"Let people see the real, imperfect, flawed, quirky, weird, beautiful, magical person that you are."


I'm Melissa, but you can just call me Mel. I’m a lover of guacamole, golden sunsets, pinot noir, and all things involving travel. My days are fueled by hazelnut coffee (and lots of it), a secret stash of candy, and the sound of tiny feet pitter pattering around my house.


I'm obsessed with laughs funnier than the joke, smiling eyes, dimples (… is there anything cuter, though?), and a beautiful love story.  I laugh a little too hard, snort a little too often,  and cry a little too much at every wedding, because I’m such a sap.

When I'm not walking around with my camera in my hand, you'll find me at home with my family.  I'm the momma of two little girls, a bonus mom to two kids born before I entered their lives, and the wife to the most selfless, loving man I know. (We’re a family of 6 ... and there's never a dull or quiet moment!  Just the way Jase and I love it!) I consider myself overly lucky and abundantly blessed … it’s a beautiful life we get to celebrate together.

Photography is the other part of my heart … it truly fuels my soul.  My style focuses on capturing the candid and genuine moments that tell your story.  It's all the real, unscripted emotions and moments that speak to me the most; the love, the happiness, the tears, the laughter (especially the laughter) … ALL the beautiful rawness of REAL life and the REAL you!

Those moments when you thought no one was looking.  Those moments that you can’t even put into words … because there simply are no words.  Those moments that divide life into “before this moment” and life “after this moment.”  Those are the moments that I love to capture the most and that speak to my heart, because I simply cannot get enough of them!  Those are the moments that truly reflect what my work stands for, because it’s those exact moments that you’ll cherish the most tomorrow, in ten years, and in fifty years from now when you're sharing them with your grandchildren.  Those are the moments that tell YOUR story and YOUR legacy.

I want my clients to be just as excited for me to be capturing their special moments as I am to be there capturing them.  Let’s capture something beautiful together, create some memories, celebrate this priceless moment in your life, and add to those oh so beautiful laugh lines of yours! I absolutely can’t wait to meet you!


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