Let's live like this moment will never come again
The best love fits like your favorite sweatshirt that’ll never get old. It’s the relief you reach for during hard days and confidence you can throw on in an instant. Your engagement shoot should feel just as comfortable as your love. It will wrap you up with joy from the present and the future. With all the giddy butterflies of your first meeting and the ease of a stroll to your favorite pizza shop.
(Did I have you at pizza? I knew we’d get along!)
Your engagement shoot is about making new memories that will bring you back to this brief chapter of your life. New memories in the places around your neighborhood that make up your day to day. New memories that feel like the iconic SF dream. Park picnics and gorgeous sunsets, coffee dates and downtown strolls, a little of this and a little of that. We’re here to forget the camera, the planning, and everything that comes next—just focus on having an amazing date with the love of your life. Sounds easy enough, right?
Like you only get to experience this love, once
I'm ready to make magic
Steal kisses or squeeze butts. Snuggle up or run wild. Bring your dog or a bottle of champagne. We’ll document every second.
Choose your dream location, your happy places, what you love to do, and outfits that feel like you. We’ll map it all out and make it happen.
Contact, connect, contract, and cheers!
Whether you’re proposing, engaged, or simply want photos of your love, we can accomplish it.
Sneak peeks of the best date of your life sent within 24 hours. Final gallery delivered within 2-3 weeks! Then, stare at the photos forever and ever.
Engagement Session at Filoli Estate
Engagement Session at Bricoleur Vineayrds
San Francisco Engagement Session
Dreamy & irresistible engagement photos that will have you coming back for seconds!
"...Once she sent us our engagement photos we were so in love with them that we couldn't stop looking at them for months. Without any question we decided to hire Melissa as our wedding photographer. And the pictures are stunning. We once again went into the mode where we couldn't stop staring and drooling over the photos..."
– Luke Ladra
This is only the beginning, let's talk wedding day
Most of what we’ll do together during your shoot is what you naturally do every single day — love on each other. I won’t tell you how to pull each other in close, poke fun, or kiss with abandon. You already know how! While, yes, this time you’ll be in objectively cute outfits with a former stranger squealing at how cute you are, everything else about the day will feel surprisingly (and wonderfully) normal.
Well when you put it that way! Sign us up!
"...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. My husband and I had the most incredible time during our photoshoot—Melissa managed to create a space where we felt like we were in our own world. When we got the photos back, there were many tears of happiness shed, both from Michael and I, and our families. Everyone commented on how beautifully the photos captured our love in a way that felt natural and candid. When it came time to choose our wedding photographer, returning to Melissa was a no-brainer..."
"...Melissa managed to create a space where we felt like we were in our own world..."
"...When we met her she was just as awesome in person as on the phone. She made us feel comfortable, set the mood with music, and made us feel like it was one of our friends that we had known for years doing our photo session...Once she sent us our engagement photo album we were so in love with them that we could not stop looking at them for MONTHS...we actually still look at them and talk about how dreamy they are. My husband and I decided to have an intimate wedding ceremony in Sonoma county with our family and closest friends. Without any question we decided to hire Melissa as our wedding photographer. .."
"...made us feel like it was one of our friends that we had known for years doing our photo session..."
"...I felt like we clicked right away. She was very patient and happy to answer any questions we had in the booking process. We chose an adventure session and wedding photography package. My fiancé is not normally used to taking photos so I made sure to practice a bit before hand. The day of our shoot Melissa made us feel incredibly comfortable. I'd describe it like having your BFF photograph you. Robert had fun and enjoyed the shoot with Melissa - YAY! Then we got the photos (within a week!) and we couldn't believe how perfectly she captured us..."
"...I'd describe it like having your BFF photograph you..."