San francisco, NAPA & Sonoma Luxury Wedding Photographer

I believe you deserve to feel completely at ease in front of the camera and strive to create a fun and comfortable experience with you by building friendship and trust from our very first conversation.

I know you want to remember as much of your day as possible, but what if you could actually feel it as well? 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 unforgettable moments for you so you can enjoy every second of you day. Whether on my digital or 35mm cameras, my approach to documenting our time together comes from a place of trust and friendship.

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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Hey there, I'm Melissa!
a San Francisco, Napa, and Sonoma County Wedding Photographer.

Photographing people's lives is about documenting the split seconds - the meaningful, unscripted moments that happen in the blink of an eye.
That's where the real 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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"Hands down, Melissa is the best wedding photographer out there. It would be one thing if Melissa was just an expert photographer. But she's way, way more than that. She's a fantastic human being. During the entire planning phase of our wedding, Melissa offered advice and experience, but never demanded we do things her way. During the wedding itself, she put us at ease, treated us like close friends, and helped the whole day go smoothly..."

"Hands down, Melissa  is the best..."

Sophie & JEff

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"...Not only did Melissa capture the day perfectly, she was always there for us throughout the planning process and was a calming presence through it all...the week of our outdoor wedding, we saw lots of rain in the forecast and Melissa went above and beyond to be flexible on timing for the day of the wedding to avoid the downpour. I knew that hiring a photographer meant we'd get photos to last a lifetime, but we got more than just amazingly captured moments - Melissa was the perfect person to have by our side..."

"Melissa was the perfect person to have by our side..."

Jackie + Ben

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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!"

"I’m beyond grateful for the beautiful photos she took..."

Jade + Aaron

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