Hi, I’m Melissa!

My motto for a long time has been I believe in finding joy in this journey called life and that there is always something to smile about–even if you have to google puppy pictures.”

I married my hunk, Nick, on 10.3.14 and gave birth to our darlin’ baby girl, Annabelle, on 10.5.15. Sometimes I mix the two up.

I’m a photographer in the Birmingham, Alabama area specializing in newborn + maternity + fresh 48 photography. Find my photography page here.

I’m trying to navigate this whole new “Mom ” thing. And praying that I’m doing it right. My days are full of gummy baby smiles (now with two little teefers that popped out at 4 months), sweet baby smell, wiggly toes, poopy diapers, coos and cries, and pretty baby blue eyes.

I’m a Warrior Mom Ambassador with Postpartum Progress and have a passion to help other women understand and recognize perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, like postpartum depression and anxiety. To encourage them to get the help they need, and to reduce stigma. Read my articles here and here on their site.

I’m also an amateur crocheter, photographer, mom, blogger…just an amateur everything ;). Join me on my journey as I attempt to master something and laugh and cry all along the way.

I stil google puppies to find something to smile about…
but mainly I just cuddle my cute little squish nugget or look at photos of her on my phone now.

And every day I’m finding new joy this journey.

Let’s find joy together!

You can find me on Instagram, Periscope, Snapchat, and Twitter as @letsfindjoy!

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This photo was taken by Mandi Rae Photography

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