your love is worth capturing

Why Portraits?

Small fingers in your hair, dimpled hands, that one closed-mouth smile, your belly holding them safe before you even know their voice—we know these small, infinite details don't last forever. When you grant me your trust in capturing the love your family shares, I take that responsibility with exceptional pride. Your story, your details, your love—it is infinitely valuable. You deserve portraits that capture it.

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"The arms of my memory can only hold so much.
these are the moments.
don't let me forget.
don't let me forget.
don't let me forget."

Jessica urlichs


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Abby Capwell

Melissa is an amazing photographer! I’ve done about 10 sessions with her over the years and our photos always exceed my expectations! She’s got an excellent eye for detail, color, and lighting. She’s professional and returns photos very timely. Hands down 10/10 service and product. You won’t be disappointed!