i am a photographer who believes that your photos should take you back to your day all over again.
A tear, a kiss with your lover, a hug, a drunk dance with your best friend.
I want you to FEEL every moment again as if it just happened.

Candid and emotional, with a hint of editorial.

When it comes to photographing your day, whether it's your wedding day, your engagement, or even your family at home, it's about photographing the connections between humans, the emotions, and all the seconds in-between so you can relive those days decades after they're gone.

Working with and being photographed by me is said to be like working with your best friend (almost every review I have ever received mentions this). I pride myself and aim to seamlessly blend into your family and wedding parties and I know how to create an ease and warmth with everyone I meet. I truly believe that fostering relationships with not only you and your partner, but also your families and friends, allows me to become one with your wedding celebration and, in turn, creates space for me to capture the beautiful story of your day.

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Photographing people's lives is about documenting the split seconds, the moments that happen in the BLINK OF AN EYE.
That's where the connections are made and their stories are crafted.

the memories of your life are woven together by not only the really big, monumental occasions, but also, and perhaps mostly 
the smallest, yet remarkable, in-between seconds.

We were completely blown away when we first received our album – the photos were idyllic. Each shot beautifully captured the emotions we felt that day while also highlighting the natural beauty of the Sedona landscape. Every time we scroll through the photos, we are transported back to that perfect day. 

Alanna + Michael
Sedona, AZ

"WE really had no idea how incredible she was."

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The day of our shoot Melissa made us feel incredibly comfortable. We couldn't believe how perfectly she captured us. She communicated with us frequently leading up to our big day. I 100% know it was because of her that we were both able to relax on our big day and be in the moment knowing Melissa had our backs. 

Angela + Robert
San Francisco, CA

"it's like having your BFF photograph you."

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Everything was so comfortable with her that we were able to relax, be ourselves, and get our best photos possible. Not only is she an excellent photographer, her use of light and composition makes for incredibly compelling photos that initially drew us to her, but we laughed the entire session with her, and had so much fun.

Sarah + Mark
Armstrong Woods, CA

"The best photography experience possible."

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Not only did this girl take amazing pictures, but Melissa helped me to keep my shit together while I was in a state of panic. When it came time for me to recite my vows and I was still freaking out, Melissa took charge to get the microphone moved away from me so I could get through them.

Emily + sean
Los Angeles, CA


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She was extremely flexible and understanding considering some unforeseen circumstances that happened... Everyone talked about her for weeks after the wedding and how amazing she was. We could not stop staring and drooling over the photos...to this day, actually. 

Sammy + Luke
Healdsburg, CA

"She made our entire family and friends fall in love with her."

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Beyond her visual talents, Melissa has an amazing skill of being able to integrate and meld with people that puts everyone at ease, and in turn, she captures truly magical moments that are honest and beautiful. My family couldn’t stop talking about how much they enjoyed Melissa, she kept us laughing and felt like one of the family!

Nicole + Anthony
Cambria, CA

"everything you could ever ask for."

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