

Rachel and Lisa: We love how the images in color are the formally posed images and the black and white images are the candids, it tells the story of the session beautifully.  We also love the colors and the textures which add interest but do not take away from the subjects. And of course, we love a multi-generational photo session and seeing babies being adored by their grandparents!

Gear:

Melissa shoots with a Nikon D7100 and the only 2 lenses she currently uses are the Nikon 105mm f/2 DC, and the 35mm f/1.8. Almost always, the 105mm is her favorite, but for this session she primarily used the 35mm. This session was shot in Scottsdale, Arizona at DC Ranch Marketplace.

How to find Melissa:

Website: http://melissajerasphotography.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MelissaJerasPhotography

Instagram: @MelissaJeras
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We are always accepting submissions for possible features on the blog. Please see our Submission information for further directions. We are looking to showcase family photo sessions as well as milestone celebrations (birthday parties, baby showers, cake smash, religious celebrations) and  style inspiration for both home (nursery, kids’ rooms.. ) and family photography sessions (what to wear, packaging, etc.)

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Life, Lens + Love,

Lisa + Rachel