I know all too well that when it comes to your children, the days are long but the years are short.  When your children are grown, you'll long for the days when they were little and will want memories to look back on and I want to give that to you. I truly have a passion for capturing genuine connection between you and your family. My style is unobtrusive, candid and is meant to capture your family in the most authentic and natural way possible. I want you to see your photos and see everything that makes your family, yours. From those precious newborn faces to the goofy toddler smiles and the teens who grew up in the blink of an eye,  I want to capture it all. 

Your Maternity, Lifestyle Newborn and Family Photographer

I'm melissa :)


am mom to two, bonus mom to one and I absolutely love what I do. When not working, or with my family, you can most likely find me going overboard on some chips and queso at my favorite Mexican restaurant, jamming out to the most recent Taylor Swift album or going into Target for one thing and walking out with twenty. 


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A snapshot into my life

As all moms are, I am absolutely obsessed with my kiddos. I just LOVE watching them grow and become their own people. It is, without a doubt the hardest, best job I've ever had. 

My Children

As much as I love being a mom, I couldn't do it without this guy right here! Mike is truly my other half and the absolute best father to our children and I wouldn't want to be raising them with anyone else. 

my husband

I just adore spending time with my family. From neighborhood walks, to family trips, we make sure to capitalize on our time together. We make it a point to always have all devices and electronics away during dinner as a way to disconnect from the chaos of everyday life and connect with eachother. 

Family Time

Whether it's a weekend trip to Asheville or a two-week trip to Italy (peep that pic of the hubs and I at the Amalfi Coast during our honeymoon), we absolutely love to travel. If overseas, we love the experience of being in a new environment, exploring the culture and living like the locals. Though, we are just as happy to hop in my Jeep and road trip out to one of the 58 National Parks and get in some hiking. 


My Favorite Things

 At 32 weeks pregnant I was not feeling my sexiest but Melissa’s calm demeanor quickly made me relax. I had told her we weren’t the most photo savvy and could use some help with poses, props, location selection etc. She clearly proved she has done this before as I had a date, time and location very quickly added to my calendar.

Melissa got there early and quickly scouted out the area to adapt to the challenge at hand. She made us laugh, made us feel comfortable, helped us with poses, fixed my hair (which desperately needed it!) and performed professionally and quickly!

Dreading looking at my 32 week pregnant self, I was pleasantly surprised! They were so good! I quickly took a few and sent to my husband, family and friends who also complimented how amazing she did! This is an experience we will never forget, thanks to Melissa. I highly, highly recommended her for any of your photography needs! I can’t wait for the newborn photos!

maternity Session

Kerns Family

Melissa just took our family photos and they turned out absolutely beautiful!  She played songs like baby shark and said silly things to keep our kids happy and smiling the whole time.

She did such a great job posing us so we looked natural and it was such an easy, relaxed photo session that was enjoyable for everyone. 

family session

Anderson Family

Where is the 10 star button? My husband and I had the best time with her. The pictures turned out amazing and we will truly cherish them forever. Melissa was so great at guiding us on how and where to pose, plus we brought our two dogs and they even look perfect in the photos!

We felt so comfortable with her and that helped us relax for the photos. Her communication was wonderful the whole time and she really took the time to scout our location before the shoot. 12/10 recommend!

Maternity Session

Kasting Family

Melissa is an exceptionally talented photographer. Since these were maternity photos, she provided that best time in my pregnancy to have these done along with several great options for locations. My husband always gets super awkward when having to get photos done, but after our shoot with Melissa, he would not stop talking about how she's going to be our photographer from here on out because of how comfortable and relaxed she made him feel. Melissa's photos speak for themselves and so does her professionalism. 


Slater family

Melissa did such an incredible job with our family photos! She exuded such patience and professionalism with us during the shoot. She exceeded all our expectations from initial planning, day of, and delivery of our photos. I would recommend 100 times over! 

family Session

Lastra family

Working with Melissa was great! She helped me decide on a great location and outfit. On the day of the shoot she was very efficient making sure we weren't out in the sun longer than we needed to be. She made us feel comfortable and we had a really fun time doing the shoot. She listened to my concerns and insecurities and took great photos! I honestly can't decide which ones are my favorite, I feel like I look great in all of them! 

maternity Session

Houston family

From the very beginning, Melissa was easy to work with and helped us pick a location that fit what we were looking for! When it came time to take photos, she made it easy and helped us feel like naturals. My husband and I don’t generally like taking photos, but we walked away from our session feeling good and excited. Once we saw the photos, we were so happy with what she had captured. The photos felt authentic and natural. 

FAMILY Session

Wishard family

Melissa recently did our maternity shoot and it was such a great, fun experience! She came prepared with a plan (poses, shots, etc.) and was creative! She made us comfortable through the whole shoot and really focused on capturing genuine moments that reflected us. I highly recommend her, we are obsessed with our photos; she delivered above and beyond!

maternity Session

Dumala Family

Melissa was amazing to work with! A true pro! My wife and I were worried how they would turn out, the kids were all over the place and it was really a really hot day. However Melissa got several amazing shots that will be living on our wall for the rest of our lives. Breathtaking results!

family Session

vogele family

Melissa came out to our house for a holiday shoot of our toddler daughter - and I cannot stop talking about the images she captured! Melissa was such a great communicator and she worked magic with our little girl!!! We have found our new family photographer! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Melissa for your photography needs!

family Session

Kuck Family

Melissa was so kind and patient during our newborn photos. She took the time to find the perfect lighting and spots in our house and personalized for our family. I highly recommend Melissa for any photo opportunity but especially anything with the family! The pictures turned out great and can’t wait to use her again!

Newborn Session

Reynolds Family


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From planning your session and guidance throughout, you are in great hands with me! I'll be with you every step of the process.