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Melissa Snyder is an Emotional Mastery Coach. Yeah. You heard right. Not a life coach, not health coach… you’ve heard that before, and a lot of time those old systems don’t work. Melissa combines her extensive knowledge of, well, damn near everything, and has made a beautiful business to help you work towards your true north thru goal setting, working through emotions, understanding your health, and more.
She’s currently going through a rebrand moving from Spicy Roots Health Coaching to Melissa Snyder Coaching. I love it when business grow up!
Melissa signed up for my business coaching as well, so together we have been working through what her brand and mission looks like physically and what it feels like emotionally. It was so hard, she truly touches on some deeply inspirational and power stuff through her sessions, but I think the visuals we created do a beautiful job of representing what she does fully and artistically.
If you need help changing your life in a way that feels organic yet strong, Melissa is your answer. You can find her on facebook, instagram, and the web. Be sure to check both Spicy Roots and Melissa Snyder Coaching as she works through this transformation!
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Summer Maternity shoot floating
on the water's surface
Natural Beauty at Sunset in Port Huron, MI
Is ‘becoming a mother’ something you were born to do, or something you longed to do? It’s a natural, beautiful, inspiring process- creating an entire human with just your own body.
Claudia was completely embracing this moment in her life and was ready to celebrate it as the organic and ethereal process it is through a photo shoot!
While designing the shoot I wanted to work with nature and have it feel a bit fairy tale, a bit fashion, and a bit serene. Floating her on top of the water’s surface gave us that soft, maternal feeling. After that we embraced the raw aspect of pregnancy by showing off Claudia’s beautiful curves and enhancing her effortless beauty by stripping away all the unnecessary things and leaving her with just herself and that feeling of motherhood. This was also a graceful way to show off all of her artwork as well. Lastly we chased the sun as it set and celebrated soon to be baby Rory in a field of day lilies as the orange glow engulfed her.
A few weeks later 1 became 2 and Claudia was officially a mother to a newborn.
This experience was such an elegant way to end half this cycle... the end of pregnancyto enter into motherhood.
A Senior Photoshoot in studio and on location
Hiding among the Spring blossoms
A sweet girl with fantastic hair and a sassy fur baby- all those things make for a killer Senior Photoshoot.
Alex is Class of 2017. When most Seniors do their shoot in Summer or Fall, she waited for Spring and it was perfect! We started the adventure off by doing some hair whips in the studio, then fanning out all those curls over her music sheets. I’m sorry, but when you come to me with gorgeous, thick locks like that you must allow me to 1- touch them 2- continue to talk about them 3- show them off.
Next we drove 10 mins out into the middle of nowhere where we could get some nice grungy shots under a bridge next to the river and let her Huskey pup run wild! Angel, Alex’s mom, was there too. She was our lookout for when cars drove over the bridge, and to let us know we wouldn’t be dying, because when you’re UNDER the bridge and a car drives over, the sound makes you think you’re sure you’re about to die in that moment. haha She gracefully made her way in cute ankle boots over wobbly sharp rocks, which Elores, my assistant, would warn us if we were about to die on or not too, testing to see how wobbly they were before we got there! As I said before- it’s going to be amazing, I never promised it was going to be easy. And that’s why we call this an experience, not just a shoot.
When we pulled up we opened our doors to the most beautiful overgrown bush I have ever seen, full of beautiful pink and white blossoms. Thank you mother nature- this will work stunningly for our black dress outfit with pink and silver balloons! And of course, we plucked off some blossoms and put them in her hair.
We finished the shoot off tucked away in the trees just as the sun was setting. Alex’s adorable smile and easy going attitude made for the cutest casual shots I’ve ever taken. Just her, as she is in that moment, never to be the same again, captured in the sunset before graduating. So bittersweet.