Photographs that matter

Genuine, real, emotions

An emotional storyteller based in Perry, Georgia. Specializing in Family, Motherhood, Maternity and Newborn photography. 

Macon family photographer

Here at Fire Family, I like to do things a little outside the box - we don't stand and say cheese, we don't do uncomfortable traditional posing. Instead, I encourage free spirits to roam & tell their own story, making the experience unique to you and tailored to showcase your love + connection like never before! I am a storyteller. Meaning everyone gets to be themselves, we play, we laugh, we snuggle, and we create moments that turn your photo session into a fun afternoon with loved ones. 

If you are looking for unforgettable, creative keepsakes to showcase your story, you're in the right place

Get to know me

When I photograph your family, I photograph them not just through the eyes of a photographer but through the eyes of a mother. I want you to remember every little fiber of your loved ones and the beauty of who they are. When you share those genuine, real-life, sometimes chaotic, but beautiful moments with me, they become my moments too.

My ultimate goal in every session is to capture and relic the essence of what makes your family YOURS. Not just a photograph of your family posing and smiling for the camera, rather the uniqueness, the quirks, the connection, and personality; and turn it into a tangible piece of art to be kept and shared across the generations.

Storyteller, Firefighter Wife, + Mama to Two Boys

Hey! I'm Melissa!

Work with Melissa

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Authentic moments to capture your family exactly how you are in this moment.


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A more natural approach to newborn photography.

Lifestyle Newborn

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Intimate, emotive images to showcase a piece of your motherhood journey.


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It was a pleasure working with Melissa! She is so responsive, friendly, and professional. I was so hesitant to have a Maternity photoshoot done, but she made the experience so worth it! I was joined in by my family and pup and she made us all feel comfortable. I appreciate her in detail emails too, you literally don’t have to worry about a thing because she has you covered every step of the way even after the photoshoot! I will definitely be using her again in the future and highly recommend her for all the reasons I listed above. Her work is beautiful and I am truly glad I went with her. — AnaMaria S.

"I was so hesitant to have a Maternity photoshoot done, but she made the experience so worth it!!"

Melissa was amazing to work with. She made my husband and I feel relaxed and comfortable during our session and we had so much fun! She helped with me with styling and provided the perfect location for our fall shoot. Our photos turned out beautiful and we couldn’t be happier with our experience. We will definitely recommend Melissa to everyone and use her again!
— Alicia W.

"We couldn't be happier with our experience!"

Melissa is AMAZING! She has beautiful, quality work each time, and makes you feel so comfortable during the photo sessions. Hands down my favorite photographer! She is WORTH every single penny!
— Mercedes T.

"She is WORTH every single penny!"

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If you're a mama or family craving more emotion and beauty in your photos, Let's chat! 

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