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As a mother and “Nay-nay”, I consider my family my legacy and I know just how fast time flies by.

That baby bump and those tiny toes & sweet smiles turn into big kids faster than we can ever imagine while you’re in the thick of daily life.

As your photographer, I’m here to help you freeze time- for a glorious moment- so you will always be able to go back and reminisce about this special season of your life.

With these photographs, you will have the beginnings of your meaningful collection of family heirlooms which will last for generations to come.

am so excited you're here. What I will achieve as your photographer is to create and document your most treasured memories.

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I'm melinda :)

Newborn & Maternity Photographer In 
south Louisiana

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I've been married to my best friend, Troy, for almost 31 years.  I’ve been photographing maternity, newborns, and babies for over a decade and absolutely adore my job. This is my full-time career.  I am a licensed and insured business as well as being a member of local and global professional organizations, including Professional Photographers of America, Expertise, and Newborn Photography.

Aside from work stuff I am a wife and mother to two children  – Kayla (son-in-law Dan)  and Troy and grandmother to Everly and Ella.

Enough about me, check out the website. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to reach out!

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"I could not have asked for a better experience with our newborn photography session! Melinda was amazing with our baby girl! Her studio is outfitted with heaters and noise machines that kept her incredibly happy throughout the whole session. She had a wonderful assortment of setups and accessories that gave us a huge selection of photos to choose from. Not only did we get incredible pictures of our sweet girl, we also got amazing family pictures that we will cherish forever! If you’re looking to capture memories that will last forever, look no further!"

- John & Claire

Baby Bonnie

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newborn Session

"We love Melinda Gilmore Photography. Melinda captures the sweetest moments for our family. Not only are her pictures beautiful but the overall experience is so much fun. She makes sure to have everything set up and ready to go for each session and has everything you need there at her studio. Everything is so clean and I can tell she puts in so much time preparing for the session. 100% recommend her. "

- Kayla 

milestone Session

everly & ella

"Melinda is a fantastic photographer, she cared for my girls so well during our sessions. She was extremely professional and my family felt safe and so comfortable in her studio. She had the magic touch because both of my babies did so wonderful during our sessions with her. Melinda’s work is truly beautiful and I wouldn’t trust anyone else with my most precious memories!"
-Samantha

newborn Session

addilyn

"When I first spoke to Melinda about photographing Chandler, she asked about our family and our background. I shared with her that Chandler was not our firstborn; she has a sister in Heaven who was born pre-term and did not survive. Melinda took one of Chandler’s photos and created a beautiful rainbow above her to honor her connection to her sister and her place as our “rainbow baby.” We are so grateful to Melinda for capturing our sweet little Chandler at such a precious time! It seems like she is growing so fast right before our eyes!"
-Ashanti & Bianca

newborn Session

chandler

"If you’re looking for a kind, patient and gifted photographer for any occasion look no more. Melinda was very gentle and patient with my newborn and paid attention to every detail. Her products are of top quality and you’ll end up wanting to buy everything she has to offer. We live two hours away and it was worth the drive. We can’t wait to return for more pictures."

- Omar and Ashley

newborn session

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Enjoy a cozy and comfortable studio during your photo shoot. Enjoy drinks, snacks, and a relaxing time for clients. 

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