Spring Family Photo Session – Antelope Valley Family Photo Session

I was so pleased when an old friend from high school hired me to photograph her family. It was great to see her and meet her husband and daughter. We had a ton of fun running through the flowers and as always we were so awed by the beautiful sunset over the flowers. It was stunning! If you are interested in booking your own session please check out my website and send me an email through my contact page.

Wildflower Photography Session – Antelope Valley Family Photographer

Spring is the most beautiful time of year in the Antelope Valley and this year was especially spectacular! We had poppies and tons of other wildflowers for weeks! I was so touched when I found out this family drove two hours to have a family session with me! No one had ever done that before so it really meant a lot. These kids were super sweet and loved the flowers. We took great care not to harm the flowers. It was so stunning during sunset. I was so happy to get the chance to share some of the incredible beauty the desert has to offer.

Edwards Newborn Photo Session – Antelope Valley Newborn Photographer

I was especially honored to photograph the growing family of an active military serviceman a few months ago. Lifestyle newborn photography is where I thrive the most and this time I was super excited to go out to Edwards Air Force Base. I had been to every part of the Antelope Valley except there. I had to get a background check and have a special pass. It was pretty cool to see the little community out there and to see the lake where all the spring floodwaters end up.

The family was so sweet. I can tell this little girl would be treasured by her big brother. He wanted to much to be a big helper. I would love to show the whole gallery but there were dozens of images. This is just a small selection of some of my favorites.

How to Make Reusable Templates in Photoshop


Hi everyone!  I am so excited to announce that I am teaching a class on Skillshare called Creating Reusable Templates in Photoshop: Photo Collage!  Skillshare.com is an amazing website where you can learn all sorts of great skills in short bite sized classes.  Its perfect for busy people who love to learn!

I have seen classes on everything from cooking to photography to painting and writing!  I LOVE Skillshare!

A couple months ago the creative team at Skillshare asked me to teach a class.  I love to teach!  I love photography!  Its a win win!  So here is my very first class, Creating Reusable Templates in Photoshop: Photo Collage.

In this class we will be learning to make your own templates in Photoshop!  So many photographers buy templates or just use what they can find on the internet for free.  This is so sad because it is SO EASY to make your own and you can do SO MUCH with them!  If you want to check out the intro video you can find it here!

In less then 20 minutes this class will give you the skills to create your own

  • photo collage
  • facebook timeline
  • business cards and flyers
  • calendars
  • design albums and photo book pages
  • scrapbooking
  • and so much more!


Plus, right now is the best time to join Skillshare!  Right now you can get your first 3 MONTHS of Skillshare for only $.99 cents!  After your three months you can cancel or continue for only $12 a month.  For me, its totally worth it.  I watch videos on Skillshare almost everyday.  When I am washing dishes, when I am in the car, when I am waiting in line at the doctor.  The classes are so short that I can complete one in the time it takes the guy to wash and vacuum my car!

Please head on over to my class, Creating Reusable Templates in Photoshop and support me!

Valentine’s Day Mini Sessions – Antelope Valley Photographer


When was the last time you got pictures taken with the love of your life? Your best friend? Your Mom? Never? Well this session is for you!

This is the first of my Client Only Mini Sessions for 2017!
These are discounted sessions that are available to clients who have had a session with me in the past year. If you have never had a session with me that’s ok! If there are still openings by Jan 28th then I will offer those open slots to a waiting list. If you are interested on getting on the waiting list please PM me.

I have 4 slots available on Feb 4th, 2017 for Valentine’s Day Mini Sessions. The available times are:


Location will be based on the weather and flora of the desert at the time. Clients will be notified of the location a week prior to the session date. Location will be in the Antelope Valley. If it rains the session will be rescheduled for Feb 5th or 11th.

Included in Session Fee is:
– 20 minute session
– One 8×10 print
– Digital Valentine’s Day Card to share on social media or print
– Facebook Timeline

Your gallery will have about 5 images to choose from.
Print packages start at $60.00.

*These sessions are for 2 people ONLY, no exceptions.

**Sessions must be paid in full to hold your spot. Session amount is non-refundable, so please make sure you can make it! Arrive early and be ready to go! If you are late, you forfeit your session fee and time. I will try to squeeze you in after the rest of my sessions are finished, but there are no promises and no refunds.

Family Portraits at the Lake – Antelope Valley Family Photography


Isn’t this beautiful!!  I usually avoid using parks for sessions because so many other photographers use the same parks, but I made an exception for this family and I am so glad I did!  I love how these pictures came out!  The light was great and the water was so pretty!  This location is also in the Antelope Valley and perfect for a weeknight session where the park is fairly empty.

If you are interested in booking a portrait session in the Antelope Valley please visit my website www.melissabeach.com.


Fall in the Antelope Valley – Palmdale Famiy Photographer


I drive by this beautiful park in Palmdale just off the 14 freeway every morning on my way to work and over the past few weeks the Autumn colors have slowly been taking it over.  When this client asked for something fall-ish and with a county feel.  I knew I had to take them here.  Here are just a few of the images in their beautiful gallery.


Interested in booking a session?

Find out how it all works on my website www.melissabeach.com.