Well hello and welcome to my very first G I V E A W A Y! As you know, I recently launched my new website + brand and I received lots of love and compliments. Thank you!  The new website launch was followed by behind-the-scenes posts where you learned some interesting facts surrounding my inspiration for everything you see […]

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  • Katie Marino - Love this nail polish colors Chica!!! Awesome idea :)ReplyCancel

  • Kellie Batz - Melissa’s photography is absolutely beautiful. She captures the most intimate pure moments in her pictures.ReplyCancel

  • Jessie Elizabeth - You’re photography is stunning! I can’t wait for you to capture a special moment in my life!ReplyCancel

  • Diana Hasenkopf - Such a cute idea!! Hope to use your photo services one day! :)ReplyCancel

  • Renee - Yippee for giveaways!!! I love visiting your site… it’s just soooooo pretty!ReplyCancel

  • Emily L - I love this giveaway idea! So excited to be working with you on our special day!!ReplyCancel

This post features a cute 1-year-old, yummy homemade sweets, fun DIY decor & graphic designs (by me!), and ladybugs…lots of ladybugs! Today I’m sharing my daughter’s birthday celebration. I can’t believe my baby girl is ONE already! Good morning birthday girl: My attempt at making a Ladybug cake:Happy First Birthday sweet, sweet girl! xoxo

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  • Deborah Ellen Brooks - It was a very nice party!ReplyCancel

I’ve been working backwards.  You’ve seen the new website and pretty new look. Then I answered the What and Whys. But how did I start? How did I choose my color palette? Why is there a bird in my logo? Would you believe me if I said my daughter’s pants were a big inspiration to everything […]

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  • Giveaway Time! | Melissa Hoko Photography - […] was followed by behind-the-scenes posts where you learned some interesting facts surrounding my inspiration for everything you see and I answered the what’s and why’s behind the big business […]ReplyCancel

Welcome to the first installment of FAMILY FRIDAY: A time to share recent happenings in my family and Mom life. The days are flying by and I try to capture as many of the sweet memories-in-the-making of my little ones as I can. This week’s adventures: snow fun! Caleb spent hours helping his Daddy shovel… …while I stayed in the warm house […]

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Many people have asked me “what is rebranding?” and “why are you doing it?” Well here is a post to answer those questions! Rebranding is more than just creating a pretty new logo & colors. It’s an entire package, both visual and emotional, that identifies your business and its unique personality. There are many more layers than […]

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Dear Friends, LAUNCH DAY is finally here!  I’m so excited to share with you the reveal of the new website & brand! I’d like to officially introduce Melissa Hoko Photography, formerly known to you as MoniLissa Photography. You will discover a completely new LOOK, LOGO, & NAME but the same pretty pictures! If you have been out of the loop and […]

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  • Chrissy T - I love your theme and colors! (Also the shout out to Seagulls) Anyone can tell that you love what you do and love your brides. I’m excited for you in this new chapter of your business.ReplyCancel

    • Melissa - Aww thanks for your sweet words and the congrats Chrissy!ReplyCancel

  • Renee - Yippee! It’s beautiful!!! Congrats on the rebrand and new adventure! I am so excited for you!ReplyCancel

    • Melissa - Thanks Renee! Can’t wait to see yours too!!ReplyCancel

  • Natalie - YAY!! This is so exciting!! I love the new look!!ReplyCancel

  • Dad - What kind of bird is that?ReplyCancel

    • Melissa - Hi Dad. Of course, only you would have this comment. No type in particular, a custom Melissa bird :)ReplyCancel