CANDID, and 




CANDID, and 



You’re doing everything you can to find a photographer who will make you feel comfortable in front of a camera. You’ve had friends and family take photos of you before but they never seem to get those genuine laughs and smiles.

That’s where I come in! Maybe you’ve been stiff and nervous in front of the camera up to this point but now it’s time to just have fun! Together we’ll strip away the nerves by playing your favorite music throughout the shoot, doing prompts rather than poses (to get you moving naturally!), and you can even bring your furry friend with you! 




Do you need someone who can help you build your wedding timeline and keep the groomsmen in check on the wedding day? 

I’m your girl! I will help you create a customized timeline specific to your wedding details. From the getting ready process to breaking down on the dancefloor, we don’t want to miss a thing. I’ll be with you every step of the day and I will use my “teacher voice” to keep the groomsmen in line. Hey, I have to use my teaching degree for something. :)

Are you looking for a wedding photographer who is able to do more than capture beautiful photos?

Wedding photography that covers everything from the getting ready process to getting down on the dance floor. Different packages are available in 8, 9, or 10 hours of coverage. This service will help you remember all the little details of your day from what your flowers and programs looked like, your dad tearing up seeing you in your dress for the first time, to your brother doing the windmill on the dancefloor after having a few too many drinks.

wedding photography


packages STARTING AT $3200



For engagements, families, seniors, newborns, grads, headshots, you name it! Let's document all of your special moments so they can live on for years to come.

portrait SESSIONs


30 min sessions start
at $300
60 min sessions start
at $450



Melissa is the BEST photographer we could have asked for on our wedding day! Leading up to the wedding, she answered any questions I had about the day and read the situation of how involved I wanted to be picking out first look and photo spots. If I said "I trust you", she handled it all! On the day of, she was energetic and efficient. She made taking photos so fun, our whole bridal party agreed. Would 10/10 recommend Melissa as your photographer - she will be our go-to for all future photo needs!

We are beyond lucky to have had Melissa as our wedding photographer.. She is exceptionally talented in all aspects of her work and delivered the most beautiful photos we could have ever hoped for. She combines her natural creativity with a top-notch skillset and just has a way of knowing exactly how to make your wedding vision come to life. Her conscientiousness and ability to organize and give clear directions during shoots does not go unnoticed. She goes above and beyond to make your experience professional, comfortable, and fun. Anyone who has the chance to work with Melissa should consider themselves lucky.


Melissa was so easy to work with and takes such care to curate beautiful images! She’s a genuine person and her work speaks for itself. I am extremely pleased that we chose her as our wedding photographer! Each time I look back at our photos, it brings me back to our amazing day! Her photos tell the story of the event. She has definitely found her true talent!


Frequently asked

I have a list of my favorite location ideas both indoor and outdoor, within the metro, and outside of the metro. Let me know if you need some ideas and I will send my list over!

Do you have any location ideas for our session?

I will guide you throughout the entire photo taking process. I will play your favorite type of music (if the location allows us to do so) and give you prompts that get you moving and grooving in ways that create candid photos.

My fiance and I are not comfortable in front of a camera. Can you help us with this?

I will absolutely help you create a customized wedding day timeline that will allow us to capture all the important parts of your day. 

I’m not sure how to create a wedding day timeline. Is this something you can help me with?

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