Hey there! I'm Melissa!
I'm a military spouse, mom of two daughters, and portrait & wedding photographer based in Charlottesville, Virginia.
I'm originally from Colorado, but my husband's career has blessed us with the opportunity to live all over the country so some of my photos may not look like here (hello, Hawaii!). When I'm not taking or editing photos, I love drinking all the coffee, reading, running & training for races, playing with my kids, & listening to Classic Rock or classical music (I'm old at heart).
I began my journey in photography in 2015 after I had my daughter where I used my first DSLR to start documenting her childhood. I fell in love with documenting all her moments, big and small. I started up my business when we were stationed in Hawaii when she was one. I restarted my business in Virginia in 2019. I've been blessed to have been in business almost 4 years and counting.
I've dabbled in many types of photography but love fresh babies and weddings the most. Photography feeds my soul and creative side in a way that I never knew anything could. I'm truly grateful to share my passion with you in such a meaningful, intimate way.
A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS
WHY I LOVE WHAT I DO
A Personalized Photo Experience
I am head-over-heels in love with documenting... fresh just-said-yes engaged couples, newlyweds having their first dance, pregnant mama baby bellies, new baby toes and tiny fingers, one year olds smashing their cake, & families of all sizes (fur babies too!).
I pride myself on providing a customized, as-personal-as-it-gets client experience that makes you feel special and well taken care of. And sometimes we even become friends!
I do this because I love people, their stories, and the beautiful connection that only photography can tell.