Hey there, I'm Melissa!

I believe you deserve to feel completely at ease in front of the camera and strive to create a fun and relaxed experience with you by building friendship and trust from our very first conversation.
I understand that you want to remember your day and to feel each moment again as though you are right back in it. From the corners of a bridal suite to the edges of a dance floor, I'm everywhere and nowhere all at the same time; photographing the forgettable and unforgettable moments for you so you can enjoy every second.

I seek to blend in to the sidelines on your big days by pulling from my childhood as a quiet observer of my huge, boisterous family. As both a digital and film photographer, I strive to document the big, emotional moments along with, and most importantly, the quiet glances, soft touches, and secret smiles shared between the humans in front of my camera.

Unscripted moments. Candid and emotional, with a hint of editorial.

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Photographing people's lives is about documenting the split seconds - the meaningful, unplanned moments that happen in the blink of an eye. That's where the authentic connections are made and memorable stories are crafted.

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"I could write a dang novel about Melissa. The most kind hearted, supportive, positive, wonderful person and I don't know that I would have gotten through our pandemic wedding planning without her. When we first met via facetime, I felt an instant connection to her warm personality, and I knew that she was the person I needed to photograph my wedding...."

"Holy cow, did Melissa f**king deliver."

Caroline + Spencer

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"There was something in my gut that drew me to choose Melissa when my fiancé (now husband) and I were looking for a photographer for our engagement shoot. We knew she was special after reading her reviews and seeing her past work, but we really had no idea how incredible she was until we met her in person. Melissa is truly a gem. She is warm, witty, and has a joyous presence and fun energy which could make anyone feel completely at ease..."

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

Alanna + Michael

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"Melissa was absolutely AMAZING!! No words can truly express my gratitude for her work! From the very start of meeting her (via FaceTime) she was so sweet & informative. Throughout the whole process leading up to our wedding, she made us feel so comfortable & stress free! I’m beyond grateful for the beautiful photos she took of our wedding day & I couldn’t be happier!! I'm still blown away with our gallery! They are beyond what I could have ever expected. I’m so happy we choose her to capture our day!"

"No words can truly express my gratitude for her work..."

Jade + Aaron

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