Category Archives: lifestyle

Sep 16, 2018

The number one question I get asked about an at-home newborn session.

Durham NH At Home Newborn Session

Do you bring your own props? I hear that question all the time, and it’s a great question! (As they teach you in school, the only dumb questions are the unasked ones!) The short answer is no, but I do bring everything we need for a successful session.  However, I highly encourage the use of anything […]

Sep 06, 2018

Free to be three!

short sands maine family session

What’s so fun about having a strange lady tell you to stand still and smile?  Nothing.  Nothing at all.  It’s kind of creepy actually.  You know what’s more fun?  As evidenced by this Short Sands Maine family session? Running around and laughing at the strange lady running around and laughing with you!  You’re three years old. […]

Sep 05, 2018

You know what’s better than school pictures?

NH Fun Children’s Portraits

Beginning of the school year pictures NOT IN SCHOOL!  Just like these NH Fun Children’s Portraits! School photos are a right of passage, I suppose. But they’re also a gamble.  Your kids will have them taken one way or the other, even if you don’t pay for them. And you’ll still most likely get a […]

Sep 04, 2018

Kids are never too old for family photos!

Marginal Way Family Photos Ogunquit Maine The obligatory SEO. SEO is how the internet returns Melissa Koren Photography as a result when you search on google! (or the search engine of your choice). Wedding, Family and Newborn Photographer Melissa Koren Photography photographs good people. This NH based photographer provides a relaxed, outside the box approach where the value is put on fun and efficiency. Wonderful, loving, quirky, sassy, laughing, fantastic, and often cheeky people like you. Photos for you! You are good people! Intimate NH LGBTQ Wedding photography, Adorable MA Newborn photos, ME Engagement Picture Sessions, Seacoast NH Family photographer. There are adventures to have and memories to keep so let’s get to it! Based in Exeter, NH, Melissa Koren Photography works in New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts and anywhere you’ll have me! You can see more of my work online at and also on Facebook. If you’d rather contact me directly, please email me at! Did you read all this? Thanks for sticking with it! I hate having to do this weird SEO stuff, it's helpful, but so not natural! In conclusion, I hope you enjoyed Marginal Way Family Photos Ogunquit Maine

Even if they think they are 😉 I mean, that wasn’t the case in these Marginal Way Family Photos Ogunquit Maine, but I know how hard it is to convince a teenager they want to do anything you want to do most of the time.  These girls on the precipice of adulthood – one is […]

Sep 03, 2018

Grandkids keep you young!

I’ve made many a journey in this photographer adventure I’ve been on for the past 11 years.  I’ve traveled to California, New Mexico, New Jersey, Florida, Massachusetts, Maine, Rhode Island, Vermont, Connecticut.. and those are just for weddings and sessions! But these Hilton Park Dover NH Family Photos helped me stop and take the time […]

Sep 02, 2018

This. This is how much I love cake.

Hampton NH First Birthday Cake Smash - Baby loves the cake - bab

From his Massachusetts Newborn Photos newborn to one of the most epic cake Hampton NH First Birthday Cake Smash sessions I’ve been a part of – baby Hugh has been full of love and smiles!  You may remember a little while back I talked about alternatives to the cake smash if your kiddo may not take to […]

Sep 01, 2018

Sometimes it takes the whole session. Just keep laughing.

Before we dive into these Hartley Mason Reserve York Beach Family Photos – let’s take a walk down memory lane!  Angela and Evan have been a part of the Melissa Koren Photography family for years.  We have rocked a Prescott Park Engagement Session (which was apparently never blogged haha), A Dockside York Maine Wedding, Roxy’s […]

Aug 31, 2018

Rule number one in family photos: Be flexible!

Ogunquit Maine Cousins Beach Session

Like every summer, there seems to always be a stretch of time when everything gets rained out.  Well, this Ogunquit Maine Cousins Beach Session crew was on top of it and super happy and flexible to change their shoot to the morning since there was a good chance of rain in the evening.  You’d never […]

Aug 29, 2018

The Cabbage Patch Kids – York Maine Family Photos

York Maine Family Photos

I am having SO MUCH fun with all these kids this summer. And these York Maine Family Photos are no exception!  So it’s not actually a cabbage patch (although, maybe there are cabbage in there!?).  This wonderful property belongs to some lucky grandparents.  They’ve got this gardening thing down, and they’ve grown an amazing family to […]