I’m Melissa, a Boston family & newborn photographer, but I like to refer to myself as a toddler-whispering, child-taming, photographic ninja. I’m also a mother of two little dudes and two fluffy pups.
When I’m not momming, I’m either photographing families like yours or teaching small children how to read. I spend my weekdays as an elementary teacher and I’ve got a big ol’ bag of tricks (both literal and figurative!) that have turned out to be pretty handy during photo sessions. My two jobs complement each other so well and I can’t imagine choosing one over the other. If there’s one thing I’ve learned over the last few years, it’s that babies don’t keep and photos help us freeze all that is fleeting.
We may not actually have a studio here at Melissa Rabbitt Photography, but you can bet that my memory cards are safe and sound inside the house with this guy on duty.
I may technically be the owner of this business, but Greyson's the one calling all of the shots around here. He is a pre-schooler, after all.
This terrier from Texas can always be counted on to sit right on my lap (or my laptop) while I'm editing. His best skill is snoozing, but he makes a great sidekick!
In-House Baby Model
When I want to try something new, Coop's always the first to volunteer to model for me. And since he can't run away yet, he's the perfect baby for the job.
If we work together, I can promise you this- our time together will be playful, relaxed, and personalized. I’ll bring energy, endless patience, and a healthy side of sarcasm to your session ;). You may hear me say things like, ” Look at the stinkiest person in the family!” or “Tickle your baby sister’s toes.” We’ll take a couple of “everyone-looking-at-the-camera” shots along the way, too, but for the most part, I’ll guide you and prompt you to interact candidly, and your final images will reflect your family as you are.