Cole Collective

It’s been a work in progress this past year, but I am so excited to launch Cole Collective!

I Heart Photography has been such a lovely chapter in my life, but moving forward you will find all my current documentary children and family photography at Cole Collective. I’ll still be blogging, and the new blog site is at Cole Collective Blog.

Springdale Farm Dinner

One of my favorite farms in Austin is Springdale Farm, The Foore’s are so inviting, sweet and just down to earth people. My girlfriends and our babies spent a beautiful fall evening having a a fun dinner on their porch with good laughs and lots of wine. Our dinner was made by Brandy Gibbs the owner of Fine Home Dining, it was a real treat. The seasonal vegetables were picked from the garden and everything was so delicious. It was a lovely night and it was in honor of Holden Stephens who I will always hold dear to my heart.

Black and white Ilford 400 HP5

Canon AE1

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Film Mini Sessions

This is a real treat and makes the perfect holiday gift for family. Contact me at Mel.Ferro@gmail to book your session and if you have any questions.

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Fall photo shoots in Fayetteville Arkansas

I have missed you guys up there in NWA! I have had lots of requests to get up there this fall for family and children sessions right before the holidays.

When: November 13 & 14 (yes weekdays)

Where: your home or choose a location you would like me to meet you at.


You can choose a full session, details in link above or a 30 minute mini session for $200 which will include an online viewing page to order your prints from.

Holiday or Christmas cards can be ordered for an extra cost. These are some of my card templates I am offering this year above.

Contact: or 512-674-5992 to schedule your appointment.

Please feel free to pass this info on to any friends or family in the area. See you soon!

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The Lupton’s: family documentary

This family is simply awesome, beautiful and filled to the brim with life. Amy is one of those mothers that makes it ALL look so easy.  Yes, Amy, you really do.:)Lily four years old and Oliver 11 months old have the sweetest sister-brother relationship. I loved being able to go into this family’s home and document an everyday evening with the “Lupton’s”.  I enjoyed this session, this family, the intimacy, and the happiness and love these pictures portray. 

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