HEY YOU, I'M MELISSA!
I'm a wedding + elopement + lifestyle photographer based in Northern California just north of San Francisco. I'm a mama to a wild red headed boy, a wife, and a story-teller at heart. I drink a lot of coffee and eat turkey sandwiches almost every day. 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 outside, with a book in my lap and the sun on my legs.
As a photographer, I embrace the real and unique. I don't love posed photos, which is why you don't see a lot of them here within my portfolio. I love to bring mood into my images, crave dimly lit rooms, and natural window light. I love when things get messy and the unplanned moments happen. I want to capture the parts of your life that are worth remembering because your life is rad and so are you. 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)!
Storytelling is my absolute jam so let's make something beautiful together. Speaking of jam...it goes great with pancakes, just sayin'.
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This is me and my whole world. My red headed wild boy and my awesome dude of a husband. I'm a lucky gal.
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