Merry Christmas!

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I just wanted to send out a quick Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all my current and past clients and friends! It’s been very different for us this year with the move to Florida, I’m not used to shorts and tshirts in December and still sweating ????! Yesterday a cold front came in and it was 61, I literally almost cried when I walked outside because I was so happy!

We learned that finding a live Christmas tree in Florida that is big is difficult. Going from cutting your own Fraser Fir’s in the mountains of NC to buying one from a tent in the Lowes parking lot was definitely a kick in the gut. We literally got the last tree that was over 7 feet, luckily it was about 10ft which is what we wanted but I’ll be honest y’all it’s a tall Charlie Brown tree ????.

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But the lights are hung up on the house and we had our annual Christmas photos done so while things are different we are still trying to keep with our own traditions. We swapped Busch Gardens Christmas town for the Miami Zoolights festival and really enjoyed it!

Now it’s time to sign off from work, finish wrapping presents, bake more cookies (we already ate the first batch) and enjoy time with family! Merry Christmas everyone!

????- Kamy Photographie for our beautiful Christmas photos!

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Hi there and thank you for stopping by! I’m Melissa, owner of Melissa Arlena Photography, a Miami FL maternity photographer specializing in young and growing families in South Florida. I hope you enjoyed this outdoor family maternity photo shoot feature I shared today and if you are interested in talking with me more about a maternity session, let’s connect. Not quite ready, but know you want to keep me in your back pocket? No problem! Follow me on Instagram and let’s be friends!

Melissa Arlena is an award winning South Florida Master newborn & maternity photographer. She offers maternity, lifestyle newborn, and family photography in her relaxed, natural, and joyful style. Her clients love that not only do they get digital files from their session but artwork to display in their home. She is happy to design custom wall art galleries to show off your favorite photos! Be sure to check out the Nov 21 issue of Inspired magazine to see a feature on Melissa and her work!

Melissa serves Broward, Palm Beach and Miami Dade counties including: Boca Raton | Cooper City | Coral Gables | Key Biscayne | Miami Shores | Palm Beach | Palmetto Bay | Parkland | Pinecrest | Southwest Ranches | Weston

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