HEY YOU, I'M MELISSA!
Let's start with the important stuff. The stuff that will hopefully make you think "dang, I wanna hang with her!".
I'm a mama to a wild red headed boy called Oliver, a wife, and a story-teller at heart. I eat Mexican food at least once a week and I'm not ashamed to put away several tacos at a sitting. It's just who I am. I can also put down a cheeseburger + fries like it's my job, so if you're hungry, I'm you're girl! I'm an adventurer, a curious soul, and happiest on the beach or in the woods with a book in my lap and the sun on my legs.
As a photographer, I embrace the real moments of your day. I don't love posed photos, which is why you don't see a lot of them here within my portfolio. I love moody, dimly lit rooms, and natural window light. I want to capture the parts of your life that are worth remembering, but often forgot. The little moments. The (what I call) "in-betweeners". Whether it's the story of saying "I do" to your best friend on a mountain top or making pancakes with your lover in your pj's, I want to be there (either eating the pancakes or photographing you doing it...really it's up to you)!
This is me and my whole world. My red headed wild boy and my awesome dude of a husband. I'm a lucky gal.
All photos on this page were captured by the amazing Sarach Vucurevich
In all transparency, my goal as your wedding photographer is to not just be your photographer, but to also be your friend. I want to meld in with your group, with your people, with your day. One of the best compliments I've ever been given from a bride and groom was that everyone loved how well I fit in with their party. They told me that I didn't just feel like a photographer to them, but that I felt like their friend. That is what this "job" is all about for me. While I love making beautiful images for you to have FOREVER, I also want the experience of working with me to mean something to you. I hope you love working with me as much as I love working with you - let's make something amazing together friends! - M