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Losing my father when I was only twenty-three years old to cancer has taught me just how precious time and family are. I wish more photographs I could look at to remember him by, but honestly, my family didn't take pictures very often. I have a few but wish there was more.

Life is always in motion. You want photographs that reflect your life authentically and honestly. Photographs that tell YOUR story as it is happening. I'm here to give that to you! I love telling life stories of families in a beautiful and meaningful way for you to reflect on.

wild chaos of motherhood

I have a passion for capturing the real emotions, and the

I'M MELISSA. PHOTOGRAPHER, WIFE, AND MAMA TO TWO

Meet your new photographer BFF...

You're here for a reason, and I hope you feel a connection to my work, style, and approach and are looking to document yourself and your loved ones in a similar way. Storytelling sessions are focused on capturing the love and connection you share in a fun and laid-back approach.

We will play games, snuggle, laugh, and I keep things moving at a pace that mirrors your family's energy. I am not here to make you say "cheese!" mold you into stiff, awkward poses, or stop your children from being themselves. Lifestyle family photography sessions are all about telling your story while making lasting memories. 

what our photoshoots are like...

You will find that my work may not be the cheapest nor the most expensive, but it represents the best value. With over five years of experience, a perfect review record on Google, you can invest confidently, knowing your money will be well spent. You won't regret capturing your family just as they are today as the years fly by and your babies grow up. 

I want you to have fun and enjoy the time with your family as we create memories. That is why I help with everything from beginning to end. Between planning, one on one styling for the whole family, creating a memorable experience during our session and ending our time together with a beautiful digital gallery and heirloom artwork for your home.



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I will guide you every step of the way

Fast facts about Melissa

BEING IN BUSINESS WITH AMAZING CLIENTS

5+ years of

happy
clients

150+

years of being happily married

9

 People can't usually guess my real age

38 years old

Sweet Tea 😉

My drink of choice is...

Type 8 — The challenger

My enneagram type...

Having my little one come up and tell me, mama I want a hug. Melts my mama heart.

The best part of my day is...

FAVORITE TV SHOW:
A Million Little Things & so many more!

MUSIC CHOICE:
Lover of all kinds but Glass Animals is def a FAV!

ADVENTURIST OR HOMEBODY:
Both! 

TYPE OF PHOTO SESSION:
Family + Motherhood

my favorite things

— AnaMaria S.

"You literally don’t have to worry about a thing because she has you covered every step of the way, even after the photoshoot!"

— Mercedes T.

"Melissa is AMAZING! She has beautiful, quality work each time, and makes you feel so comfortable during the photo sessions!"

Let's work together!

think we'd make great fit? me too.

If you are looking for a more authentic type of session to capture your family exactly how you are in this moment, I've got you covered!

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