HEY HEY I’m Melissa!


Over there is my little fam bam. That’s my littlest guy, Oliver (the red head) and he's pretty freakin' magical. He's also strong-willed (like his mama) and fiery (but then again, what threenager isn’t?). He's also the sweetest soul I've ever known and tells me I'm beautiful almost every single day. Man, I hope he always does that ;)

And over there is my awesome husband, C (short for Christopher). People get really confused by genetics and how we managed to make a kid that looks like Oliver. Yes, we both have red hair in our families and yes, people ask us that all the time. He's my cheerleader and #1 fan and I'd never be where I am without him.

Allow me to just get straight to the point. I love me some weddings and photographing families. The food, the champagne, the dancing, the laughter, the EMOTIONS?

Your day deserves to be documented exactly as it happened. Whether it's your first look (or your walk down the aisle), your first dance, or a classic portrait with your grandparents, I've got your back. This is YOUR DAY. I get all the good stuff, all the emotional stuff, and all the important stuff because everything that matters to you will also matter to me. I've got you.

If you're wondering who the heck I even am, here's a little about me: I'm a mama to a wild, red headed, 3 year old boy called Oliver and wife to an amazing dude I call "C". I eat a burrito at least once a week (#noshame) and I LOVE Madewell. Seriously, Madewell can have all my money.

 By Jana Contreras Photography

By Jana Contreras Photography


What people are saying

"Melissa’s quality of work and talent speak through her photographs. I could gush about what a talented photographer she is forever... Beyond her visual talents, Melissa has an amazing skill of being able to integrate and meld with people that puts everyone at ease, and in turn, she captures truly magical moments that are honest and beautiful.”

- Nicole + Anthony


"Important things first - the photos are incredible. Everyone loves them and loves the way they look in all of them. The colors are warm and she did a wonderful job of taking candid and special shots that are both unique and gorgeous."

- Lauren + Sammy


"Our photos came out insane. We have received so many compliments from friends and family but most importantly we both LOVE them."

- Jessie + Danny

"On our big day she was WONDERFUL! Our wedding party and family adored her!"

- Christina + Scott

Read the full reviews here!




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