Hi! My name is Melissa Jeffcoat. I am a photographer based out of Tecumseh Oklahoma. I am...passionate... about many things... First and foremost, I am a Child of the King and I want to know Him, love Him and follow Him passionately! Secondly, I am a wife and mommy to 4 amazing boys and I want to be the best wife and mommy I can be. And thirdly, I am passionate about photography. When I am not shooting a session or chasing my children with the camera, I am researching, learning and discovering how to photograph better, different, quicker, slower, etc.
I hope you will give me a chance to capture your families memories.
Last week was Spring Break. And it was wonderful.
My parents just returned from spending the winter in South Texas, so we went to spend some time with them. It did rain half of the time we were there but before it started raining...
A couple of my nephews came to visit! They are the very definition of 'Mature'... (The one flying through the air is almost 20).
We enjoyed a lot of sunshine before the rain moved in:
I also got the opportunity to take some shots I had been wanting and meaning to take:
This is my dad's restored 40 Ford and '27 Model T (I think, I honestly have no idea.... just looks like a really old car to me).
They were supposed to take my Mom and Dad, 3 of my boys and 2 of my nephews to church that Sunday... they didn't make it far...
They were then parked in front of my Dad's garage and I couldn't resist taking this shot!
I even managed to spend time with my oldest (NOT OLD) friend. We have been friends since the very first day of Kindergarten (and no, I will not tell you how long ago that was)!
Her oldest daughter is going on a mission trip this Summer and has been raising money to help. I had the opportunity to have a fundraiser for her to help out. We did Easter/Spring pictures with live BUNNIES! It was so fun and they turned out so cute!
So I think my whole family would agree... Best.Spring.Break.Ever!
Last week was our County Livestock Show. My husband has been around this atmosphere all of his life. I have as well but not to the same degree. This year. not only did my oldest show, but my #2 was old enough as well.
My oldest does not LOVE the showing but he is good at it and he does it sparingly because he knows Dad loves it.
Our #2 didn't really get into it until the first show, now he is all eaten up and is figuring out how to do it bigger and better next year!
The youngest was just upset that he couldn't be in the middle of it all!
All in all, it was a good day. Both boys made the Sale (premium auction) and daddy was proud!
Then... I was asked to photograph a pig raised by our ag teacher. I had never photographed for a breeder and it is WAY different than photographing newborns or couples!! Legs have to be just right, head the perfect position, back straight... and it isn't like you can say "Hey Bacon, raise your head, stick out your chin, move your back , left foot...!
But I think we got a few that will work!
I got to admit... all I see is ham, bacon and pork chops!
I have been putting off blogging for quite awhile. It just seems so overwhelming. Everyone (and by everyone I mean my photography mentors) keep telling me, "You need to blog", "You really need a blog"! So here goes!!
I had the opportunity to work with an amazing couple last week. They are so sweet with each other but what I noticed more than anything; they love God with all of their heart. And their love for each other flows out of their love for Christ. They are a beautiful couple on the outside partially because their love and passion for Christ is overflowing from the inside.
They will be married soon and I have a feeling the phrase "Happily Ever After" will adequately describe their union!
© Melissa Jean Photography
Spring/Easter Mini Session with LIVE Bunnies and Chicks
Saturday, March 24th 11am to 6pm
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