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Announcing BLOOM Portrait Sessions!

I’m very excited to launch a brand new photography offering today! This offering has developed at the intersection of a few passions in my life – Photography + Nature + Living your Dreams + Travel + Portraiture. Last year was a time of healing for me where I planted seeds deep in the earth, protected them from the elements, watered them and now is the time to watch them BLOOM.

I saw a great metaphor here and wondered how I could inspire or support others who might be BLOOMING into a new season of their life and living their dreams. It’s a way to celebrate your journey to this point and capture an exciting time in your life whether it’s a new job, starting a family, graduating from school, starting a new business or embarking on a new adventure!

I’ve always been inspired by fresh, blooming trees and flowers and thought how amazing it would be to photograph people among the new, fresh blooms. The idea is also that flowers bloom throughout many seasons in different parts of the world – from the dogwood trees of the south, to the tulip fields of Holland, to the lavender fields of Provence to the sunflower fields of Tuscany.

The amazing thing about the BLOOM Sessions is that they will take place all year in multiple destinations across the world! That means that I travel to YOU and offer these sessions in unique locations each time.

Being that mother nature is in charge though, also means that this project will be a bit of a “journey” in itself. We will be limited to the schedule that mother nature sets forth, as well as weather conditions that may literally rain on our BLOOMING parade. But that’s the fun part about a journey, you never know where it might lead!

So, I’ll be releasing dates throughout the year on a very spontaneous basis and the best way to know when/where these sessions are happening is to sign up HERE to be notified once new dates & locations are released.


To kick things off, we are just in time for the gorgeous pink tulip trees to bloom in Atlanta! Sessions will be happening between next FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22nd and hopefully going through MARCH 3rd depending on the bloom conditions.

WHAT: Atlanta BLOOM Portraits – Tulip Trees

WHERE: In-Town Atlanta Park

WHEN: Friday, February 22 through March 2

BOOKING OPENS: Monday, February 18th – Signup for the emails HERE to be notified as soon as the dates are officially released for booking!

***Fingers crossed that the weather holds out. There will be rain dates just in case.***

I have also listed some estimates for some other gorgeous locations that will BLOOM this Spring in Atlanta including these gorgeous white trees (portrait below) as well as multiple locations for the Dogwood Trees in April.

I encourage you to sign up for the email notifications HERE to be alerted the minute these sessions are announced so that you can book your spot! I will be offering as many sessions as possible during the BLOOM times, but when the sessions are gone, they’re gone.

p.s. You will also want to stay tuned because I’ll be announcing some very special INTERNATIONAL BLOOM SESSIONS very, very soon!!!

I can’t wait to capture you among the BLOOMS and celebrate this new season!

Ciao! | Melissa Schollaert







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