Matt and Whitney’s maternity session | Jonesboro Arkansas Maternity Photographer

We had an amazing day for Whitney’s maternity session. I think fall is officially here to stay. Maybe?? (lets all cross our fingers and toes)

Whitney you are one gorgeous Mama. Y’all are going to make the best parents ❤️

Melanie Runsick Photography Jonesboro Arkansas Maternity Photographer

If you’re looking for a newborn or maternity photographer in the Jonesboro Area email me at or call me at 870-520-6320

Jonesboro Arkansas Photographer | Newborn Session tips and tricks

Newborn sessions are one of my favorite sessions and they’re so different from a regular session so I thought I would let you know what to expect and give you a few tips to make your newborn session go a little smoother.

Newborn Photographer Jonesboro Arkansas

How to prepare for your session:

● Try to schedule your newborn session when baby is around 5 to 10 days old.

● Call or text me as soon as your baby is born so we can get your session date/time confirmed.

● Siblings, Mom & Dad are more than welcome to get in on a few images. It’s never too early for a new family portrait 🙂

● Be prepared for you newborn session to last at least an hour. If baby needs to eat or needs a diaper change I allow plenty of time.

● Dont forgot to bring anything you would like to be photographed with baby such as a toy or stuffed animal.

● Clothing- I have all kinds, colors and textures of wraps, blankets and diaper covers for baby. You’re more than welcome to bring outfits if you have something special and solid colors is usually best. When baby is tiny its hard to dress them in clothes especially 2 pieced outfits, they tend to bunch up at their little neck or you can’t keep them together in the middle so one pieced outfits tend to work better.

● Don’t forget to bring a bottle of formula or breast milk even if you’re nursing. Sometimes just a little sip is all it takes to get baby to settle.

● Pack a pacifier even if baby doesn’t seemed interested in a pacifier. Sometimes it helps to soothe.

Newborn Portrait Session

What to expect during your newborn session:

●Baby will wake up and it’s ok. I love seeing baby’s eyes and we can sooth baby back to sleep.

●Baby will cry.

●Baby will need to feed more than usual.

● I will gladly sooth baby and help all I can so parents can relax.

● Session usually takes at least a hour. It’s a slow, relaxed process. I’ve had people tell me I have the patience of Job…… I had a daycare for 12 years in my home. I have a lot of patience 🙂

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If you’re looking for a newborn photographer in the Jonesboro Arkansas area give me a call at 870-926-0995 or email me at

Im offering an extra happy if you book a newborn session during the months of July or August. Below is a link to the blog post.

Jonesboro Arkansas Photographer | Newborn session special


Jonesboro Arkansas Photographer | Newborn session special

SO many Moma’s are having babies this summer, I LOVE BABIES, so I’m offering a little happy if you book a Newborn session. If you book during the months of July or August you’ll receive a complimentary framed 4×6.  You choose the image and you can choose a black or white frame. While supplies last.

Melanie Runsick Photography July Session Special

I’ll be posting SOON about some amazing tips and tricks for newborn sessions.

Melanie Runsick Photography Jonesboro Arkansas

If you’re looking for a newborn photographer in the Jonesboro Area email me at or call me at 870-926-0995

If you need pricing info- Melanie Runsick Photography Pricing


Jonesboro Arkansas Family Photographer | Products

How are you looking to display your images? Gallery wrap on the wall, in a memory box on your coffee table, a necklace you can wear all the time. Come by the studio or call for more details.

I also offer custom framing and stock some amazing frames in the studio.



If you’re looking to book a portrait session in the Jonesboro area call or message me for more details

phone- 870-926-0995




Jonesboro Family Photographer | It’s a sign!!!

Finally…….. I have a sign! Not sure if I was more excited about sheetrock going up or installing the sign & it looks great! Will still be a LOOONG while (Thanks Suddenlink . . .) before I have internet and phone so if you need to make an appointment or have questions call me at 870-926-0995

The. Sign.

Melanie Runsick Photography Jonesboro Arkansas Front of Portrait Studio

and check out this “Dable” (its a door made into a table) my boys made it. Are they crafty or WHAT?? I needed something different to display some of my products on and ta-da! Here its is. Speaking of products, Ill be doing a few posts on some of the amazing happies I offer in the studio soon!

Melanie Runsick Photography Studio interior

The. Dable.

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If you’re looking for a newborn or family photographer in the Jonesboro area call me at 870-926-0995 or email me at

Phone hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10am to 6pm, portrait sessions are by appointment




Jonesboro Family Photographer | Now offering custom photo jewerly

Im adding some new products at the studio and thought I would share a few images. I offered some custom photo jewelry at the studio at Swifton and everyone loved it & I finally found a new vendor I love.

Here are just a few pieces that are available, there are several more necklaces and bracelets available and even earrings and a ring.


Melanie Runsick Photography North East Ar Photographer

Melanie Runsick Photography North East Ar Photographer


Melanie Runsick Photography Jonesboro Arkansas

you can add as many photo charms to the bracelets as you’d like and birthstone charms are available also.

email me if you have any questions at




the studio is coming along…

Oh gosh! The studio has came a LONG way in just a few short weeks, it is so exciting to do a drive by every couple days, well actually every day…. 4 times a day and sometimes more! I can’t help it?!!? It’s on the way to the school and you know I have to take Griffin to school and pick him up so why not swing through the parking lot and poke my head in. Those poor construction guys, I know they’re saying here comes that crazy lady to see what we’ve done today 🙂 and of course I snap a few pics. The first pic is just a few days after we signed the lease, last pic was  yesterday. Lighting/electric is supposed to be done today so you know Ill be swinging by this afternoon to get another pic



Melanie Runsick Photography Jonesboro Arkansas Photographer

and to make up for my everyday visits I baked the guys cookie yesterday. You would’ve thought they had won the lottery! HA!

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Jonesboro High School Senior Photographer | ☀️Sunshine ☀️ Sydney

This gal….. Oh y’all . . . she is precious. If you don’t know her you really should make it a point to get to know her. She is like a ray of sunshine. We loaded up and made a trip to Cotter Arkansas back in the fall to do Sydney’s Senior session and she mentioned maybe doing a spring session too. I was SO happy when she called me. There’s a handful of people in the world that make you smile really big, this gal is one of them. Sydney I think you’re neater than socks on a chicken and that is REALLY neat 🙂 Cant wait to see where life takes you ’cause I KNOW you’re going to do amazing things! xoxoxo

Melanie Runsick Photography Jonesboro Arkansas Photographer

Mom and Me Sessions

Spring is in the air and on April the 16th Ill be offering Mom and Me limited edition sessions.

Would make a great Father’s Day gift ❤️ you can add 3 mini accordion albums (3″x 3″ albums) to your Mom and Me session for an additional $100. 1 album for you and 2 to share. Lots of album cover color options available.

Email me to book your Mom and Me session

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