Motherhood Lifestyle Photography {Melissa Maahs Photography // Durham Region Lifestyle Photographer}

Parenthood can seem like whirlwind of moments to say the least! Time goes by so fast. What do you want to remember about the time when your kids were babies, toddlers, or even teenagers? How about all the small details? All the everyday moments you shared together that somehow fade away into the back of our memories as children grow up and life gets hectic. Sometimes, the only things we have to pull these moments into the forefront of our memories after years gone by are photographs. Moments documented in a photograph. Moments preserved forever. I know for myself, it seems like a whole other life when my kids were younger. I’m very thankful for all the photo albums I’ve created over the years and my whole family loves looking through them from time to time. My kids absolutely love looking at themselves when they were little. Life changes so quickly and drastically with every passing year or month! Melissa Maahs Photography is introducing documentary style sessions, otherwise known as lifestyle sessions. These sessions can take place in any environment that is meaningful to you, whether that be in your own home, at your family cottage, or even at a local park that you and your family spend a lot of time at. What ever location you choose, I will follow you around (with my camera of course 😉 ) and document you and your loved ones just doing what comes naturally. I do very minimal directing in order to let you interact with your family in the most natural and genuine way, but sometimes a little minor direction from me will place you in the right light and right positions in order for me to get the best photographs of you and the environment that you choose to be photographed in.

With Mother’s Day just around the corner why not treat yourself, or your wife (hint, hint hubbies 😉 ) to an in-home or on-location lifestyle session?!

Below is a sample slide show of some of the moments documented during a recent in-home lifestyle session. Enjoy!

Please feel free to reach out to me for more information. You can contact me here.


Below are some more photos captured during this in-home lifestyle session:

Hello and thank you for visiting my blog! I’m Melissa, the photographer behind the camera at Melissa Maahs Photography, a Durham Region, Ontario, full service family photographer offering custom family portrait sessions. I’m sure you’ve already come to the conclusion that I’m passionate about photography! Besides begin passionate about photography, I’m also passionate and dedicated to the experience I provide to  my clients and the process of making pictures into tangible pieces of art for you and your family to enjoy daily. Your art pieces will truly be treasured family heirlooms.

I thoroughly enjoy meeting, getting to know my clients and listening to their family stories. I love collaborating with clients on the endeavour of transforming their family stories into tangible art pieces of moments shared with their loved ones that will be frozen in time – forever in a photograph.

Lastly, I believe in photographs. Printed, tangible photographs that can be held in your hands, enjoyed on a wall, or flipped through in an album. My mission is to help every client create their photographic family heirlooms that can be enjoyed by you and your family for many generations to come!

If you love photographs as much as I do feel free to contact me and we can chat about how I can help you to create timeless photographic art to display and enjoy in your home.

For detailed session information, click here.

To see more of my work please view my portfolio here.

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