Category archives: Events

Adena!

I feel so fortunate to have had the opportunities to continue to photograph/ document this family over the years (as well as so many other families)!  It was a great pleasure for me to be there on the day that celebrated Adena becoming a Bat Mitzvah.  I had the same opportunity of photographing her sister, Briya, just 2 short years ago (blog here: http://mel[...]

Giovanni's First Birthday Party!

WARNING:  If you are trying to avoid craving sweets.... do not scroll down!!  ;) I was so happy to get to spend a short amount of time at Giovanni's First Birthday Party!!  The party was held at the adorable Cafe Fontana in Mapleshade, NJ.  Gio's creative and talented mom put together the goldfish themed party complete with delicious (and many homemade!) sw[...]

A Phanatical Birthday Party at The Hall of Fame Club

I recently got to photograph an awesome 80th birthday party at The Hall of Fame Club at Citizens Bank Park.  It was a lot of fun and lovely to see so many friends and family come together to celebrate the life of this Phan who, from what I hear, makes the trip to Florida every year for Spring training.  Just being at the Club made me anxious for Spring and b[...]

Bat Mitzvah!

I recently was honored with the opportunity to photograph Briya on the day that she became a Bat Mitzvah!  I first met Briya and her fun family a couple of years ago when they won a Silent Auction raffle at a local school.  Here are the fun pics from that session: http://melissahassey.com/2009/09/raffle-winners/ It was really wonderful to see them all aga[...]

Remembrance Celebration for Jacque Gray

Jacque Gray was a member of Hope Afloat, the breast cancer survivor's dragon boat team that my mom is a member of.  Hope Afloat is an amazing group of dedicated, strong, talented, supportive, fun and determined women.  They have formed many bonds through their battles with breast cancer, their camaraderie as a team and so many other life, love, travel and fr[...]