Timeless Wedding & Portrait
Photography in Charlottesville, Virginia
My timeless and classic approach to photography leaves you with images that are true to your experience, capturing your memories exactly as you lived them.
I want your photos to hang on the walls of your forever home, be passed down from generation to generation, and remind you of all the big moments and little ones in between.
I'm Melissa! I'm a wife, mama, & lover of the arts. I spend half my time documenting beautiful love stories - aka weddings - and the other half of my time with families, new babies, and kids either on location or in my studio in Charlottesville, VA.
You can find me drinking black coffee, listening to U2 while I edit photos, & always trying to do something to make you laugh & capture that real authentic moment.
Choosing a wedding photographer is not easy! There's so many to choose from! I'm a good fit for...
the hopeless romantics, foodie and animal lovers, Chic-fil-A addicts, carefree spirits, & those who just wanna have a darn good time at their wedding!
I offer full day photo coverage for weddings in Charlottesville and all of Virginia. I'm also available for travel throughout the US and worldwide.
My style is a bit "dark and moody," a bit colorful, very detail oriented, & documentary. I'd love to be your professional third wheeler!
I'd be honored to document your family, big or small. My goal as a family photographer is first to HAVE FUN! If you're not having fun, you're doing it wrong. Family photos should NOT be stressful! Let's play!
I love in-home lifestyle sessions, big families, & singing baby shark to make kids smile. I also specialize in posed newborn photography out of my in-home studio in Northern Charlottesville. Just give me all the sweet baby cuddles!
“A thing that you see in my pictures is that I was not afraid to fall in love with these people.”
— Annie Leibovitz
We did an extended family photo shoot with Melissa and had an amazing time! She helped us find a perfect location and easy to work with throughout the process. She was also great with our kids, especially helping them be comfortable and relaxed. We ended up with a lot of the best photos of our family we've ever had taken. We couldn't recommend her more highly!
I was looking for a photographer that got to know my family dynamic and delivered memories not just pictures. Melissa did that and so much more. She was so attentive to my needs and vision, was prompt and definitely over delivered! We are so unbelievably happy we chose her to capture our special moment. Our pillow fight lifestyle family session looks like it belongs in a magazine thanks to her talent and artistry!
Melissa is truly talented. Her photographs capture the essence of time and the beauty of her subject. She is a joy to be around and she communicates well while listening to her clients desires. We highly recommend Melissa! We will treasure the photographs she took of our family forever.