Hi! I’m melissa
Wedding & portrait Photographer
a little about me
I started in the wedding industry when I became a certified Wedding Coordinator at just 19 years old. I helped plan a few weddings and even worked for a local bridal shop, but due to my “baby face” and “teen” age status, I quickly realized that I needed some years under my belt before I would be taken seriously in the wedding world.
Photography was always a hobby of mine, since a very young age. I can remember as far back as four years old, walking around with my first point and click film camera, every place I went. As I went through school, I spent countless years developing my passion with film
photography. In 2006, my then boyfriend (now husband) surprised me with my very first DSLR camera for Christmas. I spent all my free time learning the ins and outs of digital photography, until one day, a friend reached out to me to photograph her wedding! Yes, friends, my very first paid gig as a photographer WAS A WEDDING! From that point forward, I have never looked back!
I now spend my days creating, learning, and endlessly reaching for a strong community. I believe that life is made up of all these little moments, strung together by the relationships we create a long the way. I’m an endless romantic, day dreamer, and truly inspired by the people around me. I love spending time in nature, hiking, swimming, and boating! My husband and son are my absolute favorite people on this planet, and as long as I have them, I have it all.
Even though I document all of life’s biggest moments, my heart truly lies with wedding photography. My ultimate goal for your wedding day, is to capture every detail and emotion in the purest form possible. I think it’s so important to get to know my couples on a personal level, during the planning process so I feel more like a friend than a vendor!
Together, let’s create the most magical day of your life!