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Top 10 Postpartum Recovery Essentials

As new moms, we tend to focus on preparing for the baby’s arrival so we tend to overlook the prep work for postpartum recovery. As a first-time mom, I found myself being sent home from the hospital and scrambling to place an Amazon order for my postpartum supplies. After having 3 babies, I’m sharing my […]

October 19, 2022

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A Baby After Recurrent Losses | Tampa Newborn Photographer

Never in a million years did I ever imagine that I would suffer from infertility- in my case recurrent losses. Back in 2015, we made the decision to start trying to have kids. I stopped birth control and instantly became pregnant. We had such an easy pregnancy and delivery and gave birth to a baby […]

March 3, 2021

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Newborn Diaper Bag Essentials

What you carry in your newborn’s diaper bag is oh-so important. Whether you’re a new mom or a seasoned mom, there will be plenty of times that you realize you forgot to pack something, and now you’re in tow with a naked little newborn or using wet paper towels to clean your babe’s bottom. Trust […]

January 4, 2021

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Tampa Moms Top Recommended Baby Items

Tampa Bay Area Moms spilled their “I can’t-live-without” baby products. Whether it’s your first or third baby, there are so many baby products to choose from, and knowing what to buy can be such a daunting task. While each family’s needs may differ, there are a few products that were recommended repeatedly by local moms. […]

October 5, 2020

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Jameson’s Birth Story | Annapolis, MD Birth Photographer

Jameson’s Birth Story- Anne Arundel Medical Center On July 4th at 3:53 AM I just so happened to wake up to go to the bathroom. As I hopped back in bed I decided to check my phone only to see that Sherlin’s water broke and she was admitted to the hospital. After dreaming up this […]

July 19, 2019

New family following birth of baby in Annapolis, MD at AAMC

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Sydney’s Birth Story- Annapolis, MD Birth Photographer

On Thursday, April 18th, I had just arrived at the supermarket. As I’m loading my cart with fresh produce I feel my phone vibrating. It was 8:40 pm.  I look down to see Amy’s phone number and immediately knew it was time. I run out of the supermarket and rush home to get my camera. […]

April 24, 2019

newborn suck thumb in Annapolis, MD

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Meet Melanie Amparo- Tampa, FL Birth, Newborn and Maternity Photographer

Welcome to Melanie Amparo Photography! I’m Melanie! I specialize in photographing birth stories, newborns, and maternity. Some fun facts about me: I’m married to my high school sweetheart. We started dating at 15 and got married at the courthouse at 23. I’m a mama to 3 beautiful children. I was a gymnast for over 10 […]

March 5, 2019

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