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May 15, 2013

Mike & Melissa + 2: Rapid City Family Photographer

So excited to share these with you, internet!

Mike and Melissa have been happily married for 6 years, and this summer, will welcome two sweet baby girls into their family. We took advantage of amazing evening light at their cabin at Nemo, and I couldn’t have been happier to spend time with them there.

Mike and Melissa, thank you so much for inviting me to document your love during this sweet time—your joy can be seen in every photo. I can’t wait to meet “Baby A” and “Baby B”! They’re bound to be extra photogenic. 🙂


Melissa’s favorite thing about Mike:
My favorite thing about mike is his personality. No matter what kind of mood I am in he makes me smile! Mike is the extrovert and I am more of an introvert. I love that he helps me become more of an extrovert.  Mike is the sweetest guy. He writes me poems, takes me out for date nights and we both enjoy the outdoors!

What’s the most exciting thing about becoming a mother?
The most exciting thing about becoming a mother is not only being blessed with one child, but being blessed with TWO!  I can’t wait for their first steps, first smiles and first words. The other most exciting thing is the bond Mike and I will have with our twins!

Mike’s favorite thing about Melissa:
My favorite thing about Melissa is a hard one because I enjoy everything about her.  I would probably say that my favorite thing is her smile and her sweet personality/heart.  I wouldn’t trade any of that for the world!

What’s the most exciting thing about becoming a dad?
Being able to be there for both of my baby girls and provide for them emotionally, spiritually, mentally, physically and obviously financially—unless they hit the jackpot with some baby modeling!  I want to be the best role model and figure for them.




If you know Melissa, you’ll smile at this next image because you’ll know exactly what it sounds like. She has the most genuine laugh. And Mike makes her laugh a whole lot.


My favorite:


Melissa’s only request? A silhouette.


comments +

  1. Judy says:

    Beautifully done Jessica. You have captured the love of the individuals and their family. Oh, the mommy and daddy are beautiful too.

  2. Joe says:

    Awesome! So happy for you two! Great pictures.

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