We are Melissa and Chris (and we made the cutest little ginger you've ever seen, Oliver)! A wife and (often) husband team who love documenting our client's lives. Whether it's the good stuff, the emotional stuff, the big stuff or little stuff.
It all matters. Your life and memories matter.

Wedding days are full of emotions as well as moments both big and small. We're usually a couple of flies on the wall until we need to be the directors. We're nowhere and everywhere all at the same time. We're also never afraid to bust some moves on the dance floor and eat dessert and be your silent cheerleaders whenever you need it.

You don't just need photographers, you need people to trust and help you feel completely at ease come one of the biggest days of your life. People to help you feel comfortable in front of the camera (and in front of your guests) and we're here to help you every step of the way. We've got you covered. From helping with your timeline to bustling your dress, we've pretty much done it all.

Hey, I'm Melissa

and he's Chris

(and that's Oliver!)

We've been where you are right now. Whether you're freshly engaged (or thinking about it!) and having to make ALL of the decisions about your wedding or elopement, or you're married and welcoming a little one into your life...we've been in your shoes. We know how fun and crazy all of these big life moments are and we want to be right there alongside you documenting it every step of the way.

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Our Mission Statement

We're here to document the big and little moments of your life no matter who you are, where you come from, what you believe, or who you love. We want you to be able to look back on your memories decades from now and feel the same feelings you felt that very day.
We’re here for all the people, from all walks of life and we can’t wait to work with you.

Get to know us real quick

We're real big Harry Potter fans.
Melissa is definitely a Gryffindor while Chris is a Hufflepuff. We make it work ;)

We crave a good veggie burrito, on the regular.
They're often accompanied by a nice bowl of ice cream. Mint Choc Chip for Melissa, PB Chocolate for Chris.

We're big Subaru fans for sure. We've owned 6...

Chris loves to golf, and Melissa loves to ride her longboard around.

Features + Publications


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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