Author Archives: Melissa@PureWhimsy

Quilting and Cuties

This summer I had an opportunity to try my hand at a new skill.  I took a basic quilting class to create an around the world quilt.  I had so much fun choosing the colors and patterns and I loved … Continue reading

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He or She…what will it be?

Brothers Lukas and Ethan are very excited to find out if they are going to have a baby brother or a baby sister.  :)  Scroll down to watch them find out which!   We wanted to include mom in the … Continue reading

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A New Landmark

An Iron Mountain landmark has changed!  If you have ever driven down Carpenter Avenue from Kingsford into Iron Mountain, you have probably seen the Doll Draperies sign on the side of the building.  Interestingly, the building that hosts the sign, … Continue reading

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Woodland Fairy Cake Smash | Iron Mountain Photographer

For over a year, I have been envisioning a woodland fairy set-up for a birthday shoot, culminating in a cake smash.  Miss Gloria made that dream come true for me!  Not only was she the perfect little fairy, she smashed … Continue reading

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Do You Love Pets? So Do We!

Almost Home Animal Shelter in Iron Mountain is a fantastic organization.  Their employees and volunteers work tirelessly to take the best possible care of their animals.  They also love to care for the community as well, providing fun events for people and their … Continue reading

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Want a Free Maternity Session? | Upper Peninsula Newborn Photographer

Every pregnancy is different, and even though it feels like your precious little one is taking forever to here, ever pregnancy is fleeting.   I did not do official maternity photos with my first daughter.  I regret that action immensely. … Continue reading

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The World’s Best (and most unassuming) Oatmeal Cookies

If you asked me what my overall favorite type of cookie was, I would not say oatmeal. They are usually too dry and crumbly or else packed with raisins or other “goodies” that I don’t care for.  However, if you … Continue reading

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Not a newborn client? I did not forget about you. :)

Although newborns are my favorite subjects to photograph, I love being behind the lens for any reason.  I love six month sessions, cake smashes, family sessions, pet photography, you name it! The first five people who book sessions that are … Continue reading

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Hello Upper Peninsula! First 5 Get Free Products :)

Hello Iron Mountain and Michigan’s UP.  My name is Melissa and I own and operate Pure Whimsy Photography.  I  just moved to your beautiful area from Portland, Oregon.  It is quite a change but I am in love so far. … Continue reading

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Zack Newborn Portraits | Lifestyle Session | Iron Mountain, Upper Peninsula, Michigan Newborn Photographer

I got to visit this sweet little man in his home a few weeks ago.  His mommy was so excited to have a lifestyle a session in his own nursery.  I love photos that truly show the baby’s surroundings as … Continue reading

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