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Melissa Bernhardt Photography with Melissa Bernhardt and 2 others.

3 months I got a call to do a newborn session with this adorable little man. Since he was already over a month old I encouraged them to do a 3 month session so he could hold his head up, smile, and have eye contact! So glad they liked that idea! He was such a great little model

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26 Reviews
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Angela Anderson-Lane
· March 30, 2017
Melissa is an amazing photographer! Very professional and easy to work with. I would highly recommend her.
Rachel L. Parsons
· May 14, 2017
A photographer who has become like family over the years �
Makayla Jane
· October 22, 2016
She's so fun to do pictures with!. She's easy to work with, if you have your own ideas she does them.
Nicole Sullot
· July 5, 2016
Melissa is amazing! She is really good at what she does. She is patience, she is comforting, she makes you feel good. She listens to your ideas and tries to realize them. Which in my case was more then I expected.
Even my boy that doesn't like pictures felt good around her.
Nichole Johnson
· June 30, 2016
Melissa is an amazing photographer! She has a gift and is truly passionate about what she does.
Tim Ward
· August 20, 2015
She is absolutely fantastic I can't be any more honest than that and a very very nice lady
Alisha Ann
· September 29, 2014
Such a down to earth gal with an amazing talent! Definitely recommend!
Susie Overla
· September 24, 2013
Great with families or individual people. Very talented and caring person. Only wants the best for you.
Mike Ward
· September 2, 2014
Amazing lady who was so much fun to work with. Highly, highly recommended.
Tanya Jacobson
· October 12, 2014
Excellent job!! Fun to work with! Will cherish the photos forever!
Stephanie Nicole
· September 30, 2014
An artist and a professional, Melissa is a fantastic photographer.
Heather Bernhardt
· October 30, 2014
Amazing images, amazing lady!! Xoxo
Here you go Nikki with Nikki Bloxsom
It was a pleasure to be invited to capture the celebration of 25 years of Marriage <3 (be sure to click HD to see it without pixilation)
A Birth Story

Birth Story

The expecting parents went in on a Wednesday evening to start induction. I think we were all hopeful that we would meet baby Bryndal by Thursday morning...

Thursday morning came and Thursday evening went...


Early morning Friday, Momma’s water broke but progress was still slow. At 9:30a.m. Momma was still only dilated to 4. However, one hour and 32 minutes later baby Bryndal arrived!

The hopefulness, the anticipation, the support, the excitement, the love…

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Melissa Bernhardt Photography added 9 new photos — with Jessica Danford and Toby Danford.
May 5

Birth Story

What I loved most about witnessing the arrival of this new soul, was watching this couple be in love with each other and the experience they were sharing together.

Mementos I love creating portraits for people, but what I love more is creating portraits that have a story to them. I love this image. The three charms are each of her great Great Grandparents. Her momma had them attached to the beautiful fabric wrapped around her flowers on her wedding day. And the beautiful bracelet was made for her by her aunt

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Melissa Bernhardt Photography with Melissa Bernhardt and 2 others.
April 15

Look at the sweet face

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Sky's the limit

I am drawn to birth and newborn photography as it is full of hope and promise. So exciting to be able to meet these little souls at the beginning of their journey.

"The bad news is time flies, The good news is you're the pilot" - Michael Altshule


Pilot hat from MamasLilSugarCrochet.

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Doing my first expo to promote Birth Story photography! Come see me

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TC Family Expo
March 19

Today's the day!
2-5p @ the Hagerty Center.
Hope to see you here!

Melissa Bernhardt Photography with Melissa Bernhardt and Nikki Bloxsom.
March 7

Finishing up this little man's 2 year old gallery! Can't wait to share with his family

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Excited to meet local birth professionals and all the families at the expo!

TC Family Expo updated their status.
March 3

We will have 51 amazing exhibitors at this years 2017 TC Family Expo taking place on Sunday, March 19th at the Hagerty Center. Here is our list!

Serenity Welln...ess Acupuncture and Doula Services
Sweetwater Doula
Oryana Community Co-op
Nicole Martin Photography
Anna Radcliffe Postpartum Doula
The Pathfinder School
Yen Yoga & Fitness
Human Nature School
Leelanau Montessori
Spinal Solutions Chiropractic & Progressive Therapy
Spot On Skills ADHD Counseling
Traverse City West Side MOPS
Up North Kids
Susanne Edson RN Juice Plus/Tower Garden
Leelanau Labor of Love Doula Services
Blessings of the Womb Midwifery
Fyzical Therapy & Balance Centers of Traverse City
Pure Birth Doula Service
Traverse Health Clinic
Pregnancy Care Center
Munson Medical Center Prenatal Education
Lularoe April Vannest
Edward Jones-Financial Advisor: Jamie Keillor
Fit4Mom Traverse City West - Stroller Strides & Fit4Baby
Intricately Woven Birth Services
Safe Kids North Shore
Munson Family Practice Center
Catholic Charities West Michigan
Sacred Waters Massage
Traverse Area District Library
Sacred Pregnancy & Postpartum TC
Big Beautiful Life - Traverse City Wellness Chiropractor
Kindermusik with Melinda Lise/ Bright Blooms Kinderplay
Bowen Wellness Massage Therapy
Take Kare LLC, Professional Babysitting Referral Service
Bethany Christian Services
TC birth photographer
Annelise Nicole Photography
Kim Dennler Manrique- Manrique Integrative Therapies
NMC Business Students for Big Brothers Big Sisters- Big LIttle Hero Race "Super Heroes"
Rolling Fields Photography
Melissa Bernhardt Photography
Northwood Obstetrics
Press On Juice
Dance of Life Midwifery
Beautycounter - Holli Hitchins Harvey Lindsay Smith
Northern Michigan Homeschool Partnership
Highland Street Photography
Golden Intentions, Inc.

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See this year's winners of the International Association of Professional Birth Photographers' annual photo competition.
Melissa Bernhardt Photography added 3 new photos — with Melissa Bernhardt and 2 others.
January 22

Big Sister The other day I was did a session to celebrate a little one turning 1 year old. Big sister joined her at the session and was just too cute not to take a few of her as well. her curls and brown eyes. And her face when I said "Show me a funny face"

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Melissa Bernhardt Photography added 5 new photos — with Casey Danford and Michelle Danford.
January 21

Happy Birthday with Michelle Danford, Casey Danford, Melissa Bernhardt

A Birth Story A huge Thank you to the Parsons family!!! It takes trust to welcome someone into such an intimate time and allow them to capture these stories. Thank you for also allowing me to share your story so others can see what a "Birth Story" is about. The video is a brief recap of a day and half labor story that ends with a beautiful baby boy and a very happy family. with Rachel Rachel L. Parsons Melissa Bernhardt

Melissa Bernhardt Photography added 4 new photos — with Candace Musselman and 2 others.


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