Hey, I'm Melissa
For as long as I can remember, I've always loved taking photos. It began with fireworks, nature, close friends for fun. Fast forward 15 years, and I've decided to make a full career out of it. I've always had the hardest time picking one single genre of photography to shoot. I always felt so much passion in taking photos, that I couldn't simply force my creativity into one single avenue. I love taking photos of curated visions, and I also love capturing real moments with couples and loved ones making memories. I believe that hiring a photographer should be based on connection, personality, and passion.
What I do
Weddings & Events
I offer wedding photography mainly, but I am happy to photograph any other events that you may inquire about.
Creative portraiture for your needs, whether it be promotional images for your own artistic career, modeling portfolio, or even just a photo shoot to feel good about yourself
Personal branding, and head shots for your own business or brand. I offer on location, or in studio photographing for head shots and branding.
I offer proposal, and engagement photos. Whether you want the actual moment of proposal captured, or engagement portraits for your wedding "save the date" invitations, I'm available.
The process of working together:
It's extremely important for me to get to know you to ensure we're a good fit for each other.
I love to make sure that I am thoroughly communicating with my clients what exactly they need out of working with me. If you are booking a wedding, we will go over my work flow and my style of photographing. I'll provide you examples of my work, and create a custom package that suits your needs for your day.
I will work thoroughly with you to ensure that we are creating the optimal timeline for your event. Locations, outfits, and schedule are huge factors. We'll discuss what moments are crucial, and what items need to be photographed. I'll send you questionnaires and request inspirational photos to make sure we have your vision down.
The day arrives that we work together to capture your event/session! All the preparation in place creates a stress free environment for you to just relax and enjoy the creative process.
Interested in working together? Connect with me below
Communication is key
I make sure go to over everything required of me for the day of your wedding. We will discuss the timeline of events, essential photos, my style of shooting, and photography inspiration for the day of your wedding. Making sure we speak about key moments you both want will have your wedding day stress free, knowing that we've got it covered.
Comfort and Posing
Many people fear not looking photogenic on their wedding day. Working with a professional will give you the tools + confidence to shine comfortably. It's crucial to have a photographer who's going to make you comfortable in your skin and give you plenty of direction so that your photos are amazing.
Leading the day
You're going to be focused on so many components of your wedding day, and you're going to need someone who's going to take the lead and keep the day smooth sailing. I'll make sure that you don't have to worry about timing + scheduled events so that you can worry about having fun and enjoying yourself.