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Take Your Mother to Work Day

I swear I didn't plan to post this on Mother's Day week but sometimes the universe just lines it up for you. So my mom used to have this thing back in the 90's called "Take Your Daughter to Work Day." It was a program put in place to encourage young little ladies of the future to get out there and see what the real work world was like. My mom worked at Pacific Bell. I LOVED the days visiting her mostly because it meant that 1) I got to blow off school for a day 2) I got to use the copy machine... BAM and 3) that I got to spend time with my mom in a world where a literal robot ran the mail room (I know cool right)? Those memories were some of my favorite times and that is why when my mom asked if she could tag along on one of my shoots last week I was thrilled!  
 
I remember her getting down to business with me at athe ripe young age of ten, "Never work in a cubicle!" she commanded. (The woman who never told me what or how to do anything). I knew she meant it. I wondered on Sunday as she held my reflector in the middle of the woods on the windiest day in SF history what she thought of my "office." Sorry mom. I didn't mean to have you hold a sail. You are a trooper. Anyways; she handled assisting like a mother effin' champ holding my clients coats and sunglasses and even snapping BTS photos on her iphone. Go Mom! You rock. I love you and thank you for always supporting me and thinking that I am cool. :) 
 
Also HUGE props to Lujia and Clement who braved the wind. You guys are wonderful and people would never know how crazy it was. Looking forward to photographing your big day!






















































































Jenn & Sam | Griffith Observatory

Just sharing some highlights today from my recent shoot with Jenn and Sam at LACMA and the Griffith Observatory in LA. These two were seriously a blast to hang out with! I'm having a lot of FOMO about being booked already for their Hawaii celebration! So happy to have got to shoot with them for their engagement photos. Getting excited for this season of fun weddings.














































Tor & Cass | Long Beach

Yeay! It's almost the weekend and I am so happy to be taking some time to sit down and share a session with you. I photographed Tor and Cass earlier this month and did a sort of home-town engagement session around long beach. These girls embody a sense of comfort and love for each other that definitely showed through while doing the session. I feel so grateful to continually be introduced to people doing what I do. Huge kudos to the babes for being such great sports and climbing on top of dirty train cars when I asked them without a single hesitation. I am excited about the wedding! 
 
Have fun in the sun out there!








































































Engagement with San Francisco Style

And so it goes, another one of these gorgeous charming Hendrickson girls is getting married and I am lucky enough to get to photograph the big day this year! I think the photos tell the story of what a fantastic day we had galavanting around San Francisco. If you follow me on Instagram @melissafullerphotography you might have seen that my very favorite part of this shoot was getting to photograph at home with them. Charlie has quite the green thumb, Lisa has inherited her family's amazing sense for design. Their home is a reflection of these two awesome forces. I love that Lisa and Charlie will have this pictures symbolizing a time in their life before family and their lives together as husband and wife. Very groovy! You know what else is groovy? 
 
Charlie's CJ Jeep that he built with his father when he was a teenager. So happy we could get some shots in with it. Let's just say cruising around with the top down sure wasn't a bad way to spend the afternoon.




















































































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